Best Types of Martial Artsanthonybecerra831
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Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo Is one of the best choices my family and I have made. My Three Girls and I have been attending classes for about two years now. Since starting I have lost over 100 lbs. From a size 20 to a size 4/6! My girls and I are learning the five tenets of taekwondo ( Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit ) and learning how to apply them to our lives, also I love the fact that we have something positive in common to work on and learn together. Even if you take your time to get your belt rank up in the words of Master Grimm " Don't Give up or Quit! Quitters stay at home! " For someone who has never done anything close to this before Grand Master Kim, Sr. Master Flint, Master Grimm, and the rest are all great instructors and we will be apart of our dojang for our Black Belts and Beyond!
Tae Kwon-do isn't just kicking, I've been in it for about 7 years now, and I've learned how to punch, wrestle, kick, use a Katana, Nunchaku, and a bow staff.
Best for me because I'm short. My reach for punching is terrible. - RobertWisdom
Taekwondo is the best!V 144 Comments
In all forms of the traditional sense, martial arts is an art. Because of this, it is highly dependant on the person executing the art to be able to adapt to all situations, which makes for the best use of the art. Rather than emphasizing on one type of fighting, such as stance, wrestling, striking, kicking, weapons, grabbing, offensive, or defensive, Kung Fu has a great adaptation and usage of all of these. Wing Chun/Tsun of all the many chinese martial arts places emphasis on the technique and of attacking the attack, as opposed to the majority which defend and counter. The base concepts of all however take time. There is no wrong or right, and no better or worse style of martial art, but only what works best for you. Just as every martial art is different, every person is different, thusly every teacher is also different. Keep that in mind if you decide to study a martial art, and adapt it to make it your own.
It is a collection of all chinese arts one including wing chun/tsun. Wing tsun under leung ting is what I study and is proficient in all ranges with little effort of motion. Being a collection of 400 to 800 different arts kung fu is the ultimate term for martial art and wing tsun of leung ting is the most efficient and effective there ever will be
It's not really fair to just have "Kung Fu" as this literally includes any Chinse martial arts. There is more variation between Kung Fu styles than there is between Kung Fu and other styles. This is how Kung Fu influenced such varying systems over the centuries. You've got full contact Sanshou styles which rival other kickboxing styles in power and are great for competitions, grappling styles such as Qin Na and Shuai Jiao which influenced Jujitsu, soft internal styles such as Tai Chi, practical street defense styles such as Wing Chun and then of course the more acrobatic flowery styles which people usually tend to think of when you say Kung Fu. Put all this together though and Kung Fu is an unbeatable system.
It's the bestV 92 Comments
The anceient art of the eight weapons, hands, elbows, knees and feet. Definitely deserve the first place in this top ten, muay Thai is attack and self-defense at the same time. When well executed, it's deadly.
Muay Thai is best martial art because of it's powers and winning techniques. It will definitely serve you well in dangerous situations when you need to fight back against many attackers. In a fight, using Muay Thai you will be able to defend yourself and harm your opponents/opponent as well.
I'm not too sad people think other martial arts are anywhere near as good as Muay Thai, because this means if I fight a karateka or Kung Fu 'master', I will mercilessly obliterate them.
Although I practise Wing Chun, I am voting for Muay Thai. I have seen too many fights where someone is on the ground, being kicked in the head by multiple attackers, so learning to hit effectively it is where it is at. The modern laws regarding reasonable force have largely removed the self-defense/sport distinction. If I was to do more than one, I would add Krav Maga.V 56 Comments
Best sport ever
Well there are many types for karate and each type teaches you different techniques, and it uses both hands and legs unlike TKD which uses legs most of the time, so in a real fight you won't be able to use your legs properly if you didn't warm up but if you know karate then you can use your whole body (fist, fingers, palm, legs, elbow... Etc)
And it is not about strength only most likely it is about speed, so it will help your to dodge easily and attack in a fast way therefore you might take down a guy in few seconds.
I(Rohit Dwivedi) am Karateka since 3 years. I have trend in four types of martial art but it's my fave-rate. Taekwondo have more jumping kikes they are stylist but no more powerful and useful in real life.V 87 Comments
Doing it for years, been attacked twice on the street (once with the knife), in both cases the preparation I got in the classes were more than enough to be successful in both cases without taking any damage, to tell the true my pulse did not even rise in both situation, because it was "way easier" than on the training, where we are going trough the very complicated scenarios and situations. KM provides real street smart knowledge, including no violent solutions for confrontations, avoidance, and prevention. I also doing other martial arts (BJJ purple belt, doing MMA and Mayi Thai for years) - all are great and I love those as well, but KM is for the street and for survival, the others for competition and personal improvement.
Krav maga is can only bested by tae kwon do. In my opinion, it should go, Tae Kwon do, Krav maga, Judo, Ju jitsu, and then anything else. Tae kwon do is in fact self defense, contrary to the belief of that guy who commented on the Judo (#8 as of December 2, 2012) In fact, that's all it really is. Besides a form, you must complete a self-defense for each belt. For black, you must complete all eight of them, as well as all eight of the forms. As a 1st dan black belt, I have NO idea how to attack someone, I only know how to defend myself if someone attacks me FIRST. So yes, Tae Kwon Do is a self defense. But Krav maga, (basically Israeli martial arts) is like a mix of like EVERY other martial art out there (except for tae kwon do), making it so awesome, and almost as good as tae kwon do itself. :)
Switched to KM after getting 1st dan black belt in Taekwondo to broaden my knowledge of martial arts. Observations: about 95%(+) kids get into a program because they get bullied at school and their moms put them in the class. Those kids will do great in Taekwondo, have a lot of fun and get some self defense skills in the process. The do jang owners LOVE taking the money from those parents. Let's be realistic about what a 9 year old Taekwondo black belt can do though. Not much, but the parents keep shelling out the $$$, the kids keep getting shiny-but-largely-meaningless trophies, and what the kid lacks in real skill maybe s/he makes up for in greater self-confidence and dedication to the art. Contrast that with the typical KM setup - no silly uniforms to buy, except maybe a t-shirt and necessary protective gear. Kids get a real workout, and if they're out of shape (which a lot of them are), they huff and puff and sweat and can't keep up with the requirements of the class. The KM ...more
Krav Maga is the ultimate fighting style/self defense system. The most applicable for real life situations. Killer workout. - heatherV 34 Comments
I'm doing ju jitsu for 32 years and for me it's the best martial arts
I love ju jitsu I have been doing it for ages and it is very challenging as well as enjoyable in my opinion it is a lot more than just brute force there are many very clever techniques combinations throws locks and fighting styles also the amount of satisfaction you get when you make an opponent tap out finally it can unlock possibilities and your full physical potential for example I am only 13 and in fight against people who are more experienced older faster stronger already being able to match up to them is amazing and only time will tell what my full potential will be like
I'm all about ju jitsu. It's my favorite art and I love making people tap out! If you want to have great self defense when somwon is messing with you this art is definitely for you!
Come on - Margot Robbie, Naomi Watts, Demi Lovato and Rebel Wilson seem to love it! According to many tests and websites it seems to like it. By the way, It is not Ju Jitsu it is Jiu Jitsu!V 20 Comments
Ninjutsu is one of the most effective fighting styles in any situation. Instead of mindless punches we end the fight as soon as possible by paralyzing the opponent... It is no holds barred like Jeet Kune Do. Not to mention we learned strategy and tactics in real world situations. We also learned with the Ninjato, Katana, Bo-Staff, Kunai and many many more. Unlike most martial arts, Ninjutsu is very spiritual like Kung Fu. Overall, I think Ninjutsu and Jeet Kune Do should be in the top ten. And where is Wing Chun!?
Ninjutsu would be my first pick simply because of the diversity that it has, as a practitioner of ninjutsu must know all other martial arts. and if you become proficent at joint locks with it, you can successfully defeat some very good jujitsu artist. I was just sparing with a girl that was quite good at jujitsu and I allowed her to get a wrist lock started, but then I reversed it within a split second. do not underestimate ninjutsu it could be proven a fatal mistake.
The only reason I voted for Ninjutsu is that I studied it and I can vow for its efficacy. But I also want to say that these polls are a bunch of bull.
There is no way to prove that one martial art is better than the other. It all depends on the practitioner. While martial arts that feature an entire arsenal of techniques are really tempting (there are 18 disciplines of ninjutsu, ranging from empty handed and armed combat to manufacturing bombs and poisons), simple and empty minded fist fighting can prove just as efficient.
Also, ninjutsu and aikido are very much alike as techniques (not ideology). I don't understand why they're so far apart in this poll...
Although I picked ninjutsu as my style of choice. For it's well roundness. All the styles listed can be used for self defense as it's not so much the style as the practitioner that will decide who wins. Fact is if you practice at something long enough. Your gonna be more than capable of defending yourself no matter what the style you train in isV 40 Comments
It's the only art that proves a smaller person can defeat a larger opponent
Bjj should be number one on the list of martial arts and just think if you take a person that only knows stand up and you take him down he is a turtle on his back but if you study gracie jiu jitsu it has both ground and stand up its just an opinion of mine what do you think.
My dad and my uncle were doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for a long time and my uncle reached army level and I am going to take a guess that jiu jitsu fighters are in really good shape because my dad bench 330 pounds and he is stronger that so mms nfl players
It's not the only art People who are smaller beat larger people all the time in ALL martial arts it's not uncommonV 20 Comments
Judo is pretty useful in real life not like taekwondo
Judo is the best! - neehawgamerV 26 Comments
This art can be practice at any time regardless of age or gender, surprisingly takes longer to master but definitely a good foundation to start your martial arts training, not just the development of timing and fundamentals of proper falling but understanding techniques through training with weapons. The vast majority of practitioners welcome each other worldwide on open mat. Clearly, aikido is a very beautiful art to enjoy in one's daily practice.
Aikido is a martial art that's tailored to respond to any type of Attack. There's that saying, the ultimate offense is the ultimate defense, and Aikido is a living proof of that. I even remember watching that UFC or that Japanese fighting championship ( I don't remember which one was it) the aikido dude got disqualified because he didn't beat up anyone, his opponents quit, because they could not defeat him lol
Oh come on Aikido is a very reliable self defense martial art only because of the overhead throws and joint locks! With those nobody will mess with you again. Plus who doesn't like watching people weep in pain? This is the art that's very reliable other than Ju-Juitsu or Judo. You can't possibly think Aikido isn't great. Right?
I found out my English teacher is a an aikido instructor and I ask him to kick my ass for a little laugh... He put me on the ground in less than a second, and I almost cried. Aikido is without question the bestV 16 Comments
People have become so enamored with the esoteric and exotic practices of the East that they have forgotten all about what the Western world had to offer to the art of self defense.
"It's just fighting", "It's not a real martial art". How easily we forget about legends like Muhammad Ali dodging 21 punches in 10 seconds or Jack Dempsey knocking a man out with a single punch.
Boxing is a science and an art. Boxers are trained to be fluid and fast, darting into and out of the enemy's range and testing and dismantling the opponent's defense with quick jabs before delivering devastating straights and hooks to the liver. The strength behind these punches is not generated from the arms, but instead from powerful torsion of the entire body and the ground. I've seen this technique send heavy sandbags crashing into the wall behind them.
There is fluidity, power, and speed behind the art of Boxing, and it deserves consideration by every decent martial artist for what it has ...more
Boxing isn't just puching, its footwork, slipping punches etc. Its one of those forms which actually WORKS, generally a well placed punch can end a street fight soon.Its not any imaginary crap there's a reason its called 'the sweet science'.
In mma boxing is a must have. It is the bread and butter to striking. Yes wrestling and jujitsu are great for mma. And muay Thai is up there as well. But when you set up for just about any style you use your fists. And boxing is all about that. Even bruce lee recognized that and incorporated it into his jeez kung do. In my opinion boxing can hold its own against any martial art.
I’m an outboxed kind a guy and strategy wins fights,vote for boxingV 19 Comments
Kon'ichiwa, I am a practitioner of Japanese Jujutsu and want to express my views as a martial artist. Jeet kune do fighters are-like Bruce Lee said to be like water. Actualize yourself as a fighter and not do pick and choose which style you like. To understand fighting you need not to become a product of patterns and fixed thinking throw away prejudice etc. Things like Boxing and Judo (no offense to those people) are styles which could cloud the truth of combat and hide the expression of human emotion though patterns; you should aim to utilize all types of combat skill and self awareness, to use only punches or only to grapple somebody is ineffective against a group if you are no master. I'm a martial artist myself but I find that some locks and other techniques may not be useful in the quick reaction situation but do not hate technique, seek to understand every technique forward and backward, to understand what is useful and what is uniquely your own philosophy. Any martial artist ...more
Jeet kune do also has basics of wing chun I swear that JKD is best as bruce lee himself told that he has found a new way not a style please refer www.Bruceleefoundation.com as all of them know about sifu bruce lee he is the world's best martial artist please don't confuse Jun fan JKD with MMA and JKD concept practicioners
Bruce Lee is the inventor people, ring a bell? Has simplicity, speed, agility and no holds barred. - aeromaxx777
I like jeet kune do it is created by bruce lee and it is also have some wing chun in it plus short distance like wing chun yeah its goodV 21 Comments
You are better being as well rounded a fighter as you can, I have trained for many years in boxing, kickboxing, muay Thai, kyokushin karate, taekwondo, judo and Brazilian jiu jitsu. They all complement each other really well.
I used to do mma it was fun but tough at the same time I miss those good time learning how to fight
Its a combination of all type of martial art so its definitely the best laugh out loud
I was doing a lot of mma and my uncle was an mma world champion he taught me a lot about and he teaches me all the ways how to break out of a choke all you have to do is put both of your arms between his and you use your elbows to break out of itV 9 Comments
Silat is a martial arts from Southeast Asia, but I think Indonesia is best for this. If you've ever watch "The Raid : Redemption" movie, there's a lot of silat there. And silat it's not just for self-defense, it's an art.
Very impressive and effective martial art though difficult to master. To truly be able to use Silat for self defense would take serious training. It couldn't just be a past time. - turner13
The best martial art ever more than 2000 technique and grow in the southeast asia but the best is in the indonesia
Silat not just grow in Indonesia only, It also grow in Malaysia, Brunei and many countries more. Besides that, we all like a family =DV 26 Comments
It's Bruce's time.
Wing chun is the world's greatest martial arts
David can beat all the Goliath by using only the hands..
Wing Chun is the best because Ip man uses itV 30 Comments
Been a practitioner since I had this as part of my subject in college, at first we might thought that it was just a simple stick fight, but when you go deeply, it involves different useful tactics that will greatly save your life in a common street fight, with or without weapon, it was a complete package, you can do it empty handed or use just anything in your surrounding for added reach advantage(even a barbeque stick would do), from proper stances, blocks, evade, disarming, pin down, etc., with all kind of weapon, from short swords to long sword, dagger to spear, maybe if arrows are still on the mainstream they might have tactics to block those like a spartans.
Common misconception is that eskrima focuses only on weapons. Think again... It is one of the most complete fighting systems ever created. There are a lot of styles and systems other, so do research first and look for what fits you and make sure you train under a legitimate teacher.
For real world self defense there are few martial arts that are as equipped as this one. The fact is the majority of attacks on the street are with weapons. Given that fact this style may save your life if attacked by someone with a knife. You'll be glad you trained in this style
I think a complete art is necessary for me, because this art means to master one, you will receive three capabilities. In hand to hand it would take out 60-80% of the hand to hand threats. In a stick to stick situation it is 100% effective. In a knife to knife situation it is fatal.V 11 Comments
Kickboxing is ausome... Better than boxing as in this both arms and legs are used.
Although no martial art can beat another, it's all about the practitioner, I'm gonna go with kickboxing... I've been a kickboxer for years and tried some other martial arts (taekwondo, aikido, kung fu, MMA) I find that kickboxing is the real deal, competition wise and I'm self defense situations, no meditating no ground grappling, just effective striking
Allows more attacks and damage to be simply applied
Have you see that kickboxer movie of jean Claude Van Damme then you will have a dream to become a kickboxerV 7 Comments
My friend is amazing at wrestling, but he uses both his arms and legs to pin me down, leaving him open in many places. Not a good position to be in with a person like me. He left his face open many times, and his nuts, but I didn't want to hurt him. I told him he needs to cover his body or he will get really hurt. - username34
Wrestling should be a lot higher because if you watch mma or have anything to do with it. They will always talk about the person's wrestling
Are you joking. This is best MA. Wrestler would beat any other martial artist. Vote for it
This is the best martial art it should be higher on the listV 5 Comments
It doesn't bull around. It is just used to kill and maim
Keysi is a great martial art for self defense
Batman used it in two movies. The pensador stance fails, though...
Its really great fighting method but its really effactive for street figth but not for martial artsV 1 Comment
True Hapkido as taught in the military is brutal and effective.
Hapkido is the only martial art that operates in ALL four self defense ranges, beats ALL the martial arts listed above.
Although Taekwondo is a good martial art, it's kind of limited compared to Hapkido. Also, Taekwondo is considered more of a Korean sport rather than a martial art. It's still good, but Hapkido has more things to do.
Idiot, all martial arts can operate at all four ranges it just depends on who and how it is being taught.V 12 Comments
A. Combo of karate jujitsu Kempo Chinese boxing. Very street effective. Also known for being dirty and sadistic fighting
Mixed makes it intresting
Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo, Boxing, and Chinese Boxing.
Formed in 1947, it's the first traditional mixed martial art. Used to help train military and federal contractors, law enforcement, etc. This along with Krav Maga is what makes these guys such bad asses... Yet so low-key in public.
This is very good martial art I would like to introduse this type of art in india, shihan hasrat khan
Sambo is a great form of martial art it uses throws, traps, and locks to knock down your opponent. There are different types sport, freestyle, and combat. Combat is more useful because it adds in kicks and punches also the stuff I listed above
Sambo is very useful for self-defense, it's way more useful than kwon do
Vladimir Putin does Sambo and Judo.
It is a good martial art
Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the original/oldest style of Kung Fu so surly that's the true form of Kung Fu.
This is another type of kung fu.
Shaolin (mi zong qaun) is a great system for a peaceful and clear mind ready for any attack without assuming- also deception plays a big part in this incredible art. I think it should be up there in the top ten most deadliest -especially if taught wright
Shaolin kung fu is the best ever no acceptions
The mother of all martial arts the most older and violent.
By far the best
It has an unique style, which will consistently confuse your opponents. In consensus, capoeira is a dance and its better when its used as a synergy because it will complete that martial art more effeciently and faster! This makes unique because is a dance
Capoeira is best it uses every muscle in the body and also improves flexibility. I love capoeira
Capoeira is by far the most acrobatic martial art and brings the most powerful blow the body can deliver. Kicks.
Incredible fusion of dance and combat. Nothing cooler than bringing down your opponent while dancingV 4 Comments
Haven't leraned this art but I know only one technique in which I used in my life. I was gonna be pushed on violently to my chest but I reversed it and pushed my aggresor back, avoided an ugly fight thanks to tai chi!
The basic idea of using the opponents strength to defeat your opponent. "nothing is softer than water, but nothing is stronger than water. All depending on the wind" & taichi is good for your health.
Tai chi is a Chinese martail art
Tai Chi rulesV 1 Comment
It is an Indian martial art- one of the oldest martial arts in the world. No doubt it is the best, because-
1) Many ancient battles was won by the use of this martial art.
2) It is not only fighting- it is like flying fight
3) Various types of weapons like Axe, Bow and Arrow, sword, shield, sticks are used in this style. Even one can defeat his opponent ( who may be armed) only with a towel.
4) They chant mantras to increase their spiritual power.
5) Their combat techniques deals with flexible movements, jumps and pressure point strikes. No doubts they have the highest level of physical fitness and yoga is in their regular routine.
6) there is high level of medical knowledge of Ayurveda so their treatment do miracle.
7) More over all it teach us to always respect your opponent even if he is lying on ground.
For all these reasons, it is clear as daylight that Kalaripayattu is the greatest martial art in the world.
The origin of every martial arts it is an Indian art
Kalaripayattu tells you how to use any weapon plus how to fight against weapons and is the most deadliest
Origin of all martial artsV 20 Comments
Like Tae Kwon Do but much more emphasis on stances and power
My children have just started this class and they love it.
Tang so do for the win
Similiar to Tae Kwon Do but involves more hand movements
This is very underrated and it's fun I love it - Sabbath
If you like samurai sword and would like to now how to new one well kendo will show you how
Its very good
Kenpo is very underrated, and given very little credit at all. However if you study many martial arts forms you'll see if mastered, kenpo has a very well put together background, technique, and form. Compared to more popular martial art style's it is superb.
Very useful martial art for self defense, and self esteem.
My parents used to do this. - username34V 4 Comments
Are you serious?
in first place you may think: this isn't a fightingstyle
but in second place it is (without all those power attacks)
IT IS A MARTIAL ART AS WELL A DANGEROUS ART.
When we talk about combat and Indians, we start envisaging the Sikhs, powerful and raw power. Gatka originated in Punjab and features skillful use of weapons, especially swords.
It's a very good martial art
It gives you total control over your body and brain
1 can handle much bigger no
The art of Sikh warriors! (samurai + karteka are cool though as well)V 2 Comments
Who wouldn't wanna learn how to fight like The OG Green Ranger? - RobertWisdom
In Shotokan the technique of fight is elosiveness, hit and back... Moreover the punches are so powerful... The kicks are based on full technique... So they are very powerful and safe... Take an example of muay thai where the shin bone strikes to other person shin bone... So there are chances you broke your shin bone or the other one but in Shotokan feet is used... Which has combinatiotion of bones... And feet is wider so the chance of break is less.
Shotokan is d best, it incorporates punches, kicks in to one fluid movement and is effective
You have clearly never trained may thai
The hardest Martial Art to master. - RobertWisdom
This is Greatest martial arts in the would - (Jackie chan) said that
Wushu is one of the best style of martial art that a person can rely on, it teaches all the fundamental way of fighting without fear.
Wushu is the best and most powerful martial art in the world...V 11 Comments
SYSTEMA IS THE BEST
Focuses on targeting the weak areas on your opponents. Unparalleled, especially since it is used by the toughest special forces in the world, SPETSNAZ.
Russian martial art that focuses on mental state also...unlike your Hollywood karate and other belt oriented arts.
One of the best special forces martial art to kill.
Modified to fit American build
Bando is a martial art of Myanmar. it came from martial arts of India, Japan and China. it is similar to tai chi and also aikido. but it have different styles in techniques. It is very good to defend from weapons of your opponents.
Its unfortunate that everything needs advertisements now a days. SHITO RYU is not less than any other martial art form mentioned in this list. This Japanese martial art form is undoubtedly one of the best.
Why is this 33 it should be number 1! I mean we have Sensai demura one of the best artist of all time come on people
Muay boran is one of the best martial arts in history!
It's the deadliest fighting of the world. If used correctly it can kill.
Muay boran is the parent of muay thai. It is more vicious than muay thai. It uses head as the 9th weapon. I learn kung fu along with muay Thai and boran. Muay boran should be in 1st or 2nd.
Yes Muay boran has everything joint locks, punches, kicks, elbows,knees,and also it helps you defend your self from guns knifes and even from elbows and knees and also it helps you blocking a
I'm doing it for 32 of years.
It is the best martial art bec in this we can use our hole body. It's a powerful game. When you start this game first you will have to learn its rules. Then you will learn blocks and then you will practicing on your fitness. Then you will learn punching and kicking. Its style is Japanese and sossai ma's oyama is the founder of this game. In this game you punch will very powerful and will act very fa
My name is kashifshawkat.I am a kyokushin blackbelt.4dane. I can only say that when we mix all matial arts in juicer and from that jucier when juce is coming out that is kyokushin.and if you don't believe so check it on Google you will then know that what is kyokushin.search about sossai mas oyama who is the founder of this game.first check it and then learn it.it is the best martial art.I am telling you again first check it on internet and then believe it.and then when you become a fighter.and you will in the Ring inshallah within seconds you will knocked out him.
. Shinkyokushin kai.
Best martial art
It was swordsmanship style of the samurai it was used on the battlefield and older art than kendo. It meant the method or technique of the sword as ken means way of the sword.
Never heard or it
Very similar to Tae Kwan do without locking out the joints, using modern science, derived from psychology, plyometrics, kinesiology, and biomechanics, form the basis to Choice Kwang do.
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