Best Types of Martial Arts


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21 Kajukenbo

A. Combo of karate jujitsu Kempo Chinese boxing. Very street effective. Also known for being dirty and sadistic fighting

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

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22 Sambo

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.

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23 Pankration

The mother of all martial arts the most older and violent.

By far the best

24 Capoeira

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.

The best kicking and missing martial art to complete your arsenal

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25 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.

Great tipped of martial arts not the best but probera lay second best following kung fu

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26 Shaolin

Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the original/oldest style of Kung Fu so surly that's the true form 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
Dane Tobias

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27 Kalaripayattu

Don't know whether KalaryPayattu is the best or not as I am not an expert. But was fortunate enough to see an actual street fight accidentally involving a kalaryPayattu guy and was amazed by that incident. This happened in Banglore, India where I was working. There was some argument between 2 groups. Group1 consisted of 2 heavily built negroes and 1 localite. We were watching from a distance and it was obvious that the other group was afraid of the negro group and 1 negro was very aggressive and abusive. But only 1 person from group2 was arguing with the negro and another lean boy was trying to persuade this person to avoid the argument. But this negro started beating up the person who was arguing. Then the 2nd negro also joined and started pushing the group2 while the 1st negro was slapping the other person. Now what happened was really something which I had seen only in movies. The lean boy who was trying to avoid the argument came to the rescue of his friend who was getting beating ...more

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

The KUNG FU is Only a single Part of KALARI, in it it is known as the 18 HANDS OF BUDDHA TECNIQUE.
BODHIDHARMA took this technique to CHINA and the called it KUNG FU, which is practised in VADAKKAN KALARI for thousands of years.

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28 Tang Soo Do

Like Tae Kwon Do but much more emphasis on stances and power

My children have just started this class and they love it.

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29 Goju-ryu

This is very underrated and it's fun I love it - Sabbath

30 Kenpo

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.

I am a white belt in kenpo and I think it is the best! It is a very effective martial for self-defense and gave me greater self-esteem!
The techniques used in kenpo are best for street situation...On top on that I had anxiety
Before I started and now I feel much better!

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31 Kendo

If you like samurai sword and would like to now how to new one well kendo will show you how

32 Stick Fighting

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)

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33 Gatka

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
It's lethal
1 can handle much bigger no

There is not any martial arts born powerful than this. I am American and I like this art very very very much

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34 Shotokan

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

35 Wushu

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...

It is the style practised by jet li, a great star

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36 Bujutsu
37 Systema

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.

38 Isshin-Ryu

Modified to fit American build

39 Bando

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.

40 Shinkyokushin Karate

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

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