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Today, we’re showing you the top 7 martial arts styles for self defense
It’s crucial for a man to know how to protect himself and his family from an attacker,
and that’s why it’s so important to learn a fighting style that’s designed to be effective.
Here are the 7 best martial arts styles:
Style #7: Jujutsu
Developed in Japan and taught to the samurai as a form of defense when weaponless,
Jujutsu is the foundation of many martial arts, like Judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
It‘s so effective because it uses your attacker’s aggressiveness against them.
When attacked, a Jujutsu fighter redirects their attacker’s energy and momentum in
a way that renders the attack useless and often opens
an opportunity for a counter attack.
And since Jujutsu was developed for disarmed Samurai,
It is an extremely effective martial arts style against both armed and unarmed attackers.
Style #6: Taekwondo
Over the past 5,000 years, Taekwondo and Korea have simultaneously developed.
While it’s better known for its powerful and highly effective kicks,
Taekwondo loosely translates to “The way of the hand and fist”.
Interestingly, when you see fast and high spinning kicks in movies… chances are it’s Taekwondo.
But Taekwondo is more than just impressive to watch,
It’s fast, powerful, designed to be effective, and is a great martial arts style for self defense.
Style #5: Krav Maga
Krav Maga is a dirty and effective fighting
style with quite a story.
Meaning “contact combat” in Hebrew, it was created to protect Czechoslovakian Jews
in the ‘30s.
Krav Maga was born out of street fights and battles in those tense times.
The moves aren’t flashy… they’re simple and often dirty, designed to quickly neutralize
threats, and to attack the body’s vulnerabilities,
like the eyes, face, throat, groin and neck.
While it doesn't always look good, Krav Maga is a great martial art for close-quarter,
Style #4: Aikido
The ultimate pacifist’s martial art, Aikido’s
fighting style focuses on peaceful resolution.
Created by Morihei Ueshiba, Aikido means “the way of harmony of the spirit.”
It is a derivative of Jujutsu, that combines Jujutsu’s joint locks and
throws with the body movements of sword and spear fighting.
While Akido is a bit complicated, it’s designed with peace in mind,
and is a great style for those who want to defend themselves, while keeping their attackers
Style #3: Wing Chun
A style with a mythical background, Wing Chun
came to fame in the West through Bruce Lee.
Its moves are based on the movements of animals, particularly the crane,
And by combing these movements Wing Chun fighters are able to
simultaneously attack and defend, constantly stay balanced, and remain deadly, even at
And even better, the combined movements help it be effective regardless of a person’s
size or weight.
Altogether, this makes Wing Chun a great fighting style for self defense, for just about anyone.
Style #2: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu was founded by brothers
Carlos and Helio Gracie, who wanted to redesign Judo.
Where Judo favors brute strength, BJJ uses leverage to control a fight.
Fighters combine this use of leverage, with attacks like chokes and joint locks,
to help them defeat larger and/or stronger opponents.
This makes BJJ one of the most effective and powerful fighting styles,
That’s used by both police and nearly all MMA and UFC fighters.
Style #1: Muay Thai
Passed down through generations of Thai families,
Muay Thai is Thailand’s martial art of war.
It’s designed to convert parts of your body into different weapons:
Your hands become daggers, your elbows hammers, your knees axes,
And your shins and forearms a suit of armor.
These weapons combine to create a particularly effective and lethal martial art.
That’s our 7 Most Effective Martial Arts for Self Defense.
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