Top 10 Martial Arts disciplines you should learn for self-defense

Are you worried about the rising tide of street crimes in your city? The ever-constant violence against women? It’s time to show them who’s boss. We’ve made a list of the top 10 martial arts for you to find one that suits you best. Let’s dive right in.

Krav Maga 

The deadliest and most blood thirsty techniques to ever learn if you wish to send your attacker in a world of pain is the Krav Maga. Developed by the Israeli defense force that helps one to survive life and death situations where every second is your last. Dubbed ‘The Art of Staying Alive’, unlike other forms of self-defense. You are taught to use offensive and defensive moves to disarm or completely annihilate your enemy. Once you learn this technique, you won’t just disarm your attacker, you will be out for blood and will finish the job. Not for the faint of heart as its training is considering the most brutal and tough that can ever be devise by mankind. Strong kicks, decisive punches and silent takedowns with bursts of combo attacks can send your opponent to the ground in seconds.

Krav Maga_

Keysi Fighting Method 

Keysi Fighting Method (KFM) originated in the streets of Spain by Justo Dieguez who used this to fend off multiple opponents at once. What sets this fighting method to the top is the fact that it does not require the use of kicks unless necessary, one has to use headbutts, elbows, punches and jabs and death killing combo techniques to fight off attackers in closed, compact places such as alleys.

Keysi Fighting Method

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

The first rule of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is, ‘no opponent is bigger or stronger than you’, No matter your size, your strength or situation, if you react quickly and use the taught technique properly, you can easily knock out any opponent thrice your size and strength. It is one of the best martial arts techniques for self-defense against attackers as it teaches you to use your whole body against opponents as leverage.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Mixed Martial Arts 

MMA is not just for the ring where you fight to win titles and gain fame. It is largely famous for its effective defensive techniques. Every single different martial arts technique has been merged together to form MMA because of which you have a range of methods to use against your attacker.

Mixed Martial Arts

Boxing 

You have already seen boxers like ‘The Great Muhammed Ali’, Mike Tyson, Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather etc. Boxing is seeing as one of the best fighting techniques ever create and the best self-defense for beginners. The intensive training for upper body, lower body strength. Charging the mind and reaction time, and foot placements, each and every aspect plays a vital role for a boxer. Upper jabs, right and left hooks, strong bone crushing kicks. Arm locks and choke handles are just the basics of this strong, fierce sport. If you know boxing and your opponent doesn’t, you’ve already won the fight.

Boxing

Aikido

Just like Jujutsu, Aikido is also a dying art that is now taught at selected dojos or martial arts schools. To this date it is seen as the deadliest form of self-defense that can leave your opponent paralyzed for hours on the ground if its methods are carried out to perfection. A simple arm twist can neutralize your opponent and beg you to stop. One of the most effective martial arts for beginners who wish to learn survival techniques.

 Aikido

Jujutsu

Jujutsu was once the renowned fighting style used by samurai in ancient Japan for close combat against armed attackers. The main style of fighting revolves around you using your opponent’s energy against them without so much so as breaking a sweat. This martial arts discipline comprises punches, kicks, throws, joint locks, calm and composed fighting style, turning one’s anger or hatred to fighting energy is just some of its tricks.

Jujutsu

Taekwondo

The national sport of Korea, Taekwondo is Internationally recognize and is practising in over 140 countries. Often criticized for not being effective enough for close combat as it focuses on leg training. But once you have trained your legs to react as quickly as your fists. You are doing nothing but straight knockouts of your opponents or attacker.
Jump front quicks for opponents far away, roundhouse kick for multiple damage. Front quick and high quick to hit your attacker on their pressure points and send them to sleep on the ground.

Taekwondo

Muay Thai

Originating from Thailand, Muay Thai teaches its disciples how to send their opponent rolling to the ground wishing they would have done anything else but mess with you.
Bone crushing techniques, fast, decisive blows, the use of one’s fists, elbows, legs, knees and almost the whole body, no wonder it is name. ‘The Art of Eight Limbs’, as it uses 8 points of the body, in comparison to boxing using 2 points (hands and legs) etc.

Muay thai

Judo

Judo is an internationally recognise sport and has matches in the Olympics where the best come to participate. What makes judo one of the top ten self-defense disciplines is because of its fast. Agile and effective form of knocking down an opponent to the ground. This technique consists of one to use every part of their body to bring their opponent down. They grapple and hold onto their opponent and pin them to the ground using their legs and arms. For close combat this form of fighting is deadly.

JudoHowever, it is not very effective when it comes to fighting people in large groups because you would not want to be on the ground with one opponent and be vulnerable for an attack from elsewhere.

There we have it! Which one are you taking on? here’s where you can get all your gear.

Leave a Comment