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There are no best Martial arts. What is "best" is always a matter of opinion. What makes a Martial Art system effective and successful in real-life self defense depends mostly on the quality of instruction, and the skill and ability of the student to perform it correctly.
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I agree with Sensei Swarthout. I began my study at age 37 and earned my Black Belt in 2012. I have Multiple Sclerosis and teach Self Defense classes. May I suggest Seniors… learn to use walking cane for Self Defense? Canemasters and the American Cane Self Defense System provide great canes and instructional materials online.
The best choice of martial arts for a person to learn is determined by what interest the individual most. There are other factor to consider as well including the time a p…erson is able to commit, and the amount of money a person is willing to invest. There are several forms of martial arts to consider. Some of the most popular are Kickboxing, Karate, Jiu-Jitsu, and Krav Maga.
Most would agree that "Aikido" would be best for women. It requires little to no strength. In Japan, the Tokyo Riot Police women are required to have a black belt in Aikid…o, the men have an option between Judo or Aikido. There are many techniques that would be useful for women in Aikido, especially the different styles of a way that someone might grab another person. The one that they will study and practice. The type of art is going to be less important then the instructor and student relationship. I have seen highly effective women in many martial arts. The biggest challenge is getting to the point in any of the martial arts to understand the full system and the ability to tailor it to one's own size and skill levels. for more detail visit http://www.dynamicmma.ca/
For shorter fighters, the recommended martial arts are the softer ones such as Judo, Jujutsu, Aikido, Brazilian Jiujitsu, Hapkido, Shuai Jiao, and many others, particularly be…cause they are highly advantageous against bigger (and heavier) fighters. The advantages of shorter people, as you know, are that they are harder to hit and more agile. However, these are not necessarily the BEST martial arts. I personally know some TaeKwonDo and Karate practitioners who are damn-near unbeatable and untouchable in combat. And of course, remember the oft-repeated phrase 'It is the person, not the style'
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it really comes down to a matter of personal opinion i can not decide what you like.
Muay Thai kickboxing is best for someone in the heavy weight category for training speed, power and endurance. For extremely heavy body types, Greek Pakration or Russian Sambo… are best. For extraordinarily large bodies, Japanese Sumo wrestling.
Sambo or Krav Maga are both designed for military combat, whether it is hand to hand or knife combat.
You mean the highest belt? Well i do Karate,and the highest belt is 10dan Black belt. i know every master in karate :P
Bear in mind that any legitimate system of Martial Art, and any good school is going to be beneficial to a person regardless of age, gender, size, or even physical abilities. …Some methods of physical combat focus on aspects that might prove to be more challenging at first, or might need a greater degree of adjustments to fit a person who is tall, large, or physically challenged. However, being "athletically talented" should not be an issue since it is the path of any student to start at the beginning, where nothing is expected of you except a willingness to try your best. In time, you will develop the talent and skills that you currently lack, or have not yet discovered within yourself. Many of the commonly known Asian systems of Martial Art were designed to apply natural forces to allow a smaller, and weaker person to defend against a larger, and stronger attacker. One of the greatest challenges for a larger student is to avoid using brute force, and learn the advantages of finesse, balance, leverage, and increased power through scientific principles. Larger people might find the nature of judo and aikido to conflict more with their size simply because much of the leverage in throwing, projections and manipulations require the defender to place their center of gravity below that of their attacker. Other than that, the rest of those systems can be learned with relative ease. There are many large people who do well in both judo and aikido, but some adjustments must be made. Many lager people do well in methods that focus on striking, such as Karate, or Taekwondo. The best thing to do is to visit a variety of well established schools with good reputations, watch other students in action, ask questions of the instructor, and request to try a sample class to see how it feels to you. Most new exercises and activities are going to feel "awkward" and be challenging at first, but it should be something that you can adjust to over time.
All Martial Arts are Good for Everyone. It ain't matter if you're Black or White. Study Kickboxing or Capoira or Taekwondo.
The one that you will practice regularly. The specific style doesn't really matter, it is more important to find a good instructor and something you can practice for life. And… I would avoid those that focus on competition, as it adds a level of stress that is not needed.
Learn to box! Although, you should look into wing chun, watch Ip Man 2, the final scene is him fighting a boxer and he isn't allowed to use kicks. Very amazing style of kung f…u, and its what Bruce Lee used before he invented jeet kune do!
I am an older woman who has recently researched the subject of a program that would provide the most bang for my buck, so to speak. If I'm going to make the effort, I want the… best return for my investment. Although not a martial art, I have chosen Yoga not only to strengthen weakened muscles, restore alignment, lower blood pressure, and a host of other positives for the body, while growing and strengthening my spiritual self. You might consider just checking it out to see if it offers what you are looking for. Another would be T'ai Chi. T'ai Chi has a number of health benefits and promotes a positive mood.
What is the best martial art for self defense I live in Quezon City Philippines where could I enroll or train?
What is "best" is always a matter of opinion. Each established system of Martial Art is designed to provide effective self defense skills that will consistently work if th…e curriculum is taught accurately, studied diligently, and applied correctly. Each system will differ in the priority given to the categories of striking (with hands, elbows, knees and feet), throwing (sweeps, reaps, flips and other takedowns), and grappling (holds, controls, joint manipulation, and nerve pressure points). It is a good idea to look around your city to find a quality school with experienced instructors who have good credentials and produce the kind of students (attitude, knowledge and skill) that you would aspire emulate. Some things to consider about various self defense systems: Jujutsu: (Also "jujitsu," "juijuitsu") A Japanese Martial Art that was taught to the military and contains striking, throwing and grappling (or "ground-fighting), with an emphasis on the ground work and submission holds. It is best suited for one-on-one confrontations rather than multiple attackers. Close contact presents additional peril if the attacker has a weapon such as a knife. Kung Fu (also gong-fu or wushu): Ancient Chinese systems associated mostly with the monks of the Shaolin Temples, and were developed by imitating the natural fighting defenses used by various animals. Each animal style takes many years to master, and each one focuses on different traits of the animal depicted (IE: speed of a snake, power of a Tiger, nimbleness of a Crane, etc.). To give a disciple a variety of options, yet not too much to study for mastery of skills, the student typically would choose only two animal styles to train in for life. Judo: A Japanese Martial Art born out Jujutsu with a focus on the more gentle (non-aggressive) application using mostly flips and throws, followed up with some ground wrestling skills. Judo has grown as an international sport and is included in the Olympic Games, but is also a viable form of self defense, however similar to jujutsu, it is best suited for one-on-one confrontations rather than multiple attackers. Close contact also has the added risk if the attacker has a weapon such as a knife. Aikido: Another Japanese Martial Art extracted from earlier forms which is intended to be more passive and utilize "harmony" and blending with the opponent's aggression. Typical encounters are dealt with through evasion, parrying to redirect forces, and applying joint locks and joint manipulation to either effect a throw, projection, or takedown with an occasional ground technique for a submission hold often placing painful twisting or hyper extending of the shoulder, elbow and wrist joints. Karate: A term that is very confusing since it can refer to many things. Originally the hand fighting skills of China were introduced to Okinawa where they refined their own system called "te" (pronounced "tay") which simply means "hand." To distinguish from China's hand fighting, the Okinawan Masters called it's predecessor "Kara-te" ("Karla-tay") - meaning "China hand" or "T'ang hand" from the ancient T'ang Dynasty period. In Japan, the term became generic for all fighting systems, so a variation of the written Chinese characters changed the meaning to "Empty Hand." It employs mostly striking with hands and elbows in deep stances for added power, supplemented with kicks and some throws and a little ground-fighting. Taekwondo: A Korean Martial Art that places the kicks as the primary weapon which is based on their native ancient form of self defense called "Tae Kkyeon" ("Kicking method"). Some native grappling and hand strikes were blended with influence from Chinese, Japanese, and Okinawa Martial Art. Refined and codified between 1944 to 1961, Taekwondo became very popular world wide as an effective form of self defense, and also expanded the sport aspect to also become an Olympic event. Therefore, the range of focus and quality between each Taekwondo school will vary widely. Some will be deadly Martial Art training while others will tone it down for kids and families, or tip the balance of training from Martial Art over to sports and competition. There are many other systems under various names, but most will resemble the characteristics of the ones described above. To suit your own needs, it is best to visit each Martial Art school in your area - - talk to the instructor, observe a class (even try a free trial lesson if available) and talk to current members to find out if it is a good fit for you. ____________________________________________ Additional comments: One aspect of self-defense is Atemi waza (Japanese term for "striking techniques"), but in order to make proper use of Atemi you need to have a working knowledge of anatomy and physiology (gained through proper Martial Art Instruction). Atemi employs the use of striking nerve centers of the body of an opponent with either hands, feet, elbows, shins, or knees. Striking some nerve centers are more effective at incapacitating an opponent than are others. Striking the nerve centers in different areas of an opponent's body produces effects ranging from minimum pain, to numbness, to intense pain and temporary partial paralysis, to unconsciousness and even death. You should never use deadly force unless you reasonably believe that the attacker means to cause you grave bodily harm or death, and even in these instances you do not need to use deadly force if you can simply incapacitate the attacker long enough so you can run away.