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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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That's an easy answer; Capoeira, nearly the entire arsenal involves some sort of flying assault.
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.
My opinion is karate for teenagers, kids too, but if not kung fu is good too.
Stunning people is a very good tactic to put someone through great pain without doing much damage. Here are some steps to effectively stun people: 1) Strengthen your fingers b…y doing finger push ups or pinching plates 2) Look up where some pressure points are located on the human body 3) Put your fingers together and strike the pressure points with the tips of your fingers *This technique is usually not lethal, but it hurts a lot. Here is another stunning technique - Spread out your hand with your fingertips together. Now quickly and hardly smack a persons ears with your hands. It will kind of be in a clapping motion, as if your clapping your hands. Or it would look like your trying to pop a balloon. *This technique is extremely painful if done correctly, and it is also very dangerous. It could possibly cause a person to go deaf if you do it hard enough. Do not do this as a joke, only do it if you are truly in danger and need to defend yourself.
Martial art is the practice of disciplines used in combat. While most people relate the term to the Asian techniques such as kung fu, karate and kendo, it also includes the us…e of swords, guns, artillery and any warfare related skill.
What system of Martial Art is "best" is always a matter of opinion. What makes a Martial Art good is if it provides training that helps the individual student improve in many …aspects, including fighting skills and character development. The system of Martial Art is usually not what makes the training better or worse, but the quality of instruction based on the knowledge and expertise of the teacher. Ultimately, the effectiveness or success of using any particular Martial Art depends on both the accuracy of instruction, and the abilities of the student to perform it correctly. The "best" Martial Art for any individual is the one that you try and like at a school where you enjoy training so that you will stick with it for a long time. It should be understood that sport versions of Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, or MMA ("Mixed Martial Art") are not Martial Art systems in and of themselves, but games played according to a set of rules. They might contain elements of the original Martial Art from where they originated, and share the same name, but the actual Martial Art is not limited by rules, and does not focus on one aspect of kicking, flipping, or ground-fighting, but utilizes techniques and tactics for all aspects of self defense, plus character development, morals and ethics. Combining fighting skills and adapting to the latest developments is not a new concept as this has been done for centuries, and Jeet Kune Do and MMA are just the latest fads to market and popularize the wisdom and methods of ancient masters of genuine Martial Art systems.
"Best" is a matter of opinion. "Footwork" can refer to stances, and mobility, like the way a boxer moves about the ring. It can also refer to the use of the feet as weapons. M…any systems of grappling, such as judo and jujutsu, utilize footwork to stay on balance, while sweeping, reaping, and flipping the opponent. Many striking systems, such as Chinese Kung Fu, Brazilian Capoeira, and Japanese Karate-do use a variety of footwork in stances, sweeps, as well as kicking, however the native Korean Tae Kkyeon (kicking method), and modern Taekwondo have excelled at developing the kicking skills by placing the use of the feet as the primary weapon. Korean Hapkido also uses a blend of kicking and throwing skills involving the legs and footwork. For lateral mobility specifically, the Chinese systems of Yiquan, Hebei Xinyiquan, and Baguazhang were famous for their capacity to outmaneuver their opponents. An opinion supported by the dominance these systems displayed in the Leitei tournaments of the 19th century. Unfortunately, finding training in Baguazhang's high skills is likely no longer possible, and training in Hebei Xinyiquan for the most part requires personal connections to the practitioners on the mainland. A good measure of excellence is to look for a teacher (or students) than can move a half step in distance (~ 1-2 feet) in any direction before you can react. Fencing is beleived to be the martial art which can cover the most distance in the shortest time, their lunge is very effective. Filipino martial arts teach a system of footwork that is based on a triangle.
the best chinese martial art in my opinion is wing chun kung fu and the best martial arts teacher of this style would either be ip man or sum nung
It all depends on many factors and you will find someone to argue that "their" form of martial arts is the best for self-defense. Many martial art's studios are training for c…ompetition rather than reality-based self-defense. Personally, I train in Krav Maga since it is not designed for competition, but to address real threats, multiple attacker scenarios, gun, knife and stick defenses, and a training regimen that attempts to create circumstances that address reality based threats. As always you need to evaluate specific training facilities for your needs and ask the right questions. I guarantee you that any studio you go into will tell you that their method is a great solution for your self-defense needs.
The whole "long arms are perfect for grappling" is a myth. Going to the ground is dangerous for a tall and lanky person. Long legs are easy to shoot into, and getting off your… back fast enough with long limbs is a sad sight. Their center of gravity is further from the ground, so not only are they easier thrown off balance, they land harder. Their physiques are better suited for a striker. The sharp elbows and knees are perfect for Muay Thai, and if you have long limbs, why not put them to good use with the long distance strikes of TKD? The exact opposite goes for a short and stocky person. Grappling comes more naturally as submission maneuvers that are applied with short bulky arms can generate more torque with little effort. A lower center of gravity means less likely to be thrown around, and short arms and legs means easy movement when on all fours (i.e. dogs and cats). This of course is meant for those who seek to specialize in either grappling or striking and is based on physics and not the skills of individuals; Tyson was shorter than most of his opponents but was a fantastic striker, and almost every Gracie was taller than his opponent yet was good on the ground. It never hurts to learn both sides of the spectrum.
Mixed martial arts is a term that describes a sport in which the goal is to put the best fighters, of any style, against each other, with the goal of drawing in fans of each o…f the styles represented. The rivalry that develops is fun, and probably good for business. I suspect it started with a group of people wanting to know which style of martial art is best, however, the fighters adapted to the challenge, like any sensible human being would, and began to expose themselves to multiple styles, to prepare themselves for a broader range of opponents. Most, if not all, have a specialty, usually the art they started in, and have studied the longest, but as anyone who's seen a MMA match can attest to, failing to have some real skill in ground fighting/wrestling, is a foolish error made by people who average a single fight before retirement. The reason SOME ground fighting is important is because the fights occur in an enclosed ring, where evasion can be limited by space. In addition, because you will likely go against a "wrestler" at some point, and they wouldn't be any good if they didn't try to rush you, get you to the ground (where they are most comfortable), and bend you in half, you need to be prepared for that eventuality, because it doesn't matter who can execute the most dexterous maneuvers, it matters who is conscious at the end. This was a really long way of saying Mixed Martial Arts is a catch-all phrase that refers to the sport itself, and the study of multiple styles that it inspires. Because no two fighters will study the exact same styles, or learn from the same teachers, you can't really refer to MMA as an art in itself, because it has no unique principals, techniques, or philosophies, save one; be prepared, don't get beat. I should point out that most of the people engaged in the sport would tell you that the time to begin studying other arts, besides your primary one, should NEVER be before you attain something approximating an expert rank (black belt), because by then, at least, the principles of your primary art are inviolable, whereas, if you started doing so early in your study, your mind, and body, would intermingle all of what you were learning, only making you suck at all of them.
What is "best" is always a matter of opinion. The objective of a Martial Art in a street fight is first to survive, and then to prevail with minimal or no injury to one's self…. Most systems of Martial Art contain elements that would be successful in street self defense, and could be used effectively depending on the specific circumstances, environment, and other conditions. For example, grappling and ground-fighting can be effective in some cases, but when confronted with multiple attackers, street gangs, or armed attackers, it would be impractical to roll on the ground with one person while being vulnerable to attack from others. The effectiveness of any Martial Art is dependent upon the quality of instruction, the dedication of the student, and the correct application in real-life self defense. A person may be really good in a specific system and another may be bad in another system. It doesn't mean one system is better than the other.
Martial arts is a term that includes all methods of conducting war or going to battle. Today it has come to be used to mean the art of self defense like karate, jujitsu, taiju…tsu and many similar fighting methods. actually, there are lots of martial arts all over the world.. these are the examples: Taekwondo Arnis Tai Chi Kung fu cai lifo karate judo sumo samurai cappoeira kick boxing muai thai sumo and many more!
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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.
Believe it or not pro wrestling, supplemented with a more traditional fighting style; the problem large men have obviously is mobility, agility, conditioning and speed. …The reason Brock Lesnar has met with some success in the UFC, being able to topple even the legendary Randy Couture I hear, is not because pro wrestling can be used as a martial art, but because the CONDITIONING pro wrestling gives a big man, can transfer to other forms of fighting. With pro wrestling you can't use the majority of the moves in a real fight, nevertheless, the agility, speed and conditioning you develop from the training, transfers to other forms of fighting. Pro wrestling training is valuable to larger men, because it will help you overcome the physical handicaps that come from being bigger. Word of warning though, the training is extremely brutal; you have better odds of surviving Navy SEAL BUDS training than you do a pro wrestling regiment.
In my opinion Chinese Gong Fu style Drunken fist or Drunken boxing because of the rapid waiste mvements see Jachie Chan in DRUNKEN MASTER 1978 directed by Yuen Woo Ping and yo…u will see what I mean grasshopper!!!
I suspect most martial arts fans would say Bruce Lee's "Enter The Dragon", because Bruce Lee is just such an explosive character and the film is chocked full of action. But in… the end it is down to personal choice and one of my favourites is "Kiss Of The Dragon" with Jet Li.