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Mike asked in SportsMartial Arts · 2 months ago

what is the best martial art to learn for self defense?

9 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    I've been into Karate for too long to drop it for another style, but if I was going to I would choose Krav Maga.

    Go on Utube and check out some of the instructional and introductory videos for several of the different arts and choose the one that you most like.

    It is possible to learn some through books and online courses, but taking actual classes may produce better results.  (Depending on how good the instruction is).

    It's really going to depend on how much time and effort you are willing to put into it.

  • 2 months ago

    Krav Maga, a military self-defense and hand-to-hand combat system developed for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF). It is used by both military forces and law enforcement all over the world. Krav Maga is a hybrid martial art that combines techniques from aikido, judo, boxing, karate, and wrestling. 

  • 2 months ago

    Here are some of the best martial art name for the best self-defense


    Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)


  • ?
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Krav maga. Not just because of the quick and efficient self defense it teaches to win a fight, but it teaches how to avoid a fight altogether with situational awareness and verbal deescalation.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Shooting, running, hiding

  • Bon
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    The one taught by the best teacher. A martial art tells you nothing about whether you will be properly trained. It is the person who teaches you that matters. 

  • 2 months ago

    I know certified instructors in a number of martial arts and all agree that the #1 "art" to learn for self defense is awareness.  Being aware of your surroundings, potential threats, avenues of escape and your own behavior will go a long way in preventing you from being a victim.  

    When asked what technique he'd use in an actual street fight, Chuck Norris himself said "I'd run.  That is the single best defense.  Fighting is only if you have no other choice."

    That said, if you are new to martial arts I'd suggest starting with good old Western Boxing.  In my opinion it will give you the best starting base, not just in striking but in understanding the importance of stance, distance, timing, mechanics and conditioning. 

  • Steel
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Now, the world don't move

    To the beat of just one drum,

    What might be right for you,

    May not be right for some.

  • 2 months ago

    1.Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 

    2. Muay Thai (Kickboxing)


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