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5 Deadliest Martial Arts
In today’s day, when danger can lurk around any corner, it becomes imperative that a person learns to defend oneself. The intention of learning a martial arts style is to defend oneself against dangers such as thugs and thieves. Here are some of the top 5 deadly martial arts that can help you save yourself from such danger.
When we think about martial arts, the first few that come to our mind are Karate, Kung Fu, Taekwondo, Judo and such sorts. No offense to any of the traditional martial arts. But most of them today have been reduced to mere sports rather than remaining actual combat forms. Most of these martial arts in their traditional form are also ineffective against street fights. While most of them focus on breaking boards, there are some deadly martial arts styles which are actual combat techniques that help you break bones in actual street fights. Here are some of them.
1) Muay Thai
Muay Thai is the national sport of Thailand. When I say sport, don’t be deceived. It is also one of the deadliest martial arts you can find. It is called the “king of martial arts” for a reason. While most of the martial arts teach you to use just fists and feet to attack an opponent, Muay Thai also teaches you to use your elbows and knees to deliver deathly blows to the opponent. A swift kick to the face or solar plexus of an opponent from your knee should finish him off.
2) Russian Sambo
Sambo is a Russian martial arts style and can be considered a form of wrestling. But don’t make the mistake of considering some ordinary wrestling form. In fact it is a very brutal form of wrestling which can teach you to rip your opponent’s arm off or break his bones. If that was not sufficient, it can help you use your opponent’s own weapon to kill him. Sambo in Russian is an acronym for Self-Defense Without Weapons. A special form of Sambo which is called Combat Sambo is taught to the Russian military and Special Forces.
3) Jeet Kune Do
Jeet Kune Do (JKD) is not actually a martial arts form. Bruce Lee, the creator of JKD never wanted it to be considered a martial arts style. The essence of Jeet Kune Do is to inculcate the best fighting techniques of various martial arts style to make your fighting style effective. In fact, JKD was the first modern martial art and can be considered the pioneer in mixed martial arts. Bruce Lee always used to say that traditional martial arts are too fixed and rigid, and contain too many fancy moves which are useless when it comes to street fight. JKD has no fancy moves, but it is pure business. It believes in delivering fast and explosive blows to your opponent to finish him off.
The deadly ninja assassins may have long gone, but their very mention makes a chill run down any brave warrior’s spine. And there is every reason to fear a deadly ninja. A ninjaken (Ninja sword) can slice you into two within a blink of an eye or a ninja shuriken (throwing star) can pierce your flesh before you saw where it came from. But the biggest asset of a ninja is his stealth attack. A ninja moves as silently as a cat. And when you least expect it, he attacks you and finishes you off with lightning speed. This deadly art is still taught around the world, albeit in a non-assassin way.
5) Krav Maga
Krav Maga is an Israeli martial art form. Its literal meaning is “hand-to-hand combat”. At first glance, it may look like any normal martial arts form. But it originated as a form of street fighting, hence becoming one of the most effective defense forms when it comes to street fight. Krav Maga focuses more on defense than offensive moves. If you still think, there is nothing much in it; it is good enough to be taught to the Israeli Special Forces which is one of the best in the world.
Now that you know some of the most deadly martial arts, do you still think your traditional martial arts style will help you beat a street fighter? And if you are asking the best fighting style against a gun… handing over your valuables, turning your back and walking away would be a good idea.