6 Great Martial Arts for Self-Defense
There are some pretty awesome perks to learning a martial art. Some people do it to channel inner
energy. Others want to get fit. Others just think it’s cool. But perhaps one of the most compelling
reasons is to learn how to protect yourself. There are a lot of creepers out there that you should not let
take advantage of you. Learning even the basics
of a martial art can go a long way to protect you
against aggressive attacks. Here are just a few
excellent martial arts for self-defense (in no
Mixed Martial Arts
Over the years, people have taken bits of one
martial art and combined it with parts of others,
resulting in a functional mess of several
different fighting styles. Naturally, by taking the
different strengths of several different types of martial arts, MMA will leave you with a range of skills fit
for almost any real-world street fight situation. So if you are being mugged, attacked from the front or
back, knocked to the ground, or whatever, most likely you’ll have something in your natural arsenal that
you can use.
One of the most popular forms of MMA is Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. This form was developed to benefit those
who are physically at a disadvantage – young, old, women, small-framed, etc. The moves can be
developed and mastered by anyone, making it an ideal form to learn for self-defense.
This form of fighting is much more familiar to the Western world. Although it is not considered a
“martial art” by many, others recognized the technique, skill, and intelligence required to box effectively
as a legitimate form of martial arts. Mastering the incredibly powerful and precise punches that can
take an attacker out in one blow is defiantly an
effecting means of self-defense.
Another form of Western “martial arts” that many
do not consider to be strictly a “martial art” but
contain many of the same principles of traditional
martial arts is kickboxing. Kickboxing consists of a
series of swift punches, kicks, and knees that
disorient an armed attacker and incapacitate him.
This is another form of fighting that can be easily
learned and is quite sufficient to protect you
against most attackers.
This is another popular form of martial arts that really takes advantage of the whole body. It
encompasses a wide range of strikes with feet, knees, fists, elbows, shins, etc., that can target even
more areas of the body that are vulnerable (and many that you may not think are vulnerable). This form
of martial arts will give you a wide range of options to handle nearly any attack situation.
Perhaps the most famous form of martial arts, karate is especially effective when it comes to defense. It
is a highly reflective art that will deflect almost any attack and swiftly take down an attacker. Just watch
The Karate Kid and you’ll understand.
Self-defense can be learned by anyone almost anywhere. Learn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Taekwondo in
Provo or send your kids to Children’s Martial Arts Summer Camps today!