Some of the Most Effective Martials Arts for Self Defense
In this day and age there’s no guarantee that a person will be able to go through life without encountering at least one potentially life-changing event. With so many criminals hoping to prey on innocent civilians, not to mention the risk of unsavoury activities seemingly on the rise; there’s never been a better time than right now to learn how to defend yourself.
Martial arts have been at the forefront of close combat for centuries – and thanks to the latest advances in techniques, there’s really no reason why a person shouldn’t be able to find a form that benefits their preferences and then specialise in it. There are a range of effective self defense forms that can make all of the difference to an unprecedented event and here’s a closer look at some of them.
Considered the national art of the country of Israel, this form is ideal for those wanting to learn how to defend themselves in real life situations; especially those relating to street combat. The form utilises a variety of hand and leg manoeuvres that focus on disarming, restraining and defeating an opponent.
With its roots dating back to the earliest communities within Thailand, this form is most commonly referred to by those practicing as the art of eight limbs. It focuses on making the most of a variety of body parts – from hands and elbows, all the way to the knees and feet. By learning how to deliver impairing blows with these extremities, a student will develop an understanding of how best to tackle an opponent, whilst maintaining their safety in the process.
The country of Brazil was well-known for its street-fighters, especially a few decades ago where fighting rings were commonplace within a variety of communities; and even the authorities took part. Unlike other forms, this one focuses on hurting and damaging an adversary until they simply aren’t able to continue their assault. Although the techniques have now been honed to be a little more ‘humane’ in nature, their traditions remain true; and that’s to use a defensive opportunity to attack an opponent.