Martial arts training is one of those hobbies which won’t only improve your fighting skills. Training them will enhance your life in many areas, like discipline, physical health, or humility. As a result, they see a worldwide increase in popularity to this very day.
One of the critical components of martial arts and the reason they were created is self-defense. With the rise of modern MMA competitions like the UFC or Bellator, we can now view almost all martial arts in a quasi-realistic yet still safe environment, pressure-tested. This gave us new and improved insight into their actual effectiveness.
- duration and steepness of the learning curve,
- availability of individual martial arts and combat systems
I have come up with a comprehensive list of the best martial arts for self-defense, ranked from least useful to most effective.
Worth noticing is that martial art can be really effective, but if it is not that available in most parts of the world, I might have ranked it lower than some other martial art that is less effective but more available.
If you are interested in the topic or are trying to choose one to train, this article will help you make an educated and practical decision. It will help you choose the art that is right for you specifically and that you can use the most effective in potential street altercations. If you are interested in learning more, read on!