10 most practical martial art...
xharm: what do u think of this guys..just found it on the net...
1. Systema from Russia
2. Silat Cekak from Malaysia
3. Brazilian Jiujitsu from Brazil (Gracie)
4. Jett Kune Do from USA
5. Silat Suffian Bela Diri From Brunei
6. Ninjutsu from Japan
7. Iaido from Japan
8. Taekwando from Korea
9. Kungfu from China
10. Eskrima Kali from Philipines
Wolf_Prince: I have to disagree with you on principle. Tae Kwon Do isn't practical, it's sport. Kempo is very practical. American ninjitsu isn't real ninjitsu. I don't know all of the styles you listed, but the major consideration in choosing a martial art to learn is based on what you want to learn. If you want grappling, Aikido is good. Jutjitsu (a variety of) is good. If you are wanting to learn how to slug it out more effectively, kempo, kickboxing (various types), tae kwon do can be good for this. I'm babbling now so I'll shut it. Anyway, top 10 is opinion more than anything. If you want a good match for you, look at several different styles.
xharm: the list is just actually a list which i get from the net,just wanna hear the member opinion about it..hehe..anyway,thanks wolf for ur opinion..
KKAAlinda: depends on where u practice!! lol don`t u know mirko cro cop??? how can you say tae kwon do is not pratical???? well , but in fact, i prefer muay tae!!! but brazilian jiu jitsu is the best in the world!!!!
19688888: well yess guys ok kickboxing is my sport 17 tears now ok and i fight now 14 years i,m 39-3 record and it is good sport and u make the teck part of ur art of choice. i also took hop kido wich is amazing people i love to fight and stay fit its like a hobby since i own my own painting and drywall comany but most of my time is in the ring i fight in vegas in april 2009 and 1 in aus in oct so i like to fight about 3 to 4 times a year. so stay fit guys a work hard god bless
aldon88: what about MMA (mixed martial arts)? i guess it's more practical since it has different disciplines of martial arts from muay thai, to boxing, and to judo and jujutsu. and actually silat is from indonesia. it only came to malaysia during the 1400's or 1500's i think..
isness7: all martial arts have practical aspects,there practicality is based on how and when the techniques are used,m a's are an expression of one-self, i have learned this personaly from the years i spent as a street fighting tough guy.
Ozz: how can you leave Muay Thai out of that list? absolutely one of the most practical fighting systems bar none. standing grappling, knees, elbows, brutally powerful strikes... and if you ever have to fight more than one guy at a time its a great standing art. it lacks groundfighting but that's an easy remedy with cross training.
Cereal Killer: All styles are practical depending one what your goals are. Even if it may not have a use in real life situations. If your goal is to maintain health and flexibility, then it is still practical. Martial arts isn't just about fighting. If it were only about combat, it would be called Martial and not Martial Arts.
juggernautism: wow what about Muay thai people do that more systema only the spetznaz use that thats about it and mma isnt a martial arts its a bunch of fighting stylez, although muay thai is not considered a martial art it is still practiced more than systema or wushu for that matter
cdsbob: how about the kyokushin karate ??
This is one of the most hardcore martial art ever. most of the kyokushin fighter that accepted the K-1 challenge won (9 out of 14 fights) & 2 out of 3 fights won against muay thai.
adsum: i would exclude Iaido from the list as its not practical at all (who walks with katana on the streets theese days ) but its still a great art.
lot of ppl say that taekwondo isnt practical... i had sparred with some taekwondo guys in the past and i have to say it could be very efficient on longer distance (legs are longer than arms)... some of thoose guys managed to develop very good precision of kicks.... do that with enough speed and 1 fast precised kick to the face can end every argument
adsum: i think the most practical arent infact martial arts wich purpose in fact isnt hurting ppl but improving yourself by hard training, polishing character, and developing strong spirit...make u a better person and that is the whoole art, the "DO" (way) and pchysical exercises are just a part of this way.
I would say most practical (were talking self defence right?) would be fighting systems like kravmaga or any other mimitary fighting system...thoose are designed specially to be the most efficient and selfdefence curses... but idk if u could call that way a fight... cause its usually 1 or two moves, triks to disarm or finish your "enemy" permanently"
as for fighting sports (martial like trainings without "do" like kickboxing, mma schools... they say jjiu jutsu is the most efficient 1 and i can agree with that. it is but only in case if u got 1 opponent, and its not always that good cause ive seen some fights where a ground fighter was going for a takedown and the other guy just raised his knee a bit...imagine what happened with the groundfighters face
Ozz: kyokushin is awsome if yer wearing a motorcycle helmet. but there are no punches or elbows to the face. other than that its pretty brutal. but if im throwin down with someone id really feel more effective if my training included both offensive and defensive tech. involving punches TO THE FACE as they are the most common tech. used in a brawl. i don't see a whole lota kicking going on in street fights and when i do see it its usually not very effective.
cdsbob: Punches are not allowed in Kyokushin only when we have tournaments.. but when we practice we do punche to the face but we wear gloves to make sure it's safer.
Kicks are extremely effective if you know how to use them. On a street fight ppl think that only punches will be thrown or elbows but how about the knee strike or kicks....
KickDrummer: I found the most practical for me is Chen style Taiji/Kungfu. I plan on learning some jiujitsu to assist with my ground work, but I placed second in provincials for wrestling back in high school so I have some of that game covered as is
Vivianlwu: I realized there's the Shaolin Taiji and Wudang Taiji. I'm not sure which one to choose from....
KickDrummer: Shaolin would be awesome to learn, I don't think I would be able to find a teacher in my locale
stevieChi: Wahhh! No Tai Chi Chuan, where is the Grand Ultimate Fist?
I'd go for the Yang or Chen Tai Chi as they are the two oldest. But with Yang I would have to go with Yang Ban Hou and not Yang Chen Fu as Yang Ban Hou was known for his brutality while Yang Chen Fu was more kind and well known.
Although for good measure Chen Style is probably the best choice.
clancymorley: Im a three year student of systema and I have to agree that the fundementals taught in systema are some of the greatest I have experinced through my martial arts back ground