Best martial art?
- 08-24-2005, 12:40 AM
- 08-24-2005, 01:43 AM
I love Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and would say its the best for the ground. IMO best standup is Muay Thai Kickboxing. The 2 combined are lethal.
- 08-24-2005, 07:44 AM
The art of fighting.....without really fighting
08-24-2005, 10:26 AM
female pillow fighting or perhaps female oil wrestling
08-24-2005, 11:09 AM
yea female pillow fighting....pretty brutal from what i hear
08-24-2005, 11:18 AM
no, no, no. you've got it all wrong try female jello wrestling. saw it at a party one time it was great.Originally Posted by glenihan
08-24-2005, 12:00 PM
08-24-2005, 12:21 PM
08-24-2005, 12:50 PM
Best martial art for what, street fighting, mma, point karate, wellness, etc?Originally Posted by CREAO
08-24-2005, 02:20 PM
08-24-2005, 02:31 PM
08-24-2005, 05:56 PM
if all the grand masters of every martial art were in a
cage match ..what style would come out on top? like i said before
i think brazilian jiujitsu would easily take on most of the different styles,
because once a bjj fighter gets you on the ground its done....muay thai and jeet kun do
would be pretty crazy too
08-24-2005, 06:35 PM
08-24-2005, 06:40 PM
Vale Tudo: a mix of BJJ and kickboxing
08-24-2005, 06:59 PM
I think it is impossible to pick one art over all the others. Each has strengths and weaknesses.
08-24-2005, 07:00 PM
hapkido seems like its way to defensive....but i knew a kid who
took it and he could tear some **** up
08-24-2005, 07:48 PM
Vale tudo.. they did put all the martial arts masters in a cage and royce gracie beat em all
08-24-2005, 10:40 PM
Those were martial arts masters? lol Vale Tudo isn't really an art per se, so I'd side with mma. It incorporates aspects from Judo, wrestling, Muay Thai, Sambo, bjj, etc. The experience, skill and abilities of a practioner are far more important than the art in which they train. Of course the ultimate martial art is Krav Maga, just ask any practioner and they'll set you straight.Originally Posted by Kristopher
08-24-2005, 11:50 PM
08-25-2005, 12:50 AM
I have a MMA gym near me, they teach Kali, Muay Thai, and Gracie BJJ. I'm thinking about taking up a few classes
08-25-2005, 12:56 AM
I would have to say tai chi chuan- dead serious, wow is all I have to say about it if the person knows what they are doing. brazilian jiujitsu is awesome for one on one competition, but it is terrible on the streets, just think of a situation with multiple attackers, tie someone up in a grappling lock and get a bar stool smashed into the back of your head...engagement is not a good thing in a steet fight
08-25-2005, 01:18 AM
Able to withstand kicks the groin and blows to the throat and all deadly points on human body.
Real cool and deadly.
08-25-2005, 02:05 AM
Forgive me, but I'm not signing up in a martial arts class where we take turns kickin' each others nutz! LOL.Originally Posted by faustus
I'd have a hard time naming one because certain ma's will work better for certain people. I.E. I can box and grapple but my legs are so inflexible I could never be a great with my legs. But, I'll give a list of things I"d like to take to give myself a well-rounded set of fighting skills.
Western Boxing & Muay Thai mix
Wrestling & BJJ mix
A combination of those four, IMHO, would make most people really capable fighters.
08-25-2005, 05:05 AM
Ouch! Wonder if any Combat Ki experts r impotent?:P
08-25-2005, 06:57 AM
08-25-2005, 08:14 AM
08-25-2005, 09:35 AM
A near perfect mix, IMO, and the integration of certain elements those pretty much defines modern MMA. Whatever you train though, needs to be trained live and with sparring, rather than just drills and patterns.Originally Posted by kwyckemynd00
08-25-2005, 02:09 PM
You look at any high level MMA fighter, and those are the skills they utilize, alot of times they will be at an elite level in 1 of the 4 disciplines, but skilled in the other 3.Originally Posted by intv
think yoshida, chuck lidell, fedor, crop cop, nog, bj penn
08-25-2005, 02:49 PM
IMO Chuck's ground game is sub-par. He's very good at keeping the fight from going to the ground, but not good at grappling.Originally Posted by Kristopher
08-25-2005, 02:54 PM
Yeah, I thought about vale tudo, but IMHO, that's like learning for a "jack of all trades"....catch my drift?Originally Posted by BingeAndPurge
08-25-2005, 07:33 PM
Love that this section was added to the board! AM just keeps getting better and better.Nice quoteOriginally Posted by SJA
08-25-2005, 07:38 PM
Exactly, the best style is to be without a style. The martial artist who understands both the strengths and weaknesses of the various styles but does not limit himself to one, has the best style...it's all about being fluid.Originally Posted by size
08-26-2005, 06:33 AM
Originally Posted by stryder
Which is what Jeet Kun Do is all about. Be like water, formless.
08-26-2005, 11:48 AM
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind."
08-31-2005, 01:38 PM
I find it amusing about the level political correctness here.
Why is it so hard to admit that some martial arts are more suitable as a healthy physical activity and not combat effective for MMA or self-defense?
JKD? Its a principle, not a MA.
TKD? No punches to the face, no low kicks, no attacking the 'back-side'.
08-31-2005, 03:35 PM
08-31-2005, 06:47 PM
The reality of kicking is that it's not all that great. Mixed martial arts these days is more and more starting to resemble a fusion of boxing and wrestling, with a few chokes added in. Very rarely you will see someone get caught wildly off guard with a head kick, and a lot of guys these days are countering leg kicks with "pre-emptive" punches. On the ground, submissions aren't seen very often as they tend to take a long time to set up and are easily counterd if you know what the hell is going on. The only submission which is commonly seen these days is the rear naked choke, since that's insanely hard to get out of if someone has your back. Most of the time now a days if the fight goes to the ground, one guy will try and work the guard, and wear his opponent down while the other guy tries to pass the guard, mount and ground'n'pound, until someone stands up. Elbows and knees are useful but you can't knee to the head while your opponent is down, and IIRC there are some restrictions on elbows too. It's a shame there are rules against head butts tooOriginally Posted by kwyckemynd00
So these days, if you know how to box and wrestle, and you know how to *DEFEND* against kicks and submissions, you will do just fine.
08-31-2005, 07:34 PM
09-01-2005, 12:18 AM
I think we need to make a difference between MMA and self defense. There are rules in any type of competition that limit what you can do. MMA is not really no holds barred as people like to refer to it as. If I was fighting for my life I'd be biting, gouging out an eye or giving shots to the groin.
Everyone has a different reason or goal for doing martial arts or a particular style. The best martial art for one person may not be the best for another.
I remember a quote from somewhere that said "It only takes a short time to become a fighter but a lifetime to become a martial artist"
09-01-2005, 05:05 AM
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