List the best martial arts for each scenario

Yamabushii

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Just looking to have some fun here. This is mostly for entertainment. Some scenarios may be real, some fictional, some may not even require a martial art as a solution, so just have fun with it and see what kinds of answers we all come up with.

Rules:
-For each scenario below, list just ONE martial art/martial sport you think would work best for you to survive (no matter how hard)
-Cannot use military systems like MCMAP, Army Combatives, etc.
-Unless specified, assume the opponent in each scenario is: (1) against one opponent, (2) they are unarmed, and (3) they are not formally trained in a martial art

Copy/paste the below, erase my answers, and post with yours:
  • You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): Muay Thai
  • You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Taekwondo
  • You're attacked in an elevator: Japanese Jujutsu
  • You're attacked on a bus: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Judo
  • You're attacked in an alleyway: Japanese Jujutsu
  • You're attacked by a German Shepherd: Kali
  • You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese: Tai Chi
  • You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): Kobudo
  • A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: Sambo
  • You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Kali
  • You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): Krav Maga
  • You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Krav Maga
  • The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: Wing Chun
  • It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: Ninjutsu
  • You just caught your spouse cheating on you: Krav Maga
  • You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: Ninjutsu
 

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  • You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): Ameridote!
  • You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Boxing, bandaid school.
  • You're attacked in an elevator: That depends, is she (the elevator) going down?
  • You're attacked on a bus: Serves my old ash right for taking a bus.
  • A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Have I shopped yet?
  • Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Click, click, bang fu.
  • You're attacked in an alleyway: Thats not an alleyway, thats a corridor. Theyre toast, I live for corridors.
  • You're attacked by a German Shepherd: Hoku Fu. Hoku is my dog, shell take care of it.
  • You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese: That puppy is soooo cute! Ill take the bites.
  • You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): Smoke-a-bone-do with some scissor hash.
  • A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: Zombie Capoeira.
  • You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Do I get to pick the three with me?
  • You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): cant be done. I dont do the ATM thing.
  • You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Oh, okay, Ill use one just for this, AMOK knife fighting system.
  • The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: I'll start singing Arrowsmiths Walk this way!
  • It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: Sinanju, baby!
  • You just caught your spouse cheating on you: From your lips to Gods ears, please let it be true.
  • You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: Yeah, Im eating my own gun.
 

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Use your Fight IQ.

1. Lure: give the opponent false impressions, making him feel like he can get you, and leading him to go where you want him to go,
2. Listen: feel or detect what the opponent wants to do,
3. Control: get the opponent under your control (usually means keep him off-balanced),
4. Dissolve: neutralize the attacking force, and
5. Attack: release a throwing force

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Master Ken gives another lesson at 10th Planet Albuquerque, this time to MMA Fighter Bi Nguyen, a.k.a. "Killer Bee". Will he use his Fight IQ to outsmart her with Ameri-Do-Te or will he get stung by the queen bee? Watch and see!

 
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Use your Fight IQ.

1. Lure: give the opponent false impressions, making him feel like he can get you, and leading him to go where you want him to go,
2. Listen: feel or detect what the opponent wants to do,
3. Control: get the opponent under your control (usually means keep him off-balanced),
4. Dissolve: neutralize the attacking force, and
5. Attack: release a throwing force
It's not which style you are using. It's what principles/strategies/tools you are using. The day that you have no style boundary, the day that you truly understand MA.

1. Lure:

- throw a slow punch. Make sure your opponent can block it. When your opponent blocks your punch, you change your punch into a grab and pull.
- throw a slow kick. Make sure your opponent can block it. When your opponent drops his arm to block your kick, you punch to his face.
- ...
 
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  • Open point-sparring tournament: Fencing (sparring with points)
  • Elevator: ITF TKD, ups and downs are built in.
  • Single person is robbing the convenience store: Just flirt with them, they're probably lonely.
  • Multiple people robbing the convenience store: Ninjutsu, specifically the Tum Tum style
  • Foreign country invades with ground troops: BJJ, since all troops go to the ground or something
I just picked the ones I had the best answers for.
 

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  • You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): I will second ameridote
  • You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Darts
  • You're attacked in an elevator: wing chun
  • You're attacked on a bus: kempo
  • A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: hide-fu
  • Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: hide-fu
  • You're attacked in an alleyway: how far are they? either run-fu or gun-fu
  • You're attacked by a German Shepherd: meat-throwing-jitsu
  • You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese:
  • meat-throwing-jitsu
  • You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): HEMA
  • A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: hide-fu or gun-fu
  • You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Kali
  • You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): Dim Mak
  • You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Dim Mak or kali
  • The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: Run-fu
  • It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: Ninjutsu/hide-fu
  • You just caught your spouse cheating on you: Don't-beat-your-wife-do
  • You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: None - call chuck norris. Might be the only shot I've got.
 

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  • You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): MMA
  • You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Kick Boxing or Boxing
  • You're attacked in an elevator: Hapkido
  • You're attacked on a bus: Hapkido
  • A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Anything involving a handgun and a cell phone.
  • Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Anything involving an AR-15 and a cell phone.
  • You're attacked in an alleyway: Hapkido
  • You're attacked by a German Shepherd: Parkour
  • You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese: Tae-Kwon-Do
  • You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): No Martial art required, just wing it.
  • A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: Anything involving an Abrams Tank and a cell phone
  • You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Krav Maga or Hapkido
  • You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): Prayer
  • You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Prayer
  • The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: Kenjutsu
  • It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: Anything involving a suitcase nuke and a cell phone
  • You just caught your spouse cheating on you: Anything involving a divorce attorney and a cell phone
  • You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: Anything involving plane tickets and a cell phone.
 

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You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): Muay Thai
You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Karate
You're attacked in an elevator: Boxing
You're attacked on a bus: 52 Blocks
A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Baseball
Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Exfiltration
You're attacked in an alleyway: 52 Blocks
You're attacked by a German Shepherd: Baseball
You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese: Soccer
You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): Wizardry
A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: Marksmanship
You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Kobudo
You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): Marksmanship
You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Marksmanship
The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: Marksmanship
It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: seamanship
You just caught your spouse cheating on you: videography
You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: self-mutilation with the gun. Make myself helpless and him willing to listen. That's my best chance.
 

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  • You're in the Octagon and you can only use one martial art (your opponents may also choose just one): Ameridote!
  • You're in an open point-sparring tournament: Boxing, bandaid school.
  • You're attacked in an elevator: That depends, is she (the elevator) going down?
  • You're attacked on a bus: Serves my old ash right for taking a bus.
  • A single person is robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Have I shopped yet?
  • Multiple people are robbing the convenience store you are currently inside: Click, click, bang fu.
  • You're attacked in an alleyway: Thats not an alleyway, thats a corridor. Theyre toast, I live for corridors.
  • You're attacked by a German Shepherd: Hoku Fu. Hoku is my dog, shell take care of it.
  • You're attacked by a Miniature Maltese: That puppy is soooo cute! Ill take the bites.
  • You're in a fantasy LARP event (refer to movie "Role Models"): Smoke-a-bone-do with some scissor hash.
  • A foreign military invades your country with ground troops: Zombie Capoeira.
  • You and a team of 3 others are escorting a VIP by foot in a crowded area: Do I get to pick the three with me?
  • You're held at gun point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to pull the trigger): cant be done. I dont do the ATM thing.
  • You're held at knife point at an ATM (somehow you know your attacker has an intention to stab you): Oh, okay, Ill use one just for this, AMOK knife fighting system.
  • The zombie apocalypse has just begun and there is 1 zombie attacking you: I'll start singing Arrowsmiths Walk this way!
  • It's the zombie apocalypse and there are a million+ walking zombies: Sinanju, baby!
  • You just caught your spouse cheating on you: From your lips to Gods ears, please let it be true.
  • You accidentally shot John Wick's new dog: Yeah, Im eating my own gun.
Lol had me at Ameridote.
 
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