The best martial arts style

Joab

2nd Black Belt
Joined
Dec 8, 2008
Messages
763
Reaction score
9
The best martial arts style is the one that works best for you. I do think there are some better styles depending upon what you desire in a martial art. If your objective is throwing your opponent down, Shotokan judo is an example form. If your desire is ground fighting Brazilian Ju Jitsu. If it's some sort of kick boxing, Wing Chun is outstanding. If your into more of a meditative, low impact, less intense style that anyone can learn no matter how old they are tai chi is excellent (Actually I think tai chi is excellent regardless, it's a beautiful, relaxing form with all kinds of health benefits) If you want a self defense system that is relatively easy to learn, Krav Maga is outstanding. I'm personally biased towards American combato www.americancombato.com because it's a form I have practiced for years and feel comfortable and confident in for self defense, but that's a personal bias.

All the systems have something to offer, all have some value if only peace of mind and discipline. I think it's great there is so much diversity out there, something for everyone especially if you live in a city like San Francisco or New York or Los Angeles where you can study virtually anything you desire. The best style is the one that fits your goals and works for you.
 

Hagakure

Blue Belt
Joined
Jan 22, 2009
Messages
294
Reaction score
12
Location
Eye of Terror, UK
No no, it's Wing Chun regardless of who you are, preferences, styles etc etc... Wing Chun, right there, read it. ;)
 

Drac

Sr. Grandmaster
MTS Alumni
Joined
Jul 16, 2004
Messages
22,738
Reaction score
143
Location
Ohio
I was going to say what my favorite was. but there have been enough wars here as it is...
 
Last edited:

terryl965

<center><font size="2"><B>Martial Talk Ultimate<BR
MTS Alumni
Joined
Apr 9, 2004
Messages
41,259
Reaction score
340
Location
Grand Prairie Texas
The best style is simple the one where I am on a cort in the middle of a deserted bech and have a fruity drink with an umbella in it.
icon14.gif
 

Sandstorm

Green Belt
Joined
Feb 1, 2009
Messages
169
Reaction score
7
Location
Oxfordshire UK
Best for what?

This is the 'real' question. Are we talking 'Art fot art's sake' or are we talking the 'Martial' side? Is it forms/katas? Beauty and grace of movement? Realism in street defence? Warzone combat techs?

Lots of different reasons why one should override another.

I enjoy all the arts I do for different reasons. Do I have a favourite? Well, I do, but that's between my and myself:angel:

EDIT: Actually, this brings me to something I read today so will post a seperate thread about it.
 

Xue Sheng

All weight is underside
Joined
Jan 8, 2006
Messages
34,353
Reaction score
9,510
Location
North American Tectonic Plate
No no, it's Wing Chun regardless of who you are, preferences, styles etc etc... Wing Chun, right there, read it. ;)


Grrrrrr :tantrum:

No its not its Taiji....or...Xingyi...... or Sanda.....or Bagua.....well I guess it COULD be Wing Chun too.... or Jujitsu..... or TKD...or...... :D

:yinyang:
 

bowser666

2nd Black Belt
Joined
May 20, 2008
Messages
751
Reaction score
26
the best style is the one that protects you and enables you to protect those that cant protect themselves.


Everyone is missing this KEY POINT !! The best style is don't be a DUMBASS and use your Noggin !!! Smart thinking will 99.9% of the time will keep you out of trouble and then you won't even have to worry about kicking, punching, groundfighting, etc.........


Use your mind, that is exactly why it is rattling around inside your skull :p
 

Guardian

Black Belt
Joined
Nov 11, 2007
Messages
635
Reaction score
23
Location
Wichita Falls, Texas
I'm sorry folks. The best MA out there is the "Honey do this or else" system/style. I guarantee it's the strongest, best and most lethal MA out there.

:)
 

tellner

Senior Master
Joined
Nov 18, 2005
Messages
4,379
Reaction score
240
Location
Orygun
I'm sorry folks. The best MA out there is the "Honey do this or else" system/style. I guarantee it's the strongest, best and most lethal MA out there.

:)

Hell, yes. If a woman can't be as big, strong and testosterone-soaked as a man she has superior weapons. She can inspire her man to be badder. And she can raise up strong sons to kill him when he is old and feeble. "The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world"
 

Latest Discussions

Top