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I took karate classes when I was about 8-10 years old, but I dropped out because I grew bored. Now, I find when I'm scared, my sub-conscious self defense is easily triggered.
For example, I had an accident with a guy whom I thought was trying to make a pass at me, but it was an accident, and I ended up breaking his nose. I didn't mean to, and it was hilarious after the incident.
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Gyava wrote:

Parkour is the best form of trolling self-defense. I haven't tried it yet, but I remember as clear as day when one of my friends punched me and just waltzed across building by building while I failed miserably to even get over a fence in under a minute.


That does sound pretty amusing. In theory, it's a pretty good form of self-defense to just be able to get away from opponents, or else to go retrieve a weapon or help from somewhere.

Self-defense is just a tricky subject, though. A weapon makes sense, but not if isn't accessible. Escaping makes sense, but not if it means abandoning someone. Martial Arts make sense, but not against multiple armed opponents. It's all stuff that could come in handy in rare circumstances.

General physical fitness will help out in quite a lot of circumstances, though, and not just combat, so definitely pursue some martial art if it keeps you active. I personally think a martial art centered around takedowns would make the most practical sense.
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Krav Maga, shit is leathal I hear
Or if youre smaller like me, Ive heard brazillian jiu jitsu is for the smaller built people lol
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I am a huge fan of all fighting sports. I have done Shotokhan Karate, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, MMA, and Muay Thai. I have trained with some of the best fighters on the planet....

MMA is the best self for self-defense as you can have knowledge on grappling as well as striking. Being able to fight in all areas is obviously the most important, but grappling seems to be more effective in fights since most people have no idea how to grapple. Also, in a stand-up fight, anyone can be caught knocked out so it is significantly safer. If you fight a striker, you can shoot for takedowns on him and he wont have a clue whats happening in the grappling department. If you fight a grappler, you can stop the takedowns and force the grappler to strike with you.

If you mean which is best as in individually and not mixed together, it would have to be Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Most people dont know anything about submission grappling and if you get the best BJJ practitioner against the best Boxer, Muay Thai fighter, Wrestler, or whatever. The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter will win 8/10 times. This was shown in the early Mixed Martial Arts events.

Now, as for fighting for a sport, like in MMA.... Wrestling is the best. MMA has evolved to the point where everyone trains in every aspect but its those high level wrestlers.... those olympians, division 1 wrestlers, or national wrestling champions that dominate. They have the power of deciding where the fight goes. They can take their opponents down at will as well as stop their opponents from taking them down.
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This is one of my favorite fighters and a good example of grappling effectiveness, he is one of the greatest lightweights ever in the sport:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtiExYDh7Po

He is a crazy good grappler with very poor stand-up skills. He is very successful in MMA while being only good at grappling and having poor striking skills.... If you can only choose one, chose Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.


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Try Aikido. It originated from japan, and i think it seems pretty awesome.

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Gyava wrote:


CelestialWolf69 wrote:

If you really want a self defense martial are i would recommend Krav Maga. It is a very realistic and brutal style and is extremly effective. Honestly though getting a gun and learning how to use ( I.E. Actually take combat marksmanship training) it is the best form of self defense. As far as guns go I would recommend a glock 19 a S&W M&P 9c or if you like revolvers a Ruger SP 101 in 357 magnum. ( I am an apprentice gunsmith and in my opinion they are the best bet for a good reliable defensive handgun.) If you decide to get a gun you NEED to read up on your local handgun laws and whether or not you need a CCL. ( Vary by state)


Well said!


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rjtam_00 wrote:

study law. best self-defense ever


^LOL^
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Wing Chun!
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Posted 5/17/13
Taser? That will get them on the ground!
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The crane!



"If do right, no can defense"
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The crane!



"If do right, no can defense"




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i'd love to learn a thing or two
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Parkour is a seriously hard-core workout - I was sore for a week after my first class. If someone offers it in your area (check with gymnastics groups, they sometimes partner up because of the mats and space needed), I'd really recommend it for the extreme fun and the exercise, but it'd probably take a while before you were good enough at it to use it as an escape mechanism.

I studied kenpo when I was younger, and it has served me well for defense and keeping in decent shape over the years. However, I'd suggest a more generalized self defense course if that's what you're after - many police and other departments offer them, and many karate studios will as well at times. They're targeted to people who don't have years to dedicate to studying and practice, but need practical "get out of dangerous situation" moves.
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Krav Maga. Or maybe Muay Thai.
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