It's one of the most common questions martial experts hear: Which martial art should I study for self-defense? Well, one of our resident experts succinctly explains which 10 martial arts might fit the bill!
I selected 10 systems that I’ve practiced and found to be self-defense worthy. It’s hard to say just one art does it all. The best advice is to try them all and get in combat shape. Ultimately, it’s not the art that’s important; it’s the individual. It’s not the technique that makes the difference; it’s the delivery. A smooth stone that hits its mark is going to be more effective than a .44 Magnum bullet that misses. Train with purpose; the more you sweat in the gym, the less you bleed on the street.
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