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The Top 3 Martial Arts for Self-Defense

Want to start learning martial arts for self-defense but not sure what to pick? These three are definitely worth looking into.

Want to start learning martial arts for self-defense but not sure what to pick? 

These three are definitely worth looking into.

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Jeet Kune Do

Jeet Kune Do, which was created by Bruce Lee, is at the top of my list.

This was probably one of the first mainstream mixed martial arts. His theory was to take what works from anywhere you want, hence making it a very effective martial art for self-defense. 

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My second pick for the best martial art for self-defense is mixed martial arts, which is ideal for street fighting

This is a combination of striking and grappling, generally Muay Thai (probably the most effective striking art there is) and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a very formidable ground fighting art. 

One big advantage of training in MMA is the amount of fitness involved, and everyone knows that being physically fit provides a significant edge in self-defense.

Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a militant martial art developed for the Israeli Defense Forces.

Although many of the techniques are military specific, it is highly adaptable for people from all walks of life to be used for general self-defense. 


In conclusion, it is totally up to you whether you want to learn martial arts for self-defense such as Jeet Kune Do, MMA, or Krav Maga or simply study self-defense.

And if you don't want to take formal classes, even training with a friend or just by yourself is better than nothing.

To start training in highly effective self-defense, check out 'The Self-Defense Handbook'.

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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