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Martial arts are great as spectator sports and a good way to get fit, but they really come into their own when they are used in self-defense – undoubtedly the ultimate result for many of them. This list looks at ten of the best martial arts for if you are especially interested in defending yourself against attackers.

10. Kickboxing

9. Karate

8. Aikido

7. Wing Chun

6. Jiu Jitsu

5. Jeet Kune Do

4. Western Boxing

 This hybrid mixes Jiu-jitsu’s standing throws and strikes with ground fighting, which emphasizes joint manipulation and overall control of the opponent, effectively ending a fight very quickly. The larger the attacker, the more easily he can be grappled off his feet, using his center of gravity against him.

2. Keysi Fighting Method

 It is Israel’s national martial art, developed largely by Imi Lichtenfeld,  for the purpose of street survival. It incorporates Western boxing punches, Karate kicks and knees, Greco-Roman wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu ground fighting, Jiu-jitsu throws and grappling, and most importantly, “bursting,” adapted from Wing Chun. This is a simultaneous defense/attack: instead of blocking an attack and then delivering a response, you block the attack and deliver a response at the same time, i. e., block with the left arm and push forward with the legs, striking with the right fist to the throat, all simultaneously.

Also stressed are attacks to vulnerable body parts: the eyes, throat, and groin.  Emphasis is also placed on disarming attackers with both knives and handguns, and turning these weapons on the attacker. It also exclusively trains hand-eye coordination, until defense becomes second nature and does not require thought. And a good Krav Maga instructor can teach all of this to anyone, regardless of athletic prowess.

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Every day, women face dangers in every facet of life; from walking through an empty parking garage, to heading to your apartment after work.  Are you prepared for the assailant who may be waiting around the corner?  Modern self-defense techniques have been effective for many women who have felt vulnerable in urban and rural communities alike, but improvements can be made.  That’s where Krav Maga can help.  Krav Maga North Shore may prove to be the best self-defense system for women as it takes the strengths of all different martial arts, and combines them; making Krav Maga so effective.

A Complete Approach to Self-Defense

Stories are always circulating about what an attack can do to a community.  Before long, women feel insecure about going out alone at night.  Anyone unprepared to meet a physical or sexual assault, should proceed with extreme caution; however, you have the power to take control of the situation and be the imposing force, who should not be disturbed.  Krav Maga teaches that art of rapid response; preparing you to combat an assailant’s first move.  Beyond That, Krav Maga instills the fighter’s spirit in you.  When some makes and advance, you’ll make sure you are prepared to beat the challenge back.

A Survivor’s Approach to Self-Defense

Krav Maga creator, Imi Lichtenfeld, found himself in the worst situation possible: A Hungarian Jew, living in Bratislava (Slovakia) before World War II; he became target of anti-Semitic mobs prowling the streets for victims.  Lichtenfeld faced assaults with knives, chains, bats and more–often with multiple attackers testing his mettle.  In response, he learned to defend himself by any means necessary.  He sprang into action when he saw a knife; he circled and kicked when he saw two attackers approach and he jabbed quickly in weak spots of opponents to disable them and move on.

In essence, he learned how to meet and beat back attacks so assailants would not have a second chance.  The Krav Maga approach to women’s self-defense  follows the same principles.   If someone tried to intimidate you with a weapon: you’ll feel perfectly capable of disarming them.  If someone tries to lay a hand on you: you will take that arm and twist it until the aggressor is subdued.  Quick jabs to the the throat or solar plexus will make the assailant incapable of continuing.

Becoming the Essence of the Empowered Warrior

Taking the Krav Maga Approach to self-defense means in essence becoming a warrior who must be conquered.  Every Krav Maga practitioner feels the power within them.  It begins with rigorous fitness training.  You will feel improved balance, endurance and strength on every level.  You will be prepared to dive, lunge, kick, dodge and disable attackers.  You will become a complete fighting machine capable to count any assault that comes your way.

With Krav Maga Salem MA training under your belt, you will recognize the signs of impeding trouble and see how to avoid  it.  You never want to invite trouble; however, your instincts will not allow you to be the victim.


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