Best Martial Art for Self Defence? Any Recommendations?Watch
I am looking to get into martial arts for self defence. I looked into typical ones like boxing and MMA, but I wondered if anyone recommends these for self defence, or would anyone recommend anything else?
I’ll tell you honestly that I’ve forgotten 80% of the moves but I gave me a good base for my self defence wherein I wouldn’t be absolutely useless if in a fight.
Best self defence though is to avoid the fight by deescalation, you never know what your opponent may have under their waistband. Honour isn’t worth your life
What's your reason for thinking they're good for self defence? Most martial arts, including the ones I mentioned, don't usually drill self defence scenarios. Self defence situations are quite far removed from what you find in a typical dojo or martial arts gym.
There's techniques you'll learn that have nothing to do with martial arts, but are useful to know.
The are some martial arts good for self defence such as Thai Boxing which focuses very heavily on self defence and is quite realistic
Martial arts are ineffective at self defence because that's usually not a dojo or gym's goal, and there's only so much it's possible to do physically speaking. The element of surprise, advantage of numbers, weapons, size/strength advantage, etc., are all worth years of martial arts training. If a chav jumps you with a knife, there's no martial art in the world that will give you good odds.