Violence should be avoided as much as possible. But at times of self-defense, violence is unavoidable. One of the most important things we must learn is self-defense to protect yourself, or your kith and kin.
Let's take a look at one of the most practical and effective martial art styles which are truly applicable in real life situations.
Important note- Do not judge a martial art by it's flashy moves.
1) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)
It's a martial art which focuses on grappling and ground fighting. People who love watching UFC and MMA fights will recognize this style quickly. There is a reason why nearly all MMA fighters train in BJJ.
BJJ is a mix of takedowns, ground control, passes and submissions (as well as defenses to each).
Famous BJJ fighters- The Gracie family, BJ Penn.
2) Muay Thai
Also known as the art of eight limbs (uses eight body parts- two hands, two legs, two elbows and two knees) is not only one of the most effective martial arts styles in the world, it’s also one of the best martial arts for self defense. You've seen Muay Thai if you've watched Ong Bak.
Famous Muay Thai fighters in the UFC- Anderson Silva, Rory McDonald, Valentina Shevchenko.
One of the most famous and effective combat sports. I don't think I have to explain anything about this.
Famous fighters- Floyd Mayweather Jr, Muhammad Ali.
4) Krav Maga
Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling.
It teaches you how to disarm the aggressor in different situations like while standing, sitting in the car etc. Krav Maga trainers teach how to attack the body's vulnerabilities like the eyes, throat, groin etc.
Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.
This martial art is effective only in close combat, as it involves no striking.
Famous wrestlers in the UFC- Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Randy Couture.
Note- Other martial arts like Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Wing Chun etc are effective in certain situations too if the martial artist has abundant skill and knowledge. This Take merely guides people who are interested in learning new styles and does not criticize other martial arts in any way.
Thank you and have a good day. :)