There are many different kinds of martial arts. There is Karate Kun Fu, Kimpo, Aikido, Takwondo, Judo, Ju Jitsu, and many other kinds of fighting styles. Most of these fighting styles are over a thousand years old, and steeped in heavy tradition, mostly Far Eastern. What is the best and most effective martiThere are many different kinds of martial arts. There is Karate Kun Fu, Kimpo, Aikido, Takwondo, Judo, Ju Jitsu, and many other kinds of fighting styles. Most of these fighting styles are over a thousand years old, and steeped in heavy tradition, mostly Far Eastern. What is the best and most effective martial art?
I personally believe that it is boxing. That's right, boxing is the best and most effective martial art in the world.
Why is boxing more effective than traditional Asian fighting styles:
In this world, knowledge, and technology evolves over time into greater things. For example, when armies would go to war in ancient times, the most powerful and effective weapon was the bow and arrow. Now, in modern times, the most powerful weapon in warfare is the atomic bomb. As you can see, the knowledge of warfare, and technology has increased dramatically. The same can said about ancient fighting styles versus the more modern methods of fighting, because knowledge builds on knowledge over time. The truth is that ancient fighting styles like Karate Kun Fu have little effectiveness in modern day life. Sure, these old styles have their place, and are certainly effective somewhat. You might be able to defend yourself, if you caught the guy buy surprise, or he was drunk, but overall traditional martial arts are outdated. Let me give you an example, for those of you that have studied martial arts, do you remember how the instructors would teach you how to punch? You know when they told you to stand in a horse stance with your fists at your side, and then lunge forward; twisting your knuckles as you threw the punch. I'm sorry, but if you go into a fight doing that, somebody will just pop you with a quick left hook and you will be out of the fight. Don't be fooled into thinking that the little old Kun Fu instructor with a 3rd degree black belt will stand any chance, against the likes of Lenox Luis, Mike Tyson, or any other professional boxer. Tyson will kill the guy, even before he can reach for his sword, or Chinese stars. Boxing is a good example of modern fighting styles. If you want to be tough, and be able to stand your ground you need to work hard, like weight lifting, jogging, learning how to take a punch, learning how to deliver a punch, and most important, battling against an opponent, to gain experience. Boxing is the best example of this. Most of their pro boxers started boxing when they were just little kids, and worked hard for it. Two important things to being a good fighter are stamina, and being able to take a good punch. If you punch a pro boxer, he will just stand there and wink at you. Boxers can take punches better than anybody. If someone has trouble taking punches than he can't be a good boxer, a good fighter must be durable. The way that boxers are taught to punch is the highest and most effective way. Think about this, when a boxer is fighting 12 rounds against his opponent, he is fighting roughly an hour's time. You have to be tough, and in great shape in order to take punch and fight for an hour's time. Most martial artists train in the dojo without even breaking a sweat, and have little or no experience actually fighting, and they would never be able to take a good punch like a boxer can. And as far as kicking is concerned, when a man throws a kick, he sacrifices much needed balance, and is open to a devastating combo from his opponent. Kicking is usually not as powerful as a punch, because of the balance required, and the awkwardness. It is much more natural for the body to throw a punch, than to kick. The legs are to support ones balance, and balance is very important when it comers to fighting. If a guy throws a kick at you, you can easily grab his leg, throw him down, and deliver punches. If you look at the records of many pro boxers, you will find that many have 30 to 40 + fights under their belt. That is allot of experience, which is very important. Think about it, 90% of fighting involves punching, and is the primary weapon, and boxing is just that. Believe me, if 6"5, 240 pound Lenux Luis punched you in the face without his gloves on, it might kill you. Boxers can deliver a horrendous punch. Boxers are taught in the best methods of throwing, and dodging a punch. You don't just block a punch, like you were taught in Kun Fu, or Kimpo, you bob and weave. It requires great skill, talent, and top physical conditioning to be a boxer. In fact many pro boxers are in the best physical condition as humanly possible. You give me any black belt in the world, and I bet that Tyson will tear them apart in less than 20 seconds.
I don't mean to sound negative towards these other forms of martial arts, but I am just telling the truth. These other fighting styles are more of a Far East tradition. Just like many other cultures, like the French, or the Italians have their own traditions, nations like Japan, China, and Korea, have a strong Martial arts tradition, which are steeped in mysticism, legends, and old Buddest teachings. Boxing is more practical, and more suited for modern day fighting. Forget about what you have seen in the movies, Jaki Chan, Bruce Lee, or Steven Segal have nothing on any professional boxers. Most of these actors have never been in a fight. Personally, I hate fighting. When I speak of fighting in this op. I mean it in a self-defense fashion. Lastly, I want to tell you that size really does matter in a fight. That is why there is weight classes in boxing. The Lakers Basketball star player Shaq could kill a man with his own hands. Sometimes the best way to win a fight, and defend yourself is to run. If you ever were to make Shaq angry, don't stand toe to toe with a guy that big, he will hurt you, and hurt you bad. No black belt will help you in a fight with Shaq. He is too big and too strong.