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Martial arts form a very popular system of self defence and are known widely for their effectiveness and utility. Various people learn different types of martial arts based on their tastes and capabilities. While some people like the slow pace of tai chi, others prefer the more kick based system of tae kwon do. The different self defense systems of martial arts have many different qualities to them which makes each one special.
◦ Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a self defence system which mainly focuses on grappling.
◦ It is a combination of martial arts system and combat sports which makes it quite a powerful system comprising very interesting techniques.
◦ The best thing about the system is that it does not require you to be a tall and strong person in order to perform the techniques.
◦ A number of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques focus on how a small and physically weak person can defend himself or herself from a larger, much stronger opponent.
◦ This self defence system is the best for women and children.
◦ Krav Maga is a very complete self defence system which consists of practical, hands on techniques which are designed for real life scenarios.
◦ The combat system takes a very different approach to self defence by taking several parameters into consideration such as the opponent holding a lethal weapon.
◦ One learns how to defend oneself in the worst situations as real life is not a sports rink and nothing is planned – this is the beauty of Krav Maga.
◦ A wide range of techniques are covered under Krav Maga and it has been influenced by many others forms such as boxing, wrestling, aikido, and judo.
◦ The best part of the self defence system is its realistic touch which makes the techniques more practical and helpful in real life scenarios.
◦ Wing Chun is a Chinese martial art and an excellent form of self defence because of its focus on close range combat techniques.
◦ The various moves of Wing Chun make use of close range combat techniques such as grappling and striking moves.
◦ It is common for a Wing Chun student who has gained enough experience with bare hands to start using weapons as well. This is helpful in real life because if you have something akin to a weapon near you, you will learn how to use it effectively.
◦ The weapons are treated as an extension of the body which means they move as though they are a part of you. This promotes the use of natural movements which occur much more reflexively when in a dangerous situation.