7 of the Most Effective Martial Arts Forms

From ground-based grappling to standup striking,
here are 7 of the most effective martial arts forms. These tenacious techniques have created some
of the needliest human waypoints on the planet. Number 7: Silat
Roughly translated as ‘fighting skill’, Silat is an umbrella term used in reference
to the various fighting styles that have originated in the Malay Archipelago. Depending on the region, Silat may vary in
name and technique. In Malaysia it is called ‘Silat Melayu’
while Indonesian Silat is referred to under the full name ‘Pencak Silat’. Nevertheless, there are core similarities
between the different forms of the martial art. Its origins rely heavily on oral tradition. Some experts have found a connection between
Silat and the fighting styles of ancient Persia and place its creation somewhere between the
year 600 and 1200 AD. There are some similarities between Silat
and Chinese martial arts such as taking inspiration from nature and the movements of various animals
and building them into the fighting style. Silat Harimau, for example, adapts the movements
of the tiger to suit the needs of comeback. Harimau involves locks and breaks achieved
through fingers in the esophagus, power blows to the head and neck and Pukulan or multiple
striking. Regardless of the region, Silat has a wide
range of takedowns and needly strikes which are commonly delivered from a much lower stance
than other martial arts. The lower stance work also gives Silat great
fluidity as its practitioners can transition very fluently between various facets of fighting,
displaying great adaptability both to open environments as well as closed spaces. Silat is not concerned solely with unarmed
comeback. The arsenal of a seasoned Silat practitioner
would most likely include a wave-like sword called the kris, considered both a spiritual
object and a waypoint, or the karambit dagger. In the hands of an experienced fighter the
karambit is extremely dangerous. The hilt has a ring at the end which the wielder
holds with their index finger that facilitates the underhanded grip on the distinctly curved
blade. The wielder can unleash ad hacks from unusual
angles that are hard to defend against. Number 6: Dambe
Dambe is a viscious form of fighting with roots in Egypt, commonly associated with the
Hausa people of West Africa. Many of the terminology and techniques allude
to wore fair and it was traditionally practiced as a means of preparing the men for wore. Most of those who practiced Dambe were part
of the Hausa butcher caste groups and the tradition developed into a fighting challenge
that commonly took place during the local harvest festival. Nowadays, companies of boxers from various
groups travel to compete in outdoor matches that are accompanied by drumming and a ceremony. Usually, Dambe competitors are fairly matched
in size despite the fact that there are no formal weight classes. The three rounds that make up a match do not
have a time limit and normally end when an opponent’s body, knee or hand touches the
ground, when an official or one of the fighters calls a halt or when there is no activity. To knock an adversary down is referred to
as ‘killing the opponent’. The main waypoint in Dambe is the strong-side
fist, also known as the spear. The strong-side fist is wrapped in a cloth
covered by a tightly knotted cord. Although currently considered to be an illegal
practice, up until recently, fighters would often dip the spear in a mixture of sticky
resin and broken glass. The lead hand, also known as the shield, is
held facing the opponent and may be used to hold or grab. The lead leg is often wrapped in thick chain
and can be used both defensively and offensively. Both the lead leg and the unwrapped leg can
be used to kick. The strikes in Dambe can cause severe damage
and that is why timing is one of the key aspects that fighters must consider in order to avoid
serious injury. Number 5: Vale Tudo
Regarded as precursor of today’s mixed martial arts Vale Tudo is a full-contact comeback
sport, which originated in Brazil, that has very few rules attached to its name which
roughly translates as ‘anything goes’. It originated in the 1920s, when it was showcased
at circuses and shows throughout Brazil. Traditional Vale Tudo is aimed at pure comeback. Practitioners do not wear gloves, there are
no weight classes and head-butts as well as hits to the throat or testicles are allowed. Aside from moves that would be deemed eagle
in most martial arts such as a standing opponent hitting a grounded one, Vale Tudo fighters
may also make use of techniques such as locks, sweeps, grappling and striking, submissions
or takedowns. Much like the modern, better-organized and
safer forms of mixed martial arts, training in Vale Tudo involved a broader understanding
of multiple disciplines as well as intense physical conditioning. It evolved from the side-show brawls into
a finer science but due to its violent and bloody nature, it failed to gain mainstream
support and was slowly forced underground. The UFC or Ultimate Fighting Championship
rose in its place. Even though in the early stages, UFC matches
bared a resemblance to the violence of Vale Tudo, it gradually progressed into a safer
competition with millions of supporters worldwide. Number 4: Muay Thai
Muay Thai was developed in Thailand and its roots can be traced back to the middle of
the 18th century, during the bottles between Siam and the Burmese of the Konbaung Dynasty. Thai folklore tells the story of famous Siamese
fighter Nai Khanomtom, who, after being captured by the Burmese invading trupes, was for east
to fight during a seven-day festival organized by King Hsinbyushin. The Burmese ruler wanted to see how Burmese
boxing would fare against the Muay Boran, which would later become Muay Thai, practiced
by Nai Khanomtom. After using an on bought of various viscious
strikes to lake down ten consecutive opponents, with no rest between the fights, Nai Khanomtom
won his freedom and was given a gift of two beautiful Burmese wives. The king was so impressed with the performance
that he declared that every part of Nai Khanomtom’s body was ‘blessed with venom’. Muay Thai gradually grew in popularity and
became a national sport in Thailand. It gained an international reputation during
the twentieth century after several notable practitioners of other martial arts were defeated
in tournaments by Muay Thai fighters. Also known as the ‘art of eight limbs’
it is a fighting style that enables its practitioners to use their knees, fists, elbows and shins
combined with a series of clinches in full-contact bouts. Aside from training routines that include
many staples of comeback sport fitness such as abdominal exercises, bodyweight resistance
exercises, jump rope or running, Muay Thai fighters also undergo a ruthless conditioning
regimen. Because many of the strikes involve the use
of the shin, they harden the bones through a process called cortical remodeling. By hitting bags filled with sand, dense heavy
bags or even trees they break down the bone tissue in their shins which is then replaced
by a new, harder tissue through a process called ossification. Muay Thai strikes are powerful and explosive
and while many fighters use reach and distance to control the pace of a fight, the hardest
hits take place during the clinch. Unlike Western boxing, Muay Thai fighters
are not separated once they clinch. Instead they employ various stand-up grappling
techniques to deliver punishing knee or elbow strikes from close-quarters. Number 3: Systema
The comeback style practiced by the infamous Russian Spetznaz, Systema focuses on controlling
the most important parts of the opponent’s body, such as the knees, waist, ankles, elbows,
shoulders and neck through critical hits and pressure points. The central principles of this Russian martial
art are based on understanding the laws of anatomy and biomechanics with a focus on exploiting
the natural weaknesses of the human form. It does not have fixed patterns of movement. Training involves drills and sparring that
include grappling, hand-to-hand comeback, firearms training and knife fighting. Systema also teaches its practitioner how
to confront multiple ad hackers some of whom may also be darmed. The body has to be filled with impulsive potential,
effortless movement, endurance and flexibility. The practitioner has to be free from tensions,
in a psychological state that is calm and free from fear, and her, pride or self-pity. Breathing, relaxation and fluidity of motion
are the main focuses of training in Systema. Another important aspect is using the ad hackers
momentum against him. It is a system based on strengthening the
physical, psychological and spiritual sides of an individual. Russia was ad hacked by various countries
throughout its history. From the Mongols to the Huns, each new empty
brought a particular fighting style to the country for sing Russians soldiers to adapt. Thus Systema was born. Although its origins are uncertain some historians
have traced the martial art back to tenth century. Number 2: Krav Maga
Krava Maga is a comeback system developed for the Israeli security noises, Mossad and
Shin Bet, and for the Israel Defense Forces or IDF. It is widely regarded as one of the needliest
martial arts systems ever created borrowing elements from aikido, judo, boxing, wrestling,
muay thai and others. It is widely known for its brutal efficiency. Krav Maga practitioners place great emphasis
on the instinctive nature of comeback, situational awareness and train to confront and overcome
real-world situations. They are taught how to escape jokes and holds
as well as how to deal with ad hackers wielding knives, bats or firealarm. One of the central ideas is to use attentions
and flutal counter-ad hacking techniques to end a fight as quickly as possible, whenever
a physical confrontation cannot be avoided. Krav Maga in its original form took the most
simple and practical elements from other fighting styles and incorporated them into a system
that could be rapidly taught to military conscripts. Some of its basic principles include: simultaneous
ad hacking and pretends, count ad hacking as quickly as possible, continuing to strike
an opponent until they are completely incapacitated, the use of simple and easily repeatable strikes
and targeting the body’s most vulnerable points such as the eyes, face, throat, groin,
solar plexus, knees or fingers. Krav Maga was developed by Hungarian-Israeli
martial artists Imi Lichtenfeld. He used his street fighting experience and
his training as a wrestler and boxer to pretend the Jewish quarter from fascists groups in
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia during the mid-to-late 1930s. After migrating to Israel in the late 1940s,
Lichtenfeld began providing comeback training to what would later become the IDF. Nowadays, several organizations such as the
US Marine Corps and British SAS have begun to teach variations of Krav Maga. Although it has number of core principles,
Krav Maga is a fighting system that continuously grows and evolves always incorporating new
techniques in congruence with the real-life situations. Number 1: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or BJJ was developed into its current form through the various practices,
experiments and adaptations of Kodokan Judo performed by Helio and Carlos Gracie who passed
their knowledge to their extended family. Today the Gracie name is synonymous with this
martial art. The central concept behind BJJ is that a weaker,
smaller opponent can successfully pretend against a stronger and heavier assailant. In the beginning, to illustrate this point,
the Gracie brothers would accept numerous challenges from practitioners of other martial
arts, many of whom were more massive than they were, and defeat them in open comeback. This was a direct contributing factor to the
creation of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. BJJ places great emphasis on groundwork, leverage
and proper technique. It influenced the perception in the mixed
martial arts world that fighting should only be focused on stand-up positions. BJJ practitioners will often take the fight
to the ground and employ VARIOUS various chokeholds and joint-locks to submit their opponents. Even though in a controlled or competitive
environment fighters release the lock following a tap-out, in the real world BJJ can be used
to break or dislocate bones. Furthermore, the various types of jokes cut
the supply of oxygen to the brain and may result in serious health complications if
not released on time.

100 thoughts on “7 of the Most Effective Martial Arts Forms

  1. Of all the modern martial arts, i think the ones with the greates contribution is Judo, since they invented the color belt grading system. Made alot of money for many martial arts masters surely. 😉

  2. Combat Sambo is my favorite
    Heres my list

    Combat Sambo
    Muay Boran
    ACT Armed Combat and Tactics
    Sanda/Sanshou – Chinese kickboxing + wrestling, throws and takedowns

  3. Missed boxing, panantukan, yaw yan kickboxing (probably the deadliest kickboxing in the world), white crane kung fu and few more.

  4. Dude, I’ve practiced freestyle wrestling for 5 years and i kicked asses of every brasilian jiujitsu fighter at mma fights.
    JUDO is a lot better than Brasilian jiujitsu

  5. Check out eskrima. It's a martial arts about knife fighting. How to most efficiently use knife to kill efficiently. That's probably the reason a lot of murder cases in Philippines are mostly due to machete, knife or cleaver.

    I forgot where I read this, but the bayonetta and combat knife training of armies around the world are (maybe partially) based on eskrima.

  6. trying to bring a street fight to the ground is probably the most stupid move to make, as the guy attacking you likely has some backup you cant evade while putting the other guy into a submission. theres actually a video out there of someone doing a ground and pound and then a girl (!) comes over kicks him in the face and knocks him out cold. a deadly mistake tbh.

  7. MMA for sport of course/ vale tudo for street/ enough said one is cleaner for sports and the other is everything goes using your limbs only of course and as for other martial arts you take something that can be effective in either of the two listed above basically its definition haha if I see something that can be effective against a professional fighter why not use it lets say for example a wing Chun elbow the way it comes in might be a surprise to an MMA fighter because he's used to the conventional muy Thai style elbow, or a kung fu kick a different variation than the conventional kickboxing ones, of course, it needs to be applied in its correct place as with every move. so ultimately MMA is the pinnacle because it's always evolving its called fighting's truest form because it's always adapting. MMA was not really explored back in the day because what they did was integrate weapons with their style swords, spears, knives etc you could think of it as basic combat training with weapons included of today's society so it's military training, basically saying I'm not going to spend 10 minutes fighting you in combat no I'm going home and your either going to die here or lose a limb. As for arena events gladiators etc, the societies of the past are used to a more obscene world then ours of today just a hard life incomparable to our entertainment of today wasn't fighting in a sense where the one can go home it was kill or be killed and they used what was efficient according to those times which was blunt or sharp objects integrated with your basic fighting style. As for when guns were created and shown to the world the need for learning these military art forms became obsolete in a sense, not as effective but still useful. my point being in today's society the world is cruel of course it's horrible but in no way comparable to what it used to be we became gentler in a sense we have more time to see these avenues that we couldn't before we can learn how to fight without killing someone. so now the aim of the game is using whats most efficient way to subdue/conquer someone without weapons as in today's norms people don't carry a sword, guns etc, of course sometimes knives and guns but in that case, you run or give them a wallet and that's it haha quick history for dummies in the world of fighting

  8. "vale tudo" the pronunciation killed me, lol, very deadly indeed. A little tip for the creator: it's "va (as "fa" in fantastical, only with a v) le (as in "lay") Va-lay tudo. Vale Tudo.

  9. What a joke.. My Master is one of the USMC martial art trainers and he doesn't do anything you just said.. We fight every system you just said and BJJ is the only good one

  10. Please,for the love of god,stop misguiding people,just because you got a deep voice doesnt mean most of these are actually good,you know which sports are the best?the ones that can be proven,and have been proven,Dont put so much bullshit in these lists,learn your sports and martial arts,the only ones that are effective here are Muay thai(or boran) and BJJ

  11. this kind of video is shit, all martial arts is good and here they forgot a lot of them…no one is better, just different way to go to the same objective

  12. Vale Tudo, just like MMA, is not a martial art in itself. Every practitioner has a background in different martial arts like BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing, etc.

  13. Most effective are BJJ, Muay Thai, Kickboxing, Boxing, Sambo, Wrestling. Basically, martial arts that would work in real life situations. BJJ is the most effective because most fights end up on the ground and it works against bigger opponents.

  14. Great video documentation works by your channel. I really like it. Regards. Gurukulam communication are also promoting kalaripayattu the traditional art form of kerala must visit & Suggest us. Thank you .

  15. Tekken is wrong about systema.the filipina character is doing muay-thai no systema.systema had a big similaities to kravmaga

  16. I've always found sambo works best for me.

    Me personally, my list goes

    1. Sambo
    2. BJJ (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, eg Gracie jiu jitsu, 10th planet bjj etc)
    3. Freestyle wrestling
    4. Kickboxing (dutch/ muay thai)
    5. Boxing
    6. Judo
    7. Karate
    8. TKD
    9. Greco Roman wrestling
    10. Shoot wrestling (eg the Gracie hunter, Josh Barnett)

  17. You will never call SILAT a bullshido cause this style could kill your Mma fighter with ease😌
    Please watch girl named CHINTYA CHANDRANAYA & man named YAYAN RUHIYAN

  18. Martial arts is the fastest and most efficient way, for one to become physically fit mentally sound spiritually balanced being able to express physical freedom. Which will allow one to demonstrate that they are living up to the pleasure potential responsibility of femininity and masculinity. Out of all the teachings one can learn here during life martial arts is by far the most beneficial physically mentally spiritually. In layman's terms no one can express or receive love in its entirety if the don't know themselves. So learn your body's capabilities and limitations through, high sources of nutrition clean water fitness formal education hands-on experience. Fully engaging with all your body senses to their extreme limits in the most efficient way that is humanly possible, when 1! Has that level of body awareness one will definitely have the discipline, loyalty devotion appreciation respect confidence to validate confirm signify that the are being true' towards love honor in the creation of life. For if life is not free! Why the hell would death be any cheaper. Case closed. Mercy forgiveness spiritual welfare are not changing those facts, protecting ' carrying" compensating for any souls or spirits that are connected to a life that does not do its best to improve upon and maintain the quality of it. The goal is for each person's generation to becomes stronger smarter healthier happier better off physically mentally possibly spiritually then the previous generation. now hit it up" and don't fuck it up by being a soft lazy out of shape over fed undernourished, feebleminded physically inadequate submissive subservient. Sellout trader to America trumpet blower. now I wish and pray for my soul and spirit to be held spiritually accountable to the statements I proclaim. I guarantee you never see here another body man in power persons of legal religious authority leaders ever freely validate the statements they proclaim with that level of certainty. One reason the don't have the best interest of the majority of the population's needs at heart) another reason could be they, come from a breed of cowards. Or are simply living a life that suggests confirms validates them as being feebleminded physically inadequate submissive subservient it doesn't get any worse than that. One is genetic hereditary the other is a generic) learned behavior" either way it is physically mentally spiritually useless to freely live and die in a low-quality manner.Don't be scared because I know you're scared S.R.F.

  19. Thanks for the great video. One thing however while Kravmaga variables may be used by other Millitaries The US Marines do not use it, as you had said. Actually the US Marines Use their own form of combat called MCMAT it's origins go back to 1775 when ship to ship naval combat between British sailors and US Merchant Marines required a low balance system of fighting that could be used on unsteady surfaces and ships rigging. Over time it evolved in to a very systematic way of quickly and efficiently killing an opponent, with as little movement or effort as possible most of it's moves involve joint manipulation and use of an opponents own body weight. While A large majority of the moves involve taking what ever weapon the opponent has and using it to disable or kill them while they are still holding it. This was Especially effective during Desert Storm when many bunkers after having been cleared by US Marines were often said to have looked like the scene of a mass suicide because of the fighting style used by the Marines. It is also said to have been a major factor in the US winning their battles because many enemies who encountered these scenes were often mistakenly in the belief that the ones who were dead were so terrified that they took their own lives rather than fight the Marines.

  20. Let me save you time because this is still full of esoteric nonsense. The most effective arts as seen from real life data.

    Tier 1:
    Muay Thai

    Tier 2:
    Karate (Kempo/Shotokan/Kyokushin)
    Marine Martial Arts program
    Army Combatives
    Kick Boxing
    Japanese JuiJitsu

    Tier 3
    ITF Taekwondo
    Hybrid programs that often gloss over the nuances of the arts they pull from. Shit like Krav Maga and Women's Self-defense courses.

    Tier 4:
    Kung Fu
    WTF Taekwondo

  21. Why is systema and krav maga here… The only thing they teach you is false confidence in your fighting skills. At least bjj is number one and not aikido or some other mcdojo art.

  22. Systema and Krav Maga ? Bitch please, this is bullshit. Any practitioner of Muay Thai, MMA, kickboxing will easly kick their ass

  23. bjj is 30% effective in street fight.its more like ground fight.And is focused on one opponent rather multiple opponent like boxing muay thaI.Its great and amazing a in fight sports like MMA but in streets do you actually think you are in ground locking a guy and other thugs will wait for you not to stomp u to pulp.ONE on One may be its will be destructive but in street fight with no rules and you on ground locking a guy on arm bar and stuff like that will put u on dangerous situation as other thugs will fuck the shit out of you as yu are already on ground.KRava maga all day every day.

  24. systema is a fighting style made to take on 6 opponents at the same time, and the use of your opponents momentum and composed state of being, saves you tremendous amounts of energy while delivering deadly countermeasures.

  25. Everything was fine in the video until it was spoiled by making BJJ number one.

    In a street fight or self defense situation you must fight standing up and if you do hit the ground your main goal is to get back up on your feet without getting hit.

    Even if you are a master of BJJ, what guarantee do you have that nobody else is going to jump in and stomp/kick you on the ground?

    What makes me an expert?
    Nick Drossos

    Self-Defense vs MMA
    Nick Drossos
    @ 3:50👇

  26. All the kwans styles that merged in to taekwondo. Tell the story of taekwondo

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