Wednesday, September 7, 2011
The Champs Choice Of Effective Arts Revisted
A while back I went over the martial arts that I suggest you learn. Here's another look at my top picks. They are all well known martial arts and a few are olympic sports. They all require great physical conditioning and you learn what does and doesn't work quickly. Boxing is a science that you will give you superior hand skills and toughen you physically and mentally. You will learn to put your body behind your punches and learn how to take a punch. Judo will teach you to throw, control and submit. More than individual techniques, the key benefit from this art is the transition from standing to ground. Tae Kwon Do gives you fast accurate kicks. A lot of the kicks would take great skill to execute in a real fight, but the flexibility, cardio and agility from TKD is a plus. Add some of the kicking drills from TKD and you'll get all the plyometrics you need. Muay Thai is the science of 8 limbs. For me, the low kick, the clinching (with knees and elbows) are the special tools. When fighting you and your opponent will eventually lock up (in a clinch) and you want to be able to dish out some punishment. These are proven systems and can be practiced as they will be applied in combat.