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Before we start talking about self-defense, we need to talk about fitness. Are you fit? If not, you cannot defend yourself without a weapon. You cannot run, react or endure a situation where physical fitness might come in to play.
Be prepared for conflict by first preparing your body.
From here we can consider what to spend our time on when it comes to combat techniques. Martial arts are varied from Aikido to Tai Chi to Muay Thai. There is a lot out there. So, what is the best?
Most MMA fights are stopped because of punches. I know real life is not an MMA fight but knowing how to hit and not be hit is a big deal in self-defense. You see, most people haven’t been hit and when they get hit for the first time they quit.
Boxing is also a great means of getting in shape.
The most effective grappling art for smaller people, BJJ was designed for a smaller person to overcome a bigger person. I can think of no better path to follow for anyone. There is always someone bigger and big criminals are looking for small victims.
Dont be a victim in this nation any more.
Muay Thai is beautiful. Its the ultimate striking art. From throwing elbows to kicking legs, it’s absolutely devastating.
From mastering the clinch between two people to throwing devastating kicks to the body. Muay Thai is the ultimate striking. This powerful method is so thorough and effective that it is still used as the military martial art of the nation of Thailand.
Self-defense is critical this day and age. Confidence, fitness, and proficiency with your techniques will make all the difference. Dont forget a concealed carry weapon, just in case you are faced with multiple attackers or put in a position where a firearm is the best option.