posted on Oct, 30 2010 @ 06:47 AM
None of them are the best, in fact all of them are largely useless. In a real combat situation, you cannot effectively recall complex manoeuvres and
techniques and not only that but those complex manoevres and techniques are rarely useful at all. Any hand-to-hand combat system must consist of
extremely simple movements, the bulk of the teaching being biological and psychological information and the rest being strength and fitness
If you are learning a martial art that does not sound similar to this, give it up immediately:
Strike the guy in the head, aiming for the jaw. If you can do this, don’t do anything else. The secondary target would be the neck but this tends to
be difficult to contact during and is best used as part of a pre-emptive attack.
If someone is too close for you to strike them with a decent amount of force then the chances are that their eyes are available, use either your left
thumb on their left eye or vice versa. This not only gives you decent grip on their head but blocks their vision. Push HARD, your intention is to push
past their eye, through the thin layer of muscle behind it and into their brain. The chances are that they will move away extremely quickly so that is
why you use one hand only, as soon as they move into a decent range strike with the elbow or hand of the other arm into their head or jaw or neck if
Without a doubt the most important thing, more so than strength, speed and fitness is intent. You should fight with a cold, systematic aggression,
much like an insect. A defensive mindset is useless, you can not block or counter an attack more quickly than someone can throw it and throw another
one whilst you are trying to counter the first. You need to be on the offense at all times and not stop until your enemy is completely harmless, or
“neutralised”. Do not waste any time, your mind should be saying “attack, attack, attack, attack...” and increasing in volume at any time that
you are not actively attacking them.
Out of all of the martial arts mentioned, Krav Maga is the one I would recommend most. This is not because of any specific techniques but for their
emphasis on aggression, "realism", correct body mechanics and fitness. Of course there are martial arts utilising weapons that I would recommend but
I am assuming that the question was regarding hand-to-hand combat. I would consider myself quite experienced and knowledgable in the reality of
hand-to-hand combat and I would be happy to answer any questions in a U2U or on this thread.