posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 11:10 PM
reply to post by beyondthepast
Nice to see you know the names of a few martial arts.
This thread is what do you consider the best martial art in the world, you went and listed a bunch of martial arts and then named 2 more as the most
devastating. You should probably learn what you're talking about before just spouting of the names of a bunch of famous arts.
Also I think by kick-boxing you might mean Muay Thai or even Thai boxing, which is indeed a different art to kickboxing entirely.
Tae kwon do for example is not the best striking art, in fact, it is a horrible striking art as it doesn't teach follow through to cause maximum
damage from a strike.
Karate is not good as it's not taught properly, proper karate is vicious, but 99% of western dojos are not teaching you to fight. Besides that, the
Japanese did not teach foreigners correctly when Japan was first opening to the west. If you've trained in Goju Ryu Karate Do in Japan with a
japanese guy, I will have respect for your skills. Other karate no so much.
Basically the most effective martial styles are ones taught where the objective is to decimate an opponent as quickly as possible, and have had solid,
recorded experience on the battlefield.
Krav Maga ticks these boxes, Muay Thai also originated as a battlefield art, which is why it is quite dangerous, however no one is taught how to kill
using this art anymore, only a few old thai men know the techniques.
You know what would be awesome ATSers? If we could have a board where everyone actually knew what they were talking about, we might actually learn