The Deadliest Martial Art In The World

The Deadliest Martial Art In The World


From the day when man first realized that
he could bash his little brother in the head with a closed fist, it’s been a literal arms
race to see who could come up with the best fighting technique. And it’s resulted in dozens of different ways
to injure and maim. According to Karate City, there are roughly
170 recognized martial arts, with widely varied disciplines ranging from Bartitsu, the 19th
century art of British walking stick fighting, to Taekwondo, the art of being dropped off
by your parents at a strip mall for an hour on Saturdays. And the wide array of fighting styles only
makes sense. Setting aside the natural human predisposition
towards being as much like a Power Ranger as possible, martial arts provide practitioners
a way to discipline both the mind and body. And mixed martial arts tournaments have become
a multi-billion dollar industry, pulling in television viewers and wealthy attendees,
all enthusiastic to find out which form of dude-smacking is going to generate the best
concussions this week. But after thousands of years of knuckle-popping
physical inhumanity to our fellow man, have we found a definitive answer to the question
“what’s the deadliest martial art in the world?” There seem to be two main contenders: Lua
and Krav Maga. Hawaii, with its scenic vistas and posi-vibe
Instagramability, might not spring to mind when you’re putting together a list of places
where folks are great at kicking the snot out of each other. But ancient Hawaiian society could be extremely
brutal, which led to the creation of Lua, also called Kapu Kuialua, a martial art traditionally
taught to royal guards which has a focus on breaking an opponent’s bones and taking advantage
of their pressure points. To hear it described, Lua almost has the air
of urban legend about it. Kids grow up hearing stories about noble warriors
with almost supernatural abilities. In fact, according to Black Belt Magazine,
the first European descriptions of the art form in 1865 included vague references to
the use of hypnotism and telepathy. You don’t actually need to be a member of
the X-Men to learn Lua, though. You do, though, need to be able to adapt to
modern realities, as modern Lua is one of the only self defense techniques to incorporate
the use of guns, a blind spot in most martial arts that would make Tai Chi in the park a
whole different experience. Also worth mentioning: its practitioners regularly
drench themselves in coconut oil in order to avoid being grappled, which means that
their gymnasiums probably smell amazing. And then there’s Krav Maga, which is one of
the newer martial arts disciplines in the world. It was created by Imi Lichtenfeld, a Jewish
acrobat, boxer and wrestler who quickly deduced that the rules of sport didn’t mean anything
in a real street fight. Living in Czechoslovakia in the 1930s, Lichtenfeld
organized a defense committee to protect his neighborhood from anti-semitic hooligans,
and soon began refining his fighting techniques in actual life-or-death street battles. Enter Krav Maga, the martial art focused on
causing as much pain and damage as possible in the shortest amount of time. It’s one of those special forms of pugilism
that you just can’t turn into a sport, since half of the competitors would wind up, optimistically,
in traction, while the other ones headed to jail. Krav Maga, as described by Elite Training
Center, hinges on a squirm-worthy but fundamental truth: “Every joint in the body is designed to bend
a specific way, and by forcing it in the other direction, it snaps.” After serving with the British forces in World
War II, Lichtenfeld began training members of the newly formed Israeli army in his special
techniques. Today, Krav Maga incorporates elements of
Aikido and judo, and it’s the go-to method of self defense for the Israeli Special Forces. So what’s the deadliest martial art? Lua? Krav Maga? Or something else? Well, it’s impossible to say, because it really
boils down to the expertise of the individual. A week-one Krav Maga student, even with the
rich history of the art form in their corner, might still be taken down by, say, a 20-year
practitioner of pillow fighting. So MMA might be our best guide, as most fighters
incorporate a mish-mash of techniques swiped a la carte from various disciplines. The deadliest martial art of all is one that
incorporates everything, like the one we just made up which is called “Professor X wielding
a flamethrower while riding a T-Rex with machetes strapped to its toes.” Your move, pillow fighters. Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more Grunge videos about your favorite
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46 Comments on “The Deadliest Martial Art In The World”

  1. Loo a ? I didn't know of that. Interesting. Bruce Lee (if anyone has heard of him) basically said they all work it just depends on the individual. So just pick one. (He did say in a film I think so he may of said just to fill out the script, who knows.) But it's my thoughts also, pick the one that suits you and get good.

  2. The only things I’ve ever had against Krav Maga is it shits on other martial arts while copying off of them too. You can’t go 100% either, and ufc does allow deadly tactics so idky everyone thinks that stuff is forbidden in ufc they just can’t get it done on high level fighters. Look at Diego Sanchez recently he’s been practicing movies to kill in the octagon and he’s giving warnings ahead of time

  3. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is the deadliest martial arts in reality. No matter what martial art you have, if you don’t know BJJ well your gonna get caught into something and put to sleep, if if that person doesn’t let go on the hold well your dead or left with a broken limb

  4. The original MMA is Okinawan Karate. Everything you'll find in MMA is in the real art of Karate Do. I've been a student of Karate for 41 years, I've I learned nothing new in my 6 years of BJJ/MMA.. except the absurd emphasis on the ground game.. have a better stand up folks.. not saying you won't end up in the ground but you're less likely to if you know what you're doing.

  5. If Bloodsport taught me anything it is you only need to master two things. Dim Mak and if that goes bad, blinding powder.

  6. Almost no martial art is a combat "thing" i modern times, most are sports with rules and regulations. So i guess, a skillfull anyone with a weapon like a Samurai or Penjak silat.
    If we take my sport Taekwondo. The low kick in a 45 dg angle to the ribs, hurts, but when you grow and file your toe nails as done in war, you kill the person, with one kick, this is why we have to discern sport and war.

  7. I get krav maga as its military, ninjutsu should have been considered as well. A variety of weapons knives, chains, staffs, as well as firearms are used. Although the poisoning, assassinations, etc isnt taught in its modern forms, its certainly a part of its history.

  8. That's what Jeet Kune Do is all about! The individual and a mix of martial arts. Mind Body Spirit Bruce did it before MMA.

  9. A good Silat practitioner can effortlessly cause great harm to an opponent. Some Chinese martial arts practitioners can cause similar harm effortlessly, especially if they incorporate Chin-na or Dim Mak into their style.

  10. By the way, as an added comment, Mao needed the best protection possible. I am informed and have confirmed through a couple more sources that his body guards were practitioners of Baji and also capable of unbelieveable acrobatic maneuvers.

  11. There is a reason neither lua or krav maga are common in MMA. A combination of BJJ and kickboxing/muay thai has been proven to work well in real matches.

  12. Only reason I can't give it to Krav Maga, is because too many fake practitioners or real practitioners with no real fight experience. Just cas you train in the gym or dojo doesn't make you ready for street combat.

  13. The answer is empirical, MMA combining Boxing, wrestling and Jiu-jitsu, nobody strikes more deadlier and more accurate than a pro Boxer in his/her given weightclass, this is supported by PSI laboratory testing methods, a HW Pro Boxer generates over a 1000lbPSI the only reason the head doesn't collapse is because the shock is for a hundredth of a second, and obviously if you are taken down by any wrestler/brazilian jiu-jitsu fighter without having similar disciplines..you're in big trouble.oh and Muay-Thai kicks are damn useful too.lol

  14. yeah the 1 u made up, is the best one i think the flying spaghetti monster religion would use when they need to take over the world!!
    seriously thanks where all dumped now!! lol love this video ty

  15. I dunno, but I think I'd have to bow to any martial art that incorporates FIREARMS in its doctrine. I don't think even Bruce Lee is going to be able to sidestep a bullet.

  16. You are misinformed my friend….check out pentjack silat and the Brazilian capoeira…these look like dance moves instead of martial arts but they are one of the most dangerous martial arts. I was a pecilat myself…they also work with black magic. There us a very hood reason why this isn't so popular as taekwondo and karate and all the other ones..

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