11 Best Martial Arts for Real Life Situations and Fitness

Keep reading about the best martial arts for real life situations and fitness. Supposing that somebody attacked you, what would happen? Have you ever thought about it? Insider Monkey recently published an article in which we can find the great answers for this question. I pursued Jiu-Jitsu and Judo for eight years. After graduating from the university, I came home from the far-distance provincial town, and I just wanted to some sports. That was the time that I really needed to take up a martial art.

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Martial arts and physical fitness go hand in hand because all martial arts combine strength training, conditioning, mobility, agility, flexibility, functional movements and technique. While you are getting better at each one of these aspects, your ability to defend yourself will grow more and more. If you are physically stronger, chances to fight off a bigger opponent are much bigger. If you have thought about doing some kind of martial arts, I suggest that you shouldn’t hezitate any more – but check Insider Monkey’s list and start it!

We have picked three martial arts from Insider Monkey’s list from now: Aikido, Taekwondo,  and Kyokoshin Karate. While looking for effective martial arts in real life situations you can often come across Aikido. Aikido is a Japanese martial art developed by Morihei Ueshiba. It is based on movements which redirect the momentum of the opponent’s attack as well as mastering various joint locks and twists. The focus of Aikido training is on inflicting damage on the opponent while receiving minimal damage yourself. This is sometimes crucial in real life situations. When it comes to impact on physical fitness, Aikido is a good choice for those who want to stay in shape but are not keen on hardcore physical workout. Why? Because Aikido places more emphasis on flexibility and endurance rather than strength training. When it comes to the effectiveness of techniques, I have to say that it largely depends on the situation you are in and the level of your knowledge. Taekwondo is traditional Korean martial art, and Olympic sport. Techniques are pretty effective in real life situations but it might be a good choice to focus on basic and effective techniques rather than fancy, movie-style kicks. Training involves dynamic punching and kicking, strength exercises and stretching. Kyokushin Karate is famous as “the hardest” style of karate. It consists of three sections: technique, form and sparring. Sparring aspect of kyokushin karate is very realistic and applicable to real life situations. It allows kicks to the head, body and legs as well as knee strikes and punches to the body.

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