The least violent martial art is Aikido. Its central principle is to avoid confrontation and to guide an opponent into submission or loss with the absolute minimum force applied.... read more ›
- 5) Sumo.
- 4) Capoeira.
- 3) Shin-Kicking.
- 2) Aikido.
- 1) Tai Chi.
Judo is among the safest of all contact sports. As a martial art and Olympic sport, Judo is governed by the International Judo Federation (IJF), which has set strict safety guidelines for competition. Our instructors are knowledgeable and always put safety first. However, as a contact sport injuries sometimes do occur.... see details ›
Silat. Getty Malaysia may not be the first place you think of when talking about martial arts, but their unique form of fighting - called Silat - is one of the deadliest in the world. Unlike some martial arts that stress spirituality or self-perfection, Silat is all about one thing: violence.... view details ›
1. On a collision course: Krav Maga. This martial art originates from Israel, where it is taught in the army and Mossad (Israel's national intelligence service), and many believe that it is the most effective way of defending yourself against an attacker.... view details ›
One of the main participants in these debates is the Japanese martial art of karate, and the short answer to the question is karate good for self-defense is yes. Karate was initially created for self-defense if trained and used as originally intended.... view details ›
High training volume in any sport will lead to overuse injuries and muscular imbalances, and Muay Thai is no exception. It's true, you really can have too much of a good thing! Fighting posture is designed to defend vulnerable parts of your body against imminent attack, not promote long-term health.... view details ›
It is a very combat-effective art and is known for its use of adapting to situations, overcoming dangers, and improvising the use of weapons when needed. The martial art was developed in the Philippines and cultivated by different regions and families, although the three most popular forms are Arnis, Eskrima, and Kali.... view details ›
Mixed martial arts has a reputation for being one of the most brutal and bloody of all contact sports, but the reality is boxing poses a greater risk of serious injury, according to new research from the University of Alberta.... read more ›
Taekwondo is relatively safe to train, especially compared to many other martial arts that include many strikes to the head unlike Taekwondo, which is one of the primary causes of brain injury in athletes and MMA fighters alike.... continue reading ›
There's no concealing the mess that sometimes comes with an MMA match. However, the statistics and policies show MMA is a lot safer than most people think, and often safer than other mainstream sports. And those injuries that are incurred can quickly be treated, and very often avoided.... see details ›
The research performed by the SAGE journals showed us that BJJ is the safest fighting style compared to the other combat arts such as taekwondo or wrestling. Don't get us wrong, there's always a chance you can injure yourself in BJJ training too if you are not careful.... see details ›