Most martial arts will not work when it comes to self defence
Why? because many were not made for self-defence in the first place; they don’t really look at how violence happens in the great big world outside the dojo.
They ignore Violence, Awareness and Prevention
It is rare to find a martial art that even looks at why, where, who and how violence happens. Many modern martial arts teach a one-size fits all philosophy. They don’t take into account the individual and their training needs. They don’t take time to prepare the student and get them thinking about the first steps that lead towards violence in any forms. Whether it is a single attack, group attack, domestic violence the list goes on and on. In each scenario the individual needs to learn to prepare themselves, learn how to effectively handle the situation and prevent it from escalating. Prevention strategies should account for most self defence yet they are non-existent within martial arts.
They are not made for self defence
Most martial arts were never made to work in a self-defence situation, they can look impressive but in reality would never work against an opponent who means you harm.
Judo and Tae Kwan Do are sports and have strict rules about how a ‘fight’ can proceed. Others, such as Karate, Kung Fu and Kick Boxing use a training method, which is flawed. Prearranged moves performed in thin air, that no attacker would use cannot help in a self-defence situation. More clubs have an out-dated and stale syllabus that has not changed for years and bears no resemblance to close quarter combat needed for self defence.
I cannot stress enough that poor quality training and focus will not give you the skills needed to defend yourself. You must train using completely uncooperative, fully resisting opponents, spend time striking, grappling, getting hit and avoiding these things. If not, no matter how hard you train, you will not be prepared for a real life attack.
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