25 June 2011
FWS Topics: Combat Martial Arts
Martial Arts within the Regular Military
Martial Arts within Special Operations Forces
"To me, ultimately, martial arts means honestly expressing yourself. " The only answer is that there is no "best martial art", the truth is that YOU must find the art that fits your way of moving, your ideas of fighting, and your ability to use it. Now, some elements within certain arts have been used too long, becoming stale. It is best to have an art that is updated to the modern world and incorporates effective elements from other arts.
Some people may say, that Martial Art X is better than Martial Art Y, what really matters is who are you fighting. If it is a fully trained black belt from a good school with a good teacher that is honest about belts being earned, than that person is a serious threat. Now, someone that watches too many youtube videos, never works out, but watched the entire DVD set on some Ninja death art could be taken by a group of 3rd graders.In my own experience, the most dangerous fighters are experienced ones, and I've seen older boxers take black belts, because of speed, experience, and pain. The boxer hit over and over, not allowing the martial artist time to mount an offensive...and his blocks were took slow to counter the jabs of the boxer. It was over real quick...So,the real secret to what the best art is, lays within you. Depending on your training, skill, strength, and hand-eye reaction can put you on top in a fight.