Which Fighting Style Kicks The Most Ass?

Whether you want to subdue an attacker, takedown an opponent, or perfect the Crane Technique, there’s a fighting style that’ll help you kick some serious ass.

By Matt Christensen

There are hundreds of ways to beat someone up. Some guarantee you’ll have to install a safety on your knuckles. Others won’t even help you beat rush hour traffic. But which method of fighting kicks the most ass?

That depends. Do you want to become a traditional pain dealer, observing the techniques of centuries-old martial arts? Or would you rather take a contemporary approach to ass kicking and make your own rules?

Check out the specs on these nine ways to kick ass and decide which one you want to master.


Famous practitioners:
Chuck Norris, Chuck Liddel, Daniel LaRusso

Karate got its start in Japan more than 600 years ago, and covers various forms of kick-and-punch techniques, including Kenpo, Wado-ryu, and Shito-ryu. It’s unarmed hand-to-hand combat that’s rooted in tradition, respect, and proper technique. Translation: If you’re after an immediately gratifying knuckle-busting lesson, you and your gi should hi-yah elsewhere. Mastering karate takes lots of time and more self-discipline than not yelling “Get him a body bag!” when Daniel LaRusso squares off against Johnny Lawrence at the end of the Karate Kid. (Fun fact: Charlie Sheen turned down the role of Daniel.)

Ass kickery: Fighting Styles 3

TAGS: action movies, Fight Club, fighting


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(Thu, 07 Jul 2011 12:27:12 +0000): Actually the aikido you speak of is through the Ki Society (Originated through O-Sensei. There are more aggressive resolutions in different forms of Aikido and if you note there are massive similarities in Krav and Aikido when dealing with attackers. As a practitioner of both, because of the similarities, its easy to transition from one to another. Such as breaking a wrist or crushing a windpipe and dislocating joints. If you're going to rate Krav a 4 Aikido would not be far behind. Just my two cents.
(Wed, 13 Jul 2011 03:03:55 +0000): Your an idiot.
Wagner Pacheco (Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:17:46 +0000): The true origen of capoeira is from Angola not Brazil...
Bruce Dearborn Walker (Tue, 24 Apr 2012 18:02:31 +0000): It's not the style, it's the teacher. Find a genuine combat veteran. One of my teachers was running around in the jungle with a sword when he was a teenager (Hi uncle). Systema, Silat, Kali, Arnis de Mano, all good with the right experienced teacher, and I studied Tai Chi with a veteran of WWII and the Chinese civil wars. It's never the style, it's ALWAYS the teacher. Oh, and I ran a small chain of Kung Fu schools for 25 years, for those of you on facebook who don't know me.
Joko Septrianto (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:29:29 +0000): add my
John Seno (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 12:10:48 +0000): Wow man them Israeilis are bad ass dude! www.Mega-Crypt.tk
Jason Purcell (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:33:52 +0000): no ninjitsu this list is suck.
Maher Dosoqi (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 15:37:16 +0000): Where is Jujitsu? It's the best, it teaches you the real thing dealing with street fights.
Eric Gramse (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:03:22 +0000): there is no ONE style that is better then all the rest.. But there is a philosophy, that I believe is. Jeet Kune Do "Jeet Kun Do" founded By the brilliant Bruce Lee. I believe that is the best way to go. to sum it up shortly, take many styles and use from them what works for you to make your own style. More or less.
Daniel Lewis (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:29:54 +0000): Oh dear, yet another "which martial art is best" list by someone who clearly doesn't know very much about martial arts :/ I don't know a lot about MCMAP but if that video is representative of their 'black belt' level then that's pretty disappointing - most of it looks like a poor imitation of jujitsu.
Daniel Lewis (Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:34:42 +0000): Also, where did this bullshit idea that 90% of all fights end up on the ground? Is there a government branch that records the techniques used in street fights? Take someone to the ground on the street and have the pleasant experience of having his mates kick your head in


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