- What is the most effective martial art ?
I’m sure many of you have already wondered what is the most effective martial art? It i legitimate? First of all, I am going to answer a question which seems simple, but which is not at all. What exactly is meant by the most effective martial art? In reality, effectiveness depends on the purpose of the discipline and the need or desire of the practitioner. From my point of view, it is not necessarily art that is effective, but rather what the practitioner does. One can certainly say that some disciplines are more effective than others in fighting one-on-one. But the goal depends mainly on the practitioner and not on the discipline.
- The most effective martial art, a myth ?
From my point of view, the most effective martial art is more a myth than a reality. I think that’s the approach we have of our martial art that will make it effective or not. Every martial discipline has always sought to develop values, a state of mind and combat techniques. And to judge the effectiveness of a fighting art, it is essential to understand why it was founded, for what purpose, and what is the purpose of an advanced practitioner?
The effectiveness of martial art can also be judged by the number of years of practice it takes to reach a certain level! In short, the most effective martial art is the one that suits you and that meets your expectations.
Masters capable of revolutionizing their discipline because they excel at it, they exist little or more and that is what makes all their genius. To establish this list, the criteria taken into account were, the ability to influence millions of people around the world and time in learning martial arts and significant change due to the creation of innovative elements. This list, which is intended to be as objective as possible, brings together 10 of the most influential masters in the history of martial arts.
- Bruce Lee, founder of the Jeet Kune Do and a great actor in the democratization of martial arts in general, he exerted an influence without precedent .
- jigaro Kano (1860-1938) is the founder of Judo. He is also the first Asian of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- God of karate and the Internet, Walker Texas Ranger is much more than a myth, he is Chuck Norris.
- Royce Gracie, winner of the first UFC tournament thanks in particular to the Brazilian JJB. Following his victory, millions of people followed his teachings.
- Masahiko Kimura (1917-1993) is simply considered the greatest judoka of all time. In particular, he defeated Helios Gracie by submission.
- Yip Man, an emblematic figure of the wing shu, he was also the master of one Bruce Lee.
- Masutatsu Ōyama (1923-1994), founder of the Kyokushinkai Karate School.
- Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) is the founder of Shotokan karate, the one still practiced today.
- Choi Hong Hi, general in the South Korean army he is the symbolic father of Taekwondo.
- Chojun Miyagi (1888-1953) karate master and founder of the Goju-Ryu style.