BRAZILIAN JIU JITSU
One of the most effective self-defense and grappling arts, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu technique allows for the trained person to have complete dominance over an opponent, regardless of the size difference. Made famous by the Gracie lineage, Brazilian jiu Jitsu is the back bone of all self-defense and martial arts.
Muay Thai is the official combat sport of Thailand, and focuses on all of the skills used in western boxing and kick boxing, but with the heavy focus on elbows, knees, and the clinch. Muay Thai is a striking art that encompasses every single limb as a weapon and can be seen everywhere from Mixed Martial Arts to self-defense training.
If Brazilian Jiu Jitsu focuses on being on the ground and Muay Thai focuses on staying on your feet, then Wrestling can be considered the transition between the two. An overlooked martial art, becoming adept at wrestling will allow you to dictate where the fight takes place. Wrestling is an art that many practice from an early age, and despite no professional league, it is competed in both Colleges and the Olympics and will provide you an advantage in any combat situation.
Boxing is one of the most popular self-defense trainings as well as a very efficient form of exercise. While boxing primarily teaches you how to punch properly, it also creates a high level of aerobic conditioning, as well as a fluidity of movement not seen in other combat sports. Boxing is a great way to understand distance, as well as the importance of positioning and balance!
Krav Maga is a self-defense system developed for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and is known for its real life focus and extreme efficiency. Krav Maga is derived from the basics of boxing, Akido, Karate, wrestling and realistic fight training. Krav Maga differs from other martial arts in that it teaches how to defend oneself from multiple attackers and disarming armed assailants in the most realistic and efficient ways possible. Krav Maga has been adopted by various militaries and police departments across the world.
MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a combat sport that involves a high level of proficiency from each individual martial art, specifically boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu jitsu and Muay Thai. In its creation, MMA was a challenge to see which martial art was the best and most effect against one another. As the sport progressed and evolved, MMA has now become the premier form of self-defense and combat sports exercise. Popularized by the Ultimate Fighting Championship, MMA practitioners have become experts at multiple individual arts, becoming prepared for any situation.