A very good way to stay healthy and fit is martial arts. They are also a great sport to watch. But the real benefit of these sports is to be able to defend yourself from violent attackers. The ultimate goal of martial arts is to learn to defend yourself. We will discuss the best martial arts which are really handy in providing self defend.
Kickboxing is one of the forms of martial arts for self defense. Usually the mugs who attack you on the streets are not specialists in any fighting style. The only thing they know is to swing wildly and violently. Therefore even if you have got a very basic training of this form, you will be able to defend yourself effectively. It has many forms and offshoots. One of the commonly know form is Muay Thai (meaning “art of the eight limbs”).
Kickboxing for self defense will use punches, knees, kicks and elbows. They are aimed at all the vulnerable points with high speed and power. If the attacker have a gun or a knife, he is most likely to use this only weapon. The defender on the other hand is equipped with many weapons: The hands, elbows, knee and feet!
If a scoundrel attacks you on the street, move a little forward and fly a powerful kick straight into his chin. Such kicks are basic techniques of kickboxing. It trains you to hit kicks with speed and power. An accurate and correct kick on the chin will shatter the jaws of the attacker, destroy his larynx, break his teeth and cut his tongue. Just one correct kick will make him to kiss the ground!
We will tell you one more move of kickboxing. Step to a side, grab the weapon arm of the attacker, and throw your forehead at his nose. You might be thinking that this will hurt your forehead. That is not true. You might feel a slight pain but nothing too serious. On the other hand this will broke the nose of the attacker and send him into agony.
Kick boxer works very hard on body conditioning of different parts of the body. Body conditioning makes the body parts to stop sending significant signals of pain to the brain. Professional kick boxers do this by repeated damage to body parts. Well trained boxer can kick and break a baseball bat into two parts without feeling any pain on the shin. Kick boxers need certain equipement for training. For example they need boxing gloves, shin pads, groin guards, and Muay Thai shorts.