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Ladies, Learn To Defend Yourself; 3 Forms Of Self-Defence For Women

Posted: December 13, 2019

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Learning ‘self-defence’ techniques will not just keep you fit and active but also help you in case of unforeseen circumstances. Here are three martial art forms you can learn.

Crimes against women are increasing by the day and at the same time, no efforts are being taken to ensure women’s safety which is a very shameful thing. But in such times, isn’t it a good idea to learn how to protect ourselves? No matter how prepared people think they are, in real-life situations, many will freeze. Practicing self-defence can help you prepare for such scenarios.

 Almost all of us are aware of the benefits of learning self-defence, so I am not going to bore you with the same old information again. Instead, I am going to share something new with you.

Many of us considered taking a self-defence class, but the real challenge is choosing the right one. With so many training centres offering various self-defence courses, it can be a little confusing to choose the right one that best suits you. So, which form of martial arts is best suited for self-defence?

Not every form of martial arts is for everyone. Since there are so many options to choose from, you can easily find your ideal form if you have a clear idea about what you want.

Do you want to learn how to throw a punch? Or how to disarm someone? Having a clear idea about what you want to learn from the course can help you narrow down the list. 

Best Martial Arts For Self-Defence

Muay Thai

Have you watched ‘Ong Bak?’ All the stunts performed by Tony Jaa in that movie is Muay Thai. It is both powerful and effective.

Muay Thai focuses on delivering powerful kicks and punches that will stun your opponent, giving you a perfect chance to walk away. 

It is a combat sport, so you need to find a master who could teach you how to apply it in self-defence. At the same time, practicing Muay Thai can improve your reflexes. 

Krav Maga

Krav Maga was created by a world-renowned wrestler, boxer and gymnast, Imi Lichtenfeld. It is considered to be the best self-defence course for women. 

Since it was born from street fights and battlefields, practicing this martial arts form is easy to apply in real-life scenarios. The moves are simple, and often, the main goal is to neutralise the threat. 

Krav Maga is that it doesn’t just teach you to fight, but also how to set boundaries, and get people to back off without starting a fight. 


Jujutsu is the foundational fighting technique taught to Samurais in Japan, to be used when they are unarmed. It is fast and powerful. And is not based on physical strength or size but on the correct application of techniques. It uses the attacker’s aggressiveness and momentum against them. 

Bottom Line

In the end, it all comes down to the user. Though learning how to fend-off your attacker, if you ever get attacked, is an incredibly useful skill. Always hope it never comes to that.

When taught by the right trainer, any form of self-defence can boost your confidence, strengthen your muscles, and improve your physical health. So, do a background check about the centres before joining.

Visit the training centre and clear your doubts with the professionals. Or if you prefer searching online, some websites can give you a list of legitimate martial arts schools, like at the three best rated ones.

But whatever combat you learn, always remember this:

“If we pick a fight, then we’re just as bad as them. Combat should be used just to help people who can’t defend themselves, period.” – Tamora Pierce.

Picture credits: Pexels

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Swetha Krishnan is a writer and blogger for Three best rated.

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