Most common self Defence Classes Warrington

Warrington Krav Maga: Guest Blogging article.

There’s a lot more to self-defence than the most well known forms such as karate or judo – delve a little deeper and it turns out there are a lot of other exciting options. So, whether you are keen to learn self-defence to keep yourself safe on the streets or you simply want to know a little more, here’s our top 10!

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1.  Kick-Boxing

Although almost all martial arts are designed to allow you to fight regardless of your size and weight, kick-boxing is considered one of the best for those with smaller frames – flex those toes!

2. Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is great because it’s a hybrid, which means that it incorporates the best bits of many other self-defence styles, with a key focus on shifting your centre of gravity to use the attacker’s weight against them.


3. Krav Maga

Like Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga is a hybrid technique and, since it was developed for the Israeli military, you know it means business. Learning Krav Maga offers the double benefits of incredible fitness and the know-how to take care of yourself.


4. Jeet Kune Do

If you want to fight like Bruce Lee (and who doesn’t) then you want to learn Jeet Kune Do; Lee’s personal style, it is all about adapting to any given circumstance to come out on top every time.


5. MMA (Mixed Martial Arts)

Not keen on picking just one speciality? If you fancy your chances at learning a little bit of everything then MMA is a no-brainer, and it’s also a great choice for getting fit.


6. Aikido

Aikido puts the emphasis on moving the attacker away from you – they can’t hurt you if they can’t get close. Many of the techniques involved have their origins in deflecting attacks from samurai swords.


7. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Unlike its namesake, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu puts much of the emphasis on grappling, or ground fighting. Although this means it is somewhat specialised, it certainly offers something a little different!


8. Keysi Fighting Method

So we know what it takes to fight like Bruce Lee, but what if you want to fight like Batman? Yes, there’s a self-defence skill for that, and it’s known as Keysi – as famously seen in the Christopher Nolan Batman movies.


9. Tai Chi

Perhaps not as active as some of the others on the list, Tai Chi can be a welcome source of balance for those who find that some of the other energetic items on the list get their adrenaline rushing a bit too much.


10. Drunken Monkey Kung Fu

How about something a little more unusual? Drunken Monkey Kung Fu is all about the art of confusion, using acrobatic moves to confound enemies!


Any of these catch your eye? We hope that this list demonstrates just how much variety there is available to you in the world of self-defence.