6 types of martial arts for personal defense

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Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Kickboxing are some types of combat that can be practiced, and that strengthen the muscles, improving physical strength. These martial arts work with the legs, glutes and abdomen, which is why they are ideal for self-defense.

Martial arts or martial arts bring benefits to the body, as well as to the mind, as they also stimulate concentration and increase confidence and self-esteem. This is because they can be used as a personal defense in any dangerous situation. Therefore, in case you are considering starting a martial art, some examples of the most popular ones and their benefits are indicated below:

1. Taekwondo

El Taekwondo is a martial art of Korean origin, which uses the legs as the main defense and attack, providing agility and strength to the body.

Those who practice this martial art develop to a large extent the strength on the legs, which consists of a combat that focuses on the application of blows and kicks by the top of the waist and in the head of the opponent, with the objective of scoring points. . In the meantime, this martial art produces a caloric expenditure of 560 calories in an hour of training.

In addition to the physical condition, this martial art helps to develop balance, concentration, as well as elasticity, and that during training the stretching is decisive for good performance.

2. MMA

The MMA name comes from the acronyms in English Mixed Martial Arts which means Mixed Martial Arts. In this type of fight it is allowed to use the feet, rods, elbows, and fists, but it is also allowed the body contact on the floor with techniques to immobilize the opponent.

With the practice of MMA the muscles are toned, however, the practice of this type of martial art is more common in men.

3. Muay Thai

Muay Thai is a martial art of Thai origin, considered by many to be violent, since it involves the whole body and everything is allowed. Because Muay Thai focuses on perfecting the punches, kicks, rolls, kicks and kicks with the canilla, the body tones up and the musculature develops, increasing flexibility and body strength, in addition to helping to slim down due to the intensity and demand of training.

Due to the physical effort required, the Muay Thai training requires great physical preparation, which includes physical conditioning exercises such as running, lizards, abdominals and stretching to increase elasticity.

4. Krav Maga

Krav Maga is a technique that has its origin in Israel, and consists of using your own body as a defense against any dangerous situation. This martial art uses the whole body, and it develops personal defense techniques that prevent attacks in a simple way, using intelligently the weight and strength of the attacker.

This is a technique that develops physical preparation, as well as speed and balance, as the movements used are short, simple and fast. In addition, it stimulates concentration, as the attacks simulate a situation of danger and surprise, being able to repel them in different ways.

5. Jiu-Jitsu

Jiu-Jitsu is a Japanese martial art that uses movements in the form of a lever, to exert pressure and torsion with the objective of knocking down the opponent, being its main objective to take out and dominate the opponent.

This technique increases preparation and physical strength, helps to develop physical endurance and stimulates concentration and balance. Meanwhile, this martial art provides a caloric expenditure of 560 calories, and during the training many combats are simulated, which increases the activity of the organism.

6. Kickboxing

Kickboxing is a type of fight that mixes techniques from some martial arts such as boxing, involving all parts of the body. In this type of combat, you learn strikes, kicks with the canilla, rodillazos, codazos, which provides a global view of the art of fighting.

This is a type of fight that also requires great physical effort, spending an average of 600 calories in an hour of training. This activity provides the loss of fat, tones the muscles and improves endurance and strength.

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