Updated: Aug 22, 2019
The contest between different martial arts have been there for centuries. Some people believe that a martial art is solely responsible for one's fighting ability, while others argue that it is to do with the practitioner's skills. However, in my view, it is a combination of both. In this article I shall discuss and explain the above in detail.
To begin with, it is undeniable that all martial arts are not the same. To be more exact, these different styles obviously have distinct stengths and weeknesses, which clearly seperate them from each other. Boxing, for example, is only focused on punches, whereas Brazilian jiu-jitsu is all about ground fighting. This means they actually cannot be compared, in the first place. No one can prove which art is better only by observing their techniques as it's almost like an apple to orange comparison.
On the other hand, a practitioner alone cannot be the deciding factor either. For example, a well trained martial artist has a great chance of winning a fight against an average individual with the same level of strength and weight. This proves that there is a huge part in a martial art, apart from the individual's natural skills.
Considering the above factors, it is now clear that only a combination of martial arts and practitioner can be compared.
To conclude, as different martial arts teaches different aspects of fighting, comparing them is not possible. A martial artist can only be compared when they are combined with individuals who use them in combat. Therefore, I think, the debate about the best ever martial art is not worth discussing.
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