Self Defense

Best Martial Arts for Self Defense Ranked • Ft. Icy Mike



Icy Mike of @hard2hurt a self defense, combat sports expert and former police officer and me, a former Aikido instructor now on a quest to expose various martial arts myths joined together to rank the best and worst martial arts for self defense.

00:00:00 How we ranked the martial arts
00:01:19 Aikido
00:04:08 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
00:07:10 Gracie Jiu Jitsu
00:09:50 Boxing
00:12:46 Ninjutsu / Bujinkan
00:15:35 Capoeira
00:18:31 Wrestling is an S?!
00:21:34 Japanese Jiu Jitsu
00:23:52 Jeet Kune Do
00:27:36 Judo
00:33:35 Filipino Martial Arts | Kali / Escrima / Arnis
00:38:34 Karate
00:42:46 Kyokushin Karate
00:44:54 Kenpo Karate
00:48:20 Kickboxing
00:51:27 Muay Thai
00:53:40 Lethwei
00:57:23 Krav Maga
01:01:22 MMA
01:06:38 Systema
01:08:50 Taekwondo
01:12:05 Tai Chi
01:13:20 Wing Chun
01:17:39 Why there are no S martial arts
01:21:40 Did any of the scores surprise Icy Mike?

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Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!

My name is Rokas. I’m a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.

Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.

After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called “Martial Arts Journey”.

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