11 Best Martial Arts for Real Life Situations and Fitness

10. Taekwondo

We are continuing our list of best martial arts for real life situations and fitness with Taekwondo that is traditional Korean martial art, literally translated as “the way of kicking and punching” and Olympic sport. Taekwondo artists are well known for their fast kicks and good kicking range. This might be exactly what you need in a real life situation: kick, punch and run away. Techniques are pretty effective in real life situations but it might be a good choice to focus on basic and effective techniques rather than fancy, movie-style kicks. Training involves dynamic punching and kicking, strength exercises and stretching. According to a study published in Sports Medicine, Taekwondo practitioners show moderate to high levels of cardio-respiratory fitness, low percentage of body fat and high dynamic upper and lower body strength.

11 Best Martial Arts for Real Life Situations and Fitness

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