1. Judo, Japan
Judo discovered or founded by Jigoro Kano, who are often harassed in childhood, around 1860 to 1870. By taking the basic skills developed martial, Kano added techniques to create Judo throws.
Judo is the meaning of the word "gentle way" which means, using the opponent's strength against himself. Because of this principle, the Judoka did not need to be stronger than his opponent. The main focus of judo is to throw and lock dirt, rather than hitting or attacking.
2. Aikido, Japan
Aikido was introduced in the early 1900s, with his followers to learn to use the power and energy to bring down their opponents. The pupils are taught to keep the attacker conditions, and are taught to stifle without hurting.
The use of weapons is also often found in aikido, and his followers were taught to defend against the sticks, swords and even a knife. The founder of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, said that to be a successful follower of Aikido, the student must "receive a 99% attack opponents and face death without fear."
3. Krav Maga, Israel
4. Jujutsu, Japan
When the Japanese samurai lost all the weapons, they will switch to the use of jujutsu (soft art). Jujutsu developed by focusing on the pitch, and roll locks themselves. But unlike other martial arts, jujutsu move to more "what can aja".
Traditionally, the students are taught a variety of tactics "cheating" such as striking, biting, which if used correctly, can kill your opponent. Self-defense is most effective when used in short distance combat.
5. Ninjutsu, Japan
This mysterious martial used by the murderer and Japanese guerrilla fighters. Ninjutsu teaches a variety of ways to surprise your opponent and beat your opponent, with the direction of development for the kill. In addition to feet, hands, different weapons are also taught, including techniques to sneak and run effectively.
6. Tae-kwondo, Korea
Tae-kwondo means "the way the fist and foot". Martial is growing rapidly after World War II era, when the Japanese occupation of Korea ended. Martial arts is renowned for its stunning kick, and combine physical ability and mental strength. Black belt martial holders reaches 3 million people around the world.
7. Kung fu, China
Chinese martial search this means literally: Success is achieved by the weight and length, and the oldest martial he is in the world. Since introduced by Emperor Huangti, 2.698 BC, has developed tens of thousands of Kungfu flow.
Traditionally, this martial arts taught by Shaolin monks, with the main emphasis on morality and philosophy, where the value of humility, trust, and patience, and respect for precedence.
8. Karate, Japan
Derived from the word meaning "empty hand", karate was introduced as a self-defense without weapons. Karate techniques are expected to begin from the year of 1300, although the author of "10 Precepts of Karate", Anko Itosu, the father of modern karate, wrote the book in 1908.
"Karate is a technique that changed hands and feet into spears" writes Anko. In writing the book Anko, karate can be used as, "... how to avoid a fight if confronted by criminals."
9. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Brazil
Although established in Brazil, the founder of this martial was Mitsuyo Maeda, a Japanese fighter, who won more than 2000 games and is considered the most powerful man.
Maeda met Gracie family in Japan in 1914, and since then the family is also regarded as Gracie's first family of this martial art. Emphasis on the pitch and the groundwork to make this sport popular among the mixed sports users.
10. Muay Thai, Thailand
Very similar to kickboxing, but the difference was a blow below the belt, elbows and knees and can all be used. Muay Thay hard to known when exactly born, but the various elements of this martial art can be found in Japanese and Indian martial arts.
The popularity of this martial art began to emerge in the 1800s. Traditionally, martial arts is very structured, with various rituals that show respect to opponents.
Now this is more focused on martial arts as the use of the body as a weapon, fists, shins, elbows, knees, and various other things to defeat the opponent. This is what makes this a valuable self-defense, because all parts of the body can be used as a weapon.