What is the Best Martial Art for Someone Going Into Prison?


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Prison is a rough place, and if you are ever unlucky enough to find yourself heading there, it is vital that you know some martial arts to defend yourself. So, what is the best martial art for someone going into prison?

The best martial art for someone going into prison is Krav Maga, followed by Muay Thai, and then BJJ. In prison, you may be attacked with weapons, so you will need to know Krav Maga’s weapons defenses. Muay Thai is very useful for its powerful punches, kicks, and overall speed and power.

You have to remember that most inmates in prison don’t actually know how to fight.

If you are headed to prison, spending just 30 or 40 hours learning some martial arts can make your time behind bars much easier.

Is Krav Maga good for someone going into prison?

Krav Maga is one of the best martial arts for someone going to prison.

Even though prison guards are supposed to make sure no one has weapons, this is never really the case. Prisoners will smuggle weapons in, and they will make improvised weapons from things that are generally not contraband.

Krav Maga is the only martial art that teaches you how to defend yourself against weapons effectively. In fact, Krav Maga, which was invented by the Israeli military, is so effective that it is taught to police and military units all over the world.

The great thing about Krav Maga is that it has no rules, so you will learn all the dirty fighting techniques people may try to use on you in prison. The only downside to training Krav Maga is that there is no full-contact sparring in class.

Sparring is important as it helps you test your skill under pressure.

If you can train Krav Maga with something like Boxing or BJJ, something that has loads of sparring, you will have everything you need to defend yourself.

The best thing about Krav Maga if you are about to go into prison is that Krav Maga teaches you to be ruthless and focus on attacking your opponent and overwhelming them as opposed to defending yourself.

Most fights in prison won’t last longer than one minute, so an attack is the best form of defense.

What is the best martial art for offense?

The best martial arts for offense are Krav Maga and Muay Thai. Krav Maga has no rules, so you will practice using all kinds of attacks from eye-gouging, groin strikes, elbows, headbutts, foot stomps, knee stomps, and other devastating moves.

In prison, there are no rules, so the one who causes the most damage faster is the one that stays in one piece. Krav Maga will teach you all the techniques you need, but you also need to develop the offensive, fight-finishing mindset.

For this, I recommend you train Muay Thai or BJJ.

These martial arts have a heavy emphasis on full-speed drilling and sparring. Muay Thai is also great for prisoners, as most prison attacks are punches. Prison thugs don’t know how to fight properly, and they won’t attack you with Muay Thai kicks or BJJ submissions.

You have to be really good at evading and blocking punches and, most importantly, punching back and punching first.

If you are a good Muay Thai fighter, you could knock out a prisoner before they even think about getting their hands on you.

What is the best martial art for defense?

The best martial art for defense is MMA, as you learn several martial arts, often including Muay Thai, BJJ, or Judo. This means MMA practitioners can defend themselves against punches, kicks, knees, elbows, grabs, clinches, takedowns, and grappling moves on the ground.

There really isn’t a martial art that will teach you all the moves of defense you need to fight effectively.

Takedown defense is super important if you are going into prison. You have to remember that in prison, there are gangs, and you won’t be able to grapple or fight on the ground against multiple attackers.

MMA will teach you how to get back to your feet if you are taken down in prison, so you can’t get stomped on by multiple attackers.

Also, you have to remember that in prison, there are improvised weapons.

For this reason, I highly recommend you learn some Krav Maga if you are going into prison. In Krav Maga, you learn how to defend yourself against bladed weapons, sticks, and other common improvised weapons you may be attacked with.

There is another self-defense system called Systema.

Systema was invented by the ultra-tough Soviet Union armed forces, and like Krav Maga, it is designed to be used in wars. Check out this recent article on my site, where I compare the effectiveness of Krav Maga and Systema.

Just click that link to read it on my site.

What is the number 1 deadliest martial art?

The deadliest martial art in the world is Krav Maga. In Krav Maga, there are no rules, so you learn techniques that are too dangerous to be used in sparring and competitions. Krav Maga has lots of techniques that should only ever be used in a life-or-death situation.

Another deadly martial art for prison is Boxing and Muay Thai.

These martial arts will teach you how to strike incredibly hard. I remember the first time I got kicked in the leg. I immediately stopped smiling and thought to myself, “Woah! That’s effective!”.

If you want to learn more about the effectiveness of Kickboxing, check out this recent article on my site. I talk about what makes Kickboxing so effective and if it is a good idea to use kicks in a fight with multiple attackers.

Being able to outstrike anyone and everyone will be deadly in prison. You might not kill someone, but if you can hit someone hard, they won’t attack you again.

There are some other deadly moves in martial arts aside from strikes.

For example, in BJJ, you learn chokes and joint locks, which can be used to put people to sleep in as little as 4 seconds and break people’s knees and even their spine!

The issue with BJJ, however, is that you have to go to the ground to use it, and as I already explained, the ground is the last place you want to be in a prison fight.

What martial art is best for street defense?

The best martial art for street defense is Muay Thai, as punching is the most common form of attack in the streets. Muay Thai, also known as Thai boxing, will be able to comfortably defend against most punches from most people.

In addition, if you are attacking someone, punches are the most effective, high-percentage, low-risk strikes you can use.

Plus Muay Thai fighters can also employ powerful kicks and elbow strikes too.

But punches don’t require you to take your feet off the ground, so you can hit people without falling over. The main thing that will benefit you with Muay Thai is how much power you can generate in a single punch.

A Muay Thai fighter could end a fight against multiple attackers very quickly.

I recommend you learn some Wrestling too if you are going into prison. This is because Wrestling will give you insane takedown defense, and you can stay safe.

I tried Krav Maga for 30 DAYS... then I had a FIGHT to see if I could defend myself!

Conclusion

If you are going to prison, you need a martial art that works against multiple attackers and improvised weapons quickly. Muay Thai is the most effective martial art in prison, as you can knock people out really fast while staying on your feet.

Krav Maga will help you learn how to defend yourself against all the bladed weapons and sticks you may get attacked with in prison.

As a final word of advice, just try and avoid all fights in prison.

Don’t insult anyone, look at anyone in a bad way, or rise to tension. The last thing you want to do is beat up a gang member and then have all his buddies on your case. But also bear in mind that many correctional officers have trained in martial arts.

So your best bet is to fly under the radar and stay on good behavior and watch your back!


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Jeff Campbell

Jeff Campbell was Academy Director for a large martial arts school for over 7 years, and has trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including Brazilian Jiujitsu, different styles of Karate, the Russian Martial Art of Systema, Aikido, and much more.

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