In the first of a series of upcoming Book Reviews for the readers of MartialArtsLab, I take a look at a comprehensive guide to self-defence from a world renowned Israeli self-defence system, written by an expert and Judo enthusiast: Krav Maga: Real World Solutions to Real World Violence by Ben Keren from Tuttle Publishing ‘Krav Maga’…

Martial arts have been practiced for thousands of years and have evolved over time into a wide range of styles and disciplines. When many people think of martial arts the first thing that often comes to mind are Asian martial arts such as Kung Fu and Karate. However it’s important to remember that the term…

When it comes to real world self defense there really is no substitute for learning the right Krav Maga technique. Krav Maga was created by Imi Lichtenfeld by combining the principle of several other combat systems in an attempt to create a fighting system designed to deal with real world situations. The guiding principles of…

There are different forms of martial arts in existence. Some people find it quite difficult to narrow down their choices to a single form when choosing which one to learn. In order to make this easier, at least to a certain degree, we can categorize the fighting arts into a number of martial arts styles.…

People learn martial arts for a lot of different reasons; some for fitness, some for sport, some for pure enjoyment, but many learn them for self-defence. For the confidence that only years of training can bestow in a person. Martial arts make the body strong and the mind quick. Deadly quick. That’s why they are…

Martial Arts Lab decided to conduct a research to find out which martial arts type is considered to be the best in the world according to visitors of our website. The following list is Top 10 Martial Arts that have been chosen by the visitors of Martial Arts Lab (updated October 04, 2014). Top 10 Martial…

There are very many types of martial arts. To differentiate between the different types of martial arts accordingly, it is better to consider the origin. Below are the most common types of martial arts according to where they originated from. Most popular Types of Martial Arts by areas: 1. Japanese Martial Arts Most popular types: a. Karate: This is…

Krav Maga Martial Arts is the official system of self-defense and close combat of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), the Israeli National Police and other security services. It is also widely taught in public schools and educational institutions. Since 1964, Krav Maga Martial arts has been taught to civilians all over the world. The idea…