What is the most effective martial art?

 

The debate has been going on for many many years- Which martial art is the deadliest?  Which martial art is the most effective?  Which is the most effective against a weapon?  Which is the best martial art for street fighting?  This list of questions goes on and on, and there is no shortage of possible answers.  Everyone has their opinions, their justifications, and explanations of why this art or that art is the best, the most effective, the deadliest, the most beautiful.

I have been reading the arguments about this topic for years; it’s been going on for as long as I can remember.   Everyone who’s arguing the point is wrong…. And everyone arguing the point is right.  How’s that for a cryptic conclusion?

The martial art is an art, it’s the individual martial artist that makes it great or not; just like the wood workers tools don’t determine the quality of his work, it’s the skill and dedication of the woodworker.  The best martial art is the one that you have dedicated yourself to… the one you have poured your blood, sweat, tears, and soul into.  It’s You that makes your art the best… the most effective in any situation… and beautiful to watch in action.