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hello sir,
         my question is simple that are all martial arts not worthy to be included for self defence or are there other techniques other than martial arts used in SD so if some MA are important what are those i know karate,taekwondo etc are now for show only what about krav maga or systema i am not talking about relying on them but only be prepared for some bad if it happens after all saftey.please comment if you have any other good idea I dont want to waste my precious time in practising hundreds of martial arts because we have to take care of our family and life we are not bruce lee to tarin 12 hrs a day.so any furthur advice is great for my help.thank you.

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Hi Nishant,

Thanks for your patience.  All martial arts have their strengths and weaknesses.  A lot has to do with how you train and how often (ex. # of days per week) in an art.  For example, if a person trains for several days a week in tournament Karate, there may be a risk of not inflicting the most of amount of pain in the least amount of time since they are used to sparring under a set of rules which including limited targets to the body.  Some of the best martial arts which require the least amount of time to learn are those that emphasize gross motor/natural movements.  Styles that come to mind are Western Boxing and Muay Thai Kickboxing.  Weapons, including improvised, ex. pen, ash tray, etc.) are great equalizers for the untrained or novice.

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Eric Jue

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Can answer questions regarding Jeet Kune Do (JKD), Filipino Martial Arts, Wing Chun Gung Fu, self defense, differences between martial art styles, and instructor referrals in Southern California

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2012 - Present: Personal Safety Ministry Founder, Organizer, & Coach - Evergreen SGV 2008 - Present: Founder and Instructor, Orange County Jeet Kune Do Academy, Orange County, CA 2008 - 2010: Jeet Kune Do and Filipino Kali Instructor at the South Bay Jeet Kune Do Academy

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Bay Mountain Martial Arts, Whipping Willow Association

Education/Credentials
Associate Instructor, Jeet Kune Do under David Cheng Associate Instructor, Filipino Kali under David Cheng Basic Instructor and Group Leader, Modified Pangamut Filipino Martial Arts (FMA) under Marc Lawrence Instructor, Arnis De Mano FMA under Marc Lawrence Instructor, Wing Chun Kung Fu under Leung Ting Lineage, Wing Chun Judge, 2014 Tempt One Martial Art Championships

Awards and Honors
Double Silver Medalist in Filipino Martial Arts - Long Beach Internationals

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2010 South Bay Filipino Martial Arts Club - Co-led a one day workshop with instructors of three other arts 2010 Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. - Organized and hosted a self defense workshop lead by an external instructor 2006, 2012 Evergreen San Gabriel Valley (SGV) Church - Led Self Defense and Filipino Martial Arts Workshops

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