Top 10 Deadliest

Martial Arts in the World

25th February, 2024


Krav Maga, developed by the Israeli military, emphasizes brutal efficiency and real-world scenarios. It focuses on disabling opponents quickly, utilizing strikes, grappling, and weapon disarms.

Krav Maga

Muay Thai

Known as the "art of eight limbs," Muay Thai is Thailand's national sport and famed for its devastating strikes. It trains fighters to use fists, elbows, knees, and shins with immense power.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) 

BJJ revolutionized fighting by focusing on grappling, ground fighting, and submissions. A smaller person can use leverage and technique to overcome a larger opponent.


This Russian martial art blends wrestling and judo, focusing on throws, takedowns, and painful submissions. Sambo has a sports variant and a more brutal combat variant designed for the military.


The secretive art of the Japanese ninja historically focused on espionage, infiltration, and assassination. Modern Ninjutsu includes strikes, throws, weapon skills, and stealth techniques.

Line Combat System

Developed for the US Marines, LINE is a close-quarters combat system with a singular focus: killing efficiency. It utilizes brutal strikes, weapon tactics, and battlefield awareness.

While a sport, boxing trains fighters in refined punching techniques with devastating knockout power. A skilled boxer's speed and precision can be lethal in a street fight.


MMA isn't one style but a combination of the most effective techniques from various arts. Fighters blend striking, grappling, and submissions, making them incredibly versatile.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA)

Silat is a fighting-style Southeast Asian group focusing on strikes, joint manipulation, and weapon techniques. Designed for battlefield efficiency, Silat strikes target vital points to disable opponents quickly.


An ancient Hawaiian martial art once reserved for warriors includes bone breaking, joint locks, throws, and pressure point attacks. Lua's focus is on fighting multiple opponents and using weapons.

Kapu Ku'ialua (Lua)

This is not a ranking. The effectiveness of any martial art depends on the practitioner's skill and training. These arts are dangerous if misused. Always train responsibly and under qualified supervision.