What is the best fighting style for self defense?

I’m 5’10″ and around 160lbs. So I’m not small, but not large. I want to study a good self defense form of martial arts that can be applied in the real world (street fights). I’ve heard Kenpo karate is excellent for this. What do you guys say.
If it’s important I’m a Taosit.

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2 Responses to “What is the best fighting style for self defense?”

  1. draygin says:

    American Kenpo Karate is by far the best STREET self defense in the US today. It incorporates Judo, Jiu Jitsu, Boxing, Kickboxing, wrestling and Chinese Kenpo. Ed Parker found that traditional training was unrealistic in it’s defense aspects. While everyone else is talking about cross training, they are still 50 years behind Kenpo.

    If you can find a school that has Frank Trejo in from time to time that’s even better. He does something they are calling Kenpo Fusion, taking Kenpo leaps and bounds again over other arts. It also is the best in it’s mutiple attacker training. I know from experience. 18 years worth.

    Kenpo DOES cover all the bases.

  2. David Harvey says:

    I like Kenpo myself, but just like Aikido, Kenpo is a martial art that takes years to get good at. For pure self-defense work, I like a system that teaches you enough to have useful skills in a matter of days. TFT is the only system I know of that manages to do this. But if you use this stuff when you could have walked away, you can expect to be sent to jail. That said, If you know of any other (unarmed) defense methods that work and can be taught quickly, please let me know.

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