Are Martial Arts Effective

Here at Tiger Martial Arts Academy, one of the mots common questions asked about Martial Arts training is whether the techniques work in real life situations, such as fighting. Well, they do, but we don’t encourage you to practice them in the street, unless absolutely necessary, such as self-defence or your life is in danger.  

Martial Arts on the street?

Are martial arts effective to street fights, well some styles are more suited than others, and clubs and schools will therefore teach students the techniques that are ‘legal’ within the sport. Self-defence martial arts are more focuses on real-world applications.


Our students at the Oxford studio will learn more than learning to block, punch and kick. Years of study will improve they’re fitness levels and reaction times, and developing the ability to deal with the mental aspects of confrontation and combat. However, martial arts experts will go out their way to avoid fights, and they are reluctant to use their skills until it becomes a last resort.

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A Black belt will always win

Attaining a black belt in a martial art is a major achievement. As few as one in a hundred people who sign up for classes complete the journey to black belt. As well as learning self-defence techniques, a student will develop mental strength and learn about him or herself over the years of training.


Although, wearing or attaining a black belt doesn’t make someone an unbeatable fighter. Being taken by surprise, having to deal with either multiple attackers or thugs on drugs, can be a challenge even for the most highly skilled person with martial arts training.

Violent Attacks can Happen anytime

It is reported that criminals indicate that they choose victims based on predetermined selectors, such as the perceived impression that they are less likely to fight back, or more likely to have something valuable, or ethnic indicators and so on.

However, Martial arts not only improves your physical abilities, but it can also help improve your self-confidence and situational awareness, making any individual a less likely target from attackers.


There is a big difference between studying a martial art or learning a few self-defence techniques. Here at Tiger Martial Arts, we aim to teach you the self-discipline, which will develop your mental strength, as well as combat methods.

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