All games included in the martial arts category are generally recognized as the great spectator sports. These are also very popular among people to stay fit and healthy. But another best use of martial arts sports is widely known as the self defense. Read below the top 10 best martial arts for self defense. The list is based on worldwide popularity and technique involved that supports self defense.Wing Chun Kung Fu is at No. 10 in our top 10 best martial arts for self defense list. This technique was used by Bruce Lee in his fight which was taught to him by Yip Man. Lee molded this technique into a formal self-defense technique which is really effective. Actually Lee did so only because the technique was not enough (in his mind) to fight the great fighters of that time like Wong Jack Man. This technique really made him so strong that Wong Jack Man got defeated in only 3 minutes.Aikido is among those really interesting martial art sports that are known as immediately recognizable martial arts sports. There are only few striking moves in this 8th top famous self defense martial art. The basic principal of this martial art technique is to find the vulnerable part of defense of the attacker and attack there otherwise you will be defensively invulnerable.“A style without style” was the basic motto of Bruce Lee invented fight which seems very nonsensical to many in the world. But after learning more, you will be amazed to know the concept of adaptation of this fight technique which is now at No. 7 in best techniques to be used for self defense. Anticipating the outcome of any fight could be the worst thing for any fighter, Lee said. But you must focus on your response for his attack.If you specifically focus on attack deflection in your martial art, then probably you are learning Karate. This technique involves most knife lunges as well as punches straight towards the attackers. Some of the times few Karate fighters don’t think well and stupidly try a technique called looping haymaker. But still it is true that this is among top-rated self defense techniques that are known to humans today.Though Judo is very popular Japanese sport (martial art game) but it is among those few martial art games in the world that are widely played and learned by thousands of people across the globe every year. This is among top-rated self defense techniques that are truly very effective. It is also named as Japanese Jiu Jitsu but several dangerous Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques are not seen in this version. This Japanese version has been enhanced by Jigoro Kano. [smartads]Probably you are among those few people who have heard a story about muggers tried to pick an old man but it became their wrong choice, because typically the fight ended up in only a single swing from that old man. This is something that is needed by any boxer. Therefore Western Boxing is yet another very famous self defense technique in the world because boxers are the professionals that can throw accurate punches than other fighters.I recommend everyone who knows something about Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (I mean is a regular learner of this martial art style) should also go for learning Muay Thai Kickboxing martial art, as it would double your fighting strength in the street survival. This kickboxing-typed martial art is really an art in other known Asian martial arts. It is truly effective especially in real-life combat situation we generally see in streets. This is at No. 4 in our top 10 best martial arts for self defense list.This fighting technique (martial art sport) can be clearly seen used in Batman film series. Justo Dieguez and Andy Norman are the original developer of this martial art. The street fighting experience of Dieguez, which he gained during his stay in Spain, became the main reason of inventing this martial art. A truly effective style has been developed by Dieguez and Norman in this martial art that can make you able of fighting 10 or 20 men at a time.Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is second most famous martial art in the world used for self defense as well. This is truly an effective martial art for everyone who wants to learn techniques for street survival. UFC was actually the main reason of inventing this martial art technique. The technique inventor (Rorian Gracie) enter his brother Royce Gracie (who though was not very much familiar with this technique) into a UFC competition. Royce, even with very little know how, won every single match and even competition title.Krav Maga is on top in this list mainly because of the techniques used by these martial art players for their self defense. This top-rated martial art sport was originated in Israel and is now recognized as their national martial art. This self defense technique was developed mainly by Imi Lichtenfeld. It was mainly developed for the Israeli’s to know more about street survival.