What is the best martial art? 

If you’ve been thinking about joining a martial arts gym and can’t decide on which type of martial art to start training then this might make options clearer for you. There are different types of martial arts and each one offers something different. People have their opinions but not every martial art is equally effective. This list will explain the different types of martial arts and how effective each one is.

  • Boxing – Boxing is one of the most effective martial arts. They say most street fights end up on the ground but not if you have the ability to keep it standing up. Boxing will teach you how to throw fast powerfull punches while evadings your opponents strikes with blocks and head movement. One solid punch from a trained boxer and you might get knocked out cold. Since boxing only focuses on hands it’s possible to get good at boxing relatively quicker than some other martial arts. If you’re looking for a good workout, solid self defense, and a little bit of sparring(if you choose to spar), then boxing is an excellent choice.
  • Kickboxing – Kickboxing uses only punches and kicks unlike muay thai. Muay thai is slightly different from kickboxing. I recommend it over kickboxing because of its diverse attack and effectiveness
  • Muay thai – Muay thai is the art of eight limbs. Punches, knees, kicks, and elbows are used. A muay thai kick lands with the shin and is very dangerous. If thrown hard enough it can break someones leg. Muay thai also uses boxing technique so as a striking art muay thai is the most diverse which makes it a very effective form of martial arts.
  • Wrestling – Wrestling is mostly about control and position. Wrestling is great for self defense but similar to jiu jitsu it is limited with multiple opponents. It consists of grappling and takedowns.
  • Jiu jitsu – Jiu jitsu is grappling with submissions. It is traditional to wear the uniform which is called a gi but it is also practiced with no gi. It is simillar to wrestling but different in terms of positions, submissions, and control. Jiu jitsu is great but not being trained as a striker can make a altercation difficult with multiple opponents. Havig a little boxing training mixed with jiu jitsu is always a good idea. Jiu jitsu and wrestling can both be effective forms of defense but jiu jitsu has the slight edge because of the submissions which is effective in the street.
  • MMA – Mixed martial arts is a mix of different martial arts as the name implies. MMA gyms will have boxing, muay thai, wrestling, and jiu jitsu coaches. MMA is perfect for self defense. You can subdue an out of control person or defend yourself with strikes. MMA might be the best form of self defense because of the different scenarios it can deal with.
  • Krav maga – Krav maga is one the most effective martial arts. Its main focus is self defense which covers multiple attackers, knife defense, and gun defense. If you live in a high crime area or just feel the need to be ready for anything then krav maga might be for you.

    Which martial art is the most effective and best to learn? Well look up some videos and see which one you might like best. If it’s for self defense, any of the striking arts listed will do well. Unless you know how to fight standing up or plan on learning both then I would leave jiu jitsu by itself out of the picture if you’re talking strictly about self defense.

    I didn’t list karate or taekwondo because these martial arts arent as effective as the ones that I listed. This is just my opinion. They are great fun martial arts, just not as effective as others. Good luck training.

    Is Whey Protein Bad for You? Whey Protein Side Effects

    Whey protein is a protein supplement used by athletes, body builders, and average women, or men trying to build muscle or optimize athletic performance. A lot of people are quick to have a protein shake or two throughout the day without thinking about if they really need it. Is whey protein bad for you?

    Whey protein is one of the proteins found in milk along with casein. It is separated from the casein or formed as a by-product of cheese making. Is is a complete protein with all 9 essential amino acids. It is has many benefits that can also come from a real food diet. If one is to consume whey protein the suggested amount is 20-25 grams a day or less depending on your needs.

    It is recommend to get your protein from a healthy diet and not protein supplementation. Too much whey protein can put strain on the liver and kidneys, increase body fat, and cause other health issues. It is important to know how much whey protein to consume if you decide to consume it. Usually one serving a day is enough which is right around the suggested daily intake.

    Knowing how many grams of protein per day is important. The DRI( Dietary Reference Intake) is 0.36 grams per pound of body weight. This is 56 grams per day for the average man and 46 per day for the average women. For athletes or more active people protein consumption should be 0.5-0.7 grams per pound of body weight. If an athlete weighs 150 pound the protein intake per day should be 75-85 grams of protein per day.

    So is whey protein bad for you? It can be if you consume to much. Always remember to limit your daily intake if you decide to use it and always get most if not all of your protein from a healthy protein diet. Since protein powder is processed your best bet is to get protein from fish, nuts, beef, chicken, and other real protein foods.

    Android VS IPhone – Which is the Better Device?

    When it comes to smartphones you most likely ether have an android or an iphone. Each smartphone has its differences which sets it apart from one another. At the end of the day each smartphone can accomplish the same task. Preference is the main factor as to why people use ether android or iOS also because it’s the smartphone they got used to first.

    User friendly and customization

    This plays a key role in deciding which phone is best for you. The iphone is known to be easy to use and a bit more simple than android. That may be true however this makes the iphone less customizable then android. The iphone does not allow you to set default apps forcing you to use the safari browser by default. Chrome or other browsers won’t run as fast as safari on ios devices because they aren’t allowed to access safaris javascript library. Notifications are easier to edit and clear on android. You can prioritize your notifications. Android allows you to move around apps on the home screen to your preference and hide apps in the app drawer which you don’t use. Widgets are better and more usefull on android. Android also has 3rd party launchers allowing you to change your home screen completely. Android is open platform meaning developers can customize and personalize a lot of android devices. People may not use such as a fancy new home screen which actually runs down your battery and device performance slightly. However android still wins the argument for being the most customizable. ios wins the argument for being the more simple and easy to use phone.

    Voice assistant

    Siri on the iPhone gets the vote. Siri has a funner personality and understands language better. It can also do more. Androids voice assistance isn’t bad but is still a little behind siri in terms of capability.

    System updates and security

    Apple updates its devices more frequently then android making it the slightly more secure device. Since only apple makes ios devices they have a lot more control over the updates. Apple is also better as supporting older devices than android. Google nexus or pixel devices are the only android devices that update regularly because they are directly overseen by google. A lot more malware is written for android because of the amount of users and because it’s an easier target.

    Application’s

    Apps are almost always launched on ios before android. Periscope was available for two months on ios before it was available on android. This may be a plus for iphone users but shouldn’t be a huge factor since almost all apps are available for both devices in the end.

    Device performance and hardware

    Even though apple devices tend to have slower processors, the user interface still feels a bit more fluid than android. However, a well built android device will also run pretty smoothly. The iOS UI (user interface) is the slightly more smooth and fluid choice. With that said well built android devices will still outperform ios devices in terms of hardware.

    Screen resolution and quality

    Iphones use a retina display which first appeared on the iphone 4. The resolution of the latest android devices is greater then that of the iphone. Both devices look great however the screen of a high end android device will look a little more detailed and vivid then an iphone scree. If you want the best looking screen out there for watching your YouTube videos and other content go with one of the high end android devices.

    Camera

    Inexpensive lower end android devices can have lower quality cameras. However if you compare a well built up to date android device against a up to date iphone, both smartphones will take very high quality pictures. However the iphone seems to take more natural looking photos. It is important to know that the iphone doesn’t have unlimited storage like android does, making android the superior choice for photo storage.

    Charging

    It depends on the device but usually android wins this argument. A lot of android devices now come with fast charging capability allowing them to charge faster then iphones. With that said it still doesn’t take that much longer to charge an iphone, however it can be a factor for a lot of people deciding which smartphone to use.

    Conclussion

    So which phone is superior? Honestly I’m an android user and I still don’t think android is superior it’s just what I prefer. I really can’t say, you have to decide which is better for you.