Also known as Arnis or Kali in the west, Escrima is a Filipino Martial Art that was outlawed by Spanish invaders as far as its “too dangerous”. Like some others on this list this martial art exists several hundred years due to the fact that it was disguised as a dance.
This acronym is decoded as Spontaneous Protection Enabling Accelerated Response. This way of self defense was created by Tony Blauer in the 80s. It focuses on using a person’s natural reflexes when faced with threatening situations and has been adopted by police forces and militaries from over the world.
This method is built on ancient Japanese martial arts. It is a system of self defense, which was developed by Dr. Gerhard Schonberger in Germany during the early 90’s. Similar to Bruce Lee’s Jeet Kun Do it eliminates all of the “showy” techniques and focuses only on effective ones for surviving in a fight.