Offensive Martial Arts

In all martial arts, components of offense and defense are included. Some martial arts majorly focus on offense and other focus on defense.

Some fighting styles such as Krav Maga, Ninjutsu, BaCom, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and other military fighting arts are considered to be more offensive.

When it comes to hand to hand moves in military fighting, decisive and fast moves are required to bring your opponent to the ground. These fast and decisive moves can help to permanently remove your opponent from the fight. 

Moves in martial arts are to the point and very much aggressive. If you are unable to react at the time this could lead to your death. Inoffensive martial arts strikes are usually meant to kill or disable people. While on the other hand, defensive martial arts are used to block the attack of an opponent and counter punch to beat the opponent. These martial arts are not considered to be deadly. In this article, you will find out the most offensive martial arts. 

Top 10 offensive martial arts

  • Linear Infighting Neural-Override Engagement (LINE)
  • It is the lethal warfare martial arts technique, and it is a combination of various other martial techniques such as Judo’s classical.

    Linear Infighting Neural-Override Engagement

    LINE is an abbreviation of “Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement”. US Marine Corps use Hip throws move in the 1990s and the technique is still used by numerous forces worldwide. This martial art cannot be used for peacekeeping operations because the prime objective of using this martial art is to end the life of your opponent. It cannot be used for non-emergent situations. 

  • Krav Maga
  • Without any doubt, it is the world’s most effective and dangerous martial art. This combat martial art can never be considered as sport combat because this martial art is never concerned for the well-being of the opponent.

    Krav Maga

    This lethal martial art style was the first time developed by Israeli Defense Force. It was deliberately created to inflict as much harm and pain as possible to the opponent. It was created to end the life of your opponent. It is the deadliest and offensive martial art in the world. 

  • Ninjutsu
  • It is the most well-known stealthy martial art in the world. Almost everyone in the world is familiar with the term “Ninja”.


    This martial art style focuses on assassinations, espionage, and unconventional warfare. Persons who have practiced this martial art are referred to as “Non-Human”. Ninjutsu is also called Ninjas. The purpose of this deadliest martial art is to kill your opponent with surprise and silently. 

  • Goughing / Rough and Tumble
  • In the 17th century during the evolution of America, this martial art gained fame. It is among those few fighting styles that are native to the US. The main objective of this deadliest martial art is the maximum disfigurement.


    This martial art involves tongue biting and eye-gauging. This fighting style is used to dismantle the opponent. 

  • Bacom / Bakom
  • It is not as famous as the other martial arts are. It is the most effective and deadly martial art. This martial art was originated from the streets of Lima and it is native to Peru.


    It is a mixture of various martial arts. In this fighting style, deception and various hidden weapons are used to kill the opponent. These deceptive moves can cause the death of an opponent. 

  • Vale Tudo
  • It is a Brazilian martial art style, but it is less popular and not well-known as the other Brazilian martial art styles. This combat sport is a lethal martial art and the literal meaning of its name is “Anything goes”.


    Vale Tudo

    It contains techniques that are obtained from various other martial arts. There are limited numbers of rules in this martial art. It is the most brutal and deadliest martial art so the fights are held underground. Such martial arts can create a stir in the media. It is among the most offensive martial arts. 

  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Another name of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is BJJ. This martial art has gained popularity from the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

    Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

    This fighting style is famous because of beating larger opponents. In this fighting style, weight does not matter. If you have learned this fighting style you can easily beat opponents that are larger in size. This sport focuses on ground fighting. Smaller size practitioners can use their bodies in this fighting style. 

  • Eskrima
  • It is the national sport of the Philippines. It is also called Kali or Arnis. This type of martial art emphasizes on hand to hand approach.


    Weapons are also used in this martial art. In this fighting style weapons such as sticks, bladed weapons, knives, and other improvised weapons are used. During the invasion of Spain, this popular martial art was prohibited. Local people considered this popular fighting style as a dance. 

  • Kung Fu
  • It was originated in China and it was practiced for almost centuries. It is also considered as the grandfather of hand to hand combat sports. For the first time, it was used by Chinese warriors as the form of self-defense and attack.

    Kung Fu

    The term Kung Fu, in general, is used for describing the Chinese martial arts. There are lots of Kung Fu fighting styles, but all the styles use the same root “to strike your opponent with a preventable power and lightning speed”. Well-known practitioners of Kung Fu are Monks. They shaped their minds and bodies for this lethal war tool. This fighting style can be used with or without the use of weapons. 

  • Muay Thai
  • This martial art is well-known for the use of knees and elbows strike. It is also famous for the “Art of eight limbs”. This self-defense martial art emerges from Thailand who faced so much violence during the Siamese revolution in 1932. Muay Thai is also known as Thai boxing. 

    Muay Thai


    All the martial arts contain a component of the defensive and offensive approach. Some martial arts emphasis on offensive approach and others focus on the defensive approach. Offensive martial arts are considered to be the deadliest martial arts. 

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    He started his love on martial arts by watching MMA and Angela Lee. He then started this blog to learn more about the different martial arts.
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