Martial arts are disciplines each with their own philosophy and techniques. The main idea is defending yourself in combat. I always believed that the first rule of martial arts is that using them is a last resort as they are created from the idea of peace and self-control. I have been practicing different types of martial arts since I was a child.
I started Judo at age 7. It was my first meeting with martial arts. I practiced judo for ten years and achieved many medals. After I obtained my black belt I started learning other martial arts.
First, I chose a more aggressive martial art and started Muay Thai. My trainings of Muay Thai were actually mixed with kickboxing, Jiu Jitsu and MMA. It was hard, but it was effective and I could see the difference in a couple of months. But I never became professional in this one.
Then I started Wing Tsun and Escrima with the WTEO and trained in both Turkey and Germany. Even though it's a hard martial art to get used to, I managed to pass several stages. However I still did not complete all of them.
Currently I am practicing Systema as a pure fighting style. Since there are no rules or levels in this one, the trainings are just several people gathering to teach and challenge each other.
JUDO from Japan
Judo is Japanese martial art for combat. It was created by Jigoro Kano. It is based on grappling the opponent and knock him down with the enemy's own power. Judo is the hardest Olympic sport and requires full concentration. It is a mental discipline as well as physical.
MUAY THAI from Thailand
Muay Thai is a combat sport also, and it requires physical and mental perfection. Another name for muay thai is thai boxing. It is probably one of the hardest and most dangerous sports of all. It's like kickboxing but with knees and elbows included, like mixed martial arts (MMA).
WING TSUN from China
Wing Tsun, or Wing Chun, is a form of self-defense and a martial art created in China. It is a form of Kung Fu. Most famous practitioners of this discipline are Yip Man (İp-Man) and his apprentice Bruce Lee. It is based on three different forms and takes years to master.
ESCRIMA from Philippines
Escrima, also known as Kali or Arnis, is very similar to Wing Chun but it is done practiced with sticks. It emphasize weapon-based fighting with sticks, knives, bladed weapons, and various improvised weapons, as well as "open hand" techniques without weapons.
SYSTEMA from Russia
Systema, literally meaning "system", is a Russian martial art. It is mainly used to train Russian military or intelligence personnel and there are multiple schools of systems that began appearing after the end of the Soviet Union. Unlike Krav Maga, it has no standard way and more adaptive with various systems.