Martial Arts Tiers(ranks)
I think a tier(rank) list of accepted martial arts would be useful. But I don't have enough knowledge to make a good one. Please help me. If you think a tier list is not even possible then please explain why.
Assumption/condition for this list:
-condition: tier(rank) based on effectiveness of preparing one for a weaponless self defense situation
-assumption: MMA sparring currently gives the more realistic combat emulation, and so the titles will refer to combat in a MMA matches.
note: I'm not saying the assumption is correct. It's just there to take out arguments that just seem to take up space and not reach conclusions everyone can agree on.
OU(over used): MT, BJJ, Wrestling, kickboxing
BL(boarder line): karate, wing chun, judo, boxing
UU(under used): TKD
NU(never used): capoeira
-this is a very rough list and just for the use of showing an example, I do not have reasons to back it up
-I used terms from Pokemon (http://pokemon.neoseeker.com/wiki/Tier_listings) , but if you have better labels then please use them