How do you know that a Martial Art will WORK in a Real Fight? How do you tell it works for REAL? Is the Martial Art that you train fit for self defense or is it FAKE. Here are some basic concepts that indicate that a martial art may not work for real. Most martial arts fail in street fights or self defense because people train for the wrong fight. This week we look at what self defense means and why martial arts may not always help you focus in the right way. Self Defense or Martial Arts Training: Which is best to learn to defend yourself? Simple question, but there is a big difference between training a martial art and learning to defend yourself. This week we discuss the differences and what you should look for if you wish to learn to defend yourself.