Is there one style that’s elite against others?
Striking, grappling, or some mixture of both;
An art keeping distance or one to smother,
Veering from one shatters that martial arts’ oath.
In order to survive with more than just hope,
Walk on not just a singular form tightrope.
Wrestling, Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, loads of gall,
Karate, Kickboxing; you’ll need them all!
Prompted from MMA Storytime’s Rispetto Poetry Prompt Challenge at: https://mmastorytime.com/2020/12/29/mma-storytimes-rispetto-poetry-prompt-challenge-50/.
Prompted from Word of the Day Challenge at: https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/hope-2/.