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Krav Maga is the best martial arts for self-defense!

4th April 2018

Krav Maga is the best martial arts for self-defense!

Krav Maga is the best martial arts for self-defense!

Some say that Krav Maga is the best self-defending Martial Arts you can learn, while others say that it's unrealistic and you're not able to use the techniques in reality. To find out who's right, we looked at advantages of taking krav maga classes and the differences to other martial arts classes. Krav maga is a so-called hybrid martial art because it combines different styles and techniques, such as boxing, kickboxing and even judo. You can see Krav maga as a form of mixed-martial arts.

Self-Defense

The biggest advantage is probably that Krav Maga is not a martial art sport like boxing or kickboxing. It's a skillset that can be used in real life situations, in a street a bar or just walking home to defend yourself if needed. Krav maga teaches you the ability to get home safe at night. You gain the ability to act in different dangerous and maybe life-threatening situations and react on external threats such as potential muggers. With street crime on the increase, it's a good skill to have.

Originally created by the Israeli military it was and is used to train and prepare their soldiers for combat. It has gained a strong reputation for being an effective form of self-defense training around the world. With clubs springing up in cities and towns across the UK.

There are no rules in a streetfight and Krav Maga is all about preparing for the unexpected. That's the difference.

This compares with traditional martial arts classes which focus on form, regular sequences and exercises. At certain levels/grades you will effectively get into fight situations where you may spar or fight and they are controlled by rules. The street has no rules. That's why Krav Maga has built a fighting skill reputation.

Fitness

Krav Maga will increase your fitness level. It's a very intense style and way of training. It doesn't matter how tall, heavy or old you are it will help you get and stay fit.

Traditional Martial Arts classes will help you improve your level of fitness. On a fitness level both Krav Maga and traditional forms score about the same. 

Confidence

Building confidence is an important part of Martial Arts class based training. Clubs promote confidence building as a major benefit of joining a martial arts class.

The difference between Krav Maga is that its training focuses on building confidence so that you can cope with dangerous and unexpected situations. Training involves simulating different situations which you could be involved. Through practicing different scenarios it attunes students to dealing with threats which could involve weapons such as knives.

In terms of street confidence Krav Maga will give you the edge but in terms of overall confidence, traditional Martial arts are effective disciplines to follow.

Focus

The essence of Krav maga is to take the enemy down as quickly as possible. Its focused on self-preservation. If you can take out your attacker Krav maga teaches you how to run and hide properly.

It has a focused approach to Martial arts.

Traditional Martial arts are more focused on exercise. They have less emphasis on taking out or taking on an attacker. They are more interested in developing students in terms of fitness, confidence and discipline. Krav Maga is about learning to survive on the street.

No Rules

Krav Maga is Hebrew and means "contact combat". If you want to be really precise it's not even a martial art, it's a form of combat with no rules or limitations. Around the world special force units use Krav maga techniques and skills. That's another sign for its effectivity.

So it differs to Traditional Martial Arts which has developed rules and grades and a more formal methods of learning.

Find a Krav Maga Class Near You

You don't need to join the army or law enforcement to learn Krav maga. Its available in a club Near You. Just search on the website enter your postcode choose Krav Maga and it will show you classes near where you live or work.