SELF DEFENSE IN THE STREET - WHAT WORKS ?

Every student of karate, judo, taekwondo and similar martial arts always has a doubt whether what he has learnt will actually work during a street fight. Even though they brag and give impressive demonstration of kicks and punches to their friends, deep inside their heart they are doubtful. Why?
1) Their dojo practice is NOT close to reality.
2) They are NOT trained for mental aggressiveness
3) They DO NOT have exposure to abuse and irrational violence, which a guy in the slum has.
4) Their art focuses on ONE TYPE of attack and response - karate and taekwondo is more of kicks and punches, judo is about grappling and throws... and so on.
Traditional martial arts are good, no doubt, but a student is equipped to face reality only after years of dedicated practice. How many actually have the persistance, time and inclination !
This is where KRAV MAGA scores. KRAV MAGA is a system which teaches the student to expect the unexpected and the irrational violence of the bully on the street.
KRAV MAGA teaches the student to be practical and stresses that the focus, during a confrontation, is to get out of it with minimum damage to self.
KRAV MAGA imparts realistic training; it is always related to what the attacker is doing to you.
KRAV MAGA constantly trains the student in stressful situations, to familiarise them with fear, desperation, confusion and shock.
KRAV MAGA will work on the street for the average man with reasonable fitness.

Comments

  1. Every martial art has its own code but whether it is relevant in the current scheme of things is debatable. Karate, Taekwondo, Judo etc. teach discipline, builds character and is similar to the ‘Gurukul’ system of learning…whereas ‘Krav Maga’ is similar to the modern methods of learning, which is need and situation based.

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  2. Great start! I love the analogy of gurukul!

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