KravMaga is a ‘horizontal system’ which combines elements of various fighting systems. One will find –
o Kicking & Punching elements of Boxing, Karate & Muay Thai
o Ground fighting & Grappling like Judo & BJJ
o Holds & Takedowns like Aikido
o Defence against Knife attacks like in Kali
o And also defence against stick attacks, fire-arm threats
We can say KravMaga is a MMA (Mixed Martial System)
KravMaga is NOT a martial art. It’s NOT a Sport.
KravMaga is a combat system for street survival
Why do you say KravMaga is NOT a martial art?
There are some major differences in the approach to Self-defence by KravMaga
o There are NO choreographed movements like katas.
Intricate and contrived movements fail during an un-predictable street situation. KravMaga is based on natural reflex and fast direct attacks using gross motor skills. NO Cosmetics.
o Kravists DON’T practice with outdated weapons –like Swords, Spea…