First of all Krav Maga is not a combat sport, nor a martial art, indeed it is a “system”. A system that brings together various plausible linking techniques, for an effective and rapid defense. Krav maga is therefore unquestionably targeted at the “rush” (drowning the attacker). Krav is therefore basically a self defense, which unlike aikido where there are no strokes, the practitioner can uncheck knees, punches, kicks, and elbows (borrowed from Muaythai ). So is krav maga effective?
1) Krav Maga in real life on the street: a practice that can save your life:
during a sudden assault in the street: The practitioner is able to position himself in a way that this one is advantageous. He is able to confront an armed or unarmed adversary who tries to attack him. And to strike him in a concern to settle the fight quickly with a few strokes. The practitioner’s counterattack, therefore, rests on 2 essential points:
- a good reflex
- a first attack that must touch the aggressor to allow a sequence.
2) The Difficulty of execution:
Sudden aggression, pushes the practitioner to execute a chain of the system that he will have learned or tested before. But problem it will be relatively difficult for him to counter-attack by performing a technique that does not necessarily respond to the defenses of the opponent. let me explain the Kravaux will try to get out of his sequence by touching the target each time, which can be difficult if the aggressor of the respondent. The practitioner of krav maga is not trained to strike shots according to the guard of his opponent, unlike boxing. The guy who practices krav maga will, therefore, need very great precision and a significant speed of execution. This means that the practitioner must have a certain level to get through it unscathed. In addition, the sequences learned in krav maga are not simple!
So we have seen that the practitioner of krav maga can defend himself very effectively in the street. But in return, he must already have a good level because of the complexity of the system. And did not force the fighting habit that lasts.
3) training and learning:
krav maga wants to be effective in close combat (hence its name in Hebrew “close combat”). The training is then very focused on learning the system and the sequences that flow from it. The practitioner learns to do to an aggressor who will not provoke him in combat with the guard we agree. So he is used to reacting in front of an adversary who commits a mistake, for example: unlocking or strangling. The footpoint part in krav maga is unfortunately not very thorough, the practitioner only knows the most basic and simple kicks. By that I mean we don’t find kickboxing, kung fu, taekwondo, etc.
The range of kravaux striking techniques is therefore reduced, it can be said. same for the fists, one does not teach strikes you as the plunging right, and the dodges are not really taken over by the students.
4) sports fighting:
There have been many examples of Krav players who have not been able to cope with kickboxers or other free fighters. Let us try to find out why. The student is therefore a versatile fighter because he must know how to cope on the ground, but his specialty is clinch and short distances to chain the opponent. How to attack an opponent who has a better defense and a greater range of techniques, with in addition a much greater combat experience.
The Krav practitioner will really have a hard time dealing with this type of opponent.
5) Krav a rewarding experience:
Even if I hate this practice, and that I tried to put the least personal opinion in this message, I recognize that krav maga not only alone but in addition to other sport or martial practices.