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MMA Or Krav Maga?

December 17, 2017

Many people ask what is better, MMA or Krav Maga? 
Of course to the die hard Krav Maga people the answer is obvious - Krav Maga is for the street, and MMA, as tough as it may be is a sport. So, of course Krav Maga is better for a street fight. 
However, let me ask you to take a moment and really think about it, without ego. And let me change the question around a bit. Instead of asking what is better, ask yourself is MY Krav Maga better and more effective than MMA? And if not, How I make MY Krav Maga more effective than MMA? Be honest to yourself about the answer. If not you'll be only hurting yourself. 
To answer that question, the main factor should be how hard do you train. MMA is mixed out of a few different training styles; mostly striking, grappling and wrestling. I have the privilege of Training both in MMA and Krav Maga, so out of my personal experience I could say with confidence that the MMA fighters with those styles I listed above train much harder than the average person who dose Krav Maga twice a week. And don't buy into that excuse "we will just put a finger in his eye" maybe you will, maybe you won't. A wrestler who takes the anishitive and goes for a takedown, will take you down, before you do anything. Why? Because its in his blood. A habit after doing it countless times. Is sticking a finger in someone's eye really your habit? How many times did you practice it? have some respect for your enemy.
So what's more effective? do both! Krav Maga, actually is suppose to be MMA for the street. 
in a street fight you have striking, clinching, and fighting on the floor, all mixed with all the possibilities open. And where is a better place to learn all those foundations than MMA? 
Krav Maga and MMA don't contradict each other, they make each other whole. 
Train Smart, 
Stay safe,
Sharir R
ICCS Head instructor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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