I train in Krav Maga because of its practical applications for the street. Although other Martial Arts are good and have their benefits, Krav Maga is a combat proven system on the modern battlefield and fits in great with my current occupation (Military). It is easy to learn, easy to retain. It is based on principles of Instinctive Reaction and not really learned reaction. I travel a ways back and forth to my job. I have had several people approach me at gas stations and stores, begging for money or rides. Having trained in Krav Maga for the past 3 years, I have the confidence that if I’m attacked by anyone (either at these stops or on my job) I can handle the situation by either de-escalation or by escalation, which ever the situation calls for. I also find myself being more aware of my surroundings. Krav Maga is not just another Martial Art that requires years to learn complex techniques but simple, practical way to solve problems that arise. Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking other Martial Arts in anyway. They all have something to bring to the table. I’ve trained in a few but I feel Krav Maga is a complete system that fits my needs.
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