Wrestling With The Krav Maga Self-Defense System

Wrestling With The Krav Maga Self-Defense System

Wrestling With The Krav Maga Self-Defense System

As you’re going to discover with the various modes of self-defense that are available to you, Krav Maga has a lot to offer the interested individual. This is because the style understands that when it comes to formidable self-defense courses, wrestling techniques most certainly should be included.

Keep in mind that Krav Maga extends to far more than just wrestling techniques. This form of self-defense has rapidly become one of the most popular branches on the planet over the past several years. This is due to a number of factors. In the first place, the wrestling techniques and other techniques utilized here have been proven to work over and over again. In the second place, the history and culture behind the art will prove to you that this is truly a legitimate approach to self-defense.

Krav Maga offers those interested a full range of self-defense strategies from a variety of combat and defense styles. There is no arguing with the notion that wrestling is a huge part of that.

Background And Historykrav-maga2

Translated from its original Hebrew name, you’re going to find the translation for Krav Maga to be highly interesting.Simply put, it means “contact combat.” This concept will certainly become obvious, the more you study the particulars of it.

The history of Krav Maga is even more interesting. Given that this is a self-defense system that was created to train the Israeli military, it’s perhaps easy to see why people from all over the world have begun to explore the potential it has to offer them. You’re getting a wide range of techniques that come from such areas as boxing, grappling, Muay Thai, and certainly from wrestling.

Wrestling is an inherent component in a great many self-defense/combat styles. Krav Maga does not emphasize wrestling in its training per say, but it does off those who are interested the ability to learn a variety of wrestling techniques. This devastatingly effective system of self-defense will also give people the ability to use those wrestling techniques in conjunction with techniques from other fighting and self-defense styles.

The principles of Krav Maga revolve around the idea of avoiding confrontation. When this becomes impossible, the wrestling techniques and other techniques available will give the individual the ability to utilize offense, defense, and pure aggression. All of these things will be used simultaneously, in order to eliminate the threat.

The Bottom Line

For what it offers in the way of wrestling techniques alone, Krav Maga is a highly intriguing self-defense approach.

I wish you all the best, and remember that if you have any questions or comments you can post them in the comments section at the bottom of any blog post. It’s great to hear from you.

Kind regards,

Founder of Mixed Martial Arts


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8 thoughts on “Wrestling With The Krav Maga Self-Defense System

  1. Krav Maga seems like an excellent method of self defense based on your review. Glad to see the first step into to avoid confrontation but if needed can be used as pure aggression. Israeli Soldiers are very elite and I sure this training comes in handy all the time. Do you recommend MMA or Krav Maga to rookies?

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hi Tony,

      Assuming there is a good reason not learn both I would say you should start with two considerations:
      1. What are you trying to achieve?
      2. What do you most feel like learning?

      As others have pointed out MMA and Krav Maga are rather different. Many of the tools are the same, but the goal and approach is vastly different. For self defense Krav Maga is an obvious choice. For owning people in a 1 on 1 fight MMA is in my opinion unmatched.
      I train Krav Maga. I do that because the no-nonsense approach greatly appeals to me. I also get a lot of intellectual satisfaction from the fact that there are reasons behind everything. When I ask about why a technique is done the way it is, there is always an explanation and a willingness to try out alternatives.
      My trainer is a long time MMA practitioner, and while he is also completely sold on the Krav Maga concept he still practices MMA (and has a fight coming up in a week or two).
      Ultimately the best style to learn is the one you still enjoy 10-20 years from now. Getting fit and staying active is luckily the main benefit for 99% of us, since we fortunately will never have to use these skills in real life.

      Thanks for your comment Tony.

  2. Vicky

    What a great article on Self Defense I found it so interesting . The site looks great well done

  3. Vicky

    What a great article and your site looks great. Well done

    1. I really appreciate your comment.
      Thanks Vicky.

  4. Very Interesting! I’ve been looking into getting involved with MMA for quite some time and this looks like a great technique to learn. Is there anything I should do prior to getting started?

    1. Hi Matt,
      Everything you need to know before practicing MMA, is whether this really is the sport that you want to practice.
      If this is the modality you want to follow, then you just need to have determination to achieve your goals.
      Thanks for your comment.

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