Updated: Sep 23
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It's not necessarily accurate to say that Krav Maga is "better" than Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) or vice versa, as both martial arts have their own unique strengths and applications.
Krav Maga is a self-defense system that focuses on practical techniques for dealing with attackers in as they say "real-life situations" (a bit of a missnomer but we will get to that in a different post).
Krav Maga is designed to be simple, effective, and easy to learn, with a focus on neutralizing threats quickly and efficiently. Krav Maga techniques are often focused on strikes to vulnerable areas of the body, such as the eyes, throat, or groin, and techniques for defending against armed attackers.
On the other hand, BJJ is a martial art that focuses on ground fighting and grappling techniques. It's designed to allow a person to defend themselves against their opponent by using leverage, technique, and joint locks or chokes to control or submit them. BJJ involves a competitive aspect, with tournaments and matches in which practitioners can test their skills against each other.
Both Krav Maga and BJJ can be effective for self-defense, but they have different focuses and applications. Krav Maga is often seen as more practical for real-life situations, as it emphasizes fast and efficient techniques for quickly neutralizing a threat.
BJJ focus is on ground fighting and grappling techniques. It's designed to allow a person to defend themselves against their opponent by using leverage, technique, and joint locks or chokes to control or submit them.
Ultimately, the choice between Krav Maga and BJJ (or any other martial art) depends on your personal goals, interests, and preferences. It's also worth noting that many martial artists choose to study multiple disciplines in order to have a well-rounded skillset for self-defense.
Ps. Lets stop the trash talk between styles as there is no one style that is "best for self defense, Lawenforcement etc". Try a few styles and pick one that speaks to you, master it, go cross train gain understanding where, when and how to use your new skills.
Not every tool is a hammer....