Which martial art is better in a real-world scenario: Muay Thai or Krav Maga?


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To answer this we have to get a good understanding of what Krav Maga is. I mentioned this before in a few other videos, but I’ll quickly go over it again. Krav Maga is an Isreali hand to hand combat system. The American equivalent is Combatives and the Russian equivalent is Systema. These kinds of systems are completely different from other Martial Arts and combat sports because of their purpose. Military martial arts like Krav Maga are designed to get you to a base level of proficiency as quickly as possible. For this reason many Muay Thai striking techniques exist in almost all military hand to hand combat systems, but the moves are modified to make them easier to understand so that soldiers with limited time to get combat ready can get to a level where they can perform them instinctually much faster. So the real question is how quickly might this hypothetical real-world scenario happen? If your primary goal is getting combat ready as quickly as possible then you may want to go with a military hand to hand combat system. If, on the other hand, you don’t plan on getting into a street fight within the next 6 weeks, you want your fighting skill to get continuously better and better, and you want to be able to apply your training and strategies that you’ve seen high level professionals use in real fights to sparring in order to hone your craft then Muay thai would be the way to go.