posted on Nov, 9 2010 @ 08:21 AM
HI I am black belt in American Kenpo and brown belt in brazilian jiujitzu, I've also practiced boxing, kickboxing and muay thai, always compete in
grappling tournaments and MMA.
Those who practice and compete in combat sports know that they must be prepared, in addition to technical and physically, psychologically, so think a
bit how hard it is to remain calm and clear mind in this situation, where it is assumed that all controlled and rules to prevent damage or serious
injury to the participants (grappling or mma which is what I compete), with this in mind before choosing a martial art for self-defense, think about
whether they can meet someone in a life or death situation, where there are no rules and no one knows how you can finish, learn the proper techniques
and gain control over your fears takes time, no good and effective martial art learned in months, need years. Martial arts in the Army are used as a
form of companionship and camaraderie, not wanting to be racist or xenophobic but, have you seen some Israely fighting hand to hand without weapons,
not me, but if you want to practice Krav Maga also give him a look at Systema The self-defense is practiced in Russia
I think that depending on the situation any martial art will do, but I've come to understand with many years of practice and combat, is not the style
or martial art is better, everything depends on the preparation and ability of each practitioner
PD: remember to fight in the street does not go to the floor because most of the time is not a one to one situation, should also be clear that there
are no rules and blows to the groin, eye poket, even bite is "allowed"