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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
@Ginamin - The other problem with fighting on the ground is not just a problem with fighting one on many. If your opponent has a knife, it is much harder to defend against it on the ground since you are forced to stay close to your attacker. If you were standing, you have the option to dodge the knife, instead of just blocking it, as I don't know how much stronger my opponent may be than me. In addition, if I put someone in an armbar, if they have a knife, instead of submitting they can take it out and cut at anything they have access to (legs, stomach, etc)
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comment Which martial arts focus on self defense?
what do you mean Krav maga "maybe"?
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While those are very effective fighting styles, they are primarily meant for controlled environments. The issues with using them for self defense can be found more in detail here masadatactical.blogspot.com/2011/12/… but in short, I would recommend Krav Maga or ICS (Israeli Combat System) for being much more practical on the street. Being a 3 year Krav Maga / ICS student, I can tell you it is not incredibly difficult to learn, it just requires a certain mindset that you keep fighting no mater what happens, (even in training).
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