At KME we offer Krav Maga and Gracie Jiu Jitsu. The question I'm going to try and answer here is WHY?

Krav Maga is a training system that is based on simplistic, aggressive, intuitive techniques that are applied with constant forward pressure. It is a training system that doesn't claim to have expertise in any one particular combative area but more a thorough grounding across a wide range of techniques and disciplines.

Gracie Jiu Jitsu, often described as the "Gentle Art", relies on techniques that aren't based on aggression but on thoughtful, controlled techniques that put pressure and leverage on strategic points of the human body. This enables a person to be controlled through progressively applied pressure rather than blunt force trauma.

So why did we choose these two, seemingly different styles, to be be our two core training programs at KME? When looking at training systems and styles, we look for commonality of principles rather than individual techniques and how one style may compliment the other. When we compare Krav Maga and Gracie Jiu Jitsu, at first glance there may appear to be few but when we scratch the surface and start looking a little deeper, we begin to find what we are looking for.

Both systems benefit from applied forward pressure, they both benefit from closing space and becoming tactile with your opponent enabling you to have a greater predictive feeling as to what your opponent is planning next. Gracie Jiu Jitsu enables the Krav practitioner to develop their ground skills to a more competent level. To think and solve an existing problem in a more methodical and controlled fashion. For the Jiu Jitsu practitioner, Krav Maga will provide them with greater competency in striking and stand up techniques. It also develops their skill sets and opens their mind to the thoughts of dealing with force escalators such as weapons or multiple attack situations.

If we imagine a person who gains competency in both training systems, I think we can all agree that we would be dealing with a very well rounded Martial Artist with great self belief in their abilities. A person that has trained for and been made ready and aware of a wide range of differing attack scenarios.

At KME we offer a one week free trial, so why not make the most of it and come down and immerse yourself in both systems and become a better you!



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