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Which martial art sparring is closest to a street fight?

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Which martial art sparring is closest to a street fight?

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None of them, unless you offhand know of a martial art which allows multiple opponents; the use of broken bottles, knives and furniture; no rules about not gouging eyes, grabbing genitals, strangleholds and so on; an opponent who may be extra-strong and aggressive due to stimulants; an opponent(s) who is much taller, heavier and stronger than you; and in which the aim of the game is to kill you. :pinch:

Krav maga maybe? After all, that was designed to quickly kill or completely incapacitate the victim (and thereby allow you to shoot them dead at your leisure). But I should think that the KM taught in clubs etc is pretty watered-down from the original military version, and so is going to be correspondingly less effective in the street.


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And come to think of it, street fighting is nothing like any form of sparring anyway. Street fights (generally speaking) are over in seconds - one or two hard punches/elbows/stabs and it's all over apart from possibly kicking any person who has been unfortunate enough to hit the deck. Anyone with any sense in a street fight will run for it at the first opportunity if they can (even the aggressor will generally run if the defender manages to get a good hit back). In sparring you don't generally leg it out of the gym after making the other guy reel. :smile:


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