Krav Maga instructor did a response to Eve Torres’ video of how women should defend themselves using BJJ and flying armbar in a situation of a man grabbing a woman for hair:
“Demonstrations on violent attacks on women are sterilized and do not represent the realities of what actually happens. Instructors are flat out lying to the person they love most and giving them a false sense of confidence that may lead to an unfavorable outcome.
Why is this happening?? Why are there women’s courses that make training more comfortable for them?? Can we stop this, please?!”
It didn’t take a lot for this video to get a response from the BJJ community.
Here is the answer by MaxBJJ:
“Krav Maga instructors suggest to strike when someone grabs you by the hair, but everybody knows very well that to punch with power, body posture and the base has not to be compromised. When someone grabs you by the hair and your head is bent forward, backward, or sideways is almost impossible to strike because your base and posture are broken. In this video, you can see very clearly that trying to hit who is grabbing your hair is impossible.
In the real world, when a woman grabbes another woman by the hair, 90% of the time one or both of them are gonna fall to the ground and this is the reason why learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is imperative. In Krav Maga when a man grabbed a woman by the hair, 100% of the time she is gonna defend herself successfully with strikes and never goes to the ground. Krav Maga demos are not realistic: the attacker is not giving the victim a realistic attack and the victim give the attacker an unrealistic response. The fantasy world is much nicer than reality. Please, Krav Maga instructors and self-defense experts, quit lying about how to survive violent attacks!”