Krav Maga is not a martial art. Krav Maga is a system of self-defense that uses your natural flinch response to an attack and turns it into an effective defense. After that, the combatives utilize gross motor skills. The difference is that martial arts have many rules, such as no strikes below the belt, strike from the seams forward, no hitting the groin, etc. Krav Maga is a system that you use in a life or death situation. When it comes to saving your life, there are no rules. You should go for the eyes, groin, and throat. We use elbows, knees, headbutts, hair pulls, and foot stomps.