What is the difference between Self-Defense, Martial Arts, and Combatives?
Self-defense is the act of defending one’s person when physically attacked, as by escaping or overcoming an assailant. Self-defense is Unfair, Armed/Unarmed (with/without weapons), Multiple (opponents) and Hazardous (environment).
Martial Arts are any of the forms of self-defense or combat that utilizes physical skill and coordination, as karate, aikido, judo, escrima, kendo, or kung fu, often practiced as sport. Sport Fighting is Fair, Unarmed (without weapons), Singular (opponent), and Protected (environment).
Combatives are fighting tactics and training focused mainly on weapons but also includes empty hands fighting. Combat reality is Unfair, Armed (with weapons), Multiple (opponents) and Hazardous (environment).