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    OK, I just started Krav and have a what seems to be a simple question but I haven’t been able to find an answer that satisfies me. What is the difference between 360 defense and outside defense?


    360 defenses are also called outside defenses. However, there are other types of outside defenses, depending on the context. For example, 360s are used typically with the attacker in front of you, and the attacks are coming from outside in. For the other outside defenses, these are typically from straight attacks (i.e. straight punches), and used when your arms are not in an optimum position (e.g. when your arm is down), or when your body is not in an optimum position (e.g. when the attack comes from the side of you).


    If defending head punches use side cover it is safer. The 360 aka outside defence is important for weapons eg club or knife etc.

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