Krav-Maga??

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  1. Andr

    Andr White Belt

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    The best moment is 1:02 when something is flying out from a guy. At first glance it looks like teeth. Video could be more realistic with this action!
     
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    And what about girls? Is Krav Maga useless for them at all? Maybe vice versa, Krav Maga is more applicable for girls because nobody expects any hard struggle from them?
     
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    That would entirely depend on if they're getting quality instruction. While there's some legit Krav out there, there's an increasing amount of Krav being taught that is highly questionable.
     
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    Go train and find out
     
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    Krav Maga is unmatched...... when it comes to pretending to fight people who are pretending to attack you :D

    Don't freak, I'm kidding BUT stereotypes do not magically appear out of thin air either.
     
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    Krav Maga works and so does Combatives, but it is loosey goosey in ways; it is difficult to draw up a playbook of what constitutes the art; at least in my mind.
    I have a book on Army Combatives, which can be summarized this way, harm or kill them, with any means at hand. And, Krav Maga seems to be the same way.

    That is not a slam against it, but any training in it would have to be sharply defined, and directed by the instructor. Otherwise, it would be easy to get lost, trying to figure out your next move.
     
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    Why?

    You would think a system like that would be better streamlined in to basic concepts.
     
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    I am just thinking on my feet, and it seems like Krav Maga is so loose in concept; that it might tend to fall apart, right when you need it most.
    I am certain that their are masters of the art, who never have to wonder about their next move. If I am wrong, OK, it isn't the first time.
    Do you train in it?

    I looked up a local school, and there are pretty good reviews of it:
    But hey, my eight years in the Airborne Infantry and combat experience may have made me crazy. Please, do not take me at my word. Go to a class and find out for your self.

    I am not knocking the art, because it must be useful; I wonder how many people take it seriously though. Maybe I am too serious, and it bleeds into my posts: life made me pretty intense.
    Tony K.'s review of Pinellas Krav Maga
     
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    I did an rbsd called scientific fighting Congress which attracted some krav guys and looks like it has similar training ideas.
    (A lot of which I don't really like)

    I now do mma and its accompanying sub styles which in my opinion is what krav should have been.

    And mma has that same loose concept issue. But I find you can trim the system down to its bare bones and at least have a conservative and comprehensive approach.

    From there you can go buck wild.

    And I find if the art is drill or demo heavy then people feel obligated to have techniques for the sake of how clever they look. Where if the style is resisted training heavy. People go the other way and only do what they feel comfortable with.
     
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    I will say this (positive thing) about KM -

    It reminds me of Dept of Corrections "DTAC" (defensive tactics). I have told friends of mine - if you have NO training or experience in violence and are looking for a quick way to get kinda caught up; if you wanna learn the basics of hurting people who are trying to hurt you WITHOUT spending hours focusing on your stance, conditioning you body, making sure hand an foot placement is 100% correct; if you're not pursuing excellence, but rather (field) competence.... Let the prison train you!

    And, what little I have seen of KM, it really reminds me of D.O.C. training.

    With that said, as always - train hard, fight easy. If you ain't really roughin each other up, you're just dancin (that applies to every art). So KM could be good or bad, depending on who is teaching and how. (Imho) Training methods trump lineage. I don't need to hear how connected a place is to Israel, I need to see some pressure testing.
     

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