- Sep 29, 2013
- Reaction score
I don't think more situational training is the answer to the ops dilemma. The op has trained krav for two years and has done situational training. His situational training failed to prepare him for this incident. He's also done sparring that failed to prepare him for this incident. I question the sparring he did and its effectiveness. The op mentioned he wore gloves, and trained punches, kicks and elbows to weak points. This sounds suspicious to me as far as hard contact soarring is concerned. Elbows with no headgear is not something many schools do regularly, especially if they don't spar regularly. Improper sparring does not build true confidence. Drills will ways leave doubt in your mind. There is no substitute for the confidence and knowledge that comes when you know an opponent has done everything they can to stop you and you have still prevailed. You can't train every situation, relying on situational training without hard sparring will not build adequate confidence. Perhaps both are good training tools but I value hard sparring over other methods like situational training but situational training can help you optimize and apply the knowledge gained from sparring.
I think the op should seriously consider a system that spars regularly such as bjj, judo, or boxing. These systems will build confidence in the face of aggression. Perhaps combined with his rbsd knowledge gained from krav he will be well prepared for a real conflict.
I agree completely.
I had the same freezing issues as the OP coming out of Shotokan. Boxing, Judo, and Bjj (ironically the exact same three arts Mephisto mentioned) fixed that problem fairly quickly, enhancing my natural reactions to a situation where someone was trying to physically dominate me.
I would also recommend the OP to go to a gym that practices those types of arts in addition to his Krav training. Perhaps a good MMA gym maybe a good solution for his dilemma?