- Mar 7, 2022
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- Ottawa, Ontario
I would ask that you please make no assumption about my person nor skills in sparring or combat. I fail to see how any of what I have mentioned here or on any post any where has any information on my sparring experience in or outside of class or any tournaments I may or may not have won. Nor do I refer to any extra curricular activities I may or may not take part in.You didn't even recognize him until I told you. You immediately discredited that sparring footage so it's difficult for me to believe you.
It sounds like your training in Krav is mostly about doing choreographed drills w/o sparring, up to hard sparring with knock down or knock out intentions. That's why you'd think that sparring shouldn't look like the video that I posted, which was actual sparring (light); and not from just anyone, but the #3 Chief Instructor of Krav Maga, under its Founder.
It's true, KM is indeed MMA Lite w/weapons training. I think you even posted a video from a Krav Alliance Federation, which requires a "timed round, nonstop, kickboxing or MMA fight" at full contact/full KO criteria, no stop & go, etc. in order to earn a Black Belt.
As per KM Alliance, it is indeed their ways of evaluating at higher level in 1 aspect yes. Is there room for improvement? Absolutely yes. The hard combat aspect does not relate to specific KM fighting but to get student used to continual combat. Some also choose to do that exercise without protections. Others with more and or weapons involved. It is to be seen as one of the many drills. Definitely not one that reflects KM sparring per say. Because, again, it has a different goal.
But at this point, I dont think I can explain this in other ways or enrich the conversation any further. I understand how you view KM and I am not trying to change that. I don't care really.
If ever this thread gets back to the actual topic then great. But at this point it seems more like a misunderstanding where one party chooses to be antagonistic and closed minded.
In short, I aint got time to waste talking to a wall. Bonsoir