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Krav Maga thoughts
« on: September 13, 2006, 09:15:18 AM »
I'm just curious what most folks' thoughts are regarding Krav Maga. 

I've been studying MMA for a few years now, and I think that KM is really pretty decent, especially from a purely self-defense POV.  I've read a fair share of hateful/derogatory comments on the Internet (mostly at YouTube and Google video) about KM, in which it is asserted that KM is purely show and no go.

So, what do you all think?


BTW:  Doesn't Bas Rutten give it a thumbs-up?  That seems like a good endorsement to me, since he's one tough dude.
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Re: Krav Maga thoughts
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 12:17:33 AM »
My thought generally on SD arts is to wonder whether they're actually focusing on the right thing. The emphasis seems to be heavily on muggings in the dark while you're on the street. Where I live the places you get into fights are at clubs and bars if you're drunk, or when you have a home invasion. Street muggings are incredibly rare. They still teach KM here though and I'm quite sure they have the street attack curriculum.

I also get the feeling they overemphasise eye gouges and their risk. I have yet to hear of an attack where someone had their eyes gouged, I have heard of people having their heads beaten and stomped in though. I think the eye gouge thing only came in after 1993 as a reaction to it being a foul in the original UFCs.

What I do like about them is they like to emphasise fighting from a worst case scenario as a starting point. So once you've already been attacked, they don't talk that much about what you could do if you saw the attack coming. Obviously you'd have a chance to prepare for it, but whatever works when you're surprised should also work if you saw it coming.