Discussion in 'OT Bar' started by Martin Atchet, Sep 13, 2006.
Great for self-defense, not for sport.
just like every other martial art it can produce some people that are good and some people that art bad. Depends more on the practitioner than anything really. And from what I've heard (i do not have any experience in krav maga) it is geared mostly for self defense.
i study it and am becoming rather dissatisfied with the school i'm taking it at.
I've heard everything about it ranging from it's a ruthless self defense style, to it's glorified cardio kickboxing with funny pants.
it really, REALLY depends on the school/instructors.
i've gone to classes with certain instructors and walked away feeling like i learned something useful. i've also gone to class and thought that i'd have been better off sitting in on a TKD class.
Sounds like a dragon ball move
I took it for a while. Never got past the first "level" but I feel like I learned a lot of useful stuff. My instructor used to compete in kickboxing though, so he incorporated quite a bit of that and really emphasized combos and good defense. Coolest thing I learned is how to recover quickly after getting kneed in the groin.
Where are you taking it and what level are you? I can't wait to get out of level 1, and go to level 2 and do some sparring. The stuff I've been learning so far seems to be great. I enjoy it alot sometimes but I am already in shape and want to get into more combatives than just pushups and situps for the old folk haha.
That being said I know it is definitely NOT a sport.
Military Krav Maga > civilian Krav Maga.
Hop up and down on your heels. When you get hit your testes swell and wanna go back up into your abdomen. Jumping up and down apperently drops em back down and reduces the pain in the abdomen. Seemed to work well enough the one time I got hit hard (my partner thought i was wearing a cup like I was supposed to). I didn't test it too often.
i'm a level 2 and i'm taking it in a school in south florida.
Have you gotten a chance to spar in level 2 yet? I love my school, this is my second school also.
yes, but not as often as we should. given that i'm 22 and more experienced/aggressive than most of the 30 year olds in the class, i can't really go crazy for fear of hurting them or putting them in a situation where they don't learn anything.
i need to just give up on it and find a place that teaches boxing/muay thai with a little bit of grappling.
I'd really like to sit in on a class ran by a knowledgable instructor so I could compare it with what I currently study, Limalama.
if that's the case then KM fits in to exactly what i want.
i'm an MMA fan but have absolutely no desire to compete, i just want to be able to dominate the poor motherfucker that starts a fight with me, if i don't have a way to get out of it.
to be totally clear, i'd much rather not have to hurt anyone nor have anyone hurt me.
Thats how I feel. I want to be ready, but not looking for a fight.
yeah, i hope that i learn the exact style taught to the IDF guys, not some stuff some guy mixes up unrelated stuff and just calls it krav maga
It's a crapshoot. I've seen it being taught as cardio workouts and I've seen it taught to police officers and I've sparred some people who use it.
That's what I'm worried about the most. I don't want to pay money and spend time training just to find out that they're teaching me some watered down form of it. I found a school in Denver that's not too far from my house. By glancing at their website, though, it seems like they cater a lot more towards LEOs. You have to specify whether you're a LEO or a civilian when you join. Either they give LEOs first priority or they teach them stuff that they don't teach civlians
Anyone heard of these guys? http://www.coloradokravmaga.com/
They teach civilians the same stuff they teach LEO's. Only thing they add with LEOs is stuff on weapons retention and restraining and holding people down.
Exactly. The only thing they teach them are things you as a civilian do not need to know. Also at the end of situations there might be a push to make space for an officer to have time to use his weapons if needed.
Here is a link to a conversation about that on another forum. http://188.8.131.52/viewtopic.php?t=890
But if that is really a turn off then you should look into other forms.