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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a problem with belt testings for a fee. After all, things need to be paid for. Nor do I think that being a Martial Arts instructor should be an entirely charitable activity, nor should one need to struggle to get along, either. The fact of the matter is that there is good and bad out there, both instructors and students. Some like tradition and some don't. Some are looking for an approach, and some are looking for aesthetics. The value inherent in each is based off who is looking for it.

On a side note....

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He teaches hand to hand, Japanese and Western weapons, daggers, shillelagh and tomahawk.


.....this sounds like a blast! That's a great training opportunity.
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Harkon72
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I see it, whatever you look for you will usually find. If you give out the impression that you are serious about your training, like minded people will find you. Isn't it true that; When the Student is ready, the Master will appear?
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Harkon72 wrote:
As I see it, whatever you look for you will usually find. If you give out the impression that you are serious about your training, like minded people will find you. Isn't it true that; When the Student is ready, the Master will appear?
I'm not so sure about all that philosophical stuff. I guess if you look long enough, you will find what you are looking for.
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DavyKOTWF
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Styles: KM, TKD, now ShorinRyu

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most people that comment negatively on Krav Maga
have not even tried it, not even for an hour. One of
the biggest things that determines who wins a fight
is their conditioning and how good a shape they're in.
That's one huge thing that KM does - it gets you in
shape. I've seen too many McDojo 'senseis' that have
huge beer bellies...meaning they couldn't last 30 seconds
in a real fight. The KM teacher I trained under was
close to 50 years old and was fit as a fiddly, six pack
stomach that he got from doing KM and was in better
shape than most 20 year olds. In another 'style' I
lasted 5 weeks, then quit because too much secret ninja stuff
in there...for the entire 5 weeks we were practicing the
17 ways to get out of when someone tries to grab your
wrist...we were on number 5 at the end of the five
weeks. I guess when you learned the 17, you got
your black belt, I don't know. Both new black belts
had huge beer bellies and looked like the only
exercise they got was running to the frig. Usually, most classes,
we also practiced some George Dillman secret move that was
designed to impress us.
Just saying...
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DavyKOTWF
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Top Krav Maga guy. . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmBPFPTq-g
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DavyKOTWF wrote:
Top Krav Maga guy. . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmBPFPTq-g


Looks like a typical aikido demo- the over emphasis on flash is a deterrent rather than a strong point.

Here's the biggest problem I have with krav- the whole "we aren't ring fighters- were street fighters!" Krav really is nothing more than bjj, boxing, wrestling, and associated styles. The problem here is that I've yet to see a Krav practitioner that was ever anything but at a beginner understanding of any of those styles. So how is one a novice at bjj, a novice at wrestling, and a novice at boxing, yet an EXPERT on Krav? Either Krav is not a style or its a poor quality one. The mindset of overwhelming your opponent is also an extreme flaw- it's easy to overwhelm someone that you're stronger and faster than- hence the reason for it being military combatives. This is why it's not a good fighting system. So practice less groin grabs eye gouges and dear god did I see a throat rip in that video? These things don't work as well as the people selling them to you claim they do

Before upset Krav practitioners respond let me merely state this: I don't care what you call your style provided that you actively train against resisting opponents. so just because you do Krav it doesn't mean you suck, and just because you do mma doesn't mean that you're good....
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJ-Jitsu wrote:
DavyKOTWF wrote:
Top Krav Maga guy. . . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjmBPFPTq-g


Looks like a typical aikido demo- the over emphasis on flash is a deterrent rather than a strong point.

Here's the biggest problem I have with krav- the whole "we aren't ring fighters- were street fighters!" Krav really is nothing more than bjj, boxing, wrestling, and associated styles. The problem here is that I've yet to see a Krav practitioner that was ever anything but at a beginner understanding of any of those styles. So how is one a novice at bjj, a novice at wrestling, and a novice at boxing, yet an EXPERT on Krav? Either Krav is not a style or its a poor quality one. The mindset of overwhelming your opponent is also an extreme flaw- it's easy to overwhelm someone that you're stronger and faster than- hence the reason for it being military combatives. This is why it's not a good fighting system. So practice less groin grabs eye gouges and dear god did I see a throat rip in that video? These things don't work as well as the people selling them to you claim they do

Before upset Krav practitioners respond let me merely state this: I don't care what you call your style provided that you actively train against resisting opponents. so just because you do Krav it doesn't mean you suck, and just because you do mma doesn't mean that you're good....

Solid post!!



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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey all, I'm back in another Krav police instructor course. It's another week-long course, and we finished day 1 today. I am one sore fella, too. We covered lots of combatives and self-defense curriculum today. I will sleep good tonight!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 1:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be safe, Brian, and learn as much as you can. Don't forget to PRACTICE..........

Oh yeah, NO PAIN...NO GAIN....enjoy the training!!



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, Bob, I have been.

Days 2 and 3 are in the books now. We covered ground on day 2, and we've done a ton of gun retention and disarms, along now with knife defense and disarms. I'm lucky in that a lot of this is review for me, but the knife stuff is all new. Two days to go!
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