Leave Krav for Kajukenbo?
I'm interested in getting the perspective of the forums Kaju and FMA practitioners.
I had some very basic knife and CQC training when I was younger, courtesy of my Seal father. I didn't do much of anything until about a year ago, when I joined a local Krav school. The chief instructor trained in Japanese Karate for a few decades, and branched into Krav a few years ago, and his business partner is a swat officer with an extensive street fighting background. I have enjoyed it, but recently have begun to see some deficiencies in my training. I'd like to work on flow, internal power, and actually learn how to use some of the weapons that I might encounter (most specifically the knife). We do not spar in the lower levels. Oddly enough, I only feel like I've gotten something out of the class when I'm getting contact. I realized awhile ago that if I use the recommended Krav defenses against an experienced knife fighter that I conveniently present myself for some serious throat-slashing. I'm also beginning to suspect that most of the students that I train with are on a different physical level and have different goals. I don't want to do the weekend warrior thing, I'm looking for a lifelong pursuit.
Our instructors are capable and talented people, but I don't think that I'm going to be able to get what I'm looking for long-term. In fact, I asked a instructor who trained for a few years in Kali if he would ever train us in some of it, and I was met with a flat-out "no". This is what set me out to look for something else. Originally I researched Kenpo, and from there I discovered Kajukenbo.
The goal is to become as well rounded as I can be in the street. Any thoughts or words of wisdom from the Kaju guys? I should be connecting with an experienced teacher soon, and I'm interested to hear your experiences.