I'm just a little weirded out that the Krav instructor couldn't see what was going on there.
I don't know... It's just that I've seen that same "try and block this" demo done empty hand a million times, and was thinking it made its way around the Krav as well. I guess not.
Consider yourself delivered. Go train Tae Kwon Do and point fight we shall call it a combat system.
If you want to say rapido realismo kali (or FMA in general) is good/effective/useful, do not tout ambushes with a knife as indicative of its prowess, likewise, don't invoke centuries of tradition as an indicator of present-day use, since if that were the case, the Shaolin monks would be kicking ass all over the place.
Im sorry that you misunderstood my post and reacted. I did not say that Rapido Realismo was an effective system. I do not train with them and do not know for sure. My comment was directed more towards FMA in general. Perhaps I should have expounded upon my post in question. FMA are at their core combat systems which has differences from a fighting system. Ambush, psychological warfare, and weaponry are a part of combat.
Centuries of a martial arts use by practitioners who lived and past the art on is an indicator of effectiveness. I also know quite a few Shoalin fighters who are superbly effective and not to be trifled with.
Perhaps you would enlighten me as to what in your opinion shows a system is effective?
For starters, it's effectiveness should be measured in the ability to compete in full contact competitions and routinely hold its own.