Eric Starsevic: Phony Special Forces Krav Maga?
Eric Starsevic is a Krav Maga instructor... and a Special Forces Tactical Tactics Tactician, and ninja and astronaut and... From his apparently self-written biography (grammar and word choice not corrected, Comic Sans added to piss you off):
"Eric Starsevic has been working within the Private Security Industry more than 20 years. His instructional disciplines were within the field of Self-Defense Systems, Special Weapons - Tactical Tactics and Protection Dog Training most of the time for Army and Police Units. He holds Diplomas from more than 10 different Martial Arts and has been taught and trained for more
than 30 years, especially in Krav Maga, Hapkido, and Ju-jitsu.
His Tactical experience comes from recognized Tactical schools worldwide and from personal experiences out in the field most of the time in war zones. He offers his abilities in several services as to the Government's, Armies and Organizations [USARMY, USAREUR, NATO] and in many countries such as in the USA, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Turkey, Saudi Arabian, Kuwait, Jordanian, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Greece.
Hi is following with great interest the recent developments in the activities of private security and training sections."
Mr. "Major" Starsevic works at athensisraelikravmaga.com (website now deactivated). From the website, his credentials include:
But wait... a wild FOIA request appears!
Via This Aint Hell.
Just looking at that fucked up uniform hurts my face.
Note this video has his name as "Starcevic" with a C.
Nice video W. Rabbit. Krav Maga goes really well with hip hop!
I've never submitted a FOIA request. Would they typically be able to identify a service record with name only or is this the typical response you would get if you submitted the request without the SSN, etc?
They at a minimum would also want a dob.
This video is now set to private. What did it contain?
Originally Posted by W. Rabbit
Aaaaw, it was a nice video. Guess someone's "cowardly lurking" around here, huh?
Originally Posted by The Cap
In the beginning of the vid Mr. Starcevic/Starsevic explains why there is no Krav Maga federation - not sure if he's speaking about a local federation or an international one. It's funny because a simple Google search reveals these IKMF websites, but I'm not sure if they're legit either.
He brags about KM being a self-defense system, not a sport/martial art/martial sport or something. So, in short, that would be why there isn't (or shouldn't be) a KM federation. I could elaborate about it a bit more, but I just won't. For now.
I don't remember what goes immediately after that, but there's a big portion of the vid dedicated to KM demonstrations and training footage. And cool hip hop background music. Synchronized with the moves, y'know?
I REALLY think Infected Mushroom would fit better, but, well...
There were nice moves, though. Not much stuff that I would actually try out myself. Like the firearm disarming thing. Definitely not my choice.
Okay I thought it was just me I've never seen so many wrinkles in a military uniform...
Originally Posted by Carpe Noctem