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    Krav Maga as a system seems reasonable enough.

    Krav Maga as a money-making machine for TKD schools ain't a great thing.

    Here's my take:

    1) I've had a KM guy try to bend my fingers back on the ground. Since we were having good fun, besides the fact that it didn't work, it makes for a bad playmate.
    2) same jacka** rambles on and on about eye gouges (again, he tried to f*** with my eyes when we were rolling; *shrug*).
    3) I've been hit in the testicles several times. When I'm not agitated, it hurts like hell. When I'm agitated, it hurts like hell *after* I'm through being agitated. My take: if you're going to kick someone there, do it like Sam Kuoha once did and break the guy's pelvis.
    4) I don't like the rear "toe up" punching since you're intentionally building slack into your structure.

    That being said, I think one of the Krav guys here in town teaches reasonable stuff.

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    "I don't like the rear "toe up" punching"

    I've never seen this done by any KM practitioner.

    The KM punching comes straight from boxig.
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    I've been doing Krav Maga for the last 9 years....it's a great system, when properly used. It's very practical, down to earth and easy to learn.

    And for all those posers out there that think KM sucks, I'd be happy to show you the error in your opinion.

    There's nothing I hate more than someone who cuts down another MA without either taking the time to learn about it or knowing nothing about it at all.
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    Hey, for the record, I am not knocking KM, I have just heard a lot of negativing regarding it on this forum. As a result I am curious as to what the reasons behind it are. There are many MA's that are effective in some scenerios, that doesn't mean I want to study them. If it works for you, GREAT, I am glad you like it.


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    oh and can someone answer this for me?

    In reference to SCARS, what the **** does "Americana yourself" mean?



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    i had done km for about a year and a half before i moved to s'pore. I think it is great. At my school it was just km and nothing else. Over time the instructors sent a boxer to training so we now have a boxer as well.
    Structurally there is not much to km. The power is in the attitude and reaction time. Punching and kicking is basically MT and boxing. Groundwork from bjj with emphasis on getting up. Looking through my BJJ book i realized how much km and bjj are similar to defenses and groundfighting.
    At my school we were encouraged to spread out and take techniques that worked.
    But i have heard about some less than desireable schools. Even on the km website there are people who complain about theior schools. When such a complaint is made it seems pretty clear that the higher ups look into it,
    As far as marketing, i saw km on a show with nine other martial arts. I tried six in total including km and bjj which i stayed with,
    But alas, now in my island nation, all i have is capoeira.
    zum zum zum capoeira mata um
    zum zum zum capoeria mata um
    There is no cheating, there is only jiu-jitsu.

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    Tigerfly,
    In my signature, notice how the SCARS stylist bends his arm back over his head in this technique, almost as if he is "americana-ing" himself.

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    I've tried a KM seminar and wasn't impressed. It went against a lot of what I've done in the past (aikido and taiji) and the instructor seemed blind to any other approach to a situation.
    I make no judgement on KM in general, just from that one experience.
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    Ironically he's in more danger from his own Americana than the other guy's unbelievably bad attempt at a choke.

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    Hey we've all been educated now, that is not a choke! It's a deadly spinal compresion neck break attack! The next frame shows the Coroner coming for that guy.

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