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    Eskrima and Krav Maga

    I have been training in alot of the diffrent martial arts required for most MMA fighters , but I know that all situations can not be handled with a toe to toe fight and if you have a bottle or stick comming at you most likely you need a back up plan. I feel I can handle the average person with my training but not everyone is average.
    So I have been looking into Eskrima and Krav Maga. The only problem is I can not find any where that teaches either MA anywhere near me or even in GA for that matter.
    My question is , does anyone know of any credible schools in North GA or the Atlanta area that teach Escrima and/or Krav Maga. Thanks

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    So just to make sure we got your priorities straight, you want something self-defense oriented that you can graft onto your combat sports training fairly easily?

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    Google "Atlanta escrima". I found http://atlantamartialartcenter.com/. They teach Inosanto Kali and Pekiti-Tirsia Kali. Both great styles.

    Atlanta is a big city so many options should be available. If you decide to go with Krav Maga check out a few classes before signing up. There is a rapidly growing element of McDojo in the style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfcritical
    So just to make sure we got your priorities straight, you want something self-defense oriented that you can graft onto your combat sports training fairly easily?
    basically yeah , I know how to handle someone without a weapon , but I want to be ready for any situation that may arise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superman36369
    basically yeah , I know how to handle someone without a weapon , but I want to be ready for any situation that may arise.
    Based on this I also suggest sprints and parkour/freerunning. Nike Fu is more widely applicable than espada y daga. By this I don't mean "Don't train in FMA" I just mean that being able to quickly disengage from a situation is a lot more useful than a lot of us give it credit for.

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    I totally agree with Nazir, and don't think that MMA training will teach to handle the "average guy" when their unarmed. I've done MMA fighting for 8 years now and do you know how many rules their are when you enter the cage? average joe hasn't been trained with those rules and will not fight "fair". GA is known for Gun fu and i would be more worried about that than a knife or stick.
    I would look for Chin Na classes in your area, that is what Krav Maga is based off of. They will also teach you to not fight "fair",neck strikes,skin rolling, grion strikes, small joint manipulation,etc.
    And the best part of Chin Na is if you want to learn it with the intent to use it on the next person that pisses you off- they will train that OUT of you to.

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    umm, not what he said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfcritical
    umm, not what he said.
    please explain or specify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen Lung
    please explain or specify.
    He is saying that the ability to leave a situation if you can, by running if need be, is a worthy skill to have. In the end it will save you a lot of trouble.

    This is not a street vs. ring argument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shen Lung
    I totally agree with Nazir, and don't think that MMA training will teach to handle the "average guy" when their unarmed. I've done MMA fighting for 8 years now and do you know how many rules their are when you enter the cage? average joe hasn't been trained with those rules and will not fight "fair". GA is known for Gun fu and i would be more worried about that than a knife or stick.
    I would look for Chin Na classes in your area, that is what Krav Maga is based off of. They will also teach you to not fight "fair",neck strikes,skin rolling, grion strikes, small joint manipulation,etc.
    And the best part of Chin Na is if you want to learn it with the intent to use it on the next person that pisses you off- they will train that OUT of you to.
    1) the roots of krav are boxing, judo, and wrestling, not chinese jointlocks
    2) standing joint locks as a primary defense strategy against guns seems kind of silly
    3) Biting opponents who don't know how to strike, grapple or clinch won't net you victory. Simply being "no rules" isn't enough to garuntee victory. It's a difference in the tactics, not the fundamental skillset, much like the difference in striking in a kickboxing match vs striking in MMA.
    4) if it's a weapon environment, weapons deployment and retention will be more valuable than standing joint-locks. Kali(and in some cases, krav) will train those.

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