Im not reading 14 pages of this thread.
I just want to say what the best martial art to learn when the SHTF is no martial art at all.
What do I mean by that? I simply mean that martial arts are just that, "an Art". Expecting them to function effectively in a real world situation is
not great. Granted it would be better than knowing nothing but not much.
Then what? MMA? No. MMA is a competitive sport not a fighting system for life and death. It again would be better than knowing nothing, and only
marginally better than martial arts.
What does that leave us with? Krav Maga? well,...yes and no. Krav Maga that you see in studios is very different than that which is taught to the IDF.
Krav Maga is probably one of your better bets but learn to to differentiate the BS of Krav Maga from the reality. There is a lot that Krav Maga
teaches that is ineffective. Not because it will not work in a life and death situation, but because an inexperienced person may apply a kick wrong
wrong or throw an elbow from too far away.
But Krav Maga wins because it is of an offensive nature which means you bring the fight your opponent applying the victim mentality on him instead.
I am not going to mention my credentials or blow smoke up your ass with exploits that no one on here will give a damn about or believe anyway. It's
your problem to figure out.
I have been in a field that required me to know hand to hand and I also taught it. One of the people I learned a lot from was Kelly McCann or you may
know him by his other name Jim Grover he is kind of well known.
The guy is the real deal, what he teaches isn't pretty, but it works and it is no nonsense. I trained with him in a class back in 2002 believe it or
not. Try getting some lessons from him. He teaches law enforcement and military as well as private executive security which is what I did. You can get
your information from
A lot of what he teaches has elements of Krav Maga melted into it. There are of course some things I am more comfortable doing than what he shows, but
if you ever wanted to follow the K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple Stupid) rule he is the guy to learn from, though he is probably getting kind of old now.
Good luck with finding what you want.
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