Stay Real!

Krav Maga is about teaching good people how to fight back. Making people stronger, and saving lives. Something every good person has the right and the obligation to know. Over and over again I see too many techniques in the name of “Krav Maga” that not only are unrealistic, but also would be very dangerous to attempt in reality. Sure, these techniques convey the impression to be amazing to an untrained eye, however to an experienced fighter they are nothing short of ridiculous. There's what works in Hollywood. Then, there's real life. Pleas, stick to real life. I don't have any problems with the poor students learning these techniques. After all, they don't know any better. It's as if they’ve come to learn the bridge version of ninja fighting...perhaps some of them think “it's like what they do in the special forces!” well, I have a news flash for you. It's absolutely not. I’ve had the privilege of actually teaching in the army and various security companies for many years. An average solider actually knows less technique than a student going to class on a regular basis. But you know why? Because he doesn’t need more. He spent his time learning and perfecting the most important technique of all, his aggression. He doesn’t need to waste his time on movie-like scenarios, because he's now a problem solver. No matter the situation, he will find a way to bulldoze through it. Because losing is never an option. My problem however is with the instructors teaching these moves. People come to you because they want to know how to protect themselves and their families. Give them that. Not a very dangerous and false feeling of self confidence. Instead of practicing numerous absurd scenarios with the students, and letting them think they are no less then Rambo himself, make real warriors out of them. Help them build a strong, never lose, always go forward mind set. A person with a state of mind like that is bound to win. No matter the scenario. Train smart, Take care, Sharir R, ICCS Head Instructor.

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