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One class a week is basically nothing. On that schedule, nearly everybody progresses at a snail's pace and takes years to achieve even basic proficiency in the material. You'll forget more from week to week than you'll remember. Two classes a week is the minimum to make progress. Three or more is recommended for actually picking up the movements.


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There are pros and cons to only going once a week vs. twice a week. Because of this I am going to set up a list. Going Once a Week Pros You won't learn the system very fast, so it gives you more to do in the long run. You will find every week a challenge! Cons You won't learn the system very fast or effectively. You will find ...


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Wow, that are plenty of questions out there ... let's try explaning it like this: I'm in Martial Arts for a long time, was very active in Boxing for a long time and been a Krav Maga instructor and bouncer for many years. And NO Martial Art nor Self defense system will bring you in a position to defend yourself against a knife attack - At least not without ...


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Things that recommend Wing Chun to a sailor: It is sometimes commented that Wing Chun is best suited for fighting in a telephone booth. This is not so far from the truth. Wing Chun specializes in close-quarters tactics at bent-arm range/trapping range (though I assure you it does possess long-range techniques and tactics). This would be well-suited to ...


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Krav Maga is not a martial art. It is a self defense system that has acquired or adapted techniques from different martial arts to fulfill a specific purpose. Those include groundfighting, stand-up fighting and weapon techniques — one can argue form which art actually ex. BJJ, Muay Thai whatever — but always striving to have the most effective one for the ...


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In a broad way, you can divide martial arts training into contact-focused or non-contact focused. Krav Maga, being primarily designed for defense, is contact-focused, and you're going to learn the most from working with partners. Unless you plan on training with friends outside of class, learning is going to be slow. People try to come up with ...


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There's a number of arts that deal specifically with blades combatively - that ranges from traditional to modern military styles. There's common elements among them all, which kind of tells you there's probably some baseline truths involved if you see parallel evolution across cultures and time periods, especially since knives are among our oldest weapons ...


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While taking on multiple armed opponents is possible, as Bishnu Prasad Shrestha (1, 2) proved, it is a very rare event indeed. Dan Inosanto is famous for a knife vs gun video showing that a knife is better at close range. And finally, we have Mythbusters's Gun vs. Knife Fight. Of course all of that is just one off events. If you want real data the journal ...


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If they just want your belongings, give it to them, and good, you're done. Your friend is unhurt, so your friend did the right thing. The question people need to focus on is "What will make me safer?" and your friend did the thing that got him out safely. If they want your life, you're going to have to a) figure that out in time, b) figure out what ...


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The Journal of trauma and acute care search on stabbings should be a good research starting point.(1) Wikipedia's article on stab wounds have a large reference section you should check out. Turleskin stab armour has a white paper on stabbing targets but clearly is biased towards selling armours. Finally, Prof Sarah Hainsworth has published several papers ...


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First of all, you definitely need to see a doctor about your injury! Once you have a clearer idea of what is actually wrong, you'll have a better idea of what you can and can't do. Until that point, though, I would suggest that further training in Krav Maga (or any other martial art!) is likely to make the injury worse. It could also make it harder to ...


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I reckon, to set the foundation for anything (Martial Arts or anything really) you need about 100 hours of dedicated training (As suggested by the other answers above). Divide that over any number of weeks and sessions you want, it doesn't all have to be with an instructor, but the 100 hours should be relatively focussed on the art itself, and not the ...


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Some points that are valid to teach people the "natural" hand position opposed to the wrist rotation: it is easier to learn (people want to learn to defend themselves as quickly as possible and the wrist rotation needs more practice and involves additional movement patterns that need to be practiced more) in Krav-Maga you often times use a punch from ...


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The short answer is yes, but you should not take legal advice from people on the internet. The long answer is, you should really talk to a lawyer if you have questions about self-defense. Jails are full of people who thought they were acting in self-defense, but crossed the thin line at some point because they didn't know what exactly it means, like you. ...


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Krav Maga has no competitive aspect, as the rules of competitive fighting would be incompatible with many techniques, but to answer your question, the Krav Maga taught to civilians around the world is the sports-oriented version of Krav Maga. There's a lot of marketing rhetoric about how deadly and effective Krav Maga is, and practitioners and instructors ...



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