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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 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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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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Given your specifications, I'd go with Krav Maga. Although Wing Chun has a history of boat fighting and close in fighting, it's also primarily learned by live, hand to hand contact with others, with the (large, expensive) dummies being a secondary practice tool. (to be sure, you can get cheaper wall-mount dummies, but they're still not that cheap). A ...


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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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You can't really practice Wing Chun without a partner (or at least a wooden dummy). You would probably find more use in Tai Chi, which is almost entirely practiced without a partner or target.


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As a general principle, the Asian martial arts approach things holistically, and that includes taking advantage of a teacher/student relationship continuously throughout training. Most whom I have talked to do not recommend a ON-OFF pattern in training with a teacher until much later because it disrupts this relationship. The more western arts/sports, like ...


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No, it doesn't have a sporitng element, but if you can have shooting sports (IPSC, IDPA, etc), then you can have Krav Maga sports too. Set up a course and let each competitor run it. The guy with the shortest time/ highest kill/death ratio wins. Now give me lots of money for the idea.


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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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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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