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Does Krav Maga or any Martial Arts helps preparing to get stabbed?

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 ...
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Does Krav Maga or any Martial Arts helps preparing to get stabbed?

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 ...
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As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?

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 ...
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As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?

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 ...
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How to stop taekwondo warrior using Krav Maga with no need of timing?

Burst and fight close. That is the strength of Krav Maga and the weakness of Tae Kwon Do. Coming from someone who has trained in both. There's no such thing as a counter to any style that doesn't ...
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Am I allowed to start Krav Maga training at 14?

Yes, most Krav Maga places accept students even as young as 5 years old when they have children's classes. At age 14, you're physically able to be in the adult classes, so that shouldn't be any ...
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Why is Krav Maga expensive?

Krav Maga is generally run as a business on a for profit basis. Many martial arts are basically social clubs so far as their legal status is concerned. It's not about popularity Tae Kwon Do schools ...
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How can I get my training partners to be more aggressive?

re, Recently You're new. You're supposed to go easy until the instructor is confident you aren't a hothead and aren't going to hurt his other students. However, with the "wimpy" students, while ...
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Third Party Defence from Knife

My problem with these internet demonstration videos is that they always feature at least semi-willing accomplices, who know that the purpose of the video is to demonstrate how effective the technique ...
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Does Krav Maga or any Martial Arts helps preparing to get stabbed?

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'...
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Strategy for defence in street fight for good kicker who throw punches in short distance

In a street assault, the normal action is that an opponent will be attacking you by surprise, possibly from behind, or where you are unable to fully maneuver. However, the situation you describe the ...
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How to select a Krav Maga dojo?

Fitness is self defence. Rule one: CARDIO is relevant even outside of a Zombie Apocalypse. By being unfit, you are lowering your survival rates. Your chances of surviving a fight are much lower. ...
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How to select a Krav Maga dojo?

Attend a class As inconvenient as it may be, your best bet is to show up and observe or participate in a class. Almost every legitimate martial arts school I've visited has allowed new students to ...
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Why is it easier to fight opponents one at a time instead of all at once?

Because it is difficult to respond to multiple things at once It is incredibly hard to respond to multiple things at once. If two people are punching you, trying to block one will do nothing about the ...
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Is Wing Chun or Krav Maga suitable for a sailing lifestyle

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 ...
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Frequent ribcage injuries, is this normal?

It sounds to me like you're describing a phenomenon whereby you experience a larger than expected amount of bruising and pain given the light contact you're being exposed to. This surprised you enough ...
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Is Krav Maga a hybrid martial art?

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 ...
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As a beginner, how many classe(s) a week to take?

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 ...
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What to do if 2 guys, each one a gun, assault you?

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 ...
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Krav Maga & TKD strikes similar

There's huge variety in what passes for TKD - it's evolved (degraded?) from (predominantly Shotokan) karate to myriad current forms including the WTF Olympic sport, and ITF and its dubious sine wave, ...
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Punch bags in a rental apartment

I know of people who fitted wooden beams to their rooms, essentially building a self-standing frame along walls and ceiling you could screw the hook into. This way, you can use both a heavy bag and a ...
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I'm overweight and rather young, and I want to lose a bit. What should I do?

I think your anxiety and self-esteem are your primary enemies. This is a very real thing for you, I know. I get it. And it's not something you can just snap your fingers and get over. You're a highly ...
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Would a Pankration Fighter be allowed in UFC?

http://ancientolympics.arts.kuleuven.be/eng/TC007cEN.html claims of Pankration: everything was permitted except biting, gouging (stabbing with your finger in your opponent's eye, nose or mouth) and ...
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How to take a lot of blows?

You have to use the concepts you learned in your Krav Maga classes (Disclaimer: this is what I learned in classes and seminars, anyway): Positioning Always try to have the person you deal with between ...
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Muay Thai Teep Front Kick: One hand is always down reason

From what I can tell from the discussions between Muay Thai-ists(?) that I've seen/known, this is done for the same reasons as dropping the hand back is done in the roundhouse (again something which a ...
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Muay Thai, how to Parry Teep Kick in a Safe way

The defense is relatively safe without gloves and works perfectly if done correctly. Two points to consider: Side-step and close a bit of distance to the opponent plus a slight turn to avoid getting ...
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What is the minumum training time to remain proficient?

The thing is, you're approaching it kind of from the wrong angle. You're asking how you can reduce the number of days per week that you train so that you can just retain what you have and not lose ...
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Why is Krav Maga expensive?

Some of it is just good marketing, and strong organization, which helps prevent one school from undercutting the price with the others. The other part is that more might be offered in a manner of ...
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Injured my wrist in Krav Maga 8 months ago and now it hurts again

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, ...
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