Boxing Forum
Navigation
Go Back   Boxing Forum > Non Boxing Talk > Mixed Martial Arts Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-09-2004, 10:56 AM #1
GeNeRaL GeNeRaL is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Connecticut
Age: 41
Posts: 1,270
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
GeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these parts
Points: 58,228.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 58,228.00
Send a message via AIM to GeNeRaL
Default input on krav maga training?

Not quite sure if this is the right place for this...

but anyhow, I'm thinking about taking some Krav Maga. There's a place local to me that has classes in it and I don't see anything wrong with it, however some other people i know in martial arts have told me it's "commercial" and that theres no real structure to it and how anyone can get certified in it.

Does anyone have experience in this? Any input about wether i should spend my money elsewhere or if this is something good to check out ?

Thanks in advance.

G
GeNeRaL is offline   Reply With Quote
Advertisements
>>>TO REMOVE THESE ADS, PLEASE REGISTER HERE FOR FREE<<<
Old 02-09-2004, 11:20 AM #2
agfa agfa is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 40
Posts: 173
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
agfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these parts
Points: 24,264.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 24,264.00
Default

Well its a proven martial art for the israeli's. They're constantly at war. In a sense you do have to be wary of the place. From what I've heard its effective for streetfighting. But some people might have just taken the name for popularity's sake to get some money out of you. Its all in the training. If you don't see guys getting hurt or you getting hurt while training. It's probably not worth it.
agfa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 11:37 AM #3
Kempo Chris Kempo Chris is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Age: 33
Posts: 4,874
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 24
Kempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 378,211.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 378,211.00
Send a message via AIM to Kempo Chris
Default

Don't do it.
Kempo Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 11:46 AM #4
GeNeRaL GeNeRaL is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Connecticut
Age: 41
Posts: 1,270
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
GeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these parts
Points: 58,228.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 58,228.00
Send a message via AIM to GeNeRaL
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by Kenpo Chris
Don't do it.
can i ask for a little elaboration on the reason behind you answer to better understand for myself? same as i had mentioned or different?
GeNeRaL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 11:51 AM #5
Kempo Chris Kempo Chris is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: U.S.A.
Age: 33
Posts: 4,874
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 24
Kempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond reputeKempo Chris has a reputation beyond repute
Points: 378,211.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 378,211.00
Send a message via AIM to Kempo Chris
Default

I do not trust a system that anyone can get certified in.
I say find a good mixed style.
Kempo Chris is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2004, 12:02 PM #6
agfa agfa is offline
Contender
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Age: 40
Posts: 173
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
agfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these partsagfa is infamous around these parts
Points: 24,264.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 24,264.00
Default

The question is how do they train. If they certify you right away. Thats a bad sign. Do you have any martial art experience? Ask them to spar with you. If they can hang, there you go. If they look novice and handle like a novice don't go for it. Simple as that.
agfa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2004, 12:35 PM #7
GeNeRaL GeNeRaL is offline
Undisputed Champion
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Connecticut
Age: 41
Posts: 1,270
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
GeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these partsGeNeRaL is infamous around these parts
Points: 58,228.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 58,228.00
Send a message via AIM to GeNeRaL
Default

well i caught a lucky break, just last week a new Renzo Gracie affiliated school opened close to me (25 minute drive). I am in contact with the black belt instructor, Andrew Calandrelli, about getting started there.
Image View Removed. Please Click Here.


I looked him up and he has alot of recent (2003) first place finishes in expert level grapplers quest type tourneys and Naga tourneys. I'm excited and hope this proves a great facility.
GeNeRaL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2004, 03:39 PM #8
strato strato is offline
Amateur
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 20
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rep Power: 0
strato is on a distinguished road
Points: 11,422.00
Bank: 0.00
Total Points: 11,422.00
Default

There is nothing wrong with Krav Maga. I cross train in it along with Combat Sambo. It is a killing art more so than a sport. You have to take the good out of it and combine it with another style or you will hurt someone something terrible. The whole art concentrates on groin strikes and knees from a tie clinch reference. There are good striking skills much like that of Kick boxing. Good luck
strato is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share This With Friends

User Tag List

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.2
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.