I have a few videos to share, all of which pertain to self-defense or training in some way. Hopefully these are all visible, and not labelled private.
1. Krav Maga Compendium. This video is amazing because the they’ve compiled most of the curriculum of moves from levels 1-5 into one movie. As stated on their vimeo page:
“‘Krav Maga Compendium’ is a collaborative film project involving several Krav Maga schools and a cadre of America’s finest combat instructors. While a handful of techniques were cut, this short film demonstrates most of the major movements and techniques from Levels 1-5 of the current system. Essentially, this is the entire Krav Maga curriculum in one short film.”
Another huge benefit from this movie is seeing how different techniques can be used in various situations in real time, and what the scenario’s might look like.
2. Ok, i don’t know if this knuckle-head is a legit martial artist or not, but this video has me seriously scratching my head and face-palming with every repeat viewing.
Ok, I get it—you like doing fancy shit—but really, why are you ending on the ground after EVERY FUCKING TAKE-AWAY? In a real situation, you don’t know if that gun is real, fake, loaded, jammed, etc. So WHY put yourself in a worse predicament should one of those prove to happen? Because you have faith in your ju jitsu? I love jits to hell and back, but in a street fight, you DO NOT want to go to the ground if you can prevent it! And if you do find yourself on the ground, GET THE FUCK UP! Why? Glass, condoms, blood, dirt, needles, dog shit, human shit, pot holes, concrete, sharp shit, hard shit, need I say more? Fancy moves can work, but not when the other dude’s gaggle of friends that you neglected to spot jump you two seconds after you land on the ground. Watch this, then re-watch the first link and you decide for yourself. (I REALLY hope this link works for all of you)
3. This next link is straight from the IDF. They recently held a Krav Maga Competition with each branch of the IDF sending their top Kravists to compete against each other to see who comes out on top. If you’re serious about Krav and you followed this blog somewhere along your journey, you’ll probably have seen a link or two that I’ve posted of Roy Elghanayan (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hXjr_7bSdg), who also came from the Israeli Forces. I’d love to see some of the competition footage and see how they stack up. It looks like two branches captures the top spot in the three weight classes, Duvdevan in Light Weight, Unit 504 in Middle Weight, and Duvdevan again for Heavy Weight. Read the article here: http://www.idfblog.com/2014/05/29/the-idfs-best-of-the-best-krav-maga-competition/
4. And lastly, for shits and giggles I give you the youtube channel of Funker Tactical. Now, most of this is way above my ability or knowhow, but these videos bring up some excellent talking points. This video opened my eyes to the speed and ability with which elite level gun and knife fighters can react: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8cvk06hfVs Definitely worth watching a handful of the different videos on their channel, and for me, I enjoy seeing that other “schools” of tactical athletics are changing and adapting.
Have fun, stay safe, and get home without incident.