By Director Al Collins
Does Krav Maga work in the real world?
“Krav Maga is considered a self-defense system developed for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) that consists of a wide combination of techniques sourced from aikido, judo, boxing and wrestling, along with realistic fight training”. Wikipedia
What is just described is a martial art, self-defense fighting system. But is any martial art or a self defense or fighting system what people need in life and death encounters? Should they stake their life on it? The answer is no.
Most people also don’t want to train for years in some martial arts or fighting system. People want and need skillsets against violent predators, that are easy to learn, where age, size, stamina, gender, and strength are not factors. They want to learn it in weeks, not years!
AND… the training has to be combat proven. Flaws expose a person to loss of their life.
One look at the Krav Maga training picture with this Security Tip, easily shows (at least to a highly-trained military Special Forces Operator and a COMBATIVS graduate), the many flaws with this training response to an armed attacker. Such flaws are typically seen in techniques taught by Krav Maga and other martial art and self defense training systems. Don’t believe me? Look online or check out “Complete Krav Maga-the ultimate guide to over 230 self-defense and combative techniques”. Full of counter-productive, non-finishing, no multiple attacker stuff.
Even in Israel, the land where they teach everyone Krav Maga (mandatory 2+ years military service for men and women), news reports reveal that many people are attacked and killed in their homes, at the market and on the street, by knife wielding terrorists, some of these terrorists who are just girls and boys. Krav Maga skills don’t offer them the protection that they need to survive real predators.
And outside of Israel, civilians are commonly taught a watered-down version of Krav Maga. Some may argue this point, as every martial artist or fighter think that they’re training in the best “system”, but one only has to watch the numerous Krav Maga videos on YouTube to realize that multiple techniques and non-finishing techniques, are flawed systems in combat. A fighting system is not a combat system. Each wasted step can be a failure that leads to your defeat, especially when dealing with armed and/or multiple violent predators. Defeat means you’re dead.
“There’s no fair play, no rules except one: kill or be killed.”
Colonel William E. Fairbairn
Father of Close Quarter Combat/Combatives
Fairbairn trained some of the most hardcore warriors that the world had to offer, training U.S. Army Rangers, British and Canadian Commandos, OSS Spy Operatives (CIA), U.S. Marine Raiders, and Special Air Service troopers in hand-to-hand combat, knife-fighting and pistol techniques. This Special Forces and covert Black Ops combatives training was done in weeks, not years. This training was also done for female spies to take on much larger and stronger men, who were also armed soldiers. That’s results.
Fairbairn trained my father, Gord Collins (British Commando), who trained me.
Fairbairn didn’t teach martial arts or a fighting system. He taught combatives.
COMBATIVS will teach you non-watered-down, close quarter, battle-tested tactics AND show you how to overcome a handicap that’s in trained soldiers, law enforcement, martial artists and MMA cage fighters, to give you an overwhelming advantage over the most ruthless of predators. Even with the best military combat system training in the world, without this additional training (not found in MMA, martial arts or self-defense systems), military studies have proven up to a 98% failure rate can be expected in actual combat, even by the most highly trained person.
COMBATIVS can quickly prepare you, in weeks, not years, for protection against home invasion; against rape; against attack/kidnapping on vacation; and against violent assault at work, school, or wherever, even by multiple armed predators.
Private certified training at your location, at your convenience, in COMBATIVS hand to hand and close quarter combat is available in Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding areas.
Your age, size, gender, strength, endurance and flexibility are not handicaps in COMBATIVS. Only flawed and counter-productive skillsets are handicaps.
Krav Maga, MMA, martial arts, self-defense and fighting systems are not the answer to life and death situations.
COMBATIVS gives you THE EDGE TO SURVIVE. It’s your life and your family’s lives we’re talking about. We’re extremely serious about that. You should be too.
See details on our COMBATIVES page.