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#206155 - 11/18/05 02:28 PM What do you wear - revisited
RangerG Offline
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After the BJJ seminar last weekend, I found that I like working in a Gi. Most Krav classes use Gi or Krav pants and a T-shirt. Belts are almost never worn.

Any opinions on this?

My feeling is that a full Gi might be good for grappling...the Gi top gives you a bit more protection and handy places to grab...

Just my two cents...
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#206156 - 11/18/05 02:33 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: RangerG]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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The gi is definitely a must for intermediate and advanced bjj. I rolled in my krav gear (jersey t-shirt and workout pants, with the KM logo and all black naturally) and i tore my pants! The gi is so much more rugged and can really take a beating. It also changes things strategically as you can use your opponent's to your advantage. My school gives the option of wearing wristbands instead of belts too, so i never wear one. I throw the band on my arm for standup classes and on my ankle for ground.

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#206157 - 11/18/05 05:17 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: ShikataGaNai]
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Krav classes have mostly been without a gi. It has evolved into sweats and a shirt. Personally I would rather train in street clothes. More reality of what I will be wearing in a fight. The classes when we have worn street clothes show how limited your movement really is in everyday clothing. Also, I take KM for self defense only, I could really care less about mixing other arts into it.
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#206158 - 11/18/05 06:55 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
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I share this sentiment. We train in an "official Krav Maga t-shirt" and black pants, yet it would be interesting to train in for example what I typically wear to work (skirt and top). Or wearing the big coats, scarves, boots, etc. one typically wears for Scandinavian winters. When it's -15 C you're so bundled up you're waddling from here to there... how are you supposed to fight? (Then again, what kind of twat would be out attacking people when it's -15
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#206159 - 11/18/05 06:58 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: RangerG]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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I'd give anyone the bag of chips i'm eating if they showed up in an official Krav Maga (tm) one piece spandex body suit. Now that would mess with an attacker's head!

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#206160 - 11/18/05 07:00 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: ShikataGaNai]
Lori Offline
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I'll do it! And I'll wear a cape!

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#206161 - 11/18/05 07:01 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: tuxette]
Lori Offline
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Then again, what kind of twat would be out attacking people when it's -15





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#206162 - 11/18/05 08:43 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: Lori]
Tolyn1007 Offline
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LOL. I'd chip in a couple of bucks to see a pic of someone, in class, wearing spandex and a cape.

Normally for training we wear a t-shirt and sweats. I occasionally have people come in full battle regalia with BDUs and gun belt just so that have an idea how that extra 30 lbs of gear they have to wear on the streets effects their movement.
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#206163 - 11/18/05 11:31 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
RangerG Offline
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Quote:

Personally I would rather train in street clothes. More reality of what I will be wearing in a fight. The classes when we have worn street clothes show how limited your movement really is in everyday clothing. Also, I take KM for self defense only, I could really care less about mixing other arts into it.




I agree that from time to time street clothing are a good idea...however it's kind of hard on the clothes..

Mixing other arts? Ummm Krav is a mixture of arts...what is wrong with adding to ones skill sets? Last I checked..some grappling is part of Krav.

I duno about you, but I am not going to grapple in my good jeans..at least not every week. I generaly wear a Krav t-shirt and black Gi pants. Works rather well.
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#206164 - 11/19/05 06:35 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: ShikataGaNai]
tuxette Offline
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No amount of brain bleach in the world would wipe out the image of me in that bodysuit :-P hmm... where do I get one? ;-)
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#206165 - 11/19/05 07:33 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: tuxette]
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#206166 - 11/21/05 04:36 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: RangerG]
retzef Offline
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I agree that from time to time street clothing are a good idea...however it's kind of hard on the clothes..

Mixing other arts? Ummm Krav is a mixture of arts...what is wrong with adding to ones skill sets? Last I checked..some grappling is part of Krav.

I duno about you, but I am not going to grapple in my good jeans..at least not every week. I generaly wear a Krav t-shirt and black Gi pants. Works rather well.




Of course, wear your crappy jeans that you are gonna throw out anyway.
Let me re phrase my other statement... I believe in sticking to one thing and doing it great rather that trying to be master of all and wind up master of none. Sometimes its great to have alot of tools in your toolbox but what if you only need a hammer, screwdriver and a wrench?
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#206167 - 11/21/05 04:56 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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It depends on what you're trying to fix!

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#206168 - 11/22/05 01:01 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
umsangil Offline
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I believe in sticking to one thing and doing it great rather that trying to be master of all and wind up master of none. Sometimes its great to have alot of tools in your toolbox but what if you only need a hammer, screwdriver and a wrench?




good point, but krav is an open system which means it lacks certain aspects. while krav actually does have a ground fighting strategy, i feel bjj complements krav perfectly. it fills in all the ground fighting holes, besides, if youre a 130lb guy (like me) how else can you take down and submit a 250lb guy without risk of serious injury?

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#206169 - 11/22/05 11:28 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: umsangil]
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#206170 - 11/22/05 05:28 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: umsangil]
retzef Offline
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good point, but krav is an open system which means it lacks certain aspects. while krav actually does have a ground fighting strategy, i feel bjj complements krav perfectly. it fills in all the ground fighting holes, besides, if youre a 130lb guy (like me) how else can you take down and submit a 250lb guy without risk of serious injury?




The point of krav is not sport but self defense, I dont give a crap if I can wrestle a bjj and make him submit or submit a 250lb guy. Either one may beat me with rules. I am fighting dirty and fighting for my life. I want to inflict as much injury and pain as quick as possible so I can get away from the assailant or be prepared to counterattack the assailant's (or terrorist's) friends.
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#206171 - 11/22/05 05:33 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
ShikataGaNai Offline
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I love how this thread has drifted from fashion to terrorism

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#206172 - 11/22/05 05:34 PM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
RangerG Offline
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You are correct that it is a defense art...but I still have one heck of a lot of fun. I also think BJJ compliments Krav..but I am too darn old to have my joints yanked apart by a 20 someting. I limit my BJJ training to seminars and rolling with friends. I look forward to our classes..for defense skills, a great workout and I seem to enjoy getting punched...

I do understand your point tho.
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#206173 - 11/23/05 12:29 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: RangerG]
Bushi_no_ki Offline
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Registered: 05/03/05
Posts: 1667
Loc: POM, Monterey CA
Don't worry, it shouldn't be too much longer before someone comes strolling into your gym for a workout wearing the all new ACU fatigues

Seriously, I agree with the Tshirt and gi pants or sweat pants for most training days. Street clothes or work clothes once in a while so you know how it feels, but make sure it's your heavy bag you're kicking in your street shoes. I priced one once, and sheesh, the cheapos were expensive.

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#206174 - 11/24/05 04:10 AM Re: What do you wear - revisited [Re: retzef]
umsangil Offline
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Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 83
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The point of krav is not sport but self defense, I dont give a crap if I can wrestle a bjj and make him submit or submit a 250lb guy. Either one may beat me with rules. I am fighting dirty and fighting for my life. I want to inflict as much injury and pain as quick as possible so I can get away from the assailant or be prepared to counterattack the assailant's (or terrorist's) friends.




hey all im saying is krav is kind of lacking in the ground fighting area, and bjj helps to add a few more weapons in your arsenal. i train krav strictly for self-defense too, i just think bjj helps to round out my ground game, and its fun at the same time. happy thanksgiving krav forum!

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