On the first page it appears there are more folks from other forms who are supporting Krav, than bashing it.
Those that attack it seem to do so with an almost rabid foaming at the mouth hatred. Makes one wonder what axe they have to grind.
It appears to be the same comments I have seen here and elsewhere. It should also be noted that many of those folks were comparing Krav to MMA...not exactly apples and oranges.
Dedicated1 noted he had real world experience...I would think fighting off 6 Communist Skinheads would qualify as real world experience...and lets just say he was NOT any of the folks laying on the ground crying they were hurt.
I had one recent incident where two larger males approached me from different directions while I was getting into my truck. I was aware of them, and when they approached my danger zone, I turned and went into my defensive position..hands up. The lead individual turned off and joined his associate and they left the area. Not sure what the intent was, but I was taking no chances.
Check the attached link:http://www.news14charlotte.com/content/l...mp;addvid=73117
So again...do you want an Art or do you want a Defense System?
With regard to the two Krav factions...IDF Krav was developed for Israel. LA Krav was developed for the US where the laws of what constitutes self defense are quite different. I have nothing derogatory to say about IDF Krav at all. I have the greatist respect for that group, I only wish they showed us the same respect..we are all brothers and sisters in the same system. Life is way too short to bash other people or to compare apples and oranges...I would rather spend that time training or enjoying what time I have left on this earth.