Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
That's another thing I dislike about a lot of self-defense training. They seem to think everyone is a violent killer. I know for a fact I will never go for the crippling shot. I hesitate even to go for the knockdown sometimes.
I present the situation as I see it like this:
You're walking out of a bar, some drunk comes up to you and starts talking smack, and says he want to fight. Are you going to cripple him by shattering his knee or elbow, or are you going to land a surgical punch, shove his stumbly ass over with a leg sweep and get the hell out of there?
Some guy pulls a knife in an alley in an attempt to rob you. 1. If you just walked into an alley, there's an exit right behind you. He's not gonna stab you in front of thirty people on a sidewalk in a metropolitan area! 2. If he came up behind you, he's standing ten feet away with a knife. There's another exit from the alley at the other end. Run.
If the same man pulled a gun. Its over, thanks for the Krav Maga, but I'm going to go ahead and give him my money so I don't die thank you very much.
The overall theme is that while Krav Maga may have its potential benefits, its all very situational. And if your balls are so big you stand with a guy wielding a knife when you CAN run away, you deserve to be stabbed. The best techniques are the universal techniques. Surgical jab punch, leg sweep is pretty univeral.
fighting is a last resort always in a self defence situation and yeah if a guy pulls a gun its best to just give him your money. always run get away and avoid a fight if you can but if that drunk does attack me I am going to take him out and do what i need to insure my safty and the safty of those around me. if that means kneeing him in the head or bashing his knee then that what i have to do. However you just have to know when to use those moves or not. if its just a fight at the begining then you dont but if it turns in to something more serious then you do what you have to.
also we teach the beginers mostly just strait punches hammer fist basic ground work knees push kick front kick and snap front kick.