Please take a look at Articles on self-defense/conflict/violence for introductions to the references found in the bibliography page.

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Hey, NOTHING here is PERSONAL, get over it - Teach Me and I will Learn!

When you begin to feel like you are a tough guy, a warrior, a master of the martial arts or that you have lived a tough life, just take a moment and get some perspective with the following:

I've stopped knives that were coming to disembowel me

I've clawed for my gun while bullets ripped past me

I've dodged as someone tried to put an ax in my skull

I've fought screaming steel and left rubber on the road to avoid death

I've clawed broken glass out of my body after their opening attack failed

I've spit blood and body parts and broke strangle holds before gouging eyes

I've charged into fires, fought through blizzards and run from tornados

I've survived being hunted by gangs, killers and contract killers

The streets were my home, I hunted in the night and was hunted in turn

Please don't brag to me that you're a survivor because someone hit you. And don't tell me how 'tough' you are because of your training. As much as I've been through I know people who have survived much, much worse. - Marc MacYoung


The postings on this blog are my interpretation of readings, studies and experiences therefore errors and omissions are mine and mine alone. The content surrounding the extracts of books, see bibliography on this blog site, are also mine and mine alone therefore errors and omissions are also mine and mine alone and therefore why I highly recommended one read, study, research and fact find the material for clarity. My effort here is self-clarity toward a fuller understanding of the subject matter. See the bibliography for information on the books. Please make note that this article/post is my personal analysis of the subject and the information used was chosen or picked by me. It is not an analysis piece because it lacks complete and comprehensive research, it was not adequately and completely investigated and it is not balanced, i.e., it is my personal view without the views of others including subject experts, etc. Look at this as “Infotainment rather then expert research.” This is an opinion/editorial article/post meant to persuade the reader to think, decide and accept or reject my premise. It is an attempt to cause change or reinforce attitudes, beliefs and values as they apply to martial arts and/or self-defense. It is merely a commentary on the subject in the particular article presented.

Note: I will endevor to provide a bibliography and italicize any direct quotes from the materials I use for this blog. If there are mistakes, errors, and/or omissions, I take full responsibility for them as they are mine and mine alone. If you find any mistakes, errors, and/or omissions please comment and let me know along with the correct information and/or sources.

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To classify any system or style as “The Most Dangerous Martial arts in the World,” is just plain ludicrous, stupid and agenda driven. The question was asked by Hoang Anh on FB at Ryukyu Martial Arts research and general discussion wall, i.e., Some people told me that Krav maga is the most brutal martial art in the world, as its real war is very high, with a particular targeting the body's vital and ended in a strike. this true?”

First, think advertising then think second, commercialism because this type of rhetoric is about making money and increasing membership as well as a plethora of other agenda driven issues and items. Fourth and most important NO system or style regardless of being martial arts or other combative system can achieve a distinction of “Most Dangerous.” 

In truth, if you were to give such a distinction to anything or anyone it would be about the person applying the system or style, not the system or style itself. Saying such things are actually triggers to set off the egoistic pride of the male testerone driven monkey minds out there searching for compensation driven activities to self-sooth and stroke egos and pride so they feel good about themselves. 

Fifth, Krav Maga as described uses the references of use in combat by the Israelis where the actual commercialized versions being sold as the most dangerous martial arts in the world are the “Adjusted Versions.” Adjusted for safety and sport applications and that includes the self-defense versions.

Consider this, there are so very few experienced instructors of Krav Maga and what I mean by experienced is those who have experienced the original teachings and actually applied those teachings in a combat zone. I am saying combat zone and not some monkey dance in some bar somewhere or through some sport oriented so-called full contact sport competition. 

REMEMBER, this article is not to denigrate the current Krav Maga taught in all its forms because as a Martial Art is is pretty darn awesome. I like what I have experienced, minimal experience that is, and I like what is taught but what I don’t appreciate is the use of such inappropriate advertisement that presents a perception that cannot be true and is not true. How many times over the years have all martial artists heard about the best style, the most traditional style or the most effective style and so on? Personally, I can’t tell you how many articles, ads and seminars I have read about, heard about or actually witnessed where someone stood up there and said such things. 

There is NO such thing as the MOST DANGEROUS system, style or martial art! There are dangerous people and even those cannot take on or assume to be the most dangerous in the world. Remember, even a very dangerous person can be had if the situation and circumstances provide opportunities to an attacker - it is just the way of life. 

So, Hoang Anh, to answer your question, “Is this true?” Nope, No way, Not a chance and Ain’t no way dude!”

REMEMBER (ATTENTION): This is not about putting down Krav Maga or any martial art, it is about using such crap to promote a system or style with unreasonable and irresponsible advertisement that is untrue, irresponsible and just plain wrong. Krav Maga, the sport and defense oriented models found today are just as good as any and all other styles and systems of martial arts. To me it is more about a system and styles “Personality,” where a student must find that system or style that best matches their personality - now that is true, relevant and beneficial to any student seeking out martial arts training!

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