KRAV MAGA and the IDF CONNECTION

THE IDF CONNECTION TO KRAV MAGA……
THE MYTH, THE MYSTERY AND THE REALITY
Marketing around the world for Krav Maga tends to strongly imply and often blatantly state that Krav Maga is the hand to hand combat system taught and used in the IDF (Israeli Defense Force).
There is no question that the IDF is close to the best, if not THE best military organization in the world at the moment but it’s not because of Krav Maga. It is because of a number of factors, the most important of which is their personal commitment to the task of saving their country from terrorists and many others who want to destroy the country and the Jewish way of life and belief. This commitment and attitude is foremost and prevalent in virtually EVERY member of the IDF and it is totally sincere and is beyond question.
While Krav Maga is more or less taught in boot camp (for three weeks) as a routine training exercise what is taught has little or nothing to do with what the Krav Maga schools are touting, especially in the U.S.
The IDF connection to Krav is simply a massive misconceived marketing effort attempting to “suck in” people by hyping the relationship of the two to unsuspecting potential students. Actually it works and that’s fine but the bulk of what is hyped and advertised is myth, misdirection and outright lies.

Below you will find a link to a knife disarm written by Moshe Katz, an Israeli Krav Maga Instructor, founder of Israeli Krav International and one who not only lives in Israel but one who has served in the IDF. The intent here is not to discredit anyone or any organization but rather to try to expose readers to reality. The posts may be a little disturbing to those who have been ‘brainwashed’ into believing that Krav Maga is the “be all and end all” of the IDF but please read them regardless. Even if you choose not to believe the information it is well worth your time. There are direct links to several closely related posts at the bottom of the article below that are well worth reading.

Click on the link (in gold type) and you will get the reality of this subject matter:

IDF Krav Maga Knife Disarms
By Moshe Katz
CEO
Israeli Krav International
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