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But back to the point!
What you should learn FIRST! Combatives or Techniques! A lot of times people come in and want to instantly go to the pretty stuff - like a gun disarm.
While that IS going to help you in that specific situation it’s not the FIRST thing you should learn.
In fact.. You should not learn anything else until you can be effective with combatives.
Techniques (while awesome) are really designed to PUT YOU IN A POSITION to fight.
And if you can’t throw a punch - you’re going to have a difficult time FIGHTING.
Most of four techniques (if not all) have combatives baked into them.
That’s why when we teach classes here at Krav Maga XD, your earlier levels are more combative focused in the classes.
AND we teach the combatives FIRST then the techniques after.
So if the technique has punches and knees. We’ll work on those first for a good 40 minutes. Then, after you know you to throw a good punch and knees, we’ll teach you how to do a self defence technique, like choke defences etc. Or a gun disarm.
Part of our strategy is to dismantle the attacker as quick as possible.. And the only way to do that is to know how to HIT HARD, FAST, and ACCURATELY.
When I was training and testing in Israel a few year back we got to train in wingate and also got to see some IDF train. It sparked my interest and I started to research how the IDF trains. Turns out they focus primarily on aggression and combatives and less on techniques. I was blown away because I figured the IDF would be super hard core technqiue driving people but they werent. My technique at the time was a LOT better than they were. But there level of aggression, combatives, and ability to fight was off the chart. After asking people about this they told me that mostly in North America people like fancier stuff because of hollywood. So we tend to be more fancy technique focused.
But I know at the heart of a good technique is a warrior who can fight. And being a good fighter starts with good combatives.