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The Low Blow Episode 38: Krav Maga style

There was so much controversy whipped up about Krav Maga on the site that we decided we just had to talk about it some more. Also discussed was the MFC show and the whole Spratt/Ford cockup, and the Joe Riggs fight at Strikeforce. I think we mention Bob Sapp, but I promise we don’t talk about him longer than his fight lasted.

And of course, we break down a few of the fights on the UFC82 card. As a special bonus we consider how gay we’d be willing to go with Diego Sanchez in order to get a peice of Ali Sonoma. All that and more in this reasonably sized 45 minute show!


Or check it out on our handy dandy audio applet to your right. iTunes people should see the show sometime later today.

  • Matt (but I signed up as Mr. Unbelievable Pants)

    Shweeeeeeet… Looking forward to laughing like a deranged baboon on the train tomorrow morning.

  • dan

    at least il have 45mins of fun at work now

    just the other 7hrs 15mins will b shit

  • atom

    good show, and I don’t mind the shorter length.

    I like it when I hear things I said word for word in the forums.

    looking forward to whatever your hyping next week.

  • P W

    I didn’t care much for the Krav Maga part, but it was a hilarious show. Great work guys.

  • Jemaleddin

    1) They always screw the former military guy on that show by making him go with either the crazy trainer, the crazy location, or both. Most shows involve sending him out into the mountains to sleep on dirt floors and lift goats for exercise or whatever while the other guy trains in a gym and sleeps in a bed. But one show they mixed it up because they were in Indonesia and the guy was all freaked out about being around all these muslims after fighting in Iraq, so they made him stay in town and listen to the call to prayer 5 times a day. Nice.

    2) I believe there is a competition aspect to Krav Maga (Hebrew for: “New Fad”), and that may count as a martial art, but Krav Maga as taught is self defense, which is a completely different ball of wax. It may even be effective, though how you train for eye gouging and nut smashing is beyond me (thought GSP seems to train nut smashing).

    3) Why do they OFFER fighters all the time they want after an illegal strike instead of forcing them to take 5 minutes? Dear Athletic Commissions: Make these idiots take a break.

  • Jemaleddin

    (Oh, and AdSense clicks go up with increased traffic, especially increased search traffic, so the way to get that is to increase your page rank. I’m linking here from a PR 5 site, so I’m doing my part – talk to your MMA buddies to get more inbound links.)

  • andres

    Haha I didn’t know who the picture was till I smelled dirty sanchezz hahaha

  • Anubis

    Wow, the picture you power goo’d of Dirty Sanchez and Ali is like a poster for meth addiled spousal abuse. It’s disturbing on so many levels. My mind keeps on inventing Lifetime movies of the week to go along with the picture.

  • nephildevil

    i better repost here coz the other krav maga thread has gotten too old or something:
    “its just dirty fighting, like the ninjaaaah stuff

    if u can win a fight with say boxing
    imagine that you can even more easily beat someone who has to depend on dirty moves like kicking the balls”

    i bet that jewess trainer bitch likes it rough :p

  • kentyman

    I think Jake was thinking of Drew McFedries instead of Kevin Randleman as the guy who had staph.

  • fightlinker

    haha, Jake doesn’t know who Drew McFedries is. He thinks ALL black fighters are Kevin Randleman. It’s kinda cute, in an ignorant racist sort of way.

  • Kalak

    That was really good.
    The last couple of shows have been brilliant.

  • Lifer

    I know several people that believe every black actor is either Samuel L Jackson or Morgan Freeman.

  • kentyman

    Wait. Morgan Freeman is the name of one of the characters Samuel L. Jackson played.


  • dulljake

    i know who Drew McFedries is. He played in that movie, Pulp Fiction (or was it Kiss the Girls?)

  • kentyman

    Laurence Fishburne had staph?

  • Márcio

    Nice show guys, I’m just surprised you didn’t mention the Jorge Masvidal’s fight. He looked impressive. You can watch him on youtube kicking the shit out of a much heavier Kimbo Slice’s protegee back in his streetfighting days.
    There’s already talk of a championship fight against Gilbert Melendez, that may be a great fight.

  • Swedish guy

    A bit short, just like you said, but I’m not that tall either so who am I to talk about being short. Great show!

  • Wu Tang

    Krav Maga is basically refining reflex skills inorder to inflict max damage while sustaining little damage. Know how to kick to the groin, poke the eyes, hit pressure points ect ect. Hope this explains alot. Does it work? Its a mentality.

  • Short Bus Pimp

    Great show guys!!
    There was another show about Krav Maga on Human Weapon.

    Krav Maga Episode Torrent:

  • Jemaleddin

    Wait, I just thought of something important! (first time for everything!) There’s all this talk about how Krav Maga is just gouging eyes and biting noses or whatever, and most of us have no idea why anyone would need to be taught that stuff in the first place. So here’s my definition of Krav Maga:

    “Fighting lessons for people who didn’t grow up in an abusive household.”

    For the rest of the world, this stuff is as natural as daddy throwing a beer bottle at mommy.

  • Lifer

    When I go for broke it’s all straight up lethal streetfighting from Bas. Fuck this krav maga bullshit.

  • adc

    I watched that human weapon episode, and it seems that Krav Maga has lots of bullshit moves that actually don’t even work at best, just like karate.

    Especially this old guy’s leg kicks that “break the leg”. And when they show how hard is it to block knife attack, the attackers just swing wildly to show it’s impossible. But when they start to train bursting, attackers stab in a slow and wide looping motion. Even sparring looked like full contact kumite, no hits to head what so ever. It can be practiced all retarded like without gear like in that youtube video, but basically it’s just like any other MA. We had the same kind of choke escapes and gun disarms in karate.

  • Thomas aka Hattori Hanzo
  • Shawn

    Bang! Bang! Bang!

    I miss Bas Rutten calling matches. Such insight
    “Wow, it hurts when you do that to a guy”
    “Ooo a liver shot, everybody take a drink”