twitter google

Krav Maga is insane

For the most part, regionalized martial arts are pretty vaginal. But one fighting style that’s definitely hardcore is Krav Maga, the Jewish martial art. The system was started in 1930s Europe to help defend Jews against Nazis, and is designed around the idea that “Nazis deserve no quarter and should be fucking destroyed by any means possible”. Now that, I can dig. Of course, now Krav Maga is just used against whatever poor soul ends up facing a Krav Maga fighter. And while I guess this kinda shit flies in the middle east, I’m pretty sure you’d go to jail for like FOREVER if you ever used this shit on someone in North America.

Check out the above video, it’s the second part of the Fight Quest show on Krav Maga. It gives you a little bit of an idea of just how psycho this martial art is. If you wanna watch the rest of the show, Bloody Elbow’s got you hooked up. And a big thanks to jackal Omomatta for bringing this to our attention initially!

  • airipsus

    that bitch was getting on my nerves.still I’d like to go A.T.M. on her just to teach her a lesson.

  • Zane

    I could not agree any more, Krav Maga is fuckin insane. They teach it in the Navy, and a few of my buddies are very advanced in it. I am Jewish and I have seen schools when I went to Israel and it looked like some crazy hardcore training, I’m pretty sure they teach it in their mlitary too. Anyways good post.

  • dignan

    I was literally just talking about Krav Maga on Friday afternoon.

    My question was, how the fuck have the jews convinced themselves their martial art kicks ass, and why is everyone believing them?

    I have heard about Krav Maga for years…mainly in sentences from Jewish people like: “Dont mess with that guy, he was in the Israeli Army and know Krav Maga.”

    We get it, its a decent fighting system…and you can do some deadly shit. So can ninjas supposedly, but when do we actually get to see it in action???

    Krav Maga didn’t help them in Germany…you don’t hear about it winning anything in Gaza, or against Hezbollah. This just in, Israeli attacks Hezbollah with army of Krav Maga fighters. They used bombs.

    Get in line with demonstrations with ninjas, marines, sambo, gracie jiu-jitsu, and hong kong fooey.

    Sambo is a lethal fighting system developed by the Russians by taking the best of a bunch of different styles…blah blah blah.

    Shut the fuck up about Krav Maga. Not just you fightlinker, but everyone who believes in the myth and some impressive combat videos.

  • dignan

    BTW, there is more than likely jewish heritage on my mothers side of the family, and my wifes..making my son potentially 1/4 or half jew. I mean no offense to jews, but man they are full of shit when it comes to Krav Maga.

    My high school was half jewish so I heard about this shit all the time, but could thump any of the ones who talked about it. Nothing worse than a jewish woman talking shit about how she was in the Israeli Army and learned Krav Maga.

    Anyways, just wanted that post-disclaimer included.

  • Vale Nada

    This clown must have been anal probed by a team of “ninjas, marines, sambo, gracie jiu-jitsu, and hong kong fooey”.

  • Lifer

    gooooooooooo hate speak!

  • fightlinker

    Note I didn’t say anything about it’s effectiveness one way or another. Just the fact that the concepts behind the martial art – mainly the brutality – make it freaking insane. “Don’t mess with this guy” is a pretty good thing to hear when said guy is willing to punch you in the nuts and gouge your eyes out or pick up the nearest heavy item and brain you with it.

  • fightlinker

    As for Krav Maga vs Hezbollah, that’s just stupid. It’s a system of unarmed defense. You don’t win wars with it, but i bet there are many many personal stories of people who saved their lives and the lives of others using the skills they learned from Krav Maga.

  • Zane

    Dignan they teach it in the U.S. Navy as well

  • Atom

    That was alot of bitching without much substance. You’re upset that Krav Maga is ….what exactly? On TV? On FL?

    Also, you contradict yourself:

    “How the fuck have the jews convinced themselves their martial art kicks ass, and why is everyone believing them?”
    but then go on to say- “its a decent fighting system…and you can do some deadly shit”

    Going on to add that you/your family are part jewish doesn’t make your statements less ignorant, it makes them more so.

    “I’m not racist, I have a black friend, I swear”

    FL did a pretty good job expaining why you were wrong, just want to throw my two cents AT YOU as well.

  • fightlinker

    On the other hand, I seem to remember several Krav Maga guys getting pwned in early MMA. Of course, Krav is all about doing everything that’s considered illegal in MMA soooooooo

  • Atom

    Exactly. When the crazy bitch is showing him how to grab the balls, eye gouge, hair-pull, and squeez the windpipe, she makes it very clear: THERE ARE NO RULES IN KRAV MAGA.

  • RL Dookiefuck

    Hair pulling is the most devastating martial arts technique known to mankind. Why even waste time learning fluff moves like “right hook”, “single leg takedown” or “guard pass to side control” when everyone knows what happens when a fight has NO RULEZ!

  • paolo27th

    “…regionalised martial arts are pretty vaginal”.
    I would have actually started laughing if I somehow understood what the fuck u talking about. Not that the rest of the piece makes much sense either.

  • fightfan

    I just dont get why the one with the assault rifle takes the time to block punches and use it like a shield. Yeah a gun, would’nt it be a little more productive to just shoot the fucker, instead of going through all that motion of blocks and whatever.

    And for the krav maga. Sure you could easily fuck people up with it. But so could shooting someone or tasering them and then putting a hurting on them. Or throwing some dirt in their eyes or whatever. It just does’nt sound like martial arts. Sounds more like something one would use if their life literally depended on it…..Then I would gauge out eyes, ripe their nuts off, use anything I could to survive. This style is also known as prison fighting

  • Vess

    MMA is all about learning various techniques. Krav is about being semi-literate in various techniques and breaking the psychological barrier of what is considered morally acceptable when fighting. How difficult is it to learn to kick some one in the balls, trachea strike, biting or hairpulling?

    BTW, You are a stupid fuck if you don’t run away when attacked by 3 guys.

  • fightfan

    Not much brighter, hitting someone with the machine gun, rather than simply shooting them

  • dignan

    In hand to hand combat, with anything goes rules I would still take Bas Rutten most of the time.

    Most martial arts people see have all the really dangerous shit taken out, as most are taught for sport and not real life situations.

    Krav Maga just gets too much credit, since it’s not an originator. Sure the training is hard as fuck, as is Navy Seal training which may include Krav Maga techniques, but tough, mentally tasking training is nothing new.

    FL: My point on the Hezbollah, was basically who gives a fuck about hand to hand brutal shit in real wartime(since they you train for it in the Israeli military.)

    Let’s compare it to something less sinister. Let’s say the Israel government puts together a video of wicked Israeli athletes who can play basketball. They put a video together of wicked drills, and everyone is decent/good at basketball…and everyone is blown away by their skills…and in the outside world they will all be able to school the local guy at 24 hour fitness.

    Now they send them to the fucking Olympics and they match up against the 1992 dream team. Exactly.

    It’s easy to say your shit rules when its all in their head, and never used in real world situations…unless they match up against a nobody who has no training in any self defense.

    I’m not racist, but I am very judgemental…and far more against Fundamentalist Christians than jews. :-) Hearing jews talk about their awesome fighting technique and it’s brutality ad nauseum is like hearing about their star basketball/baseball/hockey/football/soccer team without ever seeing them prove it.

  • fightlinker

    The only thing I ever hear the israelis say is “Please stop shelling us”, not “WE RULE KRAV MAGA IS DA BEST”

  • andres

    Hqaha ok bitch they saved the best for last I hope u fuckers watch the next episode TRIBULL my camp is shown haha and I promise we will be fuckin rad

  • andres

    I think digam is the guy who taserf his kid fuckin idiot

  • dignan


    I hope english is your second language, because I don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about?

    Here’s the list of things jews rule at(pick which one doesn’t belong ala Sesame Street.):

    1. Banking
    2. Diamonds
    3. Hollywood
    4. Whooping serious ass

    Ok…I give I give…they rule at whooping ass with Krav Maga, the ultimate killing system the world has ever, or will ever know.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    Krav Maga is supposed to be a life or death self defense thing. So how are they supposed to “prove” its superior? By having fights to the death with weapons and multiple enemies like in Gladiator times? This Krav Maga stuff looks more legit than TMA at least. That Tae Kwon Do stuff isn’t going to save you in the street. Bas Rutten comes from a TMA background but you don’t see him doing fancy shit in his self defense videos.

  • fightlinker

    The key thing is no one is saying that it’s the best martial art ever. People are just saying it’s nuts and hardcore.

  • danaunclefesterwhite

    Though Muay Thai seems to make up a good base to Bas’ street arsenal. The kick to the groin, knee to the head and elbow to the face combo is dirty Muay Thai right there. But I hear Krav Maga implements a lot of Muay Thai techniques too.

  • dignan

    Please don’t read anymore into my point other than:

    Theres a ton of serious killing arts out there that can rival Krav Maga.

    Since it CAN’T be proven, it would be nice to stop hearing people talk about it like its the best thing in the fucking world.

    It’s good, people are tough but you can’t get out of a conversation about MMA with an Israeli(jew) without them mentioning how its the fucking best.

  • fightlinker

    I will test this theory out with my jewfriends this week and see if they’re coocoo for krav like you say they are. I also need to borrow money so this is all very good timing apparently.

  • ruggertenthousand

    Look, there is good points to Krav Maga; the same can be said about a lot of other martial arts…. All I know is that was one cool freakin video. Nuff said.

  • mma wiz

    Krav Maga feels a bit different then ordinary styles, since it’s designed to use whatever means possible to hurt/kill the opponent. AFAIK It’s not designed as a style one can compete in (maybe there’s a light version of it).

    I would like to learn Krav Maga since they’ve developed good ways of, unarmed, defending against knives, guns etc. But also beeing able to use your keys, or a stick of wood effectively in a real fightingsitiuation.

    Kickass for “real” selfdefence. In a modern MMAevent with normal MMArules, not so kickass, since alot of what they’ve learned wouldn’t be usable cause of the rules.

  • Xavier

    “Here’s the list of things jews rule at(pick which one doesn’t belong ala Sesame Street.):
    1. Banking
    2. Diamonds
    3. Hollywood
    4. Whooping Serious ass”

    I’ll pick three that don’t belong. Because whooping serious ass does belong. We have a hard time with invading Iraq. Israel takes on Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Libya, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Iraq AT THE SAME TIME and takes massive territory. If I had a choice between my block being protected by the IDF or the Marines, I know which one I choose.

    Jews kick serious ass and you’re spouting racist bullshit, goof. Viva Israel.

  • RL Dookiefuck

    Yes Krav Magaw would totally kick ass in MMA if it weren’t for all those darn rules. The nut-shot-eye-gouge combo is deadly… WATCH OUT ANDERSON SILVA! Your puny “kickboxing” and “jiujitsu” are no match for the HEBREW HAIRPULL!

  • dignan


    Make sure you follow up and let me know how it goes.

    I hate it when people bring up racism all the time. Can’t stereotypes and generalities be used without them being considered racism.

    The original reason I brought it up is almost every jew I know, when MMA is brought up, they instantly go into a tirade about Krav Maga and how it’s the best thing in the fucking world. I was in a conversation last Friday about it, with a jew, and asked them to explain what makes it kick so much more ass…and they simply have an allegiance(almost racist allegiance.) to this fighting system.

    I have admitted its a great fighting system, I’ve even admitted my son is possibly half jew, yet the couple jews roaming fightlinker come to the fucking defense of Krav Maga; it proves my point even more.

    Please look at my basketball analogy once more when commenting on the video. Yes the video kicks ass, and so do the demonstrations…but where do we get to see the shit proven in real world situations.

    I have yet to hear how a war/battle/peace treaty has been won or lost with Krav Maga.

    Xavier: You must be mixed up when it comes to history, Israel, the Palestine state etc…because Israel was a gift after WWII, and is a protected state of the U.S., which has defended itself.

    Please back up your statement of Israel invading or kicking serious ass on a country, other than the Palestinian slaves??? I made my checklist as a joke, since the diamond industry around the world is run be jewish people, and considering their very few numbers population wise they have made huge inroads in the banking industry and in hollywood.

    Something to be very proud of in my opinion…but you stick you your Krav Maga.

    Man I am a lunatic sometimes…it even surprises me.

  • fightlinker

    Dear god. This could get more epic than the Pat Miletich post.

  • RL Dookiefuck

    Pat Miletich is jewish?

    I guess that explains why Hughes left.

  • fightlinker

    A Matt Hughes Jew story:

    The aforementioned Pat Miletich post, with insane comments:

  • Xavier

    “Please back up your statement of Israel invading or kicking serious ass on a country, other than the Palestinian slaves??? I made my checklist as a joke, since the diamond industry around the world is run be jewish people, and considering their very few numbers population wise they have made huge inroads in the banking industry and in hollywood.”

    Wait, what the fuck? Did this site just go all Protocols of the Elders of Zion or what? You gotta be fucking kidding me, you stupid piece of shit. History says hello. – Scant two years after the concentration camps are liberated, the Jews agree to a UN plan to partition the area. This isn’t enough for the bloodthirsty arabs who want to push the Jews out of the area and into the sea. What would later become Israel would, with no battle-tested or tried and true national army, take on Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the Palestinians in the area, Syria and Lebanon. And win. This was a four-front war.

    Comparable situation to today: Pretend Kosovo declared independence and then immediately fought Serbia, Croatia, the Serbs in their backyard, Montenegro and some Russia forces. And won. Idiot. – 1967, Egypt and other Arab nations are flush with Russian arms, tanks, planes and advisers. They take hostile measures in a build-up to war. Israel takes a pre-emptive stance, wipes out the Egyptian air force in one of the most brilliant displays of military manuevering, perhaps ever, and then fights a three-front war pushing back Jordan, Syria, Egypt and the Iraqi army (who came to aid Syria and Jordan).

    Comparable situation to today: Imagine that Brazil, Argentina and Venezula were preparing for war with Uruguay and the Urugaians were able to launch a pre-emptive attack and win major tracts of land from armies backed by a large superpower like China. – 1973, Syria, Iraq and Egypt open up a two-front surprise war on Yom Kippur, Judaism’s most holy of holidays. A time when Israel comes to almost a complete standstill. Within 48 hours, Israel fights off the Russian-backed Egyptians, Iraqis and Syrians and within weeks has pushed Syria out of the Golan Heights and ends up trapping the Egyptian army in a state where it could be completely and utterly destroyed.

    Comparable situation to today: Turkey, Libya and Italy launch a surprise attack on Greece during Christmas, only to get their asses kicked within two weeks.

    You gotta be fucking kidding me with the “Who have they beat besides the Palestinian slaves” line. You douchebag racist. Learn some history, anti-semite.

  • satchfuji

    Israeli training is hardcore, but so is most military training. The problem with Krav Maga is that it is taught by TKD instructors who want to capatilize on the “ultimate fighting” craze without taking the time to learn bjj, wrestling, etc. To teach Krav Maga(trademark) you just have to pay lots of money and take a few seminars at the Krav Maga center. It is just Muay Thai without sparring and some crappling.

  • Atom

    Dignan, it sounds like you want US to defend whatever YOUR jewish friends have been saying… no thanks. FL said it was brutal and insane. Your upset that you friends talk about it too much? uh, sorry.

    Xavier, it hurts to agree with you.

    The war X is talking about is the Arab-Israeli war of 1948. It happened right immediately after Israel declared independence.

    “Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Lebanon and Syria, backed with Saudi Arabian and Yemenite contingents invaded the territory of the former British Mandate of Palestine [ISRAEL] on the night of 14–15 May 1948.

  • Fightlinker Jackal

    * The only thing I ever hear the israelis say is “Please stop shelling us”, not “WE RULE KRAV MAGA IS DA BEST” *

    Ryan, I have to say this is the most misinformed comment you’ve made to date.

  • dignan

    Religion is fucked either way you look at it, and people who fight for it are insane.

    I’m not here to debate the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, or to sound as dumb as Hughes or Miletich(but I am doing a pretty good job obviously.)

    Let me finish it off by saying, Xavier, you’re nothing but a cheap jew bastard.

    In all seriousness though, just kidding.

  • Atom

    “* The only thing I ever hear the israelis say is “Please stop shelling us”, not “WE RULE KRAV MAGA IS DA BEST” *
    Ryan, I have to say this is the most misinformed comment you’ve made to date.”

    Hey Ryan- I hope you realize that Fightlinker Jackal has been taping your every human interaction, and knows more about what you hear on a daily basis than you do. Just thought you’d like to know.


    “In all seriousness though, just kidding”

  • Mobb Deep

    Krav Maga is cool for using/defending against weapons or multiple attackers.

    As for no rules hand to hand combat–see UFC 1, Gracie JJ trumps all.

  • fightlinker


  • dignan

    BJJ doesn’t hold a candle to Krav Maga. Long live Krav MAGA!

    BJJ and all of their MMA champions, and long history of kicking ass. Fuck those guys.

  • Accomando

    “…Please back up your statement of Israel invading or kicking serious ass on a country…”

    Dignan, you are a total dumbass, but I already knew that.

    “…The only thing I ever hear the israelis say is “Please stop shelling us”, not “WE RULE KRAV MAGA IS DA BEST” *
    Ryan, I have to say this is the most misinformed comment you’ve made to date…”

    I think the people of the city of Serdot would disagree with you. Know what a Kasaam rocket is? Granted, they are highly inaccurate and don’t lead to numerous civilian deaths, but nevertheless, are fired daily into Israel from Gaza.

  • Accomando

    In case anyone thought I was b.s.’n….

    “…Sderot lies one kilometer from the Gaza Strip and town of Beit Hanoun. Since the beginning of the Second Intifada in October 2000, the city has been under constant rocket fire from Qassam rockets launched by Hamas and Islamic Jihad.[2] Despite the imperfect aim of these homemade projectiles, they have caused deaths and injuries, as well as significant damage to homes and property, psychological distress and emigration from the city. The Israeli government has installed a “Red Dawn” alarm system to warn citizens of impending rocket attacks, although its effectiveness has been questioned. Thousands of Qassam rockets have been launched since Israel’s disengagement from the Gaza Strip in September 2005.

    In May 2007, a significant increase in shelling from Gaza prompted the temporary evacuation of thousands of residents.[3] By November 23, 2007, 6,311 rockets had fallen on the city.[4] Yediot Aharonot reported that during the summer of 2007, 3,000 of the city’s 22,000 residents (comprised mostly of the city’s key upper and middle class residents) left for other areas, out of Qassam rocket range. Arcadi Gaydamak has in recent years supported relief programs for residents who cannot leave.[5]

    On December 12, 2007, on a day during which more than 20 rockets landed in the Sderot area, including a direct hit to one of the main avenues, the mayor of Sderot, Eli Moyal (a well-known figure in Israeli media) unexpectedly announced his resignation from the job, citing the government’s failure to stop the daily rocket attacks. “Maybe this will spark the government to launch an operation for the lives of its [Sderot’s] residents. I can’t keep making the decisions, they can’t keep piling it all on me,” Mr Moyal said.[6] Shortly thereafter, Moyal was persuaded to retract his resignation…”

  • Xavier


    I’m far more sick of how they covertly run the world.

    Racism is number one! Fucking Brazilians.

  • fightlinker

    We talk Krav during the new radio show :-) It’s actually nice and fluffy, no politico talk, just discussion of the actual fighting style

  • nephildevil

    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

  • cingred

    Wow, dumbasses abound – it is blatantly obvious who has either: 1) Studied martial arts (not just BJJ) 2) Or have actually been in a few scraps since say, oh, 5th grade…..

    Since the idiots use the UFC as gospel for “proving effectiveness” of martial arts, lets put it this way. If Krav Maga sucks, then why every time some dickhead gets kicked in the balls or poked in the eye they stop fighting? Exactly. Krav Maga is not intended for the ring. Plus, as an added benefit, it was developed in the Israeli military. It is truly a Mixed Martial Art if there ever was one….

    Martial arts differ mostly in training philosophy. When they were being used for war (which all martial arts were and some still are) they all contained the necessary techniques to get the job done. Think wrestlers are the only ones that used double-legs to get someone down?

    BJJ is effective because they can use their techniques in real situations to subdue an attacker. And they can train full power and full speed. Jiu-Jitsu means “gentle technique” and thats what it is. But it came from the battle tested art of Japanese Ju-Jutsu….yeah, yeah, Judo this and that, but it came to Brazil around the same time Jigoro Kano was developing his Ju-Jutsu into Judo. Hence, Ju-Jutsu was shown to the Gracies.

    All-in-all, what I am saying is that taking Krav Maga training to the ring probably won’t make you champ. But it is effective and how it is taught in Israel is tried, true and tested.

  • Hattori Hanzo

    Since were talking about the “greatest fighting styles” I say my style is the greatest, Zujitsu-Ryu.
    The closest thing America has to Krav Maga.

  • jaydog

    I watched this episode of Fight Quest and I’ve taken one 2hr Krav Maga class. It seems like the tenets are pretty basic:

    -Survival at any cost (blows that are illegal in MMA and probably according to the Geneva conventions as well)
    -Selectively borrow techniques from other styles

    Is a good offense the key to defense? Obviously, this kind of approach is going to be pretty polarizing among martial artists and it’s definitely a poor excuse for foreign policy/diplomacy.