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!