Monday Open Thread – Learn how to defend yourself IDF style

Never heard of Krav Maga, but I think I’ve found my dreamgirl:

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  • maynardb50

    I think I just found my body guard.

  • MiketheMarine

    That’s not uncommon, Scoop. Israeli women are hot anyway but teach one to kick your own butt and that makes them too sexy for general consumption.

    • stevenbiot

      My dad said Israeli women are really hot.

      • K-Bob

        Women in the IDF. (Should be Safe for work, except it would be ogling women, and I wouldn’t pay people to do that.)

        Features ladies in uniform carrying guns. The very definition of hotness.

  • CaseyGeorge

    Krav Maga is awesome…I really want to learn it, but no schools around here

    • freenca

      Don’t know where you live, but I’ll bet there are self-defense classes in these techniques at the local martial arts school(s) in your area.

  • stage9

    I looked into Krav Maga after hearing it referenced on a tv show a few weeks ago.

  • Joe


    I am getting concerned about you

    First you like to POP -UP and scare females

    Now you want to get beat up by them

    Then you like cute animal videos

    You sound like a very complex person

    BUT I guess breathing the same air as liberals – can confuse a body
    ( I just had to get that last one in)

    • 12grace


    • Nukeman60

      I agree. Have someone else watch MSNBC for a little while, just until the braincells have a chance to heal themselves. 🙂

  • 12grace

    Love it.

    Sign me up. I would love to learn this style of protection.

    • Joe

      Until then

      Pack some “heat”
      (only 1 pound – loaded)

      • 12grace

        Soon the gov’t will probably round people up that have gun licenses and registered guns so it’s good to have a back up.

      • KenInMontana

        That is what is known as a “wristbreaker” better off going .38 spl in an air-weight.

  • Nukeman60

    Krav Maga is not much different than what I learned in Karate class in college. Basic self-defense, go for the weak points, and use your own strengths to your advantage.

    Of course, the best thing they taught me, and one point I have always carried forward, is this:

    The best defense against a knife is a gun. Nuff said.

    • 12grace

      Yes, but if you can’t have gun, you need some way to defend yourself and those you love.

    • I keep a small bat in car right under seat cause ya never know. And house is locked and loaded. But sometimes shit comes out of no where and you have to be able to respond accordingly. Have my kids in the courses too. I will damned if anyone i love is ever a victim to any sort of violence. What people dont tell you is, fear=paralysis and you have to overcome that alone, and also the feeling of not wanting to hurt someone. Most women are taught not to be violent or outspoken, so this is the hardest hurdle for most women. Paralysis and fear.

  • BMartin1776

    Krav is awesome I want to take it so bad but very expensive 🙁

    … look at it this way for those unfamiliar… its like martial arts street fighting. Very practical and developed for real word situations.
    You want to learn how to defend yourself consider Krav over Karate, Tai etc…

    Now if you really want to go beyond Krav consider Keysi!

  • Spartan4Palin

    They have a DVD for learning.

  • Maxsteele

    Krav Maga is the real deal, reality based system. I am a level 2 CKM instructor myself, also a 5th dan in Taekwondo, done MMA training for a couple years, 1st dan in Hapkido and nothing compares to the reality of CKM for any scenario.

  • Spartan4Palin
  • Growing up in Canada where no guns were allowed, women had to learn basic self defense if they wanted to live in the city. When I went to college, I moved in with my sister in the city, where she had lived for a few years on her own. I remember once, when we came out of a movie theater at night, she asked me “Why do you always hold your keys like that?” I held the set in the palm of my hand with my biggest key stuck straight out between my middle fingers. I told her the better to punch a creep in the face with 😉 I learned quick before I needed it, how to find the vulnerable spots- eyes, throat, yahoo and shins. Thank God I’ve never had to use it yet. But then again, now I live in a right to carry state 😀

    • Nukeman60

      I’m carrying a can of mace around you. lol

      Seriously, you do exactly what anybody has to do. People need to be aware of their surroundings and understand what best defense will keep them safe. Catching you offguard is just what the thugs expect and when you turn the tables on them, they turn and run.

      Kudos to you.

      • Amy

        🙂 We always scenario in Tae Kwon Do. One of the tougher things we do is when you have 4 or 5 hooded guys basically harrassing you. Even if you know the guys it can be downright intimidating when a 6 foot guy is manhandling you… It’s helpful for us women as well as the kiddos though. It gives you a good feel of how deep you have to reach to pull that fight vs. flight instinct out.

      • Aw, you’d never need mace around me Nukefriend! 😀

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    Hey, all …

    Here’s my review of THE AMATEUR, posted over at Amazon. It’s definitely worth the investment. Hope you enjoy!

  • MaxineCA

    OT – Great quote:

    Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself. (What a powerful quote for this year!)

    • I kind’a like the one I put on facebook the other day… Life is short. Make fun of it. 😉

      I like your quote too Maxine!

  • Anybody got her phone number? I think I’m in love.

  • kong1967

    I don’t know why, but I am addicted to movies that have tough girls/women in them where they beat the crap out of the bad guys. There are quite a few girls racing at the dirt track racing events here and I cheer for every one of them, too.

    If you see a great big and strong guy most people don’t view him as an underdog and few will physically attack him. It has something to do with seeing an unsuspecting bad guy get destroyed by who he thought was going to be a victim….I guess. I don’t know. Any psychiatrists out there, lol?

    • Nukeman60

      You must love the Charlies Angels: Full Throttle, then. Kick-a$$ chicks on motocross bikes. lol

      • kong1967

        The last time I saw Charlie’s Angels was when I was a kid and it had Kate Jackson, um…wasn’t Farrah Fawcett one(?), and I forget who else.

        I’m more into the martial arts type movies with Angelina Jolie where she’s a spy or something. I used to watch Van Damme a lot, but he looks tough (although it’s just t.v.) so it’s no big deal. When a woman kicks a man in the face that’s abusing someone else….priceless.

        • Nukeman60

          Then you must check out the Full Throttle movie (2003), ’cause that’s exactly what these chicks do in this movie. I’m not a big fan of this genre, but from your discussion, it seemed like what you were talking about.

          (BTW, Jaclyn Smith was the third one in the original TV series).

          • kong1967

            Oh yeah, Jaclyn Smith. I’ll check out Full Throttle.

  • Nukeman60

    Here’s an interesting anonymous interview from the Ulsterman report about Obama’s personal ‘kill list’ of terrorists and his use of drone attacks (and his followup viewing of the ‘snuff films’).

    What’s implied is what he may want to do down the road, with drones, in our own country. Pretty scary stuff. BTW, my apologies about the language used. It’s cleaned up a bit, but I don’t care for the style even with asterisks.

    Take it with a grain of salt and a thought to ponder. This man must be removed.

    • If anyone has read the Insider on the Ulsterman report, we’re used to the language. In fact, the language kind of serves as a warning of just how dangerous dear leader is. Thanks Nukefriend!

      • Nukeman60

        Thanks for letting me know. I wasn’t feeling very comfortable showing people I care about the salty conversation. Sounds like you’re way ahead of me on Ulsterman and his site. If you have any clues as to who the ‘old man’ is, let me know (hint: it ain’t me, /smile).

        • LOL- I was wonderin’ 😉 So now I know for sure! I’ll keep thinking about that one.

    • Amy

      Lord, that makes my head swim. It wouldn’t surprise me, though. We already know he’s a pathological liar and it’s obvious he’s a narcissist.

      Every day adds something new to that knot in my gut. I guess I can only pray that God’s side wins this battle. I know how the war ends, but I’m praying this battle ends with a victory for good.

      • Nukeman60

        The good news for me is I know in my heart that God wins this battle (I’m sure you feel the same way, too). The problem is that it’s a rough and rocky road for us until then. We must bear with and see it through (Stay the Course, as Dubya would say).

      • Amy, we may not know how the battle is going to go- but at least we can be sure of WHOM our General is, and He is in control! 😀

  • MaxineCA

    I received an interesting e-mail from Sen. Rand Paul this a.m. He’s supporting legislation “Life at Conception Act”. I’ll include a link to the petition if you want to sign it, but here’s the key part:

    In Roe, the Supreme Court admitted: “If . . . personhood [for the unborn] is established, the appellant’s case, of course, collapses, for the fetus’ right to life is then guaranteed specifically by the [Fourteenth] Amendment…” (Roe v. Wade [410 US 113 at 156-7]);

    This act would do exactly that, as it outlines that life begins at conception therefore, Roe v. Wade no longer stands. National Pro-Life Alliance will be promoting this act. Here’s the link of you want to sign the petition (no donation is necessary).

  • 911Infidel

    A chick that can kick. Yummy….

  • stevenbiot

    Yeah, but what if the dude smacked her in the back of the head, instead of grabbing her? It would have been lights out.

    • Which is why your head should always be swiveling no matter who or where you are. Always be aware of those around you and your surroundings themselves. Whether driving, walking the street. Even everyday patterns. You should never stick to the same routes etc doing daily routines. Dont be predictable or your an easy mark.

  • I first heard of this form of extreme martial arts in NCIS when Special Agent Ziva David (Israeli – daughter of head of Mossad in the show) told Tony DiNozzo about it. It looks very efficient and designed to end a fight as soon as possible with maximum hurt on the attacker. Very cool!

  • marketcomp

    Awsome! Thank you RS. We deinitely need to know how to defend ourselves when we don’t have a weapon or a gun!

  • I’ll stick to Wing Chun.

  • K-Bob

    After having so much fun in the other open thread, I must sadly report that here is your dose of Doom! for the week (I’m sort of halfway picking up slack from Monty’s Doom! posts at AoSHQ. Who knows if I can even come close to his prodigious collection of economic news.)

    First is a little outlook for the long, hot summer, where Suzanne McGee of The Fiscal Times asks the questions:

    Is a double-dip recession brewing? Is the American century at an end? The prophets of doom are taking to the airwaves, to be sure, arguing that everything from our own spending habits to the paralysis among our politicians unable to come to grips with the government’s debt problems all doom us to years of economic trouble and strife.

    That may be an overly melodramatic view of the situation, but the truth is that we’re facing, for the first time, the downside of what it means to be part of a global economy.

    Next, another outlook article, but more hoity and less toity, from The Economist.

    The news for Obama is pretty much all bad, all the time. Howbout them Factory Orders, chief? Didn’t you bail out the auto companies? “Bailed On” is more accurate. Factory orders are down, and so Goldman Sachs has lowered it’s expected Q2 GDP target to a miniscule 2%. Factories are just beating in time until Obama is swept from office.

    But some things are up. Besides your debt and the length of my to-do list. China is hoarding gold, and the Dollar is sliding, so gold is up. At least Obama has that goin’ for him.

    Let’s face it. The media is going to do their best to hide The Obama Depression from everyone, but like the cold in winter, it seeps in everywhere, and affects everyone. If Romney doesn’t flat out endorse Obama (like some of his advisers seem unable to avoid doing, even if only a little), he should be able to close the deal in November.

  • ApplePie101

    I’ll be interested in hearing the spin on Romney’s appointment of pro-Obamacare-exchange Mike Leavitt for his transition team.

  • stage9

    I don’t care what ANYBODY SAYS! This is the best Martial Arts style there is!:

  • Brett_McS

    Krav Maga isn’t a Martial Art. It’s ‘whatever it takes’. Me likey.

  • NCHokie02

    I wish we used Krav Maga….jujuitsu is good and all but I think Krav Maga is more practicle

  • Thats what I taught my girls.. vitals! face! and break something then run!! Every father owes it to his daughters to teach them self defense!!
    Vitals.face. break something, run!!!

  • Always go for the face, vitals and use your elbows too. Bite, scratch gouge. Whatever it takes, Im gonna leave a mark. Whoever said girls arent a mans equal has never had a girl whip his ass. From my sisters, to myself, I will put you down if you lay a hand on me. Thats the benefit of being a woman who never wants to be a victim.