Tuesday, April 26, 2005

I See You're Using An Old Style; I Wondered Where You Had Learned It

SuomiChris, late of the Stupid Bank, offers up an encomium to Krav Maga, whatever that is. The "practical techniques" and "realistic training scenarios" of which they speak sound absolutely nightmarish. Trust me: just shout things in Korean for a while and you'll feel much better.

It was developed under fear of car bombings and border-crossing raids.
Not to cavil, but what the fuck sort of use is any martial arts technique going to be against a good old-fashioned car bombing? Even the noble art of wire-fu would only really work as an escape tactic, and if not - well, you'll be flying through the air one way or the other regardless.