19 Mar 2013
See this from John Lacy, our man in Madison, Wisconsin:
This is a conversation I had with one of my students this weekend via text, he is a police officer in Madison. I thought you all should see the results of the work we do. I’m proud to be associated with you all.
“Brad, we covered alot of material last night. I hope you’re getting something out of it that you can use on/off the job.” Take Care JL
“All my years practicing martial arts I must admit, I’ve learned more practical applications or “real world” applications in the past 7 months with you. I have used Krav probably half a dozen times now on the job and guarantee it has saved my ass more than once and that my friend is due to you. I am learning far more than I ever thought I ever would. I would put Urban LKrav Maga as one of the most practical art forms out there and you one of the best instructors. The way you present the material allows someone to be able to leave the gym and defend themselves and others if need be. I am so glad I found you and UKM.- Brad G. T.O. Madison Police
‘Thank you my friend for the kind words’- JL
‘What a coincidence you texted me yesterday. Last night I got into a knock down drag out fight with a suspect. Right hand palm strike, kick to the groin, right knee to jaw…bad guys -) Good guys- 1”...-Brad
“Way to go Brad, ya the shit really does work lol…sounds like you performed some good retzev my friend. I’m grinning ear to ear. May I share your experience?”- Jl
‘Please do…it was an awesome moment for me. I WAS SO PROUD!!!! I had no doubt, but what a test brother.’ Brad G. -Madison Police Officer-
09 Oct 2012
From a student in South East London:
Fuck me, finished training with Darren tonight and driving home as usual and there is a car accident. One car smashes into the side of another one causing a bit of a mess. I’m first car there follow by a couple more. I get out and run over to the car which is looking like the driver my have come of worst and fortunately nobody is hurt so I call the police to
report the accident as there are car part in the road etc. So I’m on the phone to the police when 3 guys get out of the second car and one of them walks over to me while I’m still on the phone to the police and he tells me to get off of the phone and not to talk to police which the police operator can hear and she is telling me to stay on the line, at this point I ask the gent to back away politely so he turns and take a few steps away then turns and starts heading back to me and starts telling me to hang up which again the police operator can hear, this time he is closer to me so I’ve got the phone to one ear still talking to the police and I put a fence up with my free hand and again tell the gent to back way, he turned away took a step then turn back and tried to take the phone at which point I power slapped him so hard he fell straight to the ground with his specs going in another direction, he was in a bit of shock but to ensure nothing else could happen rolled him onto his stomach sat on his hips and put his arm up behind his back and moved it toward the back of his head telling him not to move or things will get worse for him fast. I’ve been able to keep track of the other 2 who decided to head back to the second car and rather not get involved! Police arrived took details but indicated that they are aware of someone trying to interfere as the operator has heard the entire thing and inform them and they basically said no problem as he was causing the problem and because he was slapped so deemed as minimal force used to control situation.
I didn’t expect my Thursday Krav class to end up with it being necessary to use techniques which we have practiced in order to get home!
So there you are, I can tell you first had a Power Slap can take a man down easily.
Thank you for training gents, it just paid off.
Interesting how surprised students are at the speed with which people go down when you slap them. Slaps are cool, they take the guy down, hurt like hell, make a big noise to intimidate others who may fancy some, don’t damage your knuckles and, if the Old Bill show up, it’s good if your knuckles and the bad guy’s face are not bloody/bruised. Also shows how important it is to train for scenarios liken this.
01 Oct 2012
The story as told to me with a few changes to protect names, reputations etc.
Thought I would drop you a line as tell you what happened last night.
I fly in to Pittsburgh yesterday for a conference
I was followed from my hotel to the ATM machine - had that 6th sense someone was watching me. Got the money out and as soon as it spat my card at me, I felt someone behind me hand on left shoulder and fingers in my right back…. they actually felt like fingers and not a knife or gun!
Without thinking I turned like you taught, scooted my leg behind his turned, struck him in the groin twice and then larynx and took him down to the floor finishing by dropping my full body weight via my shin on to his jaw. He was out cold. I then pegged it.
Urban Krav actually works!!!!!!!
It all happened so quickly and was literally second nature. Thought I had dreamt it then saw the cash on my desk table this morning.
So THANK YOU, and feel welcome to tell the classes this story. I always wondered if what we train was transferable into real life situations and I can now say it does. It was all slow mo and second nature. I actually quite enjoyed it!!
A nice job well done, mate.