azrael99 wrote:i wonder how the systema and the krav maga would be again undead ?
I've done krav for a year and am no expert, but I've trained enough to get into some of the more advanced stuff and have seen some of the advanced stuff. My impression of krav is that it is a common sense DEFENSE oriented system. There is a lot of focus in training on awareness (to make this quick, the best way to win a fight is to not be there) etc.
There is also a lot of hands on training involving escaping from chokes and holds, which in the practical sense of the zombie question might be useful. We train a lot with crowd type situations (multiple attackers), again somewhat useful in the zombie rush (and it feels silly to describe situations this way). More of the advanced stuff leans toward weapon defenses, but is all based upon some basic 'natural' defenses against hand to hand problems. It doesn't claim to be fancy, but it does claim to be effective. Developed for the IDF who are pretty much in a constant state of engagement of some kind, and I think that's a pretty good endorsement. YMMV.
I feel that the best thing krav has going for it is the way we train. It is damn near 100% hands on as-real-as-we-can-without-killing-each-other training. We increase stress on the body with sound, light (or darkness), multiple attackers, throwing in a ton of cardio, and by having multiple engagement types at the same time. I get black eyes a lot, I bleed a lot, and I don't even think bruises are really worth mentioning. It's also a bad ass workout. (I do at least 4 classes a week in combination with another 3-4 crossfit classes). Krav helps you develop a mentality of aggression; I/others call it 'flipping the switch'. There's no room for half assing anything if someone attacks you with intent to harm you. Flip that fucking switch and go until they aren't going anymore (and of course I'm not implying killing, I'm saying end the fight). Training under stress helps you handle stress better
in an actual defense situation. It is also important to note, I think, that it is fine to train in specific defenses, but also to train through them (and by that I mean that if you fuck up the 'defense' for a specific attack, you don't pause for even one beat. You fight past that defense. Superior aggression fixes a lot of shitty problems).
So, in summary, in a 'zombie' situation where the aggressors would likely be trying to grab you and drag you down, yes, I think krav would be a decent tool in your tool box. One should carry many tools.