Well Krav Maga as hand to hand combat is an arrangement of letters into words that became the name of something very specific skills of prioritized training system for bare hands combat used for last resort self defense. Stolen and borrowed by marketing minds and squeezed into the fitness industry, glory and fame of manhood an female bravery it became another life Hollywood formula of dancing with the stars!
What should you expect to see in Pure Krav Maga then? Well most of it is invisible until you learn to envision it! It like the air you do not see but you can breath and sometimes smell...Since the key word is different priorities you should pay attention of how these priorities are distributed along the matrix of marketing and training. The training consists of a 21 hour core curriculum set of techniques and drills that can be walked and drilled through that time intensively.
The major difference in drilling Kicks Punches, Elbows, Arm Bars, Take Downs Knife stabs, Club blows Pistol threats and defenses and sparring is the thought process behind it that incorporates the human factor of instincts, reaction, physics and limitation of them all. You get a breakdown of how to get from point A to B and what vehicle is the best form of transportation! You hone the element of surprise constantly by learning how to reach your opponent's pressure points in minimum time. The one you can reach first to gain initial control is the one you want with the fasted method of reach and control.
While Hollywood scenario based crime and punishment drills can be fun, you need to concentrate on a universal model of human capacity and keep your mind busy how to constantly be in control against that virtual all capable enemy!
So in that 21 hour core you learn how to take advantage of the element of surprise to attack and defend and how to use the law of physics to create impact and force and leverages. You learn to prioritize and be ahead. So when you learn how to kick you learn first hot to lunch and get into and out of the hotzone like an infantry soldier that has to get fit to run into the battle field, only in a lunge from out of the hotzone into the hotzone its a short run and you need to concentrate on the motion of each part of your body to make it maximum efficient to fit that lunge into a split second less than the human reaction time which is a few splits of a second.
You learn to navigate form closer ranges like punching and grappling. You learn to prefer impact over leverage a pressure point. Although soft pressure points are more favorable, you prioritize taking the hard pressure points from a distance as they are more available. You learn simple physics of measuring the distance to reach your target and reaching it in maximum speed and force. You learn how to be ready for the next worst case scenario within a split second.
You learn principles through techniques and you only use enough techniques to learn all the principles you need and of course you need the best techniques that can teach you the most. You basically program your mind through the drilling of techniques how to reach to your opponent's pressure points before he reaches yours and control him by knocking him out, distracting him and inflicting severe pain etc. You also learn how to deflect an upcoming attack and counter attack at the same time while you and your opponent arrive at the hotzone.