ALL THINGS ARE NOT EQUAL
Not all Krav Maga instructors are the real deal. When choosing a place to train, make sure you do some research. Find out if the instructor is a black belt and from whom he got his training. Seek out someone who has trained with Imi or one of his senior instructors. The closer you get to the source, the better you will be.
Be aware everyone who lives in Israel as an adult has served in the IDF and has received some level of Krav Maga training. This does not make them an instructor. Even though they were tasked with teaching in the army does not mean that they are a full black belt instructor. You want to make sure your instructor is an expert in the entire system, not just pieces of it.
It takes anywhere from 5 to 7 years to reach black belt level and even more time and training to be considered a black belt instructor. If you live in the Los Angeles area, come visit us.