Re: Presence of Aikido in Krav Maga?
Krav Maga is a form of mma, it is a mixture of martial arts, lots of Muay Thai, and bits and pices of other stuff. Mostly created for fast learning and as some would think effective ways to defend self in combat situation. It is none traditional, I am avoiding calling it a martial art, since the "art" pice is missing from this " combat style fighting".
I have studied and taken Krav Maga, it was not what I was looking for. Majority of it is common sence and i found it to be not effective in a way that I would like my martial art to be effective. Very many techniques I found to be awkward and a good way to get killed.
This is my experience. For quick learning I found Japanese jiujitsu to be the best choice for me, it just feels natural and makes lots of sence, for long term and personal development I am studying aikido. Both aikido and jiujitsu go hand in hand and if you really want to expand your horizons and get into ground work there is always judo.
I think, from personal experience, Krav Maga is a big marketing gimic.