I've been at ABD for a while, and like everyone else that has been for any length of time, can't live without it. The one thing that has bothered me from the start is making a "mistake" during class. I'm a southpaw. I've always trained right handed though because my theory is to train my weaker side. But I'm pretty sure I'm a closet dyslexic and on top of being left handed, well you can get where I'm going.
I do like doing the Mauy Thai forms, but I do stress out (alot) if I make a mistake, and throw a jab instead of a cross, or hold the pads to the left instead of the right. I REALLY like doing the Krav Maga that we are doing this cycle! It's a great self defense, it's awsome stress relief, and we get to throw our punches, knees or kicks out of order!! Just throw them! Some left, two or three right....It's awsome!
Yes, it is good to do a form to teach you to use combinations in sparring situations. And the gun and knife defense has a series of movements that is "preset". With training in the Krav style you learn that you just explode. It's a nice change to be able to not worry what comes next, or if I used my left punch instead of my right punch. I'm really liking this Krav cycle!!