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Old 08-04-2018, 07:37 PM
 
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Sounds complicated. Also sounds like you'd need his cooperation.

Sure sticking a Ka-Bar into his neck wouldn't have worked better?
I'm sure it would. The premise was if you had no weapons.
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Old 08-04-2018, 07:42 PM
 
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Yeah, i'm sure that would work on Dwayne Johnson or Shaq.

Some of the stuff you get taught in the military rarely has any real-world practical application. I was taught how to fire a rifle, guess what, in real life the target is moving and firing back.

What you learned seems like some off topic "after hours" combatant course after someone watched a Jackie Chan movie.
The op asked if we had been "trained" to break necks. When I was in basic they showed us the above. As far as how effective it would have been...…...I never claimed it would be.... I could see if done perfectly however it seems very feasible. I was taught how to fire and aim an M-60 also...…..in real life Tracers make everyone a marksman...…...so ya,a lot of training is not always applicable in "real life"
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Old 08-04-2018, 08:37 PM
 
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The 1970 basic training sounds more in line with the you never give up training mindset but the actual move would need the opposition to help you get into position like a professional wrestler lining up so the star can put his finishing move on him. I do wonder what the modern day instructors or folks on the MMA board would say about the 1970's technique.

What ground combatants are taught beyond what I see on YouTube should I google an action star and start getting other such videos in my feed will take someone with more recent service than mine to answer. As for me I had one day of bayonet training in 1986 when I was on a Brigade staff and the Colonel ordered the Brigade HHC to go through an hour of training.
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