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Old 08-01-2018, 04:24 PM
 
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Or at least special forces type guys. Is coming up behind someone, grabbing them, quickly breaking their neck even feasible like in the movies?
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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It does seem like a skill of limited utility for anyone besides a hand to hand combat instructor to take much training time to develop.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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No. It's impossible to kill someone that way without a fight. That is to say, it's theoretically possible, but even the theory requires you to grapple and pin the person to the ground in a very specific way--a matter of physics and anatomy.

If you have that much access to a surprise kill, it's much easier, quicker, and more reliable to kill by other means.
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Old 08-02-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Are people taught how to break necks in the military?
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Or at least special forces type guys. Is coming up behind someone, grabbing them, quickly breaking their neck even feasible like in the movies?
I served 22 years in the U.S. Army. I do not recall ever being taught that technique...
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Old 08-02-2018, 10:18 AM
 
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Or at least special forces type guys. Is coming up behind someone, grabbing them, quickly breaking their neck even feasible like in the movies?
a knife across the throat would be more effective and quieter.
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Old 08-03-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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I was not taught hand to hand combat in basic training & @ my duty stations.
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Old 08-03-2018, 05:29 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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I was not taught hand to hand combat in basic training & @ my duty stations.
Did that include "how to break necks"?

I recall stabbing dummies with a bayonet mounted on an M-14...
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Old 08-04-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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They taught my group in basic training in 1970.Come up behind the person, punch them in the kidneys with one fist while at the same time put your other fist under their chin in their throat, Kick out and fall; you on your stomach and him on his back,using the weight of your body and the inertia of falling to push your shoulder against the back of his head onto your fist in his throat.....breaking his neck.
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Old 08-04-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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They taught my group in basic training in 1970.Come up behind the person, punch them in the kidneys with one fist while at the same time put your other fist under their chin in their throat, Kick out and fall; you on your stomach and him on his back,using the weight of your body and the inertia of falling to push your shoulder against the back of his head onto your fist in his throat.....breaking his neck.
Sounds complicated. Also sounds like you'd need his cooperation.

Sure sticking a Ka-Bar into his neck wouldn't have worked better?
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Old 08-04-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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They taught my group in basic training in 1970.Come up behind the person, punch them in the kidneys with one fist while at the same time put your other fist under their chin in their throat, Kick out and fall; you on your stomach and him on his back,using the weight of your body and the inertia of falling to push your shoulder against the back of his head onto your fist in his throat...……..breaking his neck.
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.
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