Thread: FM 3-25-150 partially BS?
7/01/2006 1:44pm, #31Baby steps. How do you think samurai and knights train. They didn't start off in armour they trained in regular clothes and worked their way up to full battle rattle.
I remember our martial arts club getting **** canned before it even got off the ground while we were overseas because they didn't have a civilian fitness instructor to supervise, dispite us having blackbelts in TKD judo and JJ present.
7/02/2006 7:24am, #32
Actually I know a guy that did something similar while he was in the Naval Academy. Him and his buddies started an after hours fight club, but got shut down eventually and him and his boys got into A LOT of trouble. It worked out alright though, he ended going Marine option and is now flying AV-8Bs. I thought it was too bad, because it sounded like a good idea.
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It doesn't get much support though. I.e. the Comm never visits it, the 1SG never visits it, and no one in the chain of command is even remotely familiar with it. All of the equipment for the boxing team was provided by myself, (on an E4 pay), the mats and padding were stuff we dug up from old equipment that was not in use and cleaned up and put together.
We also pay out of pocket for trips up to Edson Carvalho's gym, or to any other location for training outside of the area. So, I guess it's a huge bonus point that they actually allow it to exist, very begrudgingly. I want to add more Muay Thai to the curriculum, but I can't afford the extra bags right now. :sad10:
7/02/2006 8:45pm, #33Originally Posted by NoMan"Keep a sharp knife, shiny boots and be on time."
7/07/2006 2:01pm, #34
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I am hoping to start a "friday fight club" on post here in Germany once the 2nd SCR guys get on board at Grafenwoehr. It will basically be a ladder type challenge I think or you come and find someone, agree to the rules, and methods and then we have a referee and you fight. It could be pugil sticks, gloves, pancreation, BJJ, or what not. It is not a "no rules" event, and there will be supervision. In the end though, it will be not teaching going on, but fighting and winning based on the agreed upon rules.