Thursday, March 17, 2005
Tales from the Training School
“No, you namby pampy Crab”,(derogatory term for RAF- Fly Navy, Sail Army, walk sideways!!) “Try harder than that” – At this point, Brian who, before he retired from the RAF was the Combined Services full contact Karate champion – sort of quietly sighed and without any extraneous movement at all – “THWACK” You hardly saw his leg move at all as it was so fast – Upshot was the instructor writhing about on the mat with severe genital contusions and Brian quietly ambling back into the pack
After that we quietly concentrated on Aikido holds and trying to talk our way out of trouble – but that’s another story
Could be worse, you could have had to learn "social worker fu", restraining madmen and (large)juveniles without any form of strikes, or any grips where you might break something.
I always thought the quickest way to restrain someone was to break something...
During one of my own officer saftey class's i was ambling in the back tring to be qute and just get thru the class with the least of effort due to the heavy drinking session the night before. Of course the OST guy spots my lack of attention and singles me out to " demo a member of public with a club " as he comes towards myself with right had raised with a soft batton in hand and shouting " ill fucking kill you pig" he steps in to my fighting arc and i calmy place my right hand on his chin my left on the batton and step inside his left and flip him over on to his back and i turned and handcuffed him in a rear stack postion before he knew what happend....
he didnt ask what I did before...
I suppode 7 years as a RMP does count for something ..