This post will start serious and then most likely end up the gutter but that’s just how I roll. Let’s start with a post I saw over at Danny’s blog:
“This reminded me of a program not so long ago about the secret training set up in Scotland for the Commandoes during World War II. The chief instructor was W. E. Fairburn. I have also seen his original instruction manual which is no longer in print. His system still forms the back bone of Western military close combat fighting which is designed to take an enemy out or to kill.”
With the help of Skykes, Fairburn would latter develop something called Defendu.
“The original Defendu was oriented towards self-defence and restraint, while the Close Quarters Combat system concentrated on rapid disabling of an opponent, with potentially lethal force. The militarised version of Defendu is described in Rex Applegate’s book Kill or Get Killed.”
Here’s a video that purports to demonstrate Defendu techniques:
Next, from the Crap You Can’t Make Up Department, I give you a pirate terrorist:
“Hamza, who wears a distinctive metal hook after losing his right hand in an explosion in Afghanistan may lose the prosthesis under a prison regime which prevent prisoners having access to improvised weapons.”
Lastly, let us close with a masterful demonstration of skill and dexterity: