With the war in Afghanistan going on for 12 years now, President Obama has declassified some of our militaries best combat techniques.
The guys at Ranger Up have showcased four of the most vicious and effective attacks used by the US military.
Cautious: “If you have a heart condition, have high blood pressure, or drink lattes and do not have breasts, this video may be hazardous to your health.”
Tim and John are both combat veterans, they start out with a move called “The I.B. Defense.” This move is part of Declassified Docket Number 72982 Knife versus Unarmed Operator. It’s going to put the power in the hands of the unarmed when going up against an opponent with a knife.
When an opponent comes at you with a knife you don’t want to throw your hands up to try and block. That’s just going to leave you with a knife in your hand.
You’re going to side step and place each hand and place them on the side of the arm as pictured above. Once in that position you’ll start turning side to side really fast, this is going to create friction and the more friction the more it’s going to hurt your opponent. This technique is something most people learned as a kid, an “Indian Burn.”
Next up is Declassified Docket Number 67926 Low Hit During M.O.U.T. Operations Technique 17: The Pink Death Defense. John Walsh, Marine 7 time combat veteran, demonstrates this technique that helps with close quarter battle going through a door and someone trying to snake your legs.
When you come through a door your opponent is low and has his arms wrapped around your legs as shown in the picture above.
At this point you’ll sprawl your hips back, with one hand you’ll grab the wrist of your opponent, with the other you’ll go under and up grabbing the wrist of your other hand taking control of his far arm stretching him out as you re-hook the other arm with your leg.
Now you’ll do a superhero roll forward onto one shoulder puling him backwards rendering the opponent helpless.
Low Hit During M.O.U.T. Operations Technique 23: The Warrior’s Exterior Drag and Grab Into Extinction (W.E.D.G.I.E.). This is another close quarters battle tactic. Sometimes you’ll be going through rooms and people will want to attack you low, the safest thing to do in that situation is to create distance or get behind them.
As your opponent lunges towards you, jump back and down putting him underneath you. From here you’ll find that the elastic strap of his underwear (boxer or brief) is a great handle to grab onto and swing your body around, mounting him. From there you’ll have the power to through blows to his face or body.
These techniques used are ones that don’t require much outside influence. Not to say they are easy by any means, but with practice sure to be valuable in many combat situations.