Parents please get informed..

Sledge

5-Year Member
Not bored, though I know "my routine" can be tiresome. " nvm" happened when my suspicions of the link between two accounts here was conformed by two bans. Posted something then thought better of it.

To the topic at hand, a lot of well reasoned arguments in here. I'll have none of that!

If Brenda Sue Fulton is for it, I'm against it. Or, as in this case, if she's against it, then I'm for it.
 

NavyHoops

Super Moderator
5-Year Member
Actually if I remember correctly Reno has a solid program. One of my classmates was Brigade Champ for 4 years and National Champ hailed from Reno. Remember him saying Reno as a city had a great boxing reputation. He ended up being one heck of a Recon Marine.
 

Kyguardmom

Member
Well, Massengale & Damon had me scratching my head. As if the endless military acronyms weren't challenging enough - lol!

Thank goodness for Google, and having enough Amazon reward points to order a used copy for free.
 

sheriff3

5-Year Member
I love this comment by sock puppet:
I hope you take this as the joke its intended to be, but are you a marine?

I always find it interesting when folks say something like this.. When I enlisted in 1983 did you know the Marine Corps was the only service branch where one had to have a HS diploma to join. No waivers issued. No diploma, no enlistment. Also in the future please capitalize Marine.

In addition to boxing, West Point requires all cadets to take a hand-to-hand combat class that teaches takedowns and submission holds. General Caslen said the class was more effective than boxing in teaching cadets how to defeat an opponent, but less so in instilling courage.
ROTC cadets don't box as part of their MS courses so is General Caslen inferring over 60% of the officers in the Army are somehow less courageous than those that went to WP? Me thinks General Caslen might be suffering from a severe case of WPSC ( west point superiority complex).

I personally think hand to hand combat with pugil sticks where the combatants are wearing head protection is sufficient as well as some grappling and MMA type of training would be better suited to meet the needs of our troops. Perhaps Krav Maga.
 

NavyHoops

Super Moderator
5-Year Member
Is t it called Combatives in the Army? It is much more MMA focused I believe. The Marines have MCMAP, I think similiar.


And Massengale and Damon... My favorite read ever. I re-read it once a year. I was asked in an interview by 2 0-6s who I would like to have dinner with. Damon and John Wooden was my response. It got me the job offer and was 30 minutes of the interview.
 

Kyguardmom

Member
Is t it called Combatives in the Army? It is much more MMA focused I believe. The Marines have MCMAP, I think similiar.


And Massengale and Damon... My favorite read ever. I re-read it once a year. I was asked in an interview by 2 0-6s who I would like to have dinner with. Damon and John Wooden was my response. It got me the job offer and was 30 minutes of the interview.
Once a year? Seriously?

I'm reading it for the first time. I'm in the midst of WWI (about 300 of 1272 pages - ugh!). I haven't even met Massengale yet. Devlin just died. OMG.

But yes, even this early on, I can see asking to meet Damon as a most interesting person for dinner.
 

AF6872

10-Year Member
Back to Grenades: Rule number one, never throw the pin away before you throw the Grenade. Rule number two, once you pull the pin the Grenade is no longer your friend. Rule number three, Your teeth will come out before the pin does. I learned those words of wisdom in the Air Force. There are probably a lot more.
 
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