Military's Special Forces in MMA

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  1. Lord Toranaga

    Lord Toranaga Black Belt Platinum Member

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    Ellenberger was a marine. Magny was an Army boxing champ.. or at least boxed in the Army.. why no mention of them.
     
  2. djason1988

    djason1988 Brown Belt

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    As many others said, unarmed combat is not a priority to military. We had a ex-Seal come work with us for a while, and I remember thinking he was gonna absolutely destroy..... He sucked. Ballsy and threw hard, but no technique or skill. Got picked apart in striking and rolled up by guys with 6 months training.
     
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    basedgodfedor Black Belt

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    They are working for contractor companies making bank or spending time with family
     
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    Sport fights are different.

    SOF guys have no qualms gouging eyes and breaking necks etc.

    So.... Only SOF guys with combatives tournament experience would be familiar with sport fighting. I think that's part of the reason.
     
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    ussf18e Orange Belt

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    We train very basic martial arts and about blue belt level jiu jitsu at best. Mostly spend time shooting, and getting distance to be able to shoot.
     
  6. FighterTwister

    FighterTwister Blue Belt

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    Military's Special Forces in MMA

    They have and they have their own facility center where they training soldiers.

     
  7. OnCinemaFan

    OnCinemaFan White Belt

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    The "best combat training in the world" as you put it involves things like guns, radios, planes, etc. Unarmed fighting isn't as much of a focus for anyone.

    Source: I played more COD than the OP.
     
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    n.diazismylife1999 Black Belt

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    That is 99.99% of what they do, idiot. And the 00.01% of h2h is mostly for general aggression and staying fit. You never fight hand to hand in modern combat.
     
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    One tried a while ago. Didn't go so well for him.

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    I think lecter died btw
     
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    And break necks.

    And shoot more.
     
  12. Tylerl90

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    In the case of the Army, their Modern Army Combatives system is good but not great. It's good for the purpose it serves, but head-to-head against a real mixed martial artist trained in boxing and jiu-jitsu they likely get embarrassed pretty quick.

    Moving on: Their schedule doesn't allow for it. Kennedy was "lucky" in that he was Guard/Reserves, so he had a lot more time to dedicate to the sport. Active Duty simply doesn't allow any real time to yourself for extracurricular activities like that.
     
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    ZekaPeka White Belt

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    Plus he was 10-15 years past prime
     
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    TuggSpeedman White Belt

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    I hate to break it to you TS but most Cops and Military can't fight. At all. Not from the training they get on the job, at least.

    Local amateurs would likely wreck even the elite of the elite in the military or police force.
     
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    He was pulsing bro...picto...
     
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    Telford90 White Belt

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    Special forces don't really focus on unarmed combat. They have guns and knives.
     
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    Airdack Tiramisu can't melt steel pipes.

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    ...mma is a sport. Special forces are trained in combat. Hand to hand is a small part of their training and likely to never occur. A .338 lupua will drop a motherfucker a mile away. Hand to hand with special forces involves a 5" piece of sharpened steel. Balls, eyes, throats, nothing is off the table for combat based hand to hand.

    MMA fighters have way more training in combat SPORTS compared to military. Special forces is a different breed, watch some films of special ops courses.

    MMA fighters going through hell week would be a fun show though.
     
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    Doesn't take a real warrior to pull a trigger or end someone's life.

    Just takes a mental disorder.
     
  19. Bend NvR Break

    Bend NvR Break Standing still is actually moving back

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    Jack Reacher might be the toughest man alive
     
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    ussf18e Orange Belt

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    Warrior = going to war... to kill people. It’s been happening for thousands of years. I bet you think warrior means sjw.
     
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