Two Things

Discussion in 'The Training Wing' started by Matthius07, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Firstly, I heard a rumour that the Basic Training now included Unarmed combat? If this is rubbish, fair enough, I didn't say it, it was said by my "I think I know it all but I don't" college tutors.

    Secondly, how often is PT done nowadays during Basic? I want to keep fit in "style" :p Just not too much strain I hope.. can someone tell me how far on average the runs are? :p
     
  2. Al_PacinO

    Al_PacinO Swinger

    I'm not to sure I wouldn't think so because I think when I was at selection they said your not aloud to do any contact sports or martial arts and stuff like that in case you get injured. Not 100% though.
     
  3. re0790

    re0790 Old-Salt

    I dunno about the Army but I think that Royal Marines do it in their training, and possible the Paras, but I wouldn't take my word for it.
     
  4. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Definately the Marines, I saw a display.
     
  5. Hypno85

    Hypno85 Old-Salt

    I would like to do it to be honest. When i hopefully get to phase 1.
     
  6. killergibbo

    killergibbo Old-Salt

    nar i wudnt expect you would need to do it during phase 1 like someone before me said you take the risk of getting injurd then booted of camp....i would of thought there might of been alittle in phase 2 depending on the trade your taking up
     
  7. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Hmmm never mind, just another bit of hearsay. Something tells me these tutors have to confirm their sources or cease to misterpret ;)
     
  8. That display you saw, were they all naked with roll mats on their arms!?
     
  9. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Nah not this time. This time it was whacking eachother in the stomach and bollocks and such, and with baseball bats too. Unfortunately fully clothed ;)
     
  10. re0790

    re0790 Old-Salt

    Yeah good old news of the world for providing the footage. Must have done wonders for their recruiting!!! lol!!!
     
  11. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Yeah, but the thing is, the news seem to think it's a disgrace and stuff. I mean.. if something is ordered, it's ordered. If it's their idea of having a laugh, let it be I say, just don't invite me to participate :p I'm guessing peace time can be a little boring when you're full to the brim with testosterone and rearing to do some naked wrestling :O
     
  12. re0790

    re0790 Old-Salt

    Yeah I went on a meet the Marines day last year in Milton Keynes, and I must say I was rather impressed with the unarmed combat display I saw. I'd love to see some SAS blocks doing some unarmed combat.
     
  13. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    RE man.. I WENT TO THAT TOO. Jesus christ! Paintball, high speed boat ride.. fan belt.. rock climbing.. abseiling, long wait and watching video.. who was your leader dude?
     
  14. re0790

    re0790 Old-Salt

    ******* hell mate, we might as well be related! I can't remember who my leader was be I was the first group to do the high speed raiding boat stuff on the Saturday morning. It was bloody brilliant.
     
  15. Matthius07

    Matthius07 Old-Salt

    Lol... cause i'm tall I was half out of the boat, I feared for my life. Thank god I was in the hands of such a safe driver.. ;)