Military Review

What is hand-to-hand combat?

Modern lovers of martial arts, brought up by the legislative system of the penultimate century, often have a very peculiar look at hand-to-hand combat. For them, the Republic of Belarus is a fight with arms and legs, while in fact it is just an auxiliary, secondary section. What is the real hand-to-hand fight? Turn to stories, by those times, when at least the knife was hanging on the belt of every free man, and mothers did not tell their sons that "fighting is bad."

(This material will hardly be of interest to experienced martial arts practitioners).

For some reason, many of our contemporaries think that fist fights (in particular, wall-to-wall fights) are hand-to-hand combat. But this is not at all the case. Fistfight (as well as the same Muay Thai, held on agricultural holidays) are ritual fights whose goal is not at all injury or death. Yes, there were cases when a fighter went to another world, but this is the exception, not the rule. In fistfights there were rules, a whole series that strictly regulated their conduct. In folk terminology, fistfight is not a "mortal combat."
Fistfight is fun, cruel, but fun, and only indirect is related to hand-to-hand combat. For example, fist fighters learned to endure pain, harden their spirits. In the "wall" they learned to keep the line, to perform some tactical maneuvers necessary for hand-to-hand combat, but no more.

The only type of wall combat that could be used in the training for hand-to-hand combat is a stick fight - forbidden as early as the 17 century due to increased cruelty. By the way, there is an opinion that it was precisely for stick battles that the fight “at the door” was created - when the fighters make a preliminary seizure of clothing at the collar with one hand and carry out throws with their feet (with the help of a grab-lever). The second hand can not be used at all, or only at the moment of the throw. It is believed that in the second, free hand should be a stick imitating the sword - and therefore you can use only one hand in the fight.

So what is the real hand-to-hand fight?

Let's move into the depths of time, in the era of harsh samurai - and what do we see? What today is called ju-jutsu was an auxiliary technique - zalomnymi techniques were used only to disarm an armed enemy. The fight was also revered - at close range, close up, it is difficult to hit the enemy with a sword, and, given the armor and helmet, you can’t harm him with your bare hands. The only way out is to throw it down with a throw and there to kill or trample. At least, to knock down and thereby turn off from the battlefield.

By the way, aikido is kenjutsu without a sword. It is known that prior to the creation of Aikido, Morihei Ueshiba passed the kenjutsu school, and then three ju-jutsu schools. Movement, movement - everything is designed for the sword in hand (or the selection of the sword from the enemy). Therefore, to master aikido well, you must first practice kenjutsu.

We see the same picture in the Middle Ages in Europe too - Thalhoffer and Auerswald write almost nothing about fistfights. But the struggle and the use of cold weapons in their books in bulk. In the European wrestling, the enemy often had a dagger (or similar weapon) in his hand, and the techniques themselves are very similar to the same jujutsu. Accident? Or the general laws of evolution on the planet?

Go deep even further.
In ancient Greece, fistfight, unlike wrestling, did not at all belong to the martial arts. For the same reason - it is useless to beat an opponent in armor with a fist (only you hurt your hands), but it’s quite realistic to knock him down.

We turn to learning in different countries and eras.

In Greece, in China (let us remember the tales of the masters), in the monasteries of various orders of knights (Livonian, Teutonic, etc.), training began with OFP (general physical training). In China, students did all the hard physical work; novices did the same thing in Christian monasteries.

Further TFP (special physical training): stick twisting, turning into fencing (wooden swords are found during excavations), horseback riding, hunting,

And at the end of participation in the first raids, and then full participation in campaigns and battles (that is, the hand-to-hand combat itself).

The founder of the first order, who lived in the 9th century, the French knight from Provence, Godfroy de Prey, defined as the main requirement for members of the order the assimilation of seven skills formed in the framework of mysticism connected with numbers. According to this, young men from aristocratic families should learn: 1) ride, 2) swim, 3) hunt, 4) archery, 5) fight. They were taught: 6) entertaining games at playgrounds and ball games for court service, as well as 7) the art of reading poetry needed for a court man with good manners and basic dance moves. Later, numerous local orders of the Order arose, but even seven knightly skills remained the basis of physical education in them.
To physical exercises of the rural population can be attributed folk games. The games of the rural population, including traditional contests, were shaped by local customs. Winners in games won authority and recognition. The strongest stone throwers in the village, the most enduring dancers, dexterous hunters and fighters received universal recognition, material encouragement and social privileges. In the girls' competitions one could see the motives of the possible choice of a spouse, since women were judged only by their husbands.
Physical exercises during this period were varied - wrestling, throwing stones, running, fighting with sticks, running on skates, racing, dancing, various games with a bat, lapta, stuffed animals. The decisive word in determining the winners was for the community.

Nowadays, athletes are taken to various "special forces" —that is, who has already gained OFP. It remains to be given to TFP and, on its basis, to develop the necessary skills for using weapons in any conditions.

As in our, modern conditions, to apply all of the above when training in the civil section:

- Engage in OFP from six months to a year: weight-lifting, skiing, crossfit, gymnastics (i.e., species that provide integrated development)

- Then TFP: torsion with sticks a la modern Cossack flanking with checkers is quite suitable. After it begins to turn out, start practicing strikes on the “blockhead”, first from the spot, then in motion. You can enroll in a club of normal historical fencing.

Well, running a snake, stops, working with trees, flip-flops and rapids - all this is TFP.
OFP-TFP - it will take exactly a year, provided that the person is "complete zero".

- Then the transition to the knife, the study already at the base of the stick strikes the knife on the pole wrapped with rags.

- And when the base of strikes with a stick and a knife is already established, they start learning to strike with their hands and feet.

In principle, OFP and TFP can be combined, but only this way: the OFP month, another month - TFP.
Then in this way the time of preparation can be reduced to six months.

This approach - from the weapon to the technique of combat with bare hands is military. The popular (peasant) approach, on the contrary, was a study of struggle and fist fighting in childhood-adolescence, and a gradual transition to work with weapons in adolescence.
In the old days, people were stronger, because unlike modern people, burdened by physical inactivity and overweight, they were forced to spend almost all their time in the fresh air, doing physical work - peasants, warriors, artisans. Even monks, as a rule, made obeisances all day long (by the way, also a practice about which few people write), combining this with a certain breath and prayers.
That is, with the OFP of the ancestors everything was in order. They were more sinewy, with a better muscular corset, and more resilient. It seems that many of them would be perfectly suited to the requirements of modern special forces.

By the way, there are versions that hand-to-hand combat of K.T. The bun (originally a fencer), as well as RB A. Kadochnikov, are also based on fencing.

Summary: hand-to-hand combat is a battle, first of all, on melee weapons. Techniques of combat with bare hands are auxiliary and secondary. Due to legal prohibitions, people have forgotten this, but it is necessary to at least know it. Wrestling bouts were also ritual in traditional society, but in contrast to fisticuffs, wrestling also had practical significance. Nowadays, when the “armor” (equipment) is worn only by special forces, riot police, and capture groups, the striking equipment (with arms and legs) has an applied meaning. In principle, the percussion technique also became “applied” as soon as the firearm appeared, and the armor was a thing of the past. By the way, in the pre-revolutionary Russian army, there were also wall-to-wall battles, and at that time it was already justified, as there were no helmets and in the melee you could easily beat the enemy with your hand without fear of injury.
Thus, you need to see the whole picture, and know what came from.
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  1. Vanko
    Vanko 18 February 2016 07: 21
    One hand-to-hand combat instructor told his cadets - "To engage in hand-to-hand combat, a spetsnaz soldier must try on the battlefield: machine gun, pistol, knife, waist belt, shovel, bulletproof vest, helmet. Find a flat area on which not a single one is lying stone, stick. Find on it the same rasp @ zdyay. And engage with him in hand-to-hand combat. angry
    1. King, just king
      King, just king 18 February 2016 09: 09
      Our company company told us so (87-89) ... A little differently, but not the essence.

      The author is muddying!
    2. Chiropractor
      Chiropractor 18 February 2016 12: 00
      Serega Badyuk? wink
    3. castle
      castle 18 February 2016 13: 52
      I had to see with my own eyes the training of hand-to-hand combat soldiers from New Zealand and Australia. Also not sickly. They use the old, traditional methods of fighting (fighting and "neutralization") of the indigenous people there.
  2. Riv
    Riv 18 February 2016 07: 45
    As for Greece, the author is mistaken. Pankration was part of the program of the then Olympic Games, and only bites were forbidden in it.

    About the Chinese monasteries - also not well versed. There it was possible to remain a novice until the end of life, because monasteries (yes, the same Shaolin) had, in addition to the cult, a penitentiary function. The criminal, who did not "screw up" too much, had the opportunity to go to the monastery. For fleeing from there they were punished severely, but the abbots highly appreciated those who went through the robber school. Many Chinese schools of wushu also originate from here: with bandit practices brought to brilliance in monasteries.

    Well, the training offered by him smiled of course. :) Year OFP, twist the wand - and you're cool. All my life - no desire?
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 18 February 2016 09: 12
      Sho wi! Let the person dream! And then all my life, my whole life ....
    2. Corsair
      Corsair 18 February 2016 09: 20
      Quote: Riv
      Well, the training offered by him smiled of course. :) Year OFP, twist the wand - and you're cool. All my life - no desire?

      wassat Maybe there’s a pound stick or heavier, you’ll twist it for a year or so and you’ll be really cool,
      though: Master! What is better than a crowbar, knife or brass knuckles? - Perhaps the gun would be better ...
      1. cth; fyn
        cth; fyn 18 February 2016 09: 51
        He remembered HB about a knee hit in the groin, there they gradually reached the nuclear suitcase, and then still returned to the blow in the groin.
      2. Chiropractor
        Chiropractor 18 February 2016 12: 01
        Only a shooting coach can argue with a wrestling coach! wink
  3. Yun Klob
    Yun Klob 18 February 2016 08: 56
    Fencing used to be cultivated at universities. Now they are based on (roughly) basketball. Those. Instead of military-applied orientation of physical education, they switched to the game. And this, in my opinion, is completely wrong.
  4. Skalpel
    Skalpel 18 February 2016 09: 17
    In general, the author’s interesting approach to the emergence of RB as such.
    But, in my opinion, the truth, as in most cases, is in the middle. Any RB, if you take it as a whole, and not by "caste", at any time there is a symbiosis of different "schools". To put it simply, the same "military", where there was access to weapons, and "peasant", where the fighter could rely only on his body and improvised means.
    By the way, in the Soviet school there was an absolutely correct system of physical training, which was based on: running, gymnastics, skiing - the foundation of any preparation. And only then - a few game disciplines. Now - who will "climb into the head" of the teachers.
    1. Chiropractor
      Chiropractor 18 February 2016 12: 29
      People who were warriors and conquerors were engaged in the possession of weapons and struggle. The peoples were enslaved - by kul'k and "foot" fighting. An example is Japan during the shogunate: the locals had one knife per village with a sentry attached, and a samurai could try the sharpness of his sword on any aborigine.

      In Russia, fistfighting was fun - both group and individual. An individual fist fight (fought, by the way, in combat mittens) could also be used to settle accounts - "The Tale of the Merchant Kalashnikov." But murder was still punished ...
  5. engineer
    engineer 18 February 2016 10: 07
    Have you ever been asked Bruce: what will you do against the enemy with a gun? he answered: I will try to run away.
    1. cth; fyn
      cth; fyn 18 February 2016 10: 25
      Than judo and karate, better old TT.
  6. Chisayna
    Chisayna 18 February 2016 10: 30
    Recently there was an article about the murder. The boxer killed the CCM, a bodybuilder. Nothing helped him against the knife.
  7. Million
    Million 18 February 2016 10: 31
    The author writes nonsense. In war there is no purely hand-to-hand combat, there is close-range combat in which they destroy the enemy by all available means and means
  8. Maegrom
    Maegrom 18 February 2016 10: 33
    I think the author is looking for minimum requirements for the development of Belarus. What the approach is certainly true is the primary OFP.
    From the point of view of practice, the benefits of historical fencing if you face an adversary with or without a firearm and you don’t have a knife or stick is doubtful in principle. While boxing, for example, gives an undoubted profit in case of an accidental unprepared collision. But the author suggests not to call RB, to move beyond the scope of the question.
  9. Taoist
    Taoist 18 February 2016 11: 14
    It’s just now that sport and battle have become confused ... A sort of substitution of meanings.
    Fight is always and only "to defeat" ... and here, as in that anecdote about V.I. - "where is he sick with a bare heel against a checker" (c)
    Sport or fun is an imitation of a fight - with an imitation of defeat. Hence the problem of any athlete in a real combat situation - there is no reflex to kill. The real "hand-to-hand" is exactly training the reflex to always beat to death ... At the same time, do it as quickly and efficiently as possible using any available objects or weapons ...
    Unfortunately (or fortunately) this is absolutely not spectacular ...
    1. Kombrig
      Kombrig 18 February 2016 15: 02
      Quote: Taoist
      Real "hand-to-hand" is precisely training the reflex to always beat to death ... At the same time, do it as quickly and efficiently as possible using any available objects or weapons ...

      I agree, the real fight is cruel, fleeting, and ... not handsome ....
  10. himanru
    himanru 18 February 2016 11: 42
    Morihei Ueshiba was well acquainted with sojutsu.
    As for the melee, you’re in vain ironic.
    "... Mikhail has nothing to shoot with, but you need to stop the enemies. Then he got up to his full height, in front of the rangers he threw his machine gun into the bushes, raised his hands and went to meet the enemy. The rangers rushed to the unarmed scout, trying to capture him. But the first of those who ran up received such a blow from which they did not rise.
    The fascist’s rifle was in Kolosov’s hands, now he is again armed, and, most importantly, the most dangerous moment of hand-to-hand combat has passed - rapprochement, when the enemy can open fire, and with his blow he managed to overtake them with fear. But there are many enemies, they do not retreat.
    When, having repulsed the attack, we ran to the place of the battle, Kolosov had already received three blows with a bayonet: in the hand, in the thigh and in the eye, but during this time he killed eight rangers, and the rest only managed to defend themselves from one wounded scout. " . I. Leonov. "Get ready for a heroic deed." M., 1985)
  11. qwert
    qwert 18 February 2016 11: 59
    Swooped down on the author. Yes, the truth is somewhere nearby. Not everything is so simple. Likely. But I liked the article. There is a rational grain in it. Unambiguously in the Middle Ages, and even in ours in the "cheerful regions" they preferred a knife in hand or at least a brick. Even all sorts of Shaolin monks have a sword, a stick, then some kind of "twisted crap". Therefore, it is logical that hand-to-hand combat did not imply empty hands, and even in fist-fists, someone used brass knuckles.
  12. Navy7981
    Navy7981 18 February 2016 12: 03
    as in the mid-90s, one can say from his youth he had the chance to encounter an officer of our combat swimmers at a training. I was never a good melee, but my colleague, 188 years old, tried it, then when I woke up I said: “I always considered myself an awesome fighter, capable of turning one on one to anyone, but in this case I felt only one thing - consciousness is returning, I'm alive. smile
  13. Lekov L
    Lekov L 18 February 2016 12: 51
    Even monks, as a rule, made obeisances all day long (by the way, also a practice about which few people write), combining this with a certain breath and prayers.

    Most of the monks and novices work in the name of the Lord and for the good of the monastery on household works from matins to mass, and then to vigil.
    So bows and "breathing exercises" are just an addition to the holiday. And the article is interesting - the man wrote with soul.
    Thank you.
  14. Taoist
    Taoist 18 February 2016 12: 54
    The monk walked for alms
    He carried a pot of geraniums in his hands,
    In the bag sutra Mahayanya
    And there are five acne on the neck.
    Met drunk stuff
    He doused the monk with his brothers,
    Took a pot of geraniums
    And left without things.

    And the monk is all tattered
    And my heart hurts
    And ached with grief prana,
    And in the stomach - nothing.
    And in his torn clothes
    Not get to nirvana
    Because of a drunken boob
    Hinayana his mother!

    And the monk decided for the time being
    Cheering on Bodhidharma
    To marry the godfather
    Well unfortunate fate
    And say that if Dharma
    Will not save him from the boor,
    He saw this karma
    In a black belt in a coffin!

    And Damo said:
    - Monks!
    No need for us ooh-ooh,
    And you need the hands of Mach
    Those who are not familiar with them.
    Let the villains tremble in fear
    Smear snot on the shirt,
    They will end their life on the block
    Under the Buddhist fist!

    Patriarchs in sweaty robes -
    Stop sleeping on the mattresses
    Hey skinheads
    Everybody get up, from and to!
    The one whose face turns red
    Turning red is not in vain
    Not from vodka and from meat,
    And from righteous labors!

    Skinny old man pounding with a stick
    Eight tigers, nine drunkards
    Hey foreigner
    Come to our monastery!
    Throw away your travel satchel
    Get involved in a shared dance
    Crack, barbarian, forehead on slate,
    Go out and get stuck!

    If the monk sleeps badly,
    He palms the tiles;
    If the monk decided to sleep -
    Crushes pebbles with his fist!
    And he desires to drown -
    Grab a war spoke
    Beats an enemy buttock -
    And unfamiliar with the spleen!

    Who has spiritual hunger
    Included in the image of a mantis
    And a duet or solo
    Sharpen sharp knives
    Who is young in body and soul,
    He grabs a sickle and a hammer,
    The enemy is slaughtered, the enemy is split
    The enemy is running, running, running!

    The monk walked for alms
    He carried a pot of geraniums in his hands,
    In the bag - a pike with a sharp edge,
    Three link chain and klevets.
    Met drunk stuff
    He grabbed a hand by the neck
    I tore off my head with a lamb -
    Here the fairy tale ends.

  15. SIT
    SIT 18 February 2016 15: 22
    Taoist, gorgeous epic about Bodhidharma)))))
    Speaking seriously, the monasteries of the Republic of Belarus took root only because the Way of the Warrior is one of the Ways. It’s just that in those immemorial times, the Republic of Belarus was the prevailing type of combined arms combat, and therefore massive. Here is someone not one in this mass who has repeatedly noticed that when it becomes really bad and a star is about to come, suddenly the enemy’s movements become slow and smooth, and everything around seems to freeze. You yourself are moving absolutely calmly and slowly, but those who saw this from the side claim that they could not keep track of any of your movements - they were so lightning fast. Those who profess Buddhism immediately understood what was at stake. This is satori, enlightenment, or, in our opinion, an altered state of consciousness. So it can be achieved not only through prayer, but also through the Warrior. So they went along this Path. The path is not easy because the threat to life should be more than real, otherwise the instinct will not work. It turns out that you are moving along this path may well throw back your hooves. So in order to survive your technique must be impeccable. Accordingly, to stand for 6 months in a mabu rack is just a grain of sand in the ocean of time. And of course, there’s no division into battle with or without weapons. The base of movements should be exactly the same. Is there what you have in your hands or not, it’s just the little things in life and it depends on many circumstances. You must survive in any situation, otherwise you simply will not survive to any enlightenment. Hence, such a period of apprenticeship is 12 years, after which few go further. Most are eliminated. The same current Shaolin regularly supplies his students to the CP of China. These guys are not suitable for further pursuit of this Path.
    1. Taoist
      Taoist 18 February 2016 16: 55
      Well, the author is not me ... ;-) However, I am familiar with the author and he also knows Bushido by hearsay ...

      As for the monasteries and the martial arts cultivated in them, it is not a question of zen or satori ... It is worth remembering that the monasteries were for the most part fortresses and monks warriors ... So initially it was thought that these were absolutely applied things that eventually transformed into spiritual practices ...
      1. SIT
        SIT 18 February 2016 19: 19
        To prepare a soldier does not need 10 years of training. In the conduct of hostilities, the combat coordination of units is much more important than individual martial art. In the ranks or on the fortress wall the set of actions is very limited and the most important thing is to keep the ranks, otherwise the battle control will be lost and it will be lost. There are no references to the training of units and command and control in the monastery manuscripts. But individual preparation, and it is in the vein of Zen, is painted more than once.
        1. Taoist
          Taoist 18 February 2016 20: 37
          Where in this case include Oslyabyu and Peresvet? Or Japanese Sohei?

          You confuse mass armies and monasteries as strongholds ...
          1. SIT
            SIT 18 February 2016 21: 31
            In the Orthodox tradition, there is no training of soldiers in the walls of monasteries, but in the Buddhist Shaolin there are still. Oslyabya and Peresvet were fighters to the monastery. The battle on the walls of the fortress also depends on the training of units, because you need to cohesively counteract the assault groups. Just individual skill will not be enough.
            1. serpimolot
              serpimolot 18 February 2016 22: 19
              In the atheist tradition, too, x ... that they had strength.
              RB - is not needed at all in battle. Quite
              Nowhere except for competitions.
              like a sport that brings discipline, self-confidence, etc. -Yes.
              And so, - learn to own weapons. Gunshot. Or cold
              1. SIT
                SIT 18 February 2016 23: 03
                Quote: serpimolot
                RB - is not needed at all in battle. Nowhere

                God forbid, God forbid ... Or maybe you just have not been in such a battle? When in the rainy season you break through this fucking greens and you can’t see anything at 10 meters and don’t hear, because rain drowns everything and it has been already 2 weeks. And then suddenly a complete, total bad luck - head on head with the same, but only on the other side. The store ran out instantly, but for some reason they weren’t, and one is nearby, in a meter. Just slammed my 1st number. Will I have time to reload? I need a second and a half, and he, if he did not run out of ammunition, will have enough half a second to make me drushlag. There is no time to think. We need reflexes, and they are gained by training. Training is different. This is in the gym train for competitions. When there is no military prosecutor’s office because no one has any documents either, and there is no camouflage without insignia, but there are prisoners, then the training takes place somewhat differently than in the gym, because the rule is only one - in a melee behind his back or his own or corpses. At the same time, no one asks your opinion - he wiped the vomit and, again, the same thing, only faster and more clearly.
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    PHANTOM-AS 18 February 2016 15: 29
    Hand-to-hand combat is when you are beaten and you get stronger repeat And the nose broken at the same time is not an obstacle for you, then you begin to comprehend what is happening and come to the understanding that, precisely, everything is created in this life with your hands, just like with your hands it is destroyed.
    To beat or not to beat, that’s the question repeat
    1. electrooleg
      electrooleg 18 February 2016 15: 45
      After the first significant concussion, the quality of life in terms of health is radically changing. All these amusements in a mass sense are not applicable and are idiocy. If there is such a tradition, that, now every physically weak person is obliged to become disabled or semi-disabled with eternal migraines?
      1. SIT
        SIT 18 February 2016 16: 20
        So you do not go wall to wall, before that nothing more than a mouse from a computer without moving. Take care of the thread seriously. The monks of Shaolin over there are not very similar to cripples suffering from vegetative-vascular dystonia.
        1. serpimolot
          serpimolot 18 February 2016 22: 11
          Wall to wall - I remember that in Kupchino we met on the Danube in the 1980s, a crowd of 300 people on each side. Bicycle chains wrapped in electrical tape, reinforcing bars, etc.
          Great "entertainment". People's. Yes.
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  17. serpimolot
    serpimolot 18 February 2016 22: 03
    What is hand-to-hand combat and why is it needed? For military purposes, the most useful "style" was bayonet fencing. 100 years ago.
    The rest has nothing to do with war. Never will be needed.
    For civilian purposes - all schools of "hand-to-hand combat" are equally useless.
    1. RUS69
      RUS69 18 February 2016 23: 32
      I do not agree.
      Take any athlete of the middle hand (not even a professional) any sport in which functionality and coordination develop and put a person against him who has never done anything and give them a knife, it seems to me under equal conditions that the athlete has more chances because the speed reactions, coordination and sense of the opponent are more developed.
      Physical training is very important in military matters, whatever one may say, what will a fighter cost if after 100 markings he has an automatic machine or a knife in his hands will not be kept from fatigue ?? nothing is correct.
      Even from the personal observation of the majority of people who were engaged in martial arts, the nervous system is stronger and this is also an important factor.
  18. SlavaP
    SlavaP 19 February 2016 00: 08
    In my opinion, another factor in the education of a fighter is forgotten. Three stages of weaning from pity. First, wean yourself from self-pity - falls and somersaults on asphalt and concrete (for 6 months everything from the back of the head to the heels was blue-yellow ...), then weaning from pity for your best friend (with whom you work in full contact, sometimes with a fully honed knife), and then, accordingly, any pity for the adversary passes.
  19. Cpa
    Cpa 19 February 2016 00: 14
    The desire to "cheat" and kill different things. Any good athlete is able to "cheat" on someone who does not want to kill him, and when he encounters someone who wants to? .. If he survives, he will learn to kill and he will stop wanting to “get on”. empty place, and not empty ... risks sitting down. recourse
  20. saygon66
    saygon66 19 February 2016 01: 03
    - "Hand-to-hand combat K. Bulochko" (C) - allocated to a separate school?
    - I have his manual - "Physical training of a scout", 45th year of publication ...
    - It recommends a combination of boxing punches, wrestling techniques (trips, throws) ... and in general, that’s all!
    - No exotic ... request
  21. Warrior2015
    Warrior2015 20 February 2016 02: 27
    Quote: RUS69
    Even from the personal observation of the majority of people who were engaged in martial arts, the nervous system is stronger and this is also an important factor.
    This is a fact, but in a slightly different way - they WAS stronger (or more primitive, which is more often true as well) than others. Crisis moments can only shatter the nervous system, for nerves there is no such thing as "hardening" ...

    And the feeling that the author is interfering in a heap ... Then the knife hangs on his belt, and immediately fighting is not bad ... If you have a knife and you took it out (and you also know how to handle it) - then everything , you are no longer fighting, this is no longer a fistfight.

    To clarify the situation with Russian Orthodox monasteries, there was nothing similar to either Chinese or Japanese. PURPOSE - DIFFERENT !!!! A small factor is that some of the monks and novices really were warriors BEFORE the MONASTERY, often professional ones, and monasteries in the Middle Ages played the role of social institutions, and crippled or already elderly warriors lived with them. Well, at a critical moment, they took up arms. But much more often the monasteries in Russia did not represent any fighting force - read the chronicles, the nomads took them "at once" if there were no serious fortifications or a detachment of soldiers deployed in advance.
  22. Angor
    Angor 22 February 2016 18: 22
    People, have you completely lost the North or what?! What are you talking about? You don’t see the difference between Peace and War time !?
    But in Peacetime, there’s a hand-to-hand fight. Relationships always come to light, you can fight, But don’t Kill. You won’t kill a person in a disco for pouring your glass, for example !?
    In Wars One must kill the one who wants to kill you, take everything that he has, not leave him anything. On the battlefield, use everything that you have near you. And when in the disco, use only your body, do not finish off the fallen maybe tomorrow, in the war, he will save your life ..