Saturday, July 14, 2007

Grab, Twist, Pull, Sweep & 'Lecture'?

Title is a play off of the description for the Marine Corps LINE techniques. The actual description for what seemed to be most of the techniques was grab, twist, pull, sweep, and stomp. Grab and twist are pretty much self explanitory, pull indicated the need for unbalancing your opponent, sweep the bugger off his feet, and stomp for smashing his grape (head, noggin, or my personal favorite, the brain housing group) with your boot heel. The beauty of this principle was explained to me by an NCO who had an interesting... outlook on the system. "If the only thing that you have available to you is to grab the guys nuts, well there you go! Grab those bad boys and go to town."

Grab, twist, pull....sheesh.

This was followed by seemingly endless repititions to ingrain the movements into the muscle memory. Thankfully, at least in my case, the movements were never demonstrated on my own tender bits.

In related current news, I don't think anybody would classify 27yo former Marine as a grizzled old vet, but this guy probably deserves a complimentary wallet with his name etched in the leather from the bank. Not his actual name, just the one that says 'Bad Mo Fo'. Speaking of which, I kind of wonder how colorful that 'lecture' was.

Anybody else wonder what the Marine would have done if he was a little more than just irritated?


Deborah Aylward said...

One guess: he would have belted someone in the face with his elbow, twisted the arm behind the back to dislocate the shoulder, and know...kicked them in the "tender parts".

After all, a Marine is a Marine.

Veritas et Fidelis Semper

Hammer said...

If he was a little more irritated they wouldn't have found the fire extinguisher till the xray

SpeakerTweaker said...

I'm not sure if I want to know what would have happened to the guy had the Marine in question been any more agitated.

I do know, however, that the lecture is something that I'd pay a considerable fee to have on tape (preferably video).

Dude clanks when he walks.