Military Self Defense 3 Basic Problems
1: Focused on strength and speed. Still has a competitive training attitude
2: Trained weapon control more than ending the attack
3: Rules instilled due to current media
Being focused on strength and speed are not bad things, but it assumes that you will better than your attacker. Hey, this might be the case most of the time in the gym, but after a long day at work? What if there is more than one of them. I am not stronger than two guys.
Military self defense training as hand to hand combat is the last resort. They mostly with weapons because that is the most effective way to attack. So when a soldier is left unarmed against a armed attacker, it is usually really bad. They are tired or hurt. Probably the situation you will be when attack on the street.
Criminals go after everyone, but especially the weak.
So you would think that military self defense would create a system with these things in mind and they did, back in World War Two. These systems cut down on training time, but then what are they going to do? Soldiers wanted to train more in hope to be more effective, and ventured out into other combat martial arts. Some found mixed martial arts and liked how you could compete all day/everyday and not injury your training partner.
Please understand that I am not saying that mixed martial arts are weakening military unarmed self defense. No way, but the way of training is. You see it is a know fact that you do as you train. Mixed martial arts is a sports and self defense is not. There are similarities, but you can not just flip a switch during combat and hope that you do the right thing.
Train in a way that does NOT promote physical attributes or sports competition.
Focusing on the weapon usually a gun, knife, or stick, but not on ending the threat. What? Wait, the gun, knife, or stick are not the threat? The person is the threat. You can take the weapon a way from them, and still get killed. Yet if you end the threat, it is over.
Again the military loves weapons and for good reason. Weapons work in ending the attack. Still the whole point is to end the attack and not to get the weapon. Semantics? No way, imagine you are fighting an attack and a gun goes flying to the floor. You dive for it and barely get it. What you did not see is the attacker smashing your skull in with their boot while you go for the gun. A little graphic, but very real. Please understand what the threat is here.
Rules instilled due to current media. That could mean the rules in sports like mixed martial arts or the way media views the military. We have gone over mixed martial arts a lot, but not on how the media sees the military self defense. Honestly this is my take on it, but from the vets I have talked to, this is a huge problem.
The media loves a story and they will tear apart anyone to get it. The military is trained in lethal moves and combat. So if they kill to defend themselves, but that is not acceptable here. The media knows this and plays a killer soldier story to death.
Understand that the media does help keep us all in check, but I believe that it can be abused. Military training knows this and tries to create ways to help their soldiers, but combat is combat. We are fighting for our lives here. So holding back in fear that it might get online or in the news is a real thing for many people not just the military.
So now what can be done?
I do not claim all the answers. I know something has to be done. I suggest you talk to your instructor (military self defense or not) about these issues and seek more help.
Hats have always been a major part of all kinds of cultures and history has seen much change always when it comes to hat apparel. While these days people are more into such items like baseball caps, Seahawks apparel and sweatshirt hats that they can wear at the next Super Bowl game, there was a time when hats serve better purposes and were worn in a completely different fashion.
This is why it is an interesting history to look over. When we go back in time, we see that initially hats were developed as a means of protection and safety against weather conditions and such, and later they were also used for religious reasons.
Even in the military hats have always been representations of ranks while normal people wore it to indicate their social status. But what are the main features of hat design that make up a hat? Well basically all hats have four design features including a crown, peak, brim and puggaree.
The crown is the part that lies on top of the head and among the different kinds of crowns are open crown hats, tapered crown and center crease. The peak is the portion which is also known as the visor. This is the part which is stiff and provides protection from sun.
The brim is the portion that is not present in baseball caps and covers the circumference of the entire hat with a stiff projection. The Puggaree is something like a hatband which is usually adjustable and used in designs like the military hats and pith helmet.
Hat making that began from London was introduced by the hat makers Locks of St James’s street and Sharp and Davis. In America the pioneer hat maker was John B. Stetson of the famous Stetson hats which are popular to this day.
There are almost seventy different types of hats which are worn all over the world including the top hat, the Akubra, beret, baseball caps, bucket hat, custodian helmet, dunce cap, Gatsby, hardee hat, mortar board worn by graduates on their convocations, peaked caps and trucker hats. From protection to serving as a uniform, hat apparel has been a part of many religious cultures and modern fashion traditions.
Even today it is one of the most noticeable item in one’s attire and the addition of a simple hat can change the beauty of an attire from zero to maximum in no time. They are simply one of the most fashionable accessories ever worn.
The Milliners were the first people to make hats popular and available to the people. The Millinery has been an integral part of British culture since the sixteenth century. These were actually haberdashers that were always travelling to Britain from other regions like Milan.
These people were always selling off attire and apparel to the people in the British region and they became popular for introducing all the hat fashions as well to the British people. Millaners today are known only to make hats for women and that is what they are traditionally known for.
Every year the federal government releases new Bah rates. This is done between December 15th and January 1st.
For the first time in over a decade, the general average military pay rate across the nation has dropped. This has mainly been attributed to the recent economic recession that saw housing rates drop by a significant margin.
The 0.6% decrease mirrors a decline in the average rental expenses across the 400 plus selected military accommodation locations. Luckily, approximately 400,000 working duty service members will see their BAH rates safeguarded from a rate decline from January 1st on account of “individual rate protection”, that was agree to by Congress roughly nine years ago.
According to the Department of Defense, Basic Allowance for Housing rates now make it conceivable for military personnel who are living in civilian rented homes to have a zero-out-of-pocket expense. Since its inception in 2008, military pay rate is directly connected to the expense increases of the neighborhood rental accommodation marketplaces.
Whereas Basic Allowance for Housing rates will basically remain as they are or increase, there could be some locations which decline as a result of a declining letting market. Nonetheless, “individual rate protection” will still be used. “Individual rate protection” deters the decline of a Basic Allowance for Housing so long as the category of a service member remains unaffected.
A service member who has already been posted to his or her unit and is receiving Basic Allowance for Housing will automatically receive published BAH rate increase and not a decrease. Whenever newly published Basic Allowance for Housing comes into effect, rate safeguard guarantees the service members average out-of-pocket expenses could be less; nevertheless never higher, than upon their turn up date.
2011 Cost-of-Living Allowance (COLA)
As a military personnel, you can expect to be posted almost anywhere in the country. In the course of your career, chances are that you will be stationed to a range of low-cost, high-cost and moderate-cost areas. Whereas private sector salary often represents the local cost-of-living, military pay rate does not change based on location.
However, to help servicemen counterbalance the effects of high cost locations, military personnel are entitled to Cost-Of-Living Allowance (COLA). COLA rate is intended to reimburse for being posted in particular “high-cost” areas in the continental United States.
As a result of the continuing economic recession and the ensuing decline in the cost-of-living for a majority of locations, there is a significant drop in the 2011 BAH rates.