Friday, July 25, 2008

And the plot thickens... while competing in a combatives bout, one 2LT Nolan had his nose broken by another LT who is his friend.

The IRONY here is that 2LT Nolan just barely had surgery to correct a deviated septum just before coming to BOLC II and didn't want to participate in the combatives portion of the course because of that reason. Secondary to that, he was afraid that a broken nose would result in his being "recycled" - doomed to be held back and start BOLC II again with the next class of LT's.

Luckily, Nolan will not be recycled and looks as handsome as ever!

I on the other hand, did NOT get my nose broken... However, while attempting to put the cross collar choke hold on 2LT Bracher from the dominant "guard" position, I had an NCO trainer tell me "not to execute a choke from a non dominant position". Confused, I released my opponent who then slipped out of my guard and took a dominant position on me. I spent the next 45 seconds keeping him from putting a bent arm bar on me.

I got up, shook hands with my buddy Bracher, and we walked off the field brushing the dirt off our faces, smiling at the fact that we were finally done choking and beating each other for the rest of the cycle.

If you want an idea of what Army combatives at BOLC II looks like, check this out:


Becca Jo said...

Holy cow! I can't believe that's what you've been doing! 2 things 1-it's weird to see acu's and tennis shoes and 2-the guy in the back at the 2 minute mark looks like he had a hard time.

I can't WAIT to try these moves on you...grrrr ;)

Ben said...

Kickin' ass and takin' names! That's what I'm talkin' about!

Scar Belly said...

Becca - seriously, YOU putting those moves on ME? I'm going to twist you into a pretzel!

Ben, I was more of an ass kickee than an ass kicker... but I had fun :-)