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ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE!

May 8 2007 at 8:36 PM
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On Friday February 23, 2007, a 70-year-old man exemplified the motto of the Marine Corp League, "Once a Marine, Always a Marine." When three thugs boarded a tourist bus in the Costa Rican city of Limon armed with a gun and knives they must have thought the twelve senior citizens onboard were easy prey. They were dead wrong. And I mean D-E-A-D.

After witnessing a 20 year old terrorist put a gun to a female passenger's head, Allen Clady, a former Marine made his move. The senior citizen grabbed a hold of the thug and strangled the much younger thug with such force that he broke his collarbone and killed the man. This prompted the other senior citizens on the bus to begin fighting back and the other two assailants run off the bus.

So, how could a 70-year-old man could take on, and kill, a much younger armed opponent? The answer lies in his old-school Marine Corp training.

The Marines recently introduced a new system for close quarters combat called the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). This new sissy system is supposedly for peacekeeping operations in urban areas and theoretically allows for a wide variety of situations where a Marine needs to use non-lethal force.

Prior to the development of this new crap that will undoubtedly get more than one leather neck sent home in a body bag, the Marines used more lethal techniques originally developed by Major Anthony Biddle.

His techniques standardized close combat techniques for the Marines and were based on boxing, wrestling and fencing. In addition, Captains W.M. Greene and Samuel B. Griffith shared what they learned about martial arts from William Fairbairn while stationed in China....
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