Bayonets, Bloodshed, and that Bastard, Reality…..


The recent bayonet charge by British soldiers in Afghanistan led to a question from a reader about the practicality of bayonets and bayonet training, as well as my opinion on them. It’s no secret to anyone who reads this blog that I am a firm advocate of aggressing to, and through, the enemy. I have also never hidden my preference for a grappling-based approach to combatives. Fundamentally, I am an aggressive, Type-A Alpha Male, as anyone who has taken a class with me will gleefully tell you (HH6 will tell you so as well, albeit not as gleefully).

As such, I am an advocate of ANY combatives training that builds aggressiveness, the will to kill, and the intestinal fortitude required to bring the hate to the bad guys. Boxing, wrestling, judo, Brazilian Jujitsu, knife combatives, or rifle-bayonet training; the specific modality of training is irrelevant to me. That…

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.