I notice there are a lot of crickets from the upper tier community on this. I think for many it was a surprise to see for two reasons. First, the mental management, confidence, and skill displayed is impressive by anyone’s standards. Secondly, it is quite different than what is usually done here – not a bad thing if it produces a desired result. I think those two things taken together, leave many with a lack of desire to comment further while they process it.
Youtuber has a guy shoot his plates to build confidence = idiot.
Spetsnaz does it = bad ass!
Shooting past someone head does build team confidence, but there is only one guy I would let do that and I don’t need for him to practice it for me to know he can. If you can make the same hit without a real life in the balance then you have the skills, will you have the nerve when it’s needed?
That drill won’t tell you the answer because it’s still a controlled drill, not the real thing. It’s like doing a demo in martial arts with live blades. You are still doing a demo…
Second drill sure seems like an AD between the legs. Right, wrong? Seems pretty stupid to me. I’m all for stress inoculation, but this seems a little over the top. I know the spetznas used to bring trucks of prisoners in from the gulag for neck breaking training in their systema spetznas stuff. They told the participants if you fight and live you get to go back to prison. I suppose this lets you know your techniques work, but if you consider morals ans ethics you are over the line. The Russians have some good things, this just doesn’t seem to be one of them. They don’t tell you how many people they loose in training, the main reason, they just don’t care.