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(Updated) Discontinued BSA Merit Badges : Master-at-Arms

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

This photo is said to be of Boy Scouts participating in the short-lived Master-at-Arms badge. It was one of the original 14 merit badges which debuted in the 1910 version of the Boy Scout Handbook and unfortunately, this one lasted just a year. The badge was missing from the 1911 version of the manual when it was released.


To earn the badge, a Scout had to master three of the following combat skills (the surviving manual says two):
-Single Stick
-Boxing
-Ju Jitsu
-Wrestling
-Gymnastics
-Quarterstaff Fencing

Update – Kirk Lawson has introduced a reproduction of the original merit badge pamphlet. The drawings come from this manual and you can download it here.

Interestingly, the pamphlet is adted 1925 but it would not be unheard of for a merit badge pamphlet to continue to be published even after it was no longer a merit badge because they were printed by private publishers at the time, and not by BSA.


Can you imagine such a merit badge today?

Tony Blauer Joins Panteao Instructors

Friday, August 12th, 2016

Columbia, SC, August 11, 2016 – Panteao Productions is happy to announce an addition to the Panteao instructor lineup. Panteao will be introducing new videos with instructor Tony Blauer, founder and CEO of Blauer Tactical Systems.


Tony has pioneered research and training methodologies that have influenced and inspired martial art & combative systems around the world. His company, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS (BTS) is one of the world’s leading consulting firms specializing in research & development of combative training & equipment for the military, law enforcement and self-defense communities. BTS has taught key performance enhancement, fear management, and combatives based on S.P.E.A.R. System research to military, law enforcement and civilian personnel since 1988.

With over 30 years professional consulting experience, BLAUER TACTICAL SYSTEMS is highly sought out by progressive trainers interested in advanced scenario work, close quarter tactics, mind-set and confrontation management psychology. The Blauer team has had the privilege and honor of consulting for elite elements within the federal government like U.S. ARMY Special Forces & SPECIAL OPERATIONS, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S. NAVY SEALs, FEDERAL AIR MARSHAL SERVICE, the U.S. COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, SECRET SERVICE, FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING CENTER, U.S. MARSHALS.

“I was very happy to be introduced to Tony by one of our other instructors, Pat McNamara. Mac told me Tony would be a bad ass addition to our instructor cadre. That got my attention. After speaking with Tony, I agreed,” said Fernando Coelho, President of Panteao Productions.

“When I saw my good friend Mad Mac’s videos online I was really impressed with the production and started looking at the Panteao website. Panteao has so many great instructors and training tracks, I’m excited to be part of their effort to help make you safer,” said Tony Blauer.

Tony added, “In a real close quarter confrontation, you need to weather the ambush first, the SPEAR System breaks down the physiology, physics and psychology of the extreme close quarter confrontation. Because our system is based entirely on organic human movement, anyone can learn it and get safe within hours, and SPEAR, seamlessly transitions to any counter you’re skilled at from firearm, edged weapon or empty hands.”

The first title with Panteao from Tony Blauer is currently in pre-production and is scheduled to be filmed in October. For more info on Tony and his company, Blauer Tactical Systems, you can visit his website at: blauerspear.com

You can find his page on the Panteao website here: panteao.com/instructors/tony-blauer

High Gear Evolution ADAPTIV

Sunday, July 17th, 2016

During last week’s Warrior East, former SEAL and his assistants conducted a couple of combatives demonstrations while wearing Adaptiv suits from LBX Tactical.

This video featuring Dom and Tony Blauer will give you some background on the High Gear suits which are available through LBX Tactical. While High Gear suits protect the user, they are built in such a way to allow the wearer to feel hits unlike other suits on the market which cocoon the wearer and result in unrealistic training.

Match-ups and Bout Order Made Official for GLORY 32 Virginia and GLORY 32 SuperFight Series on Friday, July 22

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

GLORY 32 Virginia is being held here in Norfolk. Kickboxing is huge internationally, but it hasn’t seemed to catch in here in the US. To me, what’s really cool about this event is that there will be military bouts so come on out if you’re local and tune in if you’re not and check it out. It may be a sport you enjoy watching.

GLORY 32 Virginia: Live on ESPN3 at 10 p.m. ET, Replay on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET
GLORY 32 SuperFight Series: Live on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET

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New York, NY – GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the full fight cards for GLORY 32 Virginia – including the one-night, four-man Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament participants – and GLORY 32 SuperFight Series. Ted Constant Convocation Center in Norfolk, Va. hosts both fight cards on Friday, July 22.

GLORY 32 Virginia, streaming live on ESPN 3 at 10 p.m. ET and replaying on ESPN2 at 11 p.m. ET, is headlined by reigning GLORY featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk (33-5, 14 KO) of Ukraine, defending his belt against Canadian challenger Gabriel Varga (27-3, 8 KO).

In the first of two semi-final bouts comprising the one-night, four-man Light Heavyweight Contender Tournament, GLORY newcomer Pavel “Caiman” Zhuravlev (69-10, 25 KO), representing Ukraine and fighting out of Sevastopol draws Brazilian debutant Ariel Machado (48-6, 33 KO). On the other side of the tournament bracket, No. 7 ranked Manny Mancha (5-2, 4 KO) of California takes on Algerian-French muay thai practitioner Zinedine Hameur-Lain (54-13, 33 KO), currently ranked No. 8.

Hard-hitting light heavyweight and Virginia native Brian “The Lion” Collette (22-3, 18 KO) returns to the GLORY ring in the co-headline bout against an opponent to be named later. Collette was originally slated to face Karl Roberson as part of GLORY 32 SuperFight Series but was moved to GLORY 32 Virginia after Roberson was forced to withdraw.

The five-fight card for GLORY 32 Virginia can be found below:

GLORY 32 Virginia
Featherweight Title Headline Bout: Serhiy Adamchuk (c) vs. Gabriel Varga
Light Heavyweight Tournament Final Bout: Winner of Bout A vs. Winner of Bout B
Light Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Brian Collette vs. TBA
Light Heavyweight Tournament Bout B: Manny Mancha vs. Zinedine Hameur-Lain
Light Heavyweight Tournament Bout A: Pavel Zhuravlev vs. Ariel Machado

Heavyweights headline GLORY 32 SuperFight Series, streaming live and exclusively on UFC Fight Pass at 7:30 p.m. ET, as 6’9″ British bruiser “Chopper” Chi Lewis-Parry (6-1, 2 KO) stands toe-to-toe with 6’7″ American kickboxer Maurice “The Pirate” Greene (4-2, 2 KO).

In the co-headline bout, GLORY stalwart Anderson “Braddock” Silva (39-14-1, 24 KO) of Brazil welcomes 25-year-old heavyweight Gordon “German Barbarian” Haupt (20-6-1, 6 KO) for his promotional debut.

Representing the tournament reserve bout of GLORY’s Super Bantamweight Grand Prix, Funda Alkayis (28-2, 12 KO) of Turkey battles Belgium’s Vanessa De Waele.

Veteran Francois “Bang Bang” Ambang (15-6, 6 KO) and Georgian kickboxing and mixed martial arts star Giga Chikadze (34-4, 20 KO) each have new opponents for July 22. Ambang, coming off an impressive one-night tournament performance at GLORY 30 Los Angeles in May, now faces fellow-welterweight, muay thai practitioner Michael Stevens (8-5, 3 KO). Chikadze, fighting out of Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, Calif. and currently ranked No. 9, squares off against rising featherweight prospect Chris Mauceri (7-2, 2 KO).

The five-fight card for GLORY 32 SuperFight Series can be found below:

GLORY 32 SuperFight Series
Heavyweight Headline Bout: Chi Lewis-Parry vs. Maurice Greene
Heavyweight Co-Headline Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Gordon Haupt
Super Bantamweight Bout: Funda Alkayis vs. Vanessa De Waele
Welterweight Bout: Francois Ambang vs. Michael Stevens
Featherweight Bout: Giga Chikadze vs. Chris Mauceri

Tickets for GLORY 32 Virginia and GLORY 32 SuperFight Series are on sale now, priced at $100, $75, $45, and $25. Tickets are available for purchase via ynottix.com or by visiting the Ted Constant Convocation Center’s Box Office.

For more information, visit glorykickboxing.com.

Sneak Peek – Benchmade SOCP Rescue Tool

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

 

Greg Thompson designed the 179 variant of the SOCP dagger for rescue performance and less-than-lethal self-defense. The tool includes the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, O² wrench and the same finger loop and integral sheath design as the rest of the SOCP family.

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Dynamis Alliance – Situational Combatives Course Coming to Redondo Beach

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

  

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Check Out This Preview Of LBT’s Fall Pack Line

Friday, May 15th, 2015

While I was at Warrior West, I had a chance to check out some new packs dropping from LBT for their Fall line, and they look promising. Now, LBT has released a bit of info on the packs ahead of their release date, which is currently set for June 1st.

Canopy Ruck Pack – LBT-4040
LBT-4040

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A different take on the standard ruck from LBT, this particular version is more streamline and developed using lighter materials without sacrificing durability.

3 Day Assault Pack v2.0 – LBT-1476A-V2
LBT-1476A

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Version 2.0 of the popular 3 Day Assault Pack, now with a detachable front section similar to the LBT-1562SF medic pack, the 2.0 will have the option of running a slick version or modular version.

Jumpable Rifle Pack – LBT-0101K
LBT-0101K

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Developed specifically to house a Hk417 with jump capability, this pack has lots of storage with plenty of modular real-estate for exterior customization.

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Additionally, LBX Tactical and Dynamis Alliance have linked up with IronClad Media to give you a look at the new Adaptiv Combatives suit.

Dynamis partnered with LBX Combatives to develop this advanced, 100% made in America fight suit. ADAPTIV gear allows the end user to train at real speeds in a multitude of environments. Its injury-prevention/impact-reduction system enhances training performance by allowing operators to realistically practice detainee handling, shoot/don’t shoot drills with approved marking cartridges, and other close-quarters combat skills. It can also adapt to MMA training, making it the most versatile fight suit on the market.

lbxtactical.lbtinc.com

Dynamis Blade Now Available for Order

Friday, October 10th, 2014

During Blade Show we gave you a preview of the new Dynamis Blade, a collaboration between our friends Navy SEAL Veteran Dom Raso and ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. They’ve known one another for years so when Dom decided to create a fighting knife he immediately turned to Daniel, who has a great reputation in the SOF community for offering high quality, specialized blades.

DA Blade Detail

Blade Specs:

-CPM3V Steel
-3.75″ cutting edge
-Single or double edged, depending on your preference
-Textured rubber handle with subtle Dynamis Shield print for both forward and reverse grip fighting (A Winkler Knives first)
-Skeletonized tang beneath the rubber grip for balance
-Jimping on the thumb ramp, under the hilt, and on the pommel to improve purchase
-Thumb ramp

There is also a Red aluminum trainer knife available with smooth edges.

DA Blade Sheath 2

Dynamis Alliance also worked closely with S&S Precision to offer a new sheath that is responsive, intuitive and optimized for close quarters self-defense and concealed carry. It is designed to accommodate ambidextrous carry (forward or reverse grip) and features rounded edges for comfort while in the waistband.

DA Blade Sheath

Right out of the gate, Dom acknowledges that the clip for the sheath of the Dynamis Blade is based on a Tracker Dan. Simply put, it keeps the sheath in place.

DynAmis is also offering a minimalist sheath for Mil/LE customers that is designed to fit in a vest’s Kangaroo pouch via Velcro (hook on one side and loop on the other) . It’s Kydex with felt lining for reduced noise.

www.dynamisalliance.com/gear/dynamis-blade