I have the utmost respect for Command Operations Elite and Comrades, from 1996 – 2011 just to mention a few names Commander Pericles, Puglia and Cruz, and the highest regards for Major Fadel and Colonel Roberson Luis Bondarek, and Comrades Costenaro, Joe Rangel, Roberto, Rieto, Sniper and Alceu.
What I have witnessed in Brazil, C.O.E. want to be the best at everything they do or attempt to do. My time from 1996 with C.O.E. Shock Riot Police, Military Police. The training has consisted of Knives, Batons, Unarmed and Armed Combat, Weapon Techniques and Fitness Conditioning. Even though they are trained to kill this is not necessarily my primary function. I was controlling and defusing a situation efficiently and quickly with a minimum of injury. We tried to use enough force as was necessary. Lethal force is the last resort in lethal situations.
Our training forms are strictly practical in application and contains no superfluous movements such as salutes or fancy jumping kicks. A simple example of this is an empty hand form consisting punches, knees, elbow strikes, take downs, dislocations, finishing techniques such as chokes or strangle holds.
Ryukyu close combat techniques may employ the use of pressure points, grabs and restraints. Training in the practical applications of these forms does not occur in the comfort of the gymnasium. The ryukyu system always trains to deal with the enemy in a realistic environment as possible, Standard weapon training and training for all occasions. The military police units are armed. Ryukyu instills in utilizing every part of the body to your advantage. Knife forms or knife fighting, this training is used as a means of fully understanding the ability of an armed and highly trained opponent at close quarters. In this real world of close combat nothing is left to speculation, the need for life saving techniques and no nonsense full contact training. The baton, tonfa, eda-koppa, bone-breaker and walking cane. The most serious threats are handled by the most serious men, The Command Operations Elite, Curitiba, Brazil.
Shihan Steve Costello.
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