According to this improbable memoir, The Sixteen were an"untraceable" British military assassination team operating in the s, so secretive that even the author, a member, knew little about them John Urwin served with the Sixteen for two years. He currently trains undercover British security agents and public figures in survival and combat skills. John Urwin. This true story reveals how Urwin was trained extensively in the use of extraordinary weapons and military techniques that were not made available to other parts of the armed services. He describes weapons such as the sash, which looks like a normal trouser belt but has serrated edges and when released lashes out and upward at astonishing speed, taking the face off anyone standing within a four-foot radius.
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Every individual SPECOPS operator, whether from a military, law enforcement or intelligence agency background, needs to be able to survive in a high risk environment. Such survival must be achieved without weaponry or any form of logistical back-up. During such encounters, tunnel vision occurs and it is difficult, if not impossible, to perform complex or fine motor movements. The key to survival in any hostile environment involving close quarter combat is to have a system that is simple, yet brutally effective.
A system that provides for the maximum chance of success, with a minimal use of physical and mental energy. There is a need for a close quarter combat system that is both instinctive and natural. Specifically a system that can be used to defeat every conceivable form of attack from either single or multiple assailants. The Urwin Combat System meets these needs.
It is a close quarter combat system that can be used effectively to dominate any hostile environment. The Urwin Combat Machine comprises a series of gross motor upper body movements that are learned by consistently practicing the movements until they become instinctive. Once these simple and repetitive movements are learnt, the SPECOPS operator can defeat a variety of assaults by assailants armed with blunt weapons, knives, pistols or long arms.
The Urwin Combat System is a new development in the field of unarmed and close quarter combat and can be utilised in any hostile environment, whether on sea, land or air. The Urwin Combat Machine is a critical element of the Urwin Combat System which is a wholly integrated close quarter combat method.
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The `Sixteen` by John Urwin
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