An inside look into Kim Jong-il's bodyguards




 
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Boots
 
February 10th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 

Topic: An inside look into Kim Jong-il's bodyguards


http://www.hergs.com/video/northkorea_bodyguards.wmv

Check it out!
February 10th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
holy.....i like that shovel throwing one
February 10th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 

Topic: Re: An inside look into Kim Jong-il's bodyguards


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Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
http://www.hergs.com/video/northkorea_bodyguards.wmv

Check it out!
Real clowning, should i say? Quite alternative and non-common bodyguard training.

But that one guy used his pistol pretty well.
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Boots
February 10th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
It means they're that tough. And if you met one in hand to hand combat, you'd be finished. Basically whatever kick or blow you land on that guy that would hurt the living daylights out of a normal dude, wouldn't affect him half as much.
February 10th, 2005  
Sexybeast
 
it is rumoured that they learn from chinese kong-fu masters on hand combat and "internal-air" skill (so ppl can throw a shovel at u and u r still ok)
February 10th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It means they're that tough. And if you met one in hand to hand combat, you'd be finished. Basically whatever kick or blow you land on that guy that would hurt the living daylights out of a normal dude, wouldn't affect him half as much.
Or i finish him by assault rifle before he gets at close range. All is matter of training subjects to concentrate on. Which one is more sane to use training time on: good weapon use or chopping concrete? That kind of trained toughness and circus shows won't help anymore when hits the same route with bullet or artillery shell.
February 11th, 2005  
gingerbeard
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EuroSpike
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
It means they're that tough. And if you met one in hand to hand combat, you'd be finished. Basically whatever kick or blow you land on that guy that would hurt the living daylights out of a normal dude, wouldn't affect him half as much.
Or i finish him by assault rifle before he gets at close range. All is matter of training subjects to concentrate on. Which one is more sane to use training time on: good weapon use or chopping concrete? That kind of trained toughness and circus shows won't help anymore when hits the same route with bullet or artillery shell.
well if u say that, then its nearly the same in the old days, u get killed by with a bow and arrow.
February 11th, 2005  
EuroSpike
 
"well if u say that, then its nearly the same in the old days, u get killed by with a bow and arrow."

Ok, that kind of toughness and skills may have been necessary in middle age when most of combat was hand-to-hand, but in modern warfare and firepower they are likely for only very marginal use. There is a lot of much more important skills to train than chopping concrete and taking hits.

And about body guard training, i can bet that even any civilian private security company/corporation can give more professional training than N-Koreans shown on the video. How much do they give escort training or person protection which both are quite important skills in body guard's work? Video doesn't give the answer and like usually there will be only less information available about N-Korean training systems.
February 11th, 2005  
gingerbeard
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by EuroSpike
"well if u say that, then its nearly the same in the old days, u get killed by with a bow and arrow."

Ok, that kind of toughness and skills may have been necessary in middle age when most of combat was hand-to-hand, but in modern warfare and firepower they are likely for only very marginal use. There is a lot of much more important skills to train than chopping concrete and taking hits.

And about body guard training, i can bet that even any civilian private security company/corporation can give more professional training than N-Koreans shown on the video. How much do they give escort training or person protection which both are quite important skills in body guard's work? Video doesn't give the answer and like usually there will be only less information available about N-Korean training systems.

but do u really think they would show their full potential in that vid? u got to know NK is very secrative about everything.

i dun think some company can provide better, they are trained using the countries' funds. and also they might be trained from birth. so u never know, but definately better than the ones u get from a company.
February 11th, 2005  
Whispering Death
 
 
Toughness certainly is a useful skill in modern combat. If you can handle having a shovel tossed at you, or the pain of breaking through cinder blocks, chances are pretty good you're able to fight through bullet wounds too.

Also, bodyguard divisions in armies are often more ceremonial and symbolic than militarily effective. So by becomming profficiant in HtH combat they are showing their martial prowess in Korean Tradition.