"Ouch! Ribs just hurt. I guess all this hand-to-hand stuff helps some appreciate weapons all the more."
I was just explaining this to my soldiers the other day. They know I love the unarmed combat training. I had to explain that I do it for fun right now but I never ever ever want to have to go hand to hand in combat. If that happens, something has gone very wrong somewhere. My first choice would be artillery or mortars, then .50 cal or Mark 19, then TOW, then AT4, then M4, then 9mm, then a big stick, then a heavy rock, then a good long knife, then a broken beer bottle, then a roll of quarters, then my car keys, then the ol' sand in the eyes trick, then I would have to throw my kevlar at them like the PSG on Saving Private Ryan, then, and ONLY then, would I go unarmed combat on that ass.