Security in the Cockpit......Martial Arts?

Athena

New Member
I am curious about with all the talk of security if my interest in martial arts would be of use as a pilot. I know the space is limited. I am curious if it would help a bit when interviewing for a job. Maybe I have just heard too much fecal matter from CNN and 20/20. Any opinions?????
 

MikeD

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I am curious about with all the talk of security if my interest in martial arts would be of use as a pilot. I know the space is limited. I am curious if it would help a bit when interviewing for a job. Maybe I have just heard too much fecal matter from CNN and 20/20. Any opinions?????

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The Vulcan death grip might be useful. Or the Mandible Claw.
 

Athena

New Member
I think the pressure points would be very useful. You can use them to break bones, cause unconsciousness and even death. No need for a gun there. They would work in close quarters as well. Maybe the TSA should encourage that instead of 9mms.
 

EatSleepFly

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Heh, funny you mention that. About 30 seconds ago, the news ran a clip about a local 14 year old kid who killed his friend in less than 15 sec. with some kind of headlock. Ooops...
 

Prospective_Pilot

New Member
Having a blackbelt would definitely have to be a plus when going for any interview especially with an airline. One of the main reasons I decided to take up martial arts is just for something extra to good on my resume. In December I'll finally be taking the BIG 9 hour test for my black belt! Can't wait!


However, I've never been in a situation where I have had use my knowledge to defend myself, and I doubt there is even a chance where you would get in a situation where you would have to use it in the cockpit! But I guess it's good to have one "JUST IN CASE...".
 

Kingairer

'Tiger Team' Member
Oh man, you know martial arts??? Youre a shoe in for a new job! only kidding


Ive watched Austin Powers a few times and i have the "Judo chop" down!!
 

Mr_Creepy

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I agree with MikeD - Vulcan Death Grip is the way to go. Or else the GI Joe King Fu Grip.

Or ... this is a stretch, remember "The Kids in the Hall" on Comedy Central???


"I'm pinching your head! I'm pinching your head!"


 

Athena

New Member
I think if they are gonna have us armed with weapons in the future i think we should have the short samurai swords that can cut silk without tearing a thread. It would slice a terrorist like a knife through hot butter. Looks more intimidating too.
 

Mike Lewis

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The Vulcan death grip might be useful. Or the Mandible Claw.

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Definitely the Crane, Daniel-san...
 

pilot602

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99% ofthe martial arts out there won't do much good in the confines of a cockpit.

Martial artsthat have been adapted or tained for in the setting of a cockpit could do some good. But if someone is comingthrough the door chances are they have a weapon of somekind and, while yes, you train to defend yourself unarmed against armed attackers in martial arts (in some cases) you're already at a disadvantage. I.E. he has a gun/knife,Nail Clippers and you don't.

I'm all for martial arts (seeing as I teach it) but it's not an end-all, be-all solution. Nor are guns in the cockpit.
 

Joe

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I'd like to master the art of makin' a guy's head explode just by looking at him... I think that could come in handy in a situation like that.
 

pilot602

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It can be done ...















Just recite the GOP party line to the guy!


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