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Laisrean
July 15th, 2008, 06:22 AM
Link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2180451/Italian-soldiers-floored-by-77-year-old-Japanese-woman.html)


Martial arts expert Keiko Wakabayshi, nicknamed the "Samurai Granny", has been hired by the country's military to train recruits in hand-to-hand combat.

Miss Wakabayshi, who stands exactly 5ft tall, looks tiny compared to her charges who are mostly over 6ft.

But the pensioner is a trained master in an array of martial arts disciplines including jujitsu, jojitso, kenjitso, judo, kendo and karate.

Considering how the Italian military performed in WW2, I can't really say I am surprised by this. :smileroll

Avanti
August 8th, 2008, 09:49 PM
I'm not surprised either. The military would emphasise training with weapons over hand to hand combat I think? Martial arts is formidable when you strip the soldiers of any firing weapons lol.

Xentor
August 9th, 2008, 01:42 PM
I'm not surprised either. The military would emphasise training with weapons over hand to hand combat I think? Martial arts is formidable when you strip the soldiers of any firing weapons lol.

Especially since no kind of martial arts anywhere, ever, uses any kind of weaponry besides bare hands?

LostSheep
August 9th, 2008, 01:56 PM
Link (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2180451/Italian-soldiers-floored-by-77-year-old-Japanese-woman.html)



Considering how the Italian military performed in WW2, I can't really say I am surprised by this. :smileroll

They didn't do too badly under this chap.