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War is at your doorstep. You've prepared, so what are your skills?
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[You can list skills you actually have [specify] or skills you would learn.]


My weaponry and skills are very real so I do not have to make any up.

My body; I am a practitioner of Kito ryu Jujutsu, which is a 4 century old art created and employed by samurai on the battlefield. I have been a student for 7 years now. I am an assistant instructor holding a Okuden rank. This was before Jigoro Kano implemented the contemporary Dan/Belt Ranking we know today. Okuden is the third step. Next is a Menkyo kaiden, a license to teach as a sponsored instructor. Contrary to popular belief, Jujutsu is not completely grappling. It employs striking as well. Predominantly to vital and nerve points. As I have been in martial arts for 18 years now, I have studied many other arts; Kyokushin [full contact] karate, Krav Maga, Jeet Kune Do, Aikido, Judo, American Kempo, Kickboxing, and more.

My Sword; complimented with Muso Shinden ryu Iaijutsu, a koryu school of swordsmanship that includes the transmissions of Kenjutsu, Battoujutsu, and Iaido. I am a practiced user for 6 years now and am also an assistant instructor with a Chuden level. Aside from Iaijutsu, I have also practiced Yagyu Shinkage ryu Kenjutsu and Fencing.


My Guns; I own the following; .50 caliber AMT AutoMag semiautomatic handgun, .357 Smith & Wesson 686 longbarrel revolver, Taurus 4510 .45/.410 revolver [410 is an shotgun shell for large revolvers], 12 gauge Mossberg 500 Shotgun, .223 Remington Bushmaster AR-15 Semiautomatic Assault Rifle [Variant on the M4A1], and a Remington 700 sniper/hunting rifle
As for skill, I am a target competitor, winning the local 2007 Trap Tournament. I can front-sight and quickdraw and have been trained in the local police force and by my father who was in the army for about 6 years during the Cold War. and has been a hunter for roughly 60 years.

Other: I have been trained in knife fighting and throwing by my grandfather, a veteran of WW2 and Korean war. I am a practiced bullwhip artist, though that would doubtfully prose as a good weapon it would no doubt be useful in some manner. I have basic chemistry skills and have a hobby of devising explosives. I am a practiced survivalist with knowledge of how to hunt[with a knife if I must], employing crude and intermediary first aid, devising natural camouflage, employing guerrilla tactics, and various other simple skills. I have a skilled tactical mind, studying small scale, large scale, conventional, and unconventional strategy throughout history. I can devise improvisational weapons. I am knowledgeable in methods [in theory] of interrogation, torture, cunning, and deceit. I have the ability to adapt and think quick in fast paces and pressuring situations as I worked at a very fast paced factory as a teenager.
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Posted 6/13/08
Then what would you learn in addition to prepare for war?
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Posted 6/25/08
I practice a little kendo, and I box. I know how to improvise, and I also am a good tactician...
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Posted 6/25/08

Ice_Blue_Eyes wrote:

Then what would you learn in addition to prepare for war?


One important aspect of times of war is the ability to live off the land. I do alot of study re: edible wild plants, and hunting and trapping. (I was also the only female competing member of the Mound Rifle club) I used to have a Colt Cobra, (my fav) pacmar grip, brushed stainless...I hate automatics. Now a days I just have a shotgun and two .22s. Am starting to learn some bow-staff. (not too good in war tho!)
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Posted 6/25/08
...goddamit...guns arent legal where i live so i know next to nothing about them...

Well, if i had to prepare for war, learning how to use a gun would be my first priority. I'd get in as much target practice i could, read up on models and how they work, etc, etc. In the world of today, there is nothing that can give you the upper hand quite like a gun. Sure it can only attack in one angle (as opposed to something you swing which can attack in 360 degrees), but their speed, range, and explosive power make them more effective than anything else. If war was indeed "upon me," how to use a gun would be probably the quickest thing i could learn and undoubtedly the most effective.

If i did have time, I'd have to take a very watered down self defence course, probably just the basics. Sure it wouldn't be to useful agains a seasoned fighter but I'm banking on the other guy not knowing how to fight either.

In the end, my most useful weapon would probably be knoledge, and a little creativity. The ones who survive to tell the tale are always those who thought fast in very fast situations. It would be useful to read up on tactics and history of war time. The victor is not he who has the biggest army, but rather he who has the smartest one. However, this statement is only true to a certain extent. Quantity and quality flow in an exorable balence. It is just as possible to be over powered when outnumbered as it is when your outsmarted. However, anything that could raise my chances would be welcome.
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Posted 6/28/08
i am able to form a plan of attack easly by looking at the battle feild then join my troops and chang the tide of war
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Posted 7/1/08

booman271 wrote:

i am able to form a plan of attack easly by looking at the battle feild then join my troops and chang the tide of war


Really now? That's quite an accomplishment if you've never even been to war or let alone long enough to become an officer of any kind. Perhaps you should re-read the initial post. I think you've misunderstood.
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Posted 7/10/08
i'd form an escape plan for the some women(doesn't include me) and all the children
i'd send some guys with them to help them escape the war
and while we're hopin they're safe and sound the men ans some women are fightin the enemy away
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Posted 7/10/08

GZ_anime-manga wrote:

i'd form an escape plan for the some women(doesn't include me) and all the children
i'd send some guys with them to help them escape the war
and while we're hopin they're safe and sound the men ans some women are fightin the enemy away


GZ, I didn't mean what would you do I mean like what skills do you have and/or would you learn to prepare for war?
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Posted 7/12/08
ohhhhhhh
kay in that case
i have no idea
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Don't fret, guns can only take you so far,the native americans survived quite well against them by knowing their suroundings and being able to survive in harsh conditions,and using years of practice and experience in warfare.You should read about the Apache,Comanche,and the Cherokee.I consider them to be a few of the greater fighting tribes.
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I am but a small man.One who reads into tactics and has knowlege and experience in the use of tonfa and various martial arts and a few other weapons.I am a survivalist and quick to learn the lay of the land.I enjoy firing guns and hunting,my favorite shotgun is a single shot 410 gauge, it is small but rather effective when one is accurate.My favorite handgun is the beretta 92fs Inox,again it is a small 9mm calabier but I am sufficent at the range among other places.As for combat and such I am to join the military in August of '09,I imagine I will aquire knowlege on the subject when I do so.
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Posted 7/13/08

Telomonian wrote:
Don't fret, guns can only take you so far,the native americans survived quite well against them by knowing their suroundings and being able to survive in harsh conditions,and using years of practice and experience in warfare.You should read about the Apache,Comanche,and the Cherokee.I consider them to be a few of the greater fighting tribes.


Haha I am 1/4 Cherokee. I speak a little Tsalagi and I belong to The Northern Cherokee Tribe.
I was actually trained to hunt and fight with the spear, bow, and axe. I have a homemade galhuyasdi which most call a tomahawk.

As I've said before, I've taken down two trained US Rangers armed with paintball guns [to replace real guns] with only a marker [to replace a knife] before they could even put their fingers on the triggers.

Guns are formidable and effective but a weapon is only as good as the skill of it's wielder.
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Posted 7/13/08

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Telomonian wrote:
Don't fret, guns can only take you so far,the native americans survived quite well against them by knowing their suroundings and being able to survive in harsh conditions,and using years of practice and experience in warfare.You should read about the Apache,Comanche,and the Cherokee.I consider them to be a few of the greater fighting tribes.


Haha I am 1/4 Cherokee. I speak a little Tsalagi and I belong to The Northern Cherokee Tribe.
I was actually trained to hunt and fight with the spear, bow, and axe. I have a homemade galhuyasdi which most call a tomahawk.

As I've said before, I've taken down two trained US Rangers armed with paintball guns [to replace real guns] with only a marker [to replace a knife] before they could even put their fingers on the triggers.


Guns are formidable and effective but a weapon is only as good as the skill of it's wielder
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Far too true.People tend to take things of such for granted.
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