Bastardisation and Hard Verbiage in CQC Training

Bastardisation is an effective tool for the military CQC/MSD instructor to use to get the point across to an exponent of CQC/MSD that is not getting it and needs some immediate character and or skills adjustment.

Military CQC is about as downright blatantly brutal as it gets and is not about the niceties of life and is not bound by fair play PC rules and regulations. It is the combat that matters more than the art to true CQC proponents.

Verbal threatening is common in violent encounters. Such threatening can interfere with an unprepared combatant’s mental focus and as such adversely affect combative capabilities.

The training environment must prepare the combatant’s for dealing with the realities of extreme violence and as such needs to be harsh, heavy and hostile in verbiage and actions. If combatants are not familiar with and have not been exposed to verbal and physical threat and inoculated against its effects, then they are not best prepared under such threat.

Whether it be bastardisation by an instructor, realistic threatening verbiage and actions from training enemy parties or threatening verbiage or actions in encounter interrogation training hard heavy and hostile threat or character adjustment is a quick and effective way of achieving an objective.

The adage sticks and stones will break your bones but names will never hurt you is very true, but like any threat in order to be able to neutralise it, you have to have been exposed to it and know how to reduce or eliminate the effects of the threat.

You have to be familiar with it and know how to deal with it over being adversely affected.

Bastardisation in training is a tool to critique and correct attitudes and actions at real time and is very necessary in CQC training.

It gets the subjects attention and turns their combative requirements on and or up.

To correct the errors of an exponents ways at real time and make sure they get up and get on with the job and think threat neutralisation and not let the perception over fact of the matter, pain, injury or mental weakness render the individual incapable of threat neutralisation is something that can be fixed by the look actions and words of positive practice bastardisation.

On identifying exponent’s weaknesses character faults and traits direct bastardisation is a primary wakeup call and immediate reminder of what needs to be done.

Some exponents simply don’t have what it takes and they will be identified under such bastarisation.

The instructor needs to be skilled and competent at delivering such blatant bastardisation and know their boundaries.

Take away bastardisation from life or death military CQC training and you are not showing a complete duty of care to prepare combatants for threat realities.

Bastardisation is not only verbal but also range related as in very close proximity to the subject combined with an instructor hard-core controlled aggressive demeanour, the look, the actions and the uncompromising attitude all add to the desired effectiveness of CQC training bastardisation.

This is nothing to do with praising in public criticizing in private this is immediately required harsh heavy and hostile wake up calls to aid the exponent or candidate’s essential immediate improvement or objective achievement.

There must be no doubt what the fault or error being addressed is and that it is not acceptable and must be immediately corrected and not repeated.

There are various types of bastardisation and levels of bastardisation that include a right bollocking through to punishment in the form of physical exertion or punishing all the group other than the offender.

Bastardisation used by an experienced, competent CQC instructor is an important way to quick fix undesirable attitudes, unwanted actions or a lack of action.







Article written by Tank Todd

Special Operations CQB Master Chief Instructor. Over 30 years experience. The only instructor qualified descendent of Baldock, Nelson, and Applegate. Former instructors include Harry Baldock (unarmed combat instructor NZ Army WWII), Colonel Rex Applegate OSS WWII and Charles Nelson, US Marine Corps. Tank has passed his Special Forces combative instructor qualification course in Southeast Asia and is certified to instruct the Applegate, Baldock and Nelson systems. His school has been operating for over eighty years and he is currently an Army Special Operations Group CQB Master Chief Instructor. His lineage and qualifications from the evolutionary pioneers are equalled by no other military close combat instructor. His operation includes his New Zealand headquarters, and 30 depots worldwide as well as contracts to train the military elite, security forces, and close protection specialists. Annually he trains thousands of exponents and serious operators that travel down-under to learn from the direct descendant of the experts and pioneers of military close combat. Following in the footsteps of his former seniors, he has developed weapons, and training equipment exclusive to close combat and tactical applications. He has published military manuals and several civilian manuals and produced DVDs on urban self protection, tactical control and restraint, and close combat. He has racked up an impressive 100,000+ hours in close combat.