Special Forces Martial Arts Expert Jim West

Episode 83 – White House UBL Controversy & Special Forces Martial Arts Expert Jim West Pt 2

Guest Name(s): Jim West

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Jack Murphy is hosting in studio again, and we bring back Jim West to go more in depth with his history in martial arts, including some stories from his days of fighting.  For those who didn’t catch our last show, Jim is a retired Special Forces Warrant Officer who was instrumental in bringing martial arts into the military.

We cover the controversy since the killing of Osama Bin Laden by SEAL Team Six, and discuss why have we not seen photos of the body. Jack touches on this issue, which is also the topic of his latest piece of SOFREP. We give a Throat Punch of the Week to a journalist by the name of Marc Ambinder, who needs to brush up on his research after crediting Jack as a Navy SEAL.

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14 comments
Motleynomad
Motleynomad

I love pirate radio, but I had a lot of trouble hearing Jim. I gave up after 10 min. or so. 


I think Murphy had an interesting point about who and why people serve in today's military. The "cover your ass" concept is no doubt in full effect!!! I wonder what happened to the good o'l days that everyone tells me about. I think some of the leadership concepts changed. As noted, this is actually somewhat of a intricate issue. I've seen people burned....some I think was fair, some I think we blown out of proportion.

d0x117testing
d0x117testing

Thanks for answering the "enlisted vs officer" question - it gets beat to death, but every response helps those who are torn between the two. I'm a 25 y/o college grad and have asked this question a number of times, and each answer sheds new light. I have always leaned towards going enlisted before officer, because I feel the best leaders are the ones who have previously been in the boots of those they are leading.  Your input is very much appreciated. 

webmindset1
webmindset1

Kudos to Jim West. Before I joined the Marine Corps, my boss (a Nam vet) told me the hand-to-hand advice he got in the regular Army infantry prior to deploying.

They told him to put his hand over his crotch while running into kick his opponent. He mimicked the action and it looked comical.

Things have changed.

Since then, I've been to Quantico and had the opportunity to meet the 06 in charge of MCMAP... damn impressive.

Thanks again for the awesome show.

Semper Fi

MoDog out

Julesy
Julesy

Curious as to why sometimes I can log in and comment and sometimes not. :/ Wish the site went back to it's original consistent way. :) However, I must say that though I like Ian, his lisp is distracting. Still miss Quin. :)

ColonelProp
ColonelProp

Man - what a "fun" podcast! Jim West is a BAMF for certain...would love to see another session from in the studio.

Just an incredible sounding man - fascinating tales about sparring with angeldust freaks....

Oregoncoyote
Oregoncoyote

good stuff!! would like to by jim west a beer and shoot the shit.

Cahill
Cahill

Good episode, only complaint is him being mobile is hard to understand him sometimes, maybe shoot for a set time when he isnt driving? just some input, and great article on UBL Jack

seth_rob
seth_rob

Jim West should be on once a month.  That guy has some fascinating stories.

shooten
shooten moderator

@Julesy That's a livefyre issue.  I've had the same problem.  Usually happens at work through their firewall if that helps.

IanDScottish
IanDScottish

@Cahill  I'm with you honestly man, he sounded fine when we did it last time, so I do apologize on how it sounded from that end.  Def would like to have him in studio for sure.

Julesy
Julesy

@webmindset1 @IanDScottish Sorry, I noticed it the first time he was on several eps ago. I don't think he has an impulse to lisp when I type. lol  Pay attention to the S sounds. It's probably not noticeable when he's talking in person but on radio, IMO it's obvi.