South Korea’s elite unit of frogmen have longstanding ties to US Navy SEALs, but some of their techniques, like a recent video displaying their knife training, show their unique style of close-quarters combat.
South Korean media reports that Korean SEALs have trained with the US’s SEAL Team 6 – the same group that took out Osama Bin Laden – to form an elite unit to take out North Korea’s Kim Jong un.
In the slides below, see the Korean SEALs training in combat gear and practicing a fearsome knife-fighting regimen with blinding speed and complexity.
The video starts with the Korean SEALs practicing their form in unison.
Next, they go to one-on-one duels, which are lightning-quick and insanely complicated.
The takedown on display here is especially savage.
Then they do disarming and counter-attack drills.
Finally, we hear from the SEALs themselves: “In any situation, we will use whatever tactics necessary for the success of the mission.”
Watch the full video here: