Controversial ‘Navy SEAL Slide’ Move Now Taught At BUD/S Paul March 7, 2012 Navy 22 Comments Follow Duffel Blog: CORONADO, CA — In a memo that is sure to send shockwaves through the SEAL community, Naval Special Warfare Command released details on a new move to be taught to all future operators. The memo, obtained today, outlined an interesting maneuver dubbed “The Navy SEAL Slide.” The slide, which was seen in the new film “Act of Valor” will now be taught immediately after “Hell Week” at BUD/S. The author of the memo, Adm. Bill Jennings, believes the new slide will give the SEALs another competitive edge. “I of course saw the movie, and I loved it,” he said, “but when I saw that SEAL run, slide with flailing arms, and then recover and shoot a terrorist, I knew this needed to be in the SOP.” The memo instructs all SEAL instructors to begin learning the move so that it can be implemented in the next BUD/S class, beginning later this month. The first step in the move is for the SEAL to run at full speed. He is then instructed to drop to both knees, flail his arms and weapon in the air and slide uncontrollably, and then take a single knee and aim in at his target. “The trainees will be tested on how fast they can execute the slide,” says Navy SEAL instructor Chief Joseph Grissom, “and if they cannot get it done in under 2 seconds, it’s sugar cookie time.” Jennings believes that this is exactly what the SEAL community is looking for. “We’ve been around for a while, and the enemy has started to figure out our tactics. They know we’re going to do the rising out of the water with rifle up thing,” as he motions through the movement, “and they got us with the upside down rappelling and snapping necks thing, so this slide is just the next logical step in fooling the bad guys.” Don't miss the next story.Get the latest news and alerts from Duffel Blog delivered to your inbox—free. Short URL: http://duffelblog.com/fBgan John Sehler says: January 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM We always used a ” Slip an Slide” in tha Army It worked great. Michael B da Silva says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM so the military is starting to take cues from movies now? ok then! what’s next? the roll and shoot or the pistol tilted on its side and fired “ala” gang banger style? is admiral jennings and chief grissom for real? why don’t they just employ steven seagal to train the seals? GET REAL! Jake Stafford says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM this is stupid as hell. how is it supposed to be ‘the next cutting edge move’ if its on the internet and the ‘bad guys’ can just read about it before its even taught to the next wave of recruits and actually implemented by them? Jeff Morin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM most everthing that goes on in the teams the general public will never now and dos not need to now. Michael B da Silva says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM maybe they should amalgamate the combat stylings of john cena, steven seagal, woody allen and chuck norris into a slick new program to teach the seals battle craft! what a load of misinformation. al qaeda are all renting out act of valor to learn this new flailing arm slide technique and are going to employ this super secret tactic themselves making for easy pickings. the seals must be laughing their heads off just imagining the scenario. a bunch of mustapha`s sliding with arms flailing right into the kill zone. this technique is not a new one, I saw it in the 80`s movie “footloose”. the army must be yanking someones crank. surely? not even in africa do you find such dumbass things… wait,,, africa is awash with stupidity. while teaching angolan soldiers while working for Executive Outcomes , we explained that there are no straight lines in nature and therefore camouflage is required and the weapon should be covered in such a way so as to blend. hessian etc can be utilised. one genius appeared on the training field the next day with his ak47 adorned with a big plastic parrot on top of the barrel. his idea was to make it look as normal as possible. needless to say, he got fucked up good and solid by one of the Recce`s. I look forward to seeing the gun site cams footage of insurgents sliding into action with arms flailing and getting slotted. Michael B da Silva says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM you dudes sure get all bent outta shape. live on the light side and laugh a little. geesh already.. I may not be some uber operator but I did my time in the bush back in Angola andthe then South West Africa back in the good old days circa 1988-1994. I just always look for the light side and never but never take myself seriously. being too serious will back up your anus and kill you! if this whole seal slide thing is true, it is definately dilly as all hell, I still wait to see insurgent mustapha skidding in on his knees eating a face full of lead sarmie. that`ll make me roll with laughter. Shane Kigin says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM dude… it’s called satire… Justin Fitch says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM hee-larious Jim Speed says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM Whaddabout the secret f’king handshake too? he he Jeffrey Rodgers says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM Steven Seagal isn’t available due to his contract with his Sheriff’s Department. They have contact John Cena from WWE to train the Seals this VERY IMPORTANT move. I’m just shocked they actually posted it here… Tom King says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM Now all they need to do is add the “run out into the open and roll for no apparent reason and come up shooting” move. That one is fool proof. It always works. I mean when do you ever see someone do that roll thing and get shot in the butt? Huh? James Perales says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM Jesus, they might as well give all the good secrets away to the Taliban. Unbloused trousers, cuffed sleeves, uncliped chin straps. Next thing you know they’re going to start drinking “rip-its”. Scott Robinett says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM I’m going to try that in COD and see if I can get to Delta in the special ops section. Kevin Winters says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM Hey, hey, hey – How about a little OPSEC? There are just some high-speed, low-drag, teflon-coated, goretex-wrapped, super-secret, tactical shit the general public just doesn’t need to know about! Joshua Clark says: December 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM regular infantry guys were already doing that in daily patrols in iraq nothing new here , MAJ Dick says: November 1, 2012 at 11:29 AM Following that, Delta force trainees will now be required to learn how to kick the knife out of a terrorist’s hand and stick directly into the ceiling, as well as shooting handlebar-mounted rockets from a subdued dirt bike effectively neutralizing enemy Jeeps. The revisions to the TM are currently being approved by SOC TRADOC.