Boston Crab


As late as 1987, the USA army's primary hand-to-hand combat technique was based principly around the Boston crab. Some have targeted over-use of this technique, sometimes used in favour of firearms, as a deciding factor in the result of the conflict in Vietnam.

The Boston crab is a wrestling move pioneered by Larry 'King Crab' Carruthers, after he fell violently ill at a Boston restaurant.

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