Mud Bath At Milites Dei Academy

Mud Bath At Milites Dei Academy

OK…it is not exactly the same, but the mud bath at Milites Dei Academy does have certain benefits. Although, at first, students do not look forward to this prospect but once taking part it becomes quite an enjoyable spectacle.

Baths at Roman Spa writes the following benefits of a mud bath:

“1) Puts a little adventure in your life. 2) Relieves muscle and joint aches and pains. -The deep heat from the mud …. 3) Relaxation like you have never felt. – The warm, soft mixture of the mud  “feels awesome” and allows your body to let go. 4) Takes the stress off your body. – You are completely suspended, no pressure on your body … 5) Detoxifies your body. – The earth heals you in these treatments by drawing out the toxins and impurities from your body. 6) Softens Skin … 7) Improves Circulation … invigorate your circulation. 8) Balances pH Levels … 9) Silences the outside world …”

Read more on http://bathsromanspa.com/10-benefits-of-mud-baths/

You can find much more of the activities you will be exposed to when studying at Milites Dei Academy on our Facebook Posts: http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE/

 

Oppie at Milites Dei Academy

Oppie at Milites Dei Academy

A broom is the best tool to clean up after a mud bath.

Broom Wash

Broom Wash

Obviously one also needs to roll around a bit, just for good measure, specifically if you are all clean after the broom wash…

Mud Bath Roll

Mud Bath Roll

The Art of Staying Hidden and Concealed

The Art of Staying Hidden and Concealed

When Milites Dei Academy students try to camouflage in order to stay hidden, they are taught that the colours of their camouflage should be the same as the surroundings and that is true for day- and night conditions.

Orlando Wilson (Modern humans are positively disadvantaged when surviving in and moving on foot in rural and wilderness areas…When moving you must do so quietly and regularly stop to look, listen and smell for any indication of people. If you identify people in your proximity are you going to take cover, evade or ambush?’

Wilson continues by advising that ‘..You need to learn to treat the night and darkness as your friend, darkness affords you cover. Many people are afraid of being in the dark especially in rural areas or derelict buildings; you should use this to your advantage. If you are moving you should always try to stay in the shadows, if you get caught in a beam of light or car headlights you should freeze, the chances are that you will remain unnoticed. You must have your immediate reaction drills for encountering a person, being caught in light or hostile fire at the forefront of your mind. Being caught off guard will get you captured or killed.

Read more on http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2016/07/29/camouflage-and-concealment-the-art-of-staying-hidden/

The students posed for a night photo with a flash light but they were actually excellently concealed with the sand of a small open hill…so they became part (colour and texture) of the environment. See the picture below.

Night Concealment

Night Concealment

During day, students uses fresh foliage to again blend into the environment so that they are artfully concealed.

Day Concealment

Day Concealment

Students enjoy it thoroughly when studying at Milites Dei Academy. You can also visit the Milites Dei Academy Facebook posts to see all the interesting projects students are exposed to on:  http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE

Survival Training at Milites Dei Academy

Survival Training

At Milites Dei Academy students have to build shelters in the bush and as evident from the pictures below they get very creative. They also skilfully constructed a bush oven.

According to Boys’ Life Magazine, “Being prepared to survive in the outdoors starts with knowing what to be prepared for. You can live days without water and weeks without food. People who don’t survive in the outdoors most often die from losing their body heat, not necessarily from starvation or dehydration. You need to be able to start a fire. And perhaps most importantly, you need to be able to build a shelter to stave off wind, rain and snow, and to keep your body heat trapped where it belongs: near your body.” Read more on http://boyslife.org/outdoors/3473/taking-shelter/

More specifically, survival skills are techniques that a person may use in order to sustain life in any type of natural environment. These techniques are meant to provide basic necessities for human life which include water, food, and shelter. The skills also support proper knowledge and interactions with animals and plants to promote the sustaining of life over a period of time. Survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancients invented and used themselves for thousands of years. Outdoor activities such as hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, fishing, and hunting all require basic wilderness survival skills, especially in handling emergency situations. Bush craft and primitive living are most often self-implemented, but require many of the same skills.The students also learn how to make a bush stove, referred to as the Dakota Fire Hole. The pictures below also show a delicious chicken being cooked. The chicken was acquired from a good Samaritan on a neighbouring farm.

The Milites Dei Academy Facebook Page shows students participating and successfully completing training at the academy: http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE/

Milites Dei Academy Survival Sep 2017

Milites Dei Academy Survival Sep 2017

“Vasbyt” at Milites Dei Academy

“Vasbyt” at Milites Dei Academy

At Milites Dei Academy, the Vasbyt starts with 13 days of intense exercises. The last day is a test of direction and endurance that lasts for 24 hours.

SADF writes …‘”Vasbyt”, that little Afrikaans word that captures the emotional, physical and psychological effort and strain a student experiences while completing this tough phase. Pushing oneself to the limit, and then still a little further is what Vasbyt is all about…In the process of doing the seemingly impossible, every student gains a tremendous amount of self confidence. Not only does Vasbyt give the student insight into himself… It is a different student that comes out on the other side of a successfully completed Vasbyt exercise.’ Read more on http://sadf.info/Infantry%20School%20Vasbyt.html

You will find more information on the Milites Dei Academy Facebook Page. Look specifically at all the posts and there are many:

http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE/

 

Vasbyt5NightStrength

Vasbyt5NightStrength

Actively Assist You to Find a Job

Actively Assist You to Find a Job

The Three Months Military Style Basics at MDA focus on providing accredited PSIRA qualifications (10) through our accredited supplier AIM Training Academy as well as accredited Four (4) Fire Arm Types Competencies, also through AIM. Then we add on the 32 Military Style Job Skills Modules and 10 Management Style Job Skills Modules together with a CV, Professional Portfolios and Assist you to Find Employment.

The focus of Milites Dei Academy is three-fold:

  1. Assist students to get accredited PSIRA and SASSETA qualifications through our accredited supplier, namely AIM Training Academy in White River;
  2. Milites Dei Academy impart 42 job skills applications; and
  3. Actively help you to get employed.

Many training companies promise to assist with employment but they are not able to really do it. At Milites Dei Academy, we have many students that can testify to this and these students are employed at the moment.

Once you have the Three Months Course under the belt you can continue to more specialised qualifications such as Close Protection or Diving or Drone Licenced Pilot or STCW. We will link you up with suppliers for these qualifications as well.

You can also look at all our Facebook Posts to see how students learn and develop at Milites Dei Academy : http://www.facebook.com/SPECIALIST.OPERATIVE

The Photo Below Shows Medic our Head Student Instructor with his students, neatly dressed in the Milites Dei Academy Uniform. “Medic” see to it that that all students performs daily duties and that they keep to the routine. ” Medic” is also a qualified diver, diver medic and ambulance medic. The second photo below also shows a few of his expertise…

MedicHeadStudentInstructor

Medic as Head Student Instructor with Fellow Milites Dei Academy Students.

Medic's Expertise

Medic’s Expertise