Hand to Hand Combat Instructor
4 - Combat Instructor
Cobra troopers can be an unruly bunch at times. They aren't motivated by patriotism, unit loyalty, honor or sense of duty. It takes a brutal, unfeeling taskmaster to whip them into fighting trim and BIG BOA fits the bill to a tee. He has a voice like a bullhorn, fists the size of frozen turkeys and the disposition of a bear with a sore head. Big Boa's training system starts with kicking open the Cobra barracks door at 0500 and making everyone do a low crawl up a mountain while pushing a bowling ball with their nose. Then, it's a twenty mile run through the bramble thickets, more push-ups than you want to know about, and a two mile swim upstream with flak jacket and helmet. After breakfast he starts on the HARD stuff!
The man known as Big Boa comes from a long line of prizefighters. His father was an Army boxing champion and when he came back from Vietnam, he introduced his four-year-old son to the boxing ring. By age sixteen, Big Boa was on his way to a successful boxing career, but began staging illegal bare-knuckle "tough man" competitions. Hoping to force his son to straighten out his life, Big Boa's father sent him to military school, but he only became the school bully and was thrown out for everything from insubordination to fighting. He began his illegal competitions once again and traveled to stage them in various towns. Big Boa eventually made his way to Cobra, becoming a trainer for the organization's troops. His loyalty to Cobra Commander has led to the theory that he owes some debt to him. He worked mostly in the background for years before Cobra was scattered in 1994.
When the Commander rebuilt his organization in the mid 1990's, Big Boa returned to train the new troops.
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