Robin, a military SERE course is much more intense. First off, the trainers come after you while you are trying to get to a safe base. If they catch you they go through what Ovomit and his liberal nut cases would call torture. Women are made to strip naked and are hounded and humiliated. The real training is no picnic which I know as my son endured it while training with MARSOC.
It may be that the course you describe is valuable, though it sounds like a watered down version of the real thing. Still, it could be helpful, at least without the ring bashing as that is amateurish. The evasion part is key since the enemy will be after a target relentlessly.
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