Threefoot Rope

Rope Weapon

A section of rope about 3 feet long can provide a useful means of self-defense for the unarmed combat soldier in a hand-to-hand fight. Examples of field-expedient ropes are a web belt, boot laces, a portion of a 120-foot nylon rope or sling rope, or a cravat rolled up to form a rope. Hold the rope at the ends so the middle section is rigid enough to almost serve as a stick-like weapon, or the rope can be held with the middle section relaxed, and then snapped by vigorously pulling the hands...

Threefoot Stick

Force Angle Leverage Weight

Since a stick can be found almost anywhere, a soldier should know its uses as a field-expedient weapon. The stick is a versatile weapon its capability ranges from simple prisoner control to lethal combat. a. Use a stick about 3 feet long and grip it by placing it in the vee formed between the thumb and index finger, as in a handshake. It may also be grasped by two hands and used in an unlimited number of techniques. The stick is not held at the end, but at a comfortable distance from the butt...

Bayonetknife

Koto Ryu Stances

As the bayonet is an integral part of the combat soldier's equipment, it is readily available for use as a multipurpose weapon. The bayonet produces a terrifying mental effect on the enemy when in the hands of a well-trained and confident soldier. The soldier skilled in the use of the knife also increases his ability to defend against larger opponents and multiple attackers. Both these skills increase his chances of surviving and accomplishing the mission. Although the following paragraphs say...

Defense Against An Armed Opponent

Angles Attack Martial Arts

An unarmed defender is always at a distinct disadvantage facing an armed opponent. It is imperative therefore that the unarmed defender understand and use the following principles to survive a. Separation. Maintain a separation of at least 10 feet plus the length of the weapon from the attacker. This distance gives the defender time to react to any attempt by the attacker to close the gap and be upon the defender. The defender should also try to place stationary objects between himself and the...

Knifeagainstknife Sequence

Self Defense Against Knife Attacks

The knife fighter must learn to use all available weapons of his body and not limit himself to the knife. The free hand can be used to trap the enemy's hands to create openings in his defense. The enemy's attention will be focused on the weapon therefore, low kicks and knee strikes will seemingly come from nowhere. The knife fighter's priority of targets are the eyes, throat, abdominal region, and extended limbs. Some knife attack sequences that can be used in training to help develop soldiers'...

Defense Against A Knife

Aikido Limb Control

When an unarmed soldier is faced with an enemy armed with a knife, he must be mentally prepared to be cut. The likelihood of being cut severely is less if the fighter is well trained in knife defense and if the principles of weapon defense are followed. A slash wound is not usually lethal or shock inducing however, a stab wound risks injury to vital organs, arteries, and veins and may also cause instant shock or unconsciousness. a. Types of Knife Attacks. The first line of defense against an...

Rifle With Fixed Bayonet

Soldier Not Alone With Angle

The principles used in fighting with the rifle and fixed bayonet are the same as when knife fighting. Use the same angles of attack and similar body movements. The principles of timing and distance remain paramount the main difference is the extended distance provided by the length of the weapon. It is imperative that the soldier fighting with rifle and fixed bayonet use the movement of his entire body behind all of his fighting techniques not just upper-body strength. Unit trainers should be...

Entrenching Tool

Step Step Moves For Self Defence

Almost all soldiers carry the entrenching tool. It is a versatile and formidable weapon when used by a soldier with some training. It can be used in its straight position locked out and fully extended-or with its blade bent in a 90-degree configuration. a. To use the entrenching tool against a rifle with fixed bayonet, the attacker lunges with a thrust to the stomach of the defender along a low No. 5 angle of attack Figure 5-56, Step 1 . The defender moves just outside to avoid the lunge and...

To Minimize Weapon Damage While Using Blocks And Parries Limit Weapontoweapon Contact To Half Speed During Training

Krav Maga Knife Defense

The objective is to counter a thrust, throw the opponent off balance, and hit a vulnerable area of his body. Timing, speed, and judgment are essential factors in these movements. The instructor explains and demonstrates how to Parry right. If your opponent carries his weapon on his left hip left-handed , you will parry it to your right. In execution, step forward with your leading foot Figure 5-48, Step 1 , strike the opponent's rifle Figure 5-48, Step 2 , deflecting it to...

Krav Maga Kicks

Knee Kick Karate

Kicks during hand-to-hand combat are best directed to low targets and should be simple but effective. Combat soldiers are usually burdened with combat boots and LCE. His flexibility level is usually low during combat, and if engaged in hand-to-hand combat, he will be under high stress. He must rely on gross motor skills and kicks that do not require complicated movement or much training and practice to execute. a. Side Knee Kick. When an opponent launches an attack for example, with a knife...

Unarmed Defense Against A Rifle With Fixed Bayonet

Guitar Attack

Defense against a rifle with a fixed bayonet involves the same principles as knife defense. The soldier considers the same angles of attack and the proper response for any attack along each angle. a. Regardless of the type weapon used by the enemy, his attack will always be along one of the nine angles of attack at any one time. The soldier must get his entire body off the line of attack by moving to a safe position. A rifle with a fixed bayonet has two weapons a knife at one end and a butt...