United States Marine Corps

Martial Arts Center of Excellence The Basic School Marine Corps Combat Development Command Quantico, Virginia 22134 DETAILED OUTLINE KNIFE TECHNIQUES INTRODUCTION_(3 MIN) 1. GAIN ATTENTION. When armed with a rifle, the Marine is issued a bayonet when armed with a pistol, the Marine is issued a K-bar. To be truly prepared for combat, the Marine must be trained in knife fighting techniques should the situation arise. Knife fighting is in itself an art. The objective in this course and the focus...

Fundamentals Of Marine Corps Martial Arts

There are several fundamentals of the physical discipline of our martial arts that are used throughout any type of confrontation or situation. These fundamentals form the basis for all martial arts instruction and techniques. Additionally, you must prepare your body for the rigors of combat. To do so your body must possess the attributes of both toughness and flexibility. Like iron, you must be able to absorb and give out punishment but have the flexibility to prevent injuries....

Counters To Kicks18

Counter to a Front Kick Right or Rear Leg . This counter is used when the opponent executes a front kick with his right leg. To train a counter to a front kick, have students 1 Begin with the opponent extending his right leg in a front kick. 2 Step forward and to the left at approximately a 45 degree angle, moving in toward the opponent. a Movement is always to the outside of the opponent's striking leg. b Movement may be executed to the rear to avoid an aggressive or powerful strike, but it...

Introduction To Weapons Of Opportunity5

In any unarmed close combat situation, a Marine can rely on his body as a weapon. In addition, a Marine should be ready and able to use anything around him to serve as a weapon. This may mean throwing sand or liquid in an opponents eyes to temporarily impair his vision so that fatal damage can be done to his head with a rock, e-tool, helmet, or anything that is readily available to the Marine. In a confrontation, a Marine must use whatever it takes to win, or face the very real possibility of...

Weapons Of The Body5

The hands, forearms, and elbows are the individual weapons of the arm. 1 Hands. There are several areas of the hands that can be utilized as weapons. a Fist. The fist can be used as a weapon directed at soft tissue areas such as the throat. This will minimize the risk of injury to the fist. The striking surfaces of the fist are the first two knuckles of the hand or the meaty portion of the hand below the little finger. b Edge of Hands. The edge of the hand knife edge can be used as a...

Detailed Outline Throws

Leg Body Part Outline

In any combat situation, sizes and strengths of your opponents will vary. Marines will never have the opportunity to choose their enemies on the battlefield and will need the skills to handle any situation with any opponent. Just as Marines know there are different sizes and strengths of enemy, so are there different races, colors, creeds, sexes, and religions within our Corps. In the Marine Corps though, we veiw that diversity as a strength. By our differences, we balance...

Detailed Outline Chokes

When performed correctly, a choke can render an opponent unconscious in as little as eight to thirteen seconds. Chokes can be easily performed regardless of size or gender. However, to be effective, you must fully understand how to apply the techniques. As a Marine we all face various temptations in life. Like the rear choke that we are about to learn these temptations can choke off our ability to think and act intelligently. Substance abuse can choke the spirit of a warrior....

History And Structure Of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

From the beginning of civilization the warrior has exemplified and espoused the higher ideals of the martial arts. His strength of character and mental discipline rivaled his strength of arms. Never the mercenary or bully, instead he was the defender of others. At the moment of our nation's birth a new warrior emerged to inherit this ancient lineage, the United States Marine. For over 225 years Marines have remained true to the warrior principles, defending the tenets of...

Detailed Outline Punches

Under extreme stress and unusual situations it is human nature to act reflexively to a situation. This is a defense mechanism to survive. Generally in any hand-to-hand confrontations, punches are thrown. Most people resort to punching because it is a natural reaction to a threat, it is a physical reflexive action. In the same way, our behavior in these situations provides us with a glimpse of our true character. For our physical training there are techniques for correctly...

BSafety

Basic Warrior Stance

1 Ensure recruits begin slowly at first and increase speed with proficiency. 2 Ensure recruits never execute body hardening techniques at full force so as to reduce the risk of injury. 3 When recruits are executing peroneal nerve strikes ensure that the knee joint is not struck. The target area is the meaty portion on the outside of the thigh. 4 When executing body hardening strikes to the abdomen ensure that blows are stuck in the center of the stomach above the navel and below the xiphoid...

Knife Fighting20

There are six angles from which an attack with a knife can be launched 1 Vertical strike coming straight down on an opponent. 2 Forward diagonal strike coming in at a 45-degree angle to the opponent. 3 Reverse diagonal strike coming in at a 45-degree angle to the opponent. 4 Forward horizontal strike coming in parallel to the deck. 5 Reverse horizontal strike coming in parallel to the deck. 6 Forward thrust coming in a straight linear line to the opponent. b. Target Areas...

Stretching5 MIN

Partner Assisted Groin Stretch

Begin your stretching session with a slow warm-up by doing the dynamic stretches that are a part of the Daily 16 exercise routine. The length and repititions will begin low and be increased as proficiency and fitness is gained. b. Upon completing the warm-up phase begin with the following martial arts stretches. All martial arts stretches are static stretches and are executed as echo count exercises. Echo count exercises are done for a specific count, i.e., 10 to 30 seconds. The unit leader...

Basic Warrior Stance10

The basic warrior stance provides the foundation for all movement and techniques in close combat situations. Marines must be able to assume the basic warrior stance instinctively. b. Technique. To train the basic warrior stance, have the student a Place your feet shoulder width apart. b Keeping your head and eyes on your opponent, take a half step forward with your left foot, and pivot on your heels so your hips and shoulders are at approximately a 45-degree angle to the right. c...