Fundamentals Of Marine Corps Martial Arts

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INTRODUCTION_(3 MIN)

1. GAIN ATTENTION. 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. The proper execution of these fundamentals will enable you to effectively perform martial arts techniques that may very well save your life or the lives of fellow Marines one day.

2. OVERVIEW. This lesson will cover the fundamentals of Marine Corps Martial Arts to include the purpose of close combat, ranges of close combat, weapons of the body, target areas of the body, pressure points, basic warrior stance, and angles of approach and movement, and body hardening.

3. LESSON PURPOSE. The purpose of this period of instruction is to provide an explanation of the martial arts skills taught in the tan belt course. A student will teach the material to provide additional practice in instructing close combat skills. There are no Terminal Learning Objectives or Enabling Learning Objectives pertaining to this lesson.

4. INTRODUCE LEARNING OBJECTIVES. The Learning Objectives pertaining to this lesson are as follows:

a. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE. Without the aid of reference, given the requirement, identify the fundamentals of the Marine Corps Martial Art per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a)

a. ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVES

(1) Without the aid of reference, given the requirement, identify the ranges of close combat per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a).

(2) Without the aid of reference, given the requirement, identify the target areas of the body per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a)

(3) Without the aid of reference, given the requirement, identify the weapons of the body per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a).

(4) Demonstrate the basic warrior stance per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a).

(5) Demonstrate angles of approach and movement per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a).

(6) Demonstrate body hardening tachniques per MCRP 3-02B (8550.01.01a).

5. METHOD/MEDIA. This class will be taught by lecture, demonstration, and practical application.

6. EVALUATION. Topics from this lesson will be evaluated by performance examination.

1. INTRODUCTION TO CLOSE COMBAT (3 MIN)

a. Purpose of Close Combat. The purpose of close combat is to execute unarmed and armed techniques, in close proximity to another individual, that comprise both lethal and non-lethal ends, across a spectrum of violence within a continuum of force.

1) Unarmed techniques include hand-to-hand combat and defense against hand-held weapons.

2) Armed techniques include techniques applied with your T/O weapon or a weapon of opportunity.

b. Ranges of Close Combat. There are three ranges in which close combat engagements can take place: long range, mid range, and close range. In any engagement, these ranges may blur together or may rapidly transition from one to another and then back again until the opponent is defeated or the situation is handled.

1) Long Range. At long range, the distance between combatants allows engagement with a rifle and bayonet, weapons of opportunity or non-lethal baton .

2) Mid Range. At mid range, the distance between combatants is such that they can engage each other with knives, punches, or kicks.

3) Close Range. At close range, the distance between combatants is such that they can grab a hold of each other and may involve elbow and knee strikes and grappling.

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