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Combat Sports vs. Military Combat Training

Posted on 25 February 2013 by Dean Nielsen

Martial arts & self defense training in the Armed Forces has been a critical skill taught to every soldier that began basic training.  Although there is a huge following of MMA within the military combat sports aren’t necessarily how they train.  Since combat sports has rules and regulations this type of training isn’t as beneficial when it comes to self defense and one might think.  The military values functional movements that work quickly and effectively to hurt and even kill their combatant.  So, are their comparisons between military martial arts training and today’s MMA training?

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Semper Fu! The Marines Martial Arts

Posted on 08 February 2010 by Tony Hackerott

‘Semper Fu’, ‘McSlap’ and ‘McNinja’ are all nicknames for MCMAP the US Marine Corp Martial Arts Program. Started in 2001 this program teaches unarmed hand-to-hand and close quarters combat combined with rifle and bayonet techniques. According to the Marine Corps Times as of a year ago 98% of US Marines were trained in the MCMAP program totaling approximately 196,000 active duty troops and 96,000 reservists.

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Posted on 18 November 2009 by Tony Hackerott

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) was created to instill into troops the warrior ethos, and to teach them close-quarter combat techniques. It also serves as a way of building team cohesion and morale. MCMAP replaced former programs such as the LINE system and may be referred to as a synergy of mental character and physical disciplines, with applications across the full spectrum of violence.

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Limalama & Lua

Posted on 14 November 2009 by Tony Hackerott

A hybrid martial art, limalama was developed from the traditions of the Polynesian islands of American Samoa by Tu’umamao Tuiolosega. It is a self-defense system that is sometimes considered to be a branch of American Kempo.

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American Martial Arts

Posted on 29 November 2008 by Tony Hackerott

To most people, the continents of North and South America are not immediately associated with the martial arts. On closer inspection, however, the region reveals itself as a cultural melting pot in which vibrant, indigenous, tribal fighting methods stand side-by-side with martial arts traditions from Europe and Asia. Central and Not America’s most popular martial arts are hybrid systems that have emerged through the continual evolution and amalgamation of indigenous and imported systems.

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