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?