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Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Hammer Fist
This section focuses on tan belt techniques used by the Marine Corps martial arts program. This page examines the hammer fist technique used in the Marine Corps martial arts program. To learn about other martial arts hand strikes, please visit the main Punches & Hand Strikes section. Information from Public Domain Document, MCRP 3-02B, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).
For more Marine Corps techniques, please visit the main Marine Corps Martial Arts Program section.
Striking with the hammer fist concentrates power in a small part of the hand which, when transferred to the target, can have a devastating effect.
The striking surface of the hammer fist is the meaty portion of the hand below the little finger.
Target Areas of the Body
The primary target areas of the body are the arm and leg joints, the neck, the head, the ribs, and the kidneys.
Angles of Attack
The hammer fist can be thrown horizontally or vertically:
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