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Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Eye Strike
This section focuses on tan belt techniques used by the Marine Corps martial arts program. This page examines the eye gouge self-defense 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.
The eye gouge is used to attack the aggressor’s eyes, blinding him so follow-up strikes can be executed.
The striking surface is the tips of the fingers and thumb. The strike can be executed by either lead or rear hand.
Target Area of the Body
The primary target area is the eye.
~ From the basic warrior stance extend your left hand with your fingers slightly spread apart to allow entry into the eye sockets.
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