Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Angles of Movement

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Angles of Movement

This section focuses on tan belt techniques used by the Marine Corps martial arts program. This page looks at angles of movement, etc. 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.

Angles of Movement

The purpose of movement is to take control of the confrontation and retain a tactical advantage.

Movement is necessary because it—
• Makes the different target areas of the aggressor’s body accessible.
• Enables the use of different weapons of your body.
• Increases power and maximize momentum.

When facing an aggressor, movement is made at approximately 45-degree angles to either side of the aggressor. Moving at a 45-degree angle is the best way to avoid an aggressor’s strike and put yourself in the best position to attack an aggressor using all of your weapons of the body.

Since MCMAP techniques are initiated from the basic warrior stance shown in figure 2-2, you must know how to move in all directions while maintaining your stance. During any movement, the legs and feet should never cross. Once a movement is completed, you should return to the basic warrior stance. This will help to protect yourself and to put you in the proper position for launching an attack against an aggressor.

All movement is initiated by footwork as shown in figure 2-3. Move the first foot that is closestto the direction of movement. Take a 12- to 15-inch step with the first foot, moving your headand body simultaneously. The second foot will rapidly follow the first foot and return to the basic warrior stance. Always end your movement oriented on the aggressor.

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References

  1. Information from Public Domain Document, MCRP 3-02B, Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), http://www.marines.mil/News/Publications/ELECTRONICLIBRARY.aspx, Added - 02/18/15


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