Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Punches

Join this free martial arts wiki & community. Add info & help beginners with Shotokan Kata, Kicks, Punches, Grappling, Taekwondo Forms & Patterns, Aikido, Goju-Ryu, Krav Maga, Bo Staff, Judo, Kyokushin, etc. Fitness & sports experts can help with Hojo Undo, Strength Training, Core Exercises, Warm-Ups, Balance, Stretching, etc. Meet your fellow martial artists by joining our Wiki Community.

Page Revision Date - 19 Dec 2015 23:36

Marine Corps Martial Arts Tan Belt - Punches

This section focuses on tan belt techniques used by the Marine Corps martial arts program. This page examines how to punch in the Marine Corps martial arts program. To learn about other martial arts punches, 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.

Punches

Punches are used to stun the aggressor or to set him up for follow-on techniques. It is important to note that while we do not endorse punching in a combative engagement, it is understood that punching is a reflexive behavior. It is important to train in a way that maximizes the damage inflicted upon the aggressor and minimizes the damage to you.

Muscle Relaxation

During instruction on punches, muscle relaxation must be emphasized at all times. The natural tendency during an engagement is to tense up, which results in rapid fatigue and decreased power generation. The person who can remain relaxed during an engagement will generate greater speed, which results in greater power. Relaxing your forearm generates speed and improves reaction time. Clench your fist at the point of impact in order to cause damage to the aggressor and avoid injury to your wrist and hand.

Making a Fist

Punches are executed using the basic fist. When making the basic fist, curl the fingers naturally into the palm of the hand and place the thumb across the index and middle fingers (see fig. 2-4). Do not clench the fist until movement has begun. This increases muscular tension in the forearm and decreases speed and reaction time. Just before impact, apply muscular tension to the hand and forearm to reduce injury to you and maximize damage to the aggressor. Contact with the fist should be made with the first two knuckles of the index and middle finger.

wiki-marine-tan-belt-4.png

Return to Previous Page | Continue to Next Page



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



Join the Black Belt Wiki Community
We hope you will join our free martial arts wiki & community.
Talk to fellow martial artists. Ask & answer questions. Discuss techniques.
You can also join via Facebook.

Wiki Recommendations by Google

New Community Posts

Please visit the wiki community to see the most recent members posts. However, we have listed below some of the top-rated posts added by our members to the wiki's social community. FYI - These are not wiki pages but rather are fantastic member generated martial arts questions & answers. We hope you become a member.

Highly Rated Posts on the Wiki Community




At no extra cost to you, Black Belt Wiki makes a small commission if you buy products via these Amazon links. Your purchase helps keep this wiki free for all visitors. Thank you for your support!




If you spot a typo, non-working video or missing information, please tell us & we will fix immediately!
Also help beginners & add your knowledge to this free wiki.



Material on this wiki may not be copied or reproduced without the written approval of Black Belt Wiki.
All rights reserved. For other terms & conditions, please read our legal disclaimer. This site is for informational purposes only. All martial arts techniques and fitness exercises should be supervised by a trained martial arts instructor in order to prevent injuries and to ensure the proper technique is utilized. If you have had an injury or are in pain, please see a doctor before starting or continuing any martial arts and/or physical fitness program.


Join the Black Belt Wiki Community
We hope you will join our free martial arts wiki & community.
Talk to your fellow martial artists. Ask & answer questions.
You can also join via Facebook.



Wiki Store - Books | DVDs | Shoes | Sparring Gear | Uniforms

Wiki
Martial Arts Products