Military Martial Arts - Krav Maga, Marine Corps Martial Arts, Sanshou, Systema, etc.

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Military Martial Arts - Krav Maga, Marine Corps Martial Arts, Sanshou, Systema, etc.

Military martial arts systems are fighting martial arts styles developed for real-life combat. They focus on areas such as self-defense, grappling and weapons training. Most of these specialized martial arts programs been developed by countries with large militaries such as the United States, Russia, China and Israel. Most militaries teach some form of unarmed combat but often it is a form of mixed martial arts where military personnel might learn a combination of martial arts techniques such as Taekwondo kicks, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu grappling techniques, basic self-defense against weapons, etc.

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List of Military Martial Arts Styles

  • Combat Sambo - A martial arts that has a Russian military background.
  • Defendu - A British martial arts created by William Fairbairn and Eric Sykes. This system was taught to Office of Strategic Services agents and Allied troops in World War 2.
  • Jukendo - Jukendo is a Japanese martial arts focused on the bayonet.
  • KAPAP - Martial arts system used by a number of elite Israeli military units.
  • Krav Maga - Martial arts system used by the Israeli Defense Forces.
  • Lerdrit is a military martial arts used by the Royal Thai Army.
  • Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) - Current martial arts program taught by the US Marine Corps.
  • Sanshou - Developed for the Chinese military.
  • Special Combat Aggressive Reactionary System (SCARS) - This martial arts program was taught to US Navy Seals in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Systema - System utilized by Russian military units such as the Spetsnaz (Special Forces).
  • US Army Combatives Program - Martial arts system developed for the US Army.

Video on the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

References

  1. Marines.com, Marine Corps Martial Arts, http://www.marines.com/becoming-a-marine/recruit-training/-/proving-grounds/slide/5#pg - Added 4/20/13
  2. US Army, Official Home of Modern Army Combatives, http://www.benning.army.mil/infantry/197th/combatives/ - Added 4/22/13


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