Unarmed Defense Against Bayonet, Club, Baseball Bat, etc. (Angle 3) - US Army Modern Combatives

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Unarmed Defense Against Bayonet, Club, Baseball Bat, etc. (Angle 3) - US Army Modern Combatives

This page focuses on unarmed defenses against a bayonet (which also can be used against clubs and baseball bats). These self-defense techniques are used in US Army Modern Combatives training. The Combatives program teaches martial arts techniques to US Army soldiers. However, be aware that unarmed combat against weapons (such as guns or knives) is very dangerous and should only be used as a last resort. Consider other options first (i.e. run away from danger).

For more unarmed techniques against weapons, please visit the main Self Defense Against Weapons section.

Unarmed Defense Against No. 3 Angle of Attack

  • The attacker directs a horizontal slash along the No. 3 angle of attack (Step 1).
  • The defender turns and moves to the inside of the attacker; he then strikes with his thumb into the jugular notch (Step 2).
  • The defender's entire body mass is behind the thumb strike and, coupled with the incoming momentum of the attacker, the strike drives the attacker’s head backward and takes his balance (Step 3).
  • The defender turns his body with the momentum of the weapon’s attack to strip the weapon from the attacker’s grip (Step 4).

Diagram of Unarmed Defense Against No. 3 Angle of Attack

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Unarmed Defense Against Other Angles of Attack

Reference Sources

  1. Information from Public Domain Document, Combatives - FM 3-25.150 (FM 21-150), http://sill-www.army.mil/428thfa/FM%203-25.150%20%28Combatives%29.pdf, Added - 12/15/15




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