Service Manuals: Survival and Self Defense – Army and Marine Hand-to-Hand Combat Training
Service manuals from the Army and Marine Corps are some of the most sought after reference books on hand-to-hand combat training for self-defense and survival in the world. These service manuals provide insight into why these service members are so well-trained and why they are so good at survival and self-defense.
The service manual on evasion and recovery is a multi-service manual that serves Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force. It is 103 pages and covers the basics of how to survive and covers invasion, navigation, communication, signaling, recovery, personal protection, water and food in any geographical location. The book contains multi-service tactics, techniques and procedures to survive.
The Marines in particular are known for excellence in hand-to-hand combat.
There’s a reason for this. They have a system and that system is taught to every Marine through the Fleet Marine Force Manual FMFM 07. It provides the methodology and techniques of the Marine Corps system of close combat or MCSOCC. The secret of a successful course is in development of a good system and repetition. In the 190 pages of this service manual, the close combat techniques of the Marine basic course are taught.
The Army manual on hand to hand fighting is based on karate and tae-kwon-do which “is a Korean martial art and the national sport of South Korea. In Korean, tae means “to strike or break with foot”; kwon means “to strike or break with fist”; do means “way”, “method”, or “path”. Thus, taekwondo may be loosely translated as “the way of the hand and the foot.”
The Army service manual on hand-to-hand fighting was created to develop and maintain the skills necessary to ensure the best chances of accomplishment of the mission and survival. Many of the missions of the special forces require penetration deep into enemy territory where encountering an enemy one-on-one exists. If a soldier only knows how to shoot his weapon, he loses his effectiveness.
The soldier skilled in hand-to-hand combat can continue to protect himself while engaging the enemy and get mission accomplishment. These hand-to-hand combat skills are readily transferable to civilians.
That is why the Army manual on hand-to-hand combat training is so effective because it teaches all of those skills in a plain, simple way.
If you want to learn hand-to-hand combat and close combat self-defense techniques, these service manuals are the best way to do it. Learn from the best if you want to excel.
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