The motto of MCMAP best states the essence of the program: “One mind, any weapon.” This means that every Marine is always armed even without a weapon. He is armed with a combat mindset, the ability to assess and to act, and the knowledge that all Marines can rely on one another.
The focus of Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is the personal development of each Marine in a team framework using a standardized, trainable, and sustainable close combat fighting system. As a weapon-based system, all techniques are integrated with equipment, physical challenges, and tactics found on the modern battlefield. The MCMAP is designed to increase the warfighting capabilities of individual Marines and units, enhance Marines’ self-confidence and esprit de corps, and foster the warrior ethos in all Marines. The MCMAP is a weapon-based system rooted in the credo that every Marine is a rifleman and will engage the aggressor from 500 meters to close quarter combat.
The MCMAP: • Enhances the Marine Corps’ capabilities as an elite fighting force. • Provides basic combative skills for all Marines. • Applies across the spectrum of violence. • Strengthens the Marine Corps warrior ethos.
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This is an excellent coverage of what the Marine Corp does , given limited time. Time to train a Marine in H2H, unarmed combat or whatever you want to call it. More than "teaching" techniques, this shows how to develop a course that serves a particular need. By referring back to earlier manuals, one can trace how the USMC overcame the problem of training and maintaining skills for the individual marine. There is a lot to learned in course preparation here, as well as good simple techniques.
This book covers all levels of MCMAP including black belt, bayonet ,knife, unarmed combat, stick chokes, locks, ground fighting. Pictures are good and detailed , explanations are clear and simple . A must have for any martial artist who wish to implement his/her knowledge with field tested close combat.
The Corps has done a nice job on their program and the presentation in this manual is pretty good, (although it does not state it has been released to the public domain yet) oops. The program is laid out in an easy to access format which I like and makes a nice addition to the program as a whole ( I have seen the complete program printed and its over 1500 pages). I do prefer the Marine Corps approach to combatives as it keeps the pretzel fighting to a minimum. Overall nice job!
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