The USMC Martial Arts Training Center

donald

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Is anyone familiar with this program? I happened to catch the tail end of a segment about this on the Military Channel. They were discussing belt levels etc.. I was very intrigued, but alas caught very little of it. Anyone able to shed some light on this? Regarding the system taught etc.? Thanks to any able...

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I believe it is called USMC MAP (Martial Arts Program).

I pulled this link to MC MAP from Jack Hoban's site, who happens to be a subject matter expert for the program.

I hope this helps. :)
 

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Well, every Marine is required to train to a minimum level, depending upon their MoS. I was support, so only had to go to tan (the first belt). The training was about a week long, for roughly a full day. Basics are taught first- how to escape from common holds, a couple of throws/holds, ways to strike to do maximum damage... some very basic knife slashes, too (to familiarize yourself with the bayonet or k-bar in close quarters).

The holds interested me more than the other stuff, having already studied martial arts before joining, but I was able to see the influence of muay thai (elbows, knees, low kicks) and boxing (jabs, crosses, uppercuts, stepping into strikes) pretty clearly.
 

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I believe it is called USMC MAP (Martial Arts Program).

I pulled this link to MC MAP from Jack Hoban's site, who happens to be a subject matter expert for the program.

I hope this helps. :)

you could also try googling hoplogly (or something like that). apparnetly MCMAP is mostly from it.
 

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you could also try googling hoplogly (or something like that). apparnetly MCMAP is mostly from it.

Never heard of it, so I couldn't have. I suppose this is because I mentioned that Jack Hoban was a subject matter expert for the MCMAP program. Well to be more specific, through his site was how I knew of MCMAP so it makes sense I would go there to get the link. Additionally, I understand there were several martial arts experts who were subject matter experts for the development of the program. I think you will find a little of this and a little of that in the program.

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