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About the combat training system in the US Army

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In the US Armed Forces, as in other NATO countries, the preparation and training of hand-to-hand combat is an independent section of combat training of military personnel, regulated by governing documents and charters.


About the combat training system in the US Army

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Today, it is in the American army that the most developed system of training for this type of battle exists (from all NATO countries). At the same time, almost all military personnel are trained in hand-to-hand combat, including sabotage and reconnaissance units (rangers) and special forces units.

Only in this issue of Rud & Co do spectators learn firsthand how the melee are being trained in the US Army.

A US Army sergeant who teaches hand-to-hand combat at the 25 Infantry Division in Hawaii will tell you a little about himself, how he became an instructor, and dwells more on the three stages of combat training. In addition, the authors of the video raise a number of issues related to injuries and the training of American military personnel in hand-to-hand combat, will present some guidance documents on the basis of which fighters are currently being trained. In particular, the presence of the so-called master course is noted - especially for American instructors who train other military personnel during hand-to-hand combat classes.

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  1. Aaron Zawi
    Aaron Zawi 4 September 2019 07: 48 New
    +3
    Pretty well. Although of course this is primarily necessary to educate the strength of mind of the military. In modern b / d rupshoy battle is the rarest exception.
    1. novel66
      novel66 4 September 2019 07: 52 New
      +3
      in taverns to fight with representatives of other branches of the armed forces, quite even not uncommon
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 4 September 2019 08: 04 New
        -1
        Hey Ya hi
        That's what they say about our Army and Special Forces
        Although it may be a controversial video, but it’s worth watching
        1. novel66
          novel66 4 September 2019 08: 24 New
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          cool .. especially the puffer-up general .. my respect! hi
          1. Lipchanin
            Lipchanin 4 September 2019 08: 29 New
            +5
            Quote: novel xnumx
            swelling general

            Failures. Mark. which Twain correctly said
            1. novel66
              novel66 4 September 2019 08: 31 New
              -1
              self-critical ... lol
              1. Lipchanin
                Lipchanin 4 September 2019 08: 34 New
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                Quote: novel xnumx
                self-critical.

                Of course. There was no tea. Inside out their nature turned in their stories
    2. carstorm 11
      carstorm 11 4 September 2019 07: 59 New
      +7
      it is not a matter of fortitude. hand-to-hand combat is primarily the education of certain skills in a person. effect on motility and reaction. the ability to gather in a stressful situation. as I was taught, you are not taught to fight and not afraid to answer at the right time) self-control is what matters most.
  2. rocket757
    rocket757 4 September 2019 08: 01 New
    +2
    See what youth enters the army .... or some kind of new struggle to come up with (waving pillows, like that) or to feed them half a year, instead of preparing ???
    Fortunately, not all, but these metros .... boys, look at them ... ashamed and sorry at the same time, tfu !!!
    1. lucul
      lucul 4 September 2019 12: 22 New
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      or fatten them for half a year,

      Or just poison them with worms.
      This is the issue (annual prophylaxis) that our medicine does not pay attention to at all. And very very vain ....
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 September 2019 12: 44 New
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        Quote: lucul
        or fatten them for half a year,

        Or just poison them with worms.
        This is the issue (annual prophylaxis) that our medicine does not pay attention to at all. And very very vain ....

        I won’t be for everyone and that’s it, we WILL BE CHECKED! Annual, before the DLO (pioneer camp), in a sports school .... at least a couple of times a year! Maybe this is so cool in our village?
        A joke .... the village guys are physically stronger in any way!
        1. lucul
          lucul 4 September 2019 13: 24 New
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          Annual, before the DLO (pioneer camp), in a sports school .... at least a couple of times a year

          Kghmmmm ......
          I’m saying .... we have a big gap with this ...
          Go to any clinic and ask for blood on helminths. These infections are about 30 major species, and more than a hundred subspecies. And the usual analysis does not respond to them. Vermox type preparations work great for a large group of helminths.
          That’s why in the West life expectancy is higher, that there every year, in the spring
          prophylactically drink anthelmintic drugs, regardless of the presence of infection ....
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 4 September 2019 14: 42 New
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            Quote: lucul
            Annual, before the DLO (pioneer camp), in a sports school .... at least a couple of times a year

            Kghmmmm ......
            I’m saying .... we have a big gap with this ...
            Go to any clinic and ask for blood on helminths. These infections are about 30 major species, and more than a hundred subspecies. And the usual analysis does not respond to them. Vermox type preparations work great for a large group of helminths.
            That’s why in the West life expectancy is higher, that there every year, in the spring
            prophylactically drink anthelmintic drugs, regardless of the presence of infection ....

            For helminths, too, pass, a special analysis! I would not know, but in reality they take this analysis from children.
            And by ourselves, only for a fee ......
        2. Ryazan87
          Ryazan87 4 September 2019 14: 39 New
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          I always wondered where this style came from within the ellipsis sentence. True, why are you doing this?
    2. NEOZ
      NEOZ 4 September 2019 13: 45 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      See what youth enters the army ....

      really which one?
      which we raised and raised? or who?
      and who is to blame?
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 4 September 2019 14: 40 New
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        Quote: NEOZ
        Quote: rocket757
        See what youth enters the army ....

        really which one?
        which we raised and raised? or who?
        and who is to blame?

        WE!!!
  3. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 4 September 2019 08: 10 New
    +3
    The Kadochnikov system is still the coolest.
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 4 September 2019 08: 37 New
      -2
      The best fighting Jiu-Jitsu.
      1. KVU-NSVD
        KVU-NSVD 4 September 2019 08: 41 New
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        Quote: dvina71
        The best fighting Jiu-Jitsu.

        Who studied what laughing The main thing is not in the system, but in the desire to win - as one of my friends said when I fell into the ground once more with my face. winked
        1. dvina71
          dvina71 4 September 2019 08: 48 New
          +8
          My instructor said - forget everything that you were taught in civilian life, everything that you saw in the movie, you have one hit and you must either knock out your opponent (kill or run away) or kill right away .. And that was the hardest thing ... to forget what was taught in civilian life .. support, avoiding hitting dangerous points .. (Adam's apple for example .. a light blow there can be fatal). Jiu is just a collection of "forbidden" punches .. and there isn’t even a strangulation there .. He grabbed his head-break, grabbed his hand-break ....
      2. Avior
        Avior 4 September 2019 09: 16 New
        +8
        The best of all is a Kalashnikov assault rifle.
        After saturating the troops with automatic weapons, hand-to-hand combat turned into a category of wonders.
        Like in a bearded anecdote about a paratrooper who, to use his bare-handed combat skills, must fall in love with a machine gun, bayonet knife, sapper shovel, helmet, find a site without stones and then find the same gouging from the enemy’s side.
        For a modern fighter, offp and cross are more useful than hand-to-hand combat.
        As the saying goes, a fighter must shoot like a cowboy, and run like his horse.
        But from a psychological point of view, hand-to-hand combat is really useful.
        1. dvina71
          dvina71 4 September 2019 09: 25 New
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          Quote: Avior
          The best of all is a Kalashnikov assault rifle.

          Well, how can I say .. We had a warrant officer in the company. They sent from Havana for scuffle .. He was in Afghanistan three times. An appointment and two calls of the castle platoon ... reconnaissance .. He said that they entered the village in the raid .. and something he was told ..- fasten the bayonet .. He fastened it .. He enters the house, and there the barmaley picks up a machine gun for firing .., the ensign misfires., there’s no time to pull the shutter .. He just threw the machine gun at the barmaley, .. the bayonet broke that sternum. Therefore, during a divorce, he constantly bruised us for dirty bayonet knives .. He said - you are animals, look at your bayonets .. this is a biological weapon Ie .. You will cling to them and die in terrible agony ..
          1. Avior
            Avior 4 September 2019 09: 29 New
            +4
            The grenade needed to be thrown first.
            Or at least walk in pairs, covering each other.
            Situations, of course, are different.
            I don’t say that I don’t need it at all, I write a rarity.
            1. dvina71
              dvina71 4 September 2019 09: 33 New
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              Quote: Avior
              The grenade needed to be thrown first.
              Or at least walk in pairs, covering each other.

              Grant room the clay structure of the Afghans .... hmm ... reasonably ...
              Here you are a couple .. the first one enters the doorway .. and sees the barmaley raising the trunk there .. what should the second do through the back of the first?
              1. Avior
                Avior 4 September 2019 09: 35 New
                +2
                From two sides to the door smile
                And if the barmaley had covered up with some kind of table?
                Yes, and he lift the barrel faster than a petech machine, make a swing and throw.
                Lucky in general.
                1. dvina71
                  dvina71 4 September 2019 14: 40 New
                  -2
                  Quote: Avior
                  Lucky in general.

                  It would not be lucky if the bayonet did not fasten ..
                  Quote: Avior
                  Yes, and he lift the barrel faster than a petech machine, make a swing and throw.

                  As far as I understood him, he threw the machine gun from the hip .. as a bayonet strike only the machine gun flew further.
                  On the whole .. the fact that the firearm sometimes fails .. and then either cold weapons or hands .. And both soldiers must be able to use it.
                  1. Avior
                    Avior 4 September 2019 16: 51 New
                    +3
                    If this is not a duel, but a battle, they should cover their own in such cases, he is not alone in the open field.
                    And what would the machine throw from the hip, and even get in such a way that the gyoid cell is damaged, the silushka and skill are needed, rarely anyone can, so not everyone will even leave a stick
                    1. dvina71
                      dvina71 4 September 2019 17: 09 New
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                      Quote: Avior
                      And what would the machine throw from the hip

                      The most interesting .. I tried .., on guard ... though without a store .. In general .. if 4kg just flies into the body .. not much good. And from a distance of 1.5-2m it was possible to hit the board with a bayonet .. Although I agree, you need either a skill .. wild stress ..
                      1. Avior
                        Avior 4 September 2019 17: 46 New
                        +2
                        Rather, an accident. And to build training on chance is not very true.
                        But coordination in battle allows this to be avoided.
              2. Avior
                Avior 4 September 2019 09: 43 New
                +1
                And why not a grenade?
                The adobe is rather viscous, and at rgd-5 the energy of the fragments is not so big, you can not go to bed, however, maybe someone will correct me ....
  4. akunin
    akunin 4 September 2019 08: 53 New
    +3
    He served in the All-Russian Physical Training. Preparation - morning exercises on the parade ground and everything, in the company of a casualty every day (a day without scuffle was in vain), for two years once a regiment ran a cross 5 km to the finish line reached 10% hp. But a bread-cutter in the regiment drove moonshine (from stolen sugar) and it was possible to buy 4 varieties of anasha without leaving the barracks. here she is combat training and the cultivation of fortitude.
  5. yehat
    yehat 4 September 2019 12: 29 New
    +4
    Quote: dvina71
    Jiu is just a collection of "forbidden" punches .. and there isn’t even a strangulation there .. He grabbed his head-break, grabbed his hand-break ....

    in all martial arts there is strangulation, even in those where there is little space for hands (for example, taekwondo)
    and choke even with their feet. As for the mortal strikes, it is very dangerous to stay in a state without brakes for a long time when you do such strikes without looking. This leads to aggressive sociopathy and, as a consequence, the inability to even be a soldier.
    A normal warrior always clearly and calmly calculates his actions.
    Killing a person is very simple. It’s much harder to kill only when necessary.
    The main essence of martial arts is the training of skills to overcome difficulties and control your strength.
    1. dvina71
      dvina71 4 September 2019 20: 10 New
      +1
      Quote: yehat
      in all martial arts there is strangulation, even in those where there is little room for hands

      Jiu Jitsu is a historically martial art of samurai .. there was a time when their swords were fragile and often broke (they even have a sword technique because of this characteristic). As a result, the warrior remained on the battlefield with a short sword .. instead of a large one chances. No one in the battle will not choke. They’ll just kill it. Therefore, in combat juju techniques are instant and crippling ..
      Of course .. now this fight .. is refined .. is it .., but specialists are taught exactly the real Jiu ..
      And here you are right .. without psychological preparation, such knowledge and skills cannot be obtained .. Well, actually this is why it was refined ..
      1. yehat
        yehat 5 September 2019 10: 54 New
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        Jiu Jitsu combat includes strangulation. I know it first hand, from the Japanese.
        and in jiu jitsu there are many traps for students, as some of the tricks are oriented
        that you have a sword, and the enemy is trying to prevent it from being used
        and in general you need to divide the equipment into battle against the crowd, battle against the armed crowd and battle 1-1
        strangulation is usually applied only in the latter case, and then only in the case when the goal is not the death of the opponent, but simply victory. In Shaolin, the technique generally has only 8 basic sections, not counting other special sections. Wing Chun has 4 basic sections.
        Notice how Bruce Lee's Wing Chun technique varies depending on the number of opponents.
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