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U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Handbook: * Training * Ground-Fighting * Takedowns and Throws * Strikes * Handheld Weapons * Standing Defense * Group Tactics [NOOK Book]

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Proficiency in hand-to-hand combat is one of the fundamental building blocks for training the modern soldier. Soldiers must be prepared to use different levels of force in an environment where conflict may change from low intensity to high intensity over a matter of hours; and many military operations, such as peacekeeping missions or noncombatant evacuation, may restrict the use of deadly weapons. Hand-to-hand combat training can save lives when unexpected confrontations occur. Addressing both hand-to-hand ...

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U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Handbook: * Training * Ground-Fighting * Takedowns and Throws * Strikes * Handheld Weapons * Standing Defense * Group Tactics

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Overview

Proficiency in hand-to-hand combat is one of the fundamental building blocks for training the modern soldier. Soldiers must be prepared to use different levels of force in an environment where conflict may change from low intensity to high intensity over a matter of hours; and many military operations, such as peacekeeping missions or noncombatant evacuation, may restrict the use of deadly weapons. Hand-to-hand combat training can save lives when unexpected confrontations occur. Addressing both hand-to-hand combat and rifle-bayonet fighting, U.S. Army Hand-to-Hand Combat Handbook is illustrated with more than 350 photos and diagrams that cover:
• Basic Ground-Fighting Techniques
• Advanced Ground-Fighting Techniques
• Takedowns and Throws
• Strikes
• Handheld Weapons
• Standing Defense
• Group Tactics
• Training

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762766291
  • Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 656,970
  • File size: 14 MB
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Meet the Author

This book was written by order of the Secretary of the Army, and was drafted for the Army by Sergeant First Class Matt Larsen.

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Table of Contents

Preface vi

Chapter 1 Introduction 1

1-1 Definition of Combatives 1

1-2 Purposes of Combatives Training 1

1-3 Basic Principles 2

1-4 Safety 2

Chapter 2 Training 4

Section I Train the Trainer 4

2-1 Responsibilities of Trainers 4

2-2 Safety Precautions 5

Section II Unit Training 6

2-3 Basic or One-Station Unit Training 6

2-4 Unit Sustainment Training Program 8

Section III Training Areas 9

2-5 Training Formations 9

2-6 Matted Room 9

2-7 Pit Construction 9

2-8 Bayonet Assault Course 9

Section IV Teaching Techniques 17

2-9 Warm-Ups and Stretches 17

2-10 Crawl, Walk, and Run 21

2-11 Demonstrations 22

2-12 Execution by the Numbers 23

2-13 Execution at Combat Speed 23

2-14 Drills 23

2-15 Training Pads and other Protective Equipment 24

Chapter 3 Basic Ground-Fighting Techniques 25

Section I Dominant Body Position 25

3-1 Back Mount 25

3-2 Front Mount 26

3-3 Guard 27

3-4 Side Control 28

Section II Basic Techniques 28

3-5 Body Positioning Moves 28

3-6 Finishing Moves 45

3-7 Drills 59

3-8 Defense Against Headlocks 59

Chapter 4 Advanced Ground-Fighting Techniques 66

Section I Advanced Attacks 66

4-1 Advanced Body Positions 66

4-2 Pass the Guard 68

4-3 Attacks from the Mount 77

4-4 Attacks from the Back Mount 84

4-5 Attacks from the Guard 89

4-6 Knee Mount 100

4-7 Leg Attacks 110

Section II Strikes 115

4-8 Pass the Guard with Strikes 115

4-9 Striking from Side Control 118

4-10 Defending Against Strikes in the Guard 121

Chapter 5 Takedowns and Throws 124

5-1 Breakfalls 124

5-2 Closing the Distance and Achieving the Clinch 127

5-3 Throws and Takedowns 128

5-4 Defending Against Headlocks 132

5-5 Takedowns from Against a Wall 139

5-6 Double Leg Attacks 140

5-7 Single Leg Attacks 141

5-8 Attack from the Rear 144

Chapter 6 Strikes 146

Section I Natural Weapons 146

6-1 Arm Strikes 146

6-2 Punching Combinations 150

6-3 Kicks 151

6-4 Transition Between Ranges 152

Chapter 7 Handheld Weapons 154

Section I Offensive Techniques 154

7-1 Angles of Attack 154

7-2 Rifle with Fixed Bayonet 155

7-3 Bayonet/Knife 176

7-4 Knife-Against-Knife Sequence 178

7-5 Advanced Weapons Techniques and Training 182

Section II Field-Expedient Weapons 182

7-6 Entrenching Tool 182

7-7 Three-Foot Stick 187

7-8 Six-Foot Pole 188

Chapter 8 Standing Defense 191

Section I Unarmed Opponent 191

8-1 Defense Against Chokes 191

8-2 Defense Against Bear Hugs 194

Section II Armed Opponent 199

8-3 Defense Against an Armed Opponent 199

8-4 Defense Against a Knife 200

8-5 Unarmed Defense Against a Rifle with Fixed Bayonet 208

Chapter 9 Group Tactics 215

Section I Lethal Force Scenarios 215

9-1 Range 215

9-2 Control 215

9-3 Finishing 216

Section II Restrictive Force Scenarios 216

9-4 Two Against One 216

9-5 Three Against Two 216

9-6 Parity 217

9-7 One Against Two 217

9-8 Two Against Three 217

Appendix A Situational Training 218

Appendix B Competitions 221

Glossary 227

References 228

Index 229

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