The U.S. Marine Corps’ Martial Arts Program has been the Corps’ flagship close quarters combat program for well over a decade, teaching Marines to engage the enemy with hand-to-hand combat, edged weapons and weapons of opportunity.
Now, the Australian Army is following their lead. Down-under, Australian commandos have refined their own unarmed combat courses following the lessons they learned in recent battles.
The Australian Army intends to introduce this suite of unarmed combat courses as part of the force’s new approach to integrated combat, according to the Australian Army’s Director of Training and Doctrine Brig. Mick Ryan.