Which military has the best hand-to-hand combat techniques/training?
>inb4 soldiers should be rifleman not MMA fighters
Weapons jam/run out of ammo eventually
Russian Combat sambo is an effective fighting style, was very effective in mma for a while. Can't think of any strictly military fighting styles being used in competition.
Fighting to kill/survive may be very different than fighting for points/knockouts though.
Dunno, I'm fat piece of shit.
Most don't train much in it at all. Often lots of time spent on martial arts training means little spent on proper training. Mostly it just serves as a way to mix up the fitness regime and give confidante for those that need it.
Those that do train in it in a serious way tend to be in close protection units.
It's pretty hard to tell who is best as there has been almost no hand to hand for a long time. The brits get in the odd bayonett fight for some reason, though as far as I know they go by the theory that the one who wins close up is the one who will go further and try and in grain controlled agression.
Always wondered that myself.
When it comes to the US military, i think the Marine Corps' martial arts program is very good, when compared to the Army's Combatives program. The Marine corp teaches you to kill, while the Army wants to make sure that you occupy your opponent for enough time for a buddy to dispose of him with a rifle.
Yeah, Israel has Krav Maga, which has very solid concepts. Can't say much there. No idea on Russian, and other State's military h2h training.
But overall, i think fairbiarns original teachings which he developed while in Shanghai has the best techniques for quick kills and awesome self-defense.
I don't think Marines teach LINE any longer either
American Marines love MMA for some reason, there's more chances of finding actual fighters in the Marines.
Anyone who thinks krav maga, mcmap, or any of that bullshit works, is kidding themselves. MMA fighter with a knife>big prison nigger with a knife>little nerdy LARPER with a knife