By United States Marine Corps

The legit U.S. Marine advisor to surviving shut strive against encounters, now on hand to everybody. There are at the moment greater than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and one other 40,000 within the reserves. those Marines depend upon the talents and methods taught during this concise manual-and you can now, too! This totally illustrated advisor good points the road (linear in-fighting neural-override engagement) method, that is designed to be realized and memorized via repetition. as soon as the suggestions are totally bought, they need to be utilized instinctively. The U.S. Marine shut strive against scuffling with instruction manual explains the the way to fast neutralize any attacker in shut quarters and teaches you ways to exploit any a part of the human physique as a weapon. It covers breaking a fall, protecting opposed to headlocks and chokes, holding opposed to punches and kicks, surviving encounters with armed attackers, and extra. 330 black-and-white illustrations.

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The eyes are excellent targets because they are soft tissue areas that are not protected by bone or muscle. Attacks to this area may cause the opponent to protect the area with his hands, allowing Marines to execute a secondary attack to other target areas while the opponent uses his hands to protect his eyes. Temple. The temple is one of the most fragile areas of the head. Powerful strikes to the opponent’s temple cause permanent damage and death. Nose. The nose is very sensitive and easily broken.

Target Areas of the Body During close combat, Marines strive to attack the accessible target areas of an opponent’s body. The readily accessible areas will vary with each situation and throughout the engagement. The target areas are divided into five major groups: head, neck, torso, groin, and extremities. The figure below illustrates target areas of the body. Head The vulnerable regions of the head are the eyes, temple, nose, ears, and jaw. Massive damage to the head kills an opponent. Eyes. The eyes are excellent targets because they are soft tissue areas that are not protected by bone or muscle.

Nose. The nose is very sensitive and easily broken. An attack to this area causes involuntary watering and closing of the opponent’s eyes, rendering him vulnerable to secondary attacks. However, through training, individuals can condition themselves to withstand attacks to the nose. Therefore, any attack to the nose must be powerfully delivered. Ears. Attacks to the ears may cause the eardrum to rupture. But this may not stop or even distract an opponent unless Marines powerfully deliver the strike.

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