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Friday, March 13, 2015

War Zone Combatives Report from .Mil

Abstract : Despite technological advances, hand-to-hand combat remains a persistent aspect of the contemporary operating environment (Wojadkowski, 2007). To develop a more detailed understanding on the use of hand-to-hand combat, the researcher analyzed 30 Post-Combat Surveys administered to US Army Soldiers from 2004 to 2008 after their return from deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. 216 out of 1,226 Soldiers (19.0%) reported using hand-to-hand combat skills in at least one encounter. The Soldiers descriptions indicated that hand-to-hand combat occurred in a variety of tactical situations and that the most common skills employed were grappling techniques (72.6%), followed by the use of weapons (e.g., rifle butt strikes; 21.9%); with striking as the least reported skill (i.e., punching and kicking; 5.5%). These results further reinforce that hand-to-hand combat remains a relevant demand and the US Army should continue such training with an emphasis on grappling skills practiced across a variety of performance settings.

Full report, herehttp://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA612103

If you are still confident that all of your problems can and will be sorted with your Battle Rifle and Sidearm, you are probably wrong.  Dead wrong.



  1. How do you "buttstroke" with a plastic gun? I was trained with an m-14. A buttstroke with that would probably end the fight.

  2. Yep, no way that anything can be done just as well or better than we did 50 years ago. Nothing outside my realm of personal experience is relevant or applicable.

    News flash over the teletype, M-16 crack skulls, 5.56mm kills with a single shot, and tourniquet use does not cause amputations. Time to get training more current than the 60's pal...


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