Monday, August 15, 2011


Get it, grappler?  Armybar

The US Army's Modern Army Combatives is a pretty badass system used to train our soldiers effective hand-to-hand combat.  They employ a ton of BJJ/submission grappling techniques and principles and use competitions as a means of motivating soldiers to train.  I saw a TV show about it once, so I'm kind of an expert on the subject.

Modern Army Combatives has four levels, starting from Basic, which is grappling starting from knees, all the way up to Advanced, which is full-blown MMA style fighting.  And, they do it all in fashionable camo fatigue gis. 

Check out Ranger Up's kickass highlight of the 2011 US Combatives Championship, held in the last week of July at Fort Hood, TX.  These soldiers go for broke.  Great competition.


  1. The johnny cash makes it official

  2. Enemies of America take note: this is what our warriors do for fun! God Bless the men and woman of the the USA armed forces.

  3. There's a reason Marines don't do this, what good is an injured infantryman? Marine's play with guns not submissions. I love BJJ, but this is ridiculous for the army to do.

  4. Soldiers more confident in their unarmed skills are less likely to over-rely on their weapons. It's just a reality of the 21st Century that soldiers need the ability to use force at all ranges, lethal and everything less than...