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Marine Corps Martial Arts Documentary Part 5 of 5
Added: 13th April 2009
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Though martial arts--including bayonet and sword thrusts and unarmed close combat techniques--have been employed by members of the U.S. Marine Corps since its inception during the Revolutionary War period, a new era began in 2000, with the creation of the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program...

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Documentary Part 4 of 5
Added: 13th April 2009
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As part of their training, MCMAP fighters are required to study history\\\'s great warrior cultures--the Spartans, the Apaches and the Zulus. Though the MCMAP system combines aspects of many different martial arts, it focuses less on the traditional movements and more on techniques...

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Documentary Part 3 of 5
Added: 13th April 2009
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After the study ran in the spring of 2000 at Camp Pendleton, California, the MCMAP was established, with its headquarters at the Marine Corps base in Quantico, Virginia. According to Marine Corps Order 1500.54, which established the MCMAP, the program was a synergy of mental, character, and...

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Documentary Part 2 of 5
Added: 13th April 2009
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Shortly after General James L. Jones, commandant of the Marine Corps, took office in the summer of 1999, he ordered a study done on the possibility of having all Marines train in a martial art such as Aikido or Taekwondo. During his service in the Vietnam War, Jones had seen Korean Marines...

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Documentary Part 1of 5
Added: 13th April 2009
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Though martial arts--including bayonet and sword thrusts and unarmed close combat techniques--have been employed by members of the U.S. Marine Corps since its inception during the Revolutionary War period, a new era began in 2000, with the creation of the U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program...

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Karate Documentary Part 5 of 5
Added: 14th March 2009
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Training methods for Karate fighters include breathing techniques as well as strengthening the hands by driving them into containers of sand or rice and striking special punching boards. Fighters wear loose fitting white uniforms similar to pajamas (called gi) and no padding or protective gear....

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Karate Documentary Part 4 of 5
Added: 14th March 2009
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Incorporating special breathing and shouts, Karate is as much about self-discipline as it is about power. Karate stresses striking as opposed to grappling or throwing an opponent. Fighters direct focused strikes with the hands, elbows, knees or feet towards the most vulnerable areas of the...

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Karate Documentary Part 3 of 5
Added: 14th March 2009
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A fighter named Gichin Funakoshi was credited for introducing Karate to the Japanese, and later to the rest of the world, when he led a demonstration in 1921 for then-Crown Prince Hirohito during a royal visit to Okinawa. After World War II, when U.S. forces occupied Okinawa, American soldiers...

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Karate Documentary Part 2 of 5
Added: 14th March 2009
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Okinawa was under the strong influence of both China and Japan from the 14th century, but had its own language and culture until 1879, when it was officially annexed by Japan. Various rulers between the 15th and 17th centuries set a ban on weapons to prevent rebellion, which resulted in the rise...

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Karate Documentary Part 1 of 5
Added: 14th March 2009
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Karate—the worlds most popular martial art—originated in Okinawa, now a Japanese prefecture with strong historical ties to China as well as Japan. Over 1,000 years old, Karate began as a training practice for monks in the ancient Orient. It owes the fundamentals of its techniques to Kung Fu, from...

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