Oscar Company masters MCMAP

Oscar Company masters MCMAP
Oscar Company masters MCMAP
Oscar Company masters MCMAP
Oscar Company masters MCMAP
Oscar Company masters MCMAP

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practice martial arts techniques using their rifles during training Sept. 30, 2013, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into honorable warriors.

Sgt Larry Miller, a Marine Corps martial arts instructor, demonstrates a high block to recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion.

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practice high blocks with their rifles.

Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practice blocks with their rifles.

Recruit Shanise Hargrave, with Platoon 4041, Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practices knife techniques.

The motto of the Marine Corps Martial Arts program is "One Mind. Any Weapon." Recruits must learn how to combine unarmed techniques from various martial arts with armed techniques designed for hand-to-hand combat. More than just self-defense training, MCMAP fuses together mental and character building with combat disciplines. Recruits also study martial arts culture and history and Marine Corps values.