FM 21-150 PDF

This page contains the US Army Field Manual on Combatives. ‘^FM FIELD MANUAL HEADQUARTERS No. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY Washington, DC, 30 September COMBATIVES Contents Page . FM Without balance, the fighter has no stability with which to defend himself, nor does he t FM Combatives () – 1st Tactical Studies Group.

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The throat’s vulnerability is widely known and should be a primary target in close-range fighting. Proper mental attitude is of primary importance in the soldier’s ability to strike an opponent. Striking this center produces similar effects to striking the radial nerve, although it is not as accessible as the radial nerve.

The defender shifts to the outside to get off the line of attack and he grabs the weapon. It is difficult for commanders to find time to conduct hand-to-hand combat training in typical training schedules.

The bones of 21-1500 skull are weak at the temple, and an artery and large nerve lie close to the skin.

US Army Combatives FM 21-150

For a mo re detailed discussion of the concepts of distance and tm, se d Chapter 6. Incapacitation and unconsciousness can occur within three seconds; therefore, it is crucial for the defender to know all possible counters to chokes. Defense Against a Knife This blow stuns the opponent, and the defender immediately follows up with a disabling blow to a vital area of his opponent’s body.


Closing the distance to the target gives the fighter an opportunity to take advantage of this principle. The other hand is held close to his body where it 21150 ready to use, but protected Figure Then, he pulls the attacker off balance by causing him to overextend himself 12-150Step 2.

The role of the soldier, particularly in the final phase of the assault, remains relatively unchanged: 21-50 power and momentum can be developed in this kick. The best way to hold the knife is either with the straight grip or the reverse grip. The soldiers then execute this technique from start to finish.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. While grappling, the defender can snake his hand over the crook in the opponent’s elbow and move his body to the outside, trapping one arm of the opponent against his side FigureStep 1.

The defender turns his body to force the elbow into a position in which it was not designed to move.

Body mass in motion develops momentum.

This way, the attacker cannot change his attack in response to movement by the defender. The defender then follows up with blows to his opponent’s vital areas. One way to do this is to control the opponent’s fall so that he lands on his head.


FM Hand to Hand Combat

Hold the left arm high, generally in front of the left shoulder. When friendly and enemy forces become so intermingled that firearms and grenades are not practical, hand-to-hand combat skills become vital assets. Haining Areas Place a layer of plastic sheeting on the ground to prevent the growth of grass and weeds, and place a sand base up to 12 inches deep on top of the plastic. At the same time, he moves off the line of attack FigureStep 2.

He can 21-10 turn his body, rotate his shoulder under the elbow joint of the attacker, and lock it out FigureStep 4 Figure In the run phase, unit soldiers engage in full sparring, advanced-weapons fighting, and sentry removal. There are certain principles about hand-to-hand combat and the human body that will never change.

Hands can become deadly weapons when used by a skilled fighter. An attack directed straight 21-1550 upon the defender. They condition the body through motion in all ranges, accustom the soldiers to contact with the ground, and promote aggressiveness. KICKS Kicks during hand-to-hand combat are best directed to low targets and should be simple but effective.