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    Several changes have been made to the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP). The new manual includes no more body hardening because of the risk of injury. It also bans the use of "live" blades in training, drops some repetitive exercises and moves to a shorter instructor training program.

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    I don't like it.

    They've made it easier and I never like that.

    No live blades, why not? maybe not on the first day but if these guys are safe enough to have a rifle, grenades, tanks etc then supervised knife training should be fine

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    • No more “body hardening.” = (Come on they're Marines, not pansies???)

    • No “live” blades. = (I figured someone must of saw it and cried about it being too dangerous.... personally, I'm not sure if it matters)

    • No more repetitive training = (repetition, repetition, repetition.... I thought repetition was good? Though I get that if they are training something outside of class regularly... then they figure no need to do it inside class.... I guess that's why they were able to do the below...which is shorten the trainer program.... maybe because they cut other things???)

    • Shorter instructor trainer programs. = (so pretty much, you can become an instructor quicker)

    Interesting!

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    "No more repetitive training" should have been "No more [B]redundant[B] training. Why duplicate a training process that will be taught in another course.

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    It certainly puts more 'restrictions' on combat training! Therefore could jeapordize safety and effectiveness!!

    • No more Body Hardening: (Ok, so what happens if they get hit in the shins, arms, or chest? Conditioning enables the body to prepare for such blows!)

    • No Live Blades: (I can see this 50/50, one one hand live blades can be dangerous and accidents do happen, on the other hand, come on Isreal Krav Maga uses live blades! You fight as you train, the more real, the better!)

    • No More Repetitive Training: (Says the manual dropped three exercises, I was always under the impression that MCMAP could be used in any spectrum of combat? Dropping Combat Cohesion, aquatic drill, and battle course from the MCMAP program? Doesn't that pretty much take away the realisitic combat training it imposes?) Also, Repetition, Repetition, Repetition; Perfect Practice Makes Perfect!)

    • Shorter Instructor Trainer Programs: (Use to be three weeks minimum? Does this mean you can now go online and become one faster? (I.E. Traditional and MMA Instructor Certifs).

    Personally, I always had a problem with the MCMAP belt use. But now with the change in the manual, it definitely concerns me!

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    I want to learn this but I'm not a marine too bad..

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