Training demonstration of a chokehold.

Combatives is the term used to describe the hand-to-hand combat systems primarily used by members of the military, law enforcement, or other groups such as security personnel or correctional officers. Combatives are based in martial arts but are not themselves distinct disciplines.

The US Modern Army Combatives Program was adopted as the basis for the US Air Force Combatives Program in January 2008.[1] Combatives training has also been provided outside of the United States military, for example at Kansas State University which provided a training programme for 2+12 years before closing it in 2010.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Combatives training inspires Air Force - Army News | News from Afghanistan & Iraq - Army Times". Archived from the original on 29 July 2012. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  2. ^ Staff (23 February 2010). "Modern combatives program cancelled due to budget concerns". Kansas State Collegian. Archived from the original on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 7 February 2016.

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