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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program


U. S. Marines Martial Arts Instructor Course: Week 2

U. S. Marines with Martial Arts Instructor Course 224-19 close out their second week at the Edson Range Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Facility on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, Aug. 16, 2019. Video by Lance Cpl. Drake Nickels

Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate - International Episode - Doug Perry

Doug Perry, 83-years old, 10th-dan Shorin-ryu karate, retired United States Marine Corps Major (Purple heart and Meritorious Service medals).

Sensei: Masters of Okinawan Karate is a crowd-funded YouTube documentary series about the legendary martial arts teachers of Okinawa, Japan.

In this bonus international episode, Doug Perry Sensei talks about his life in martial arts and the United States Marine Corps. He recently received his 10th dan in Shorin-ryu karate, and during his visit to Okinawa I met up with him and his son Colonel Jason Perry to chat about his extraordinary journey.

Will all the videos be on YouTube?

Yes the videos will be available for free on YouTube to anyone who wants to watch and learn from these great sensei. This video is a bonus episode in a series of 12 interviews with Okinawan karate masters. Hopefully individuals, dojos, or karate organizations will help sponsor or support the project to allow us to keep making videos.

How can you help?

Give the video a thumbs up, comment, and subscribe to the channel.

Share the videos through social media with others who are interested in Okinawa, Japan, martial arts, history etc..

If you, your dojo, or your organization is interested in helping sponsor the series, I’d love to hear from you.

This documentary series would not be possible without the help of the international karate community. Thank you to all the people listed in the credits and below.

Click this link to learn more and help:

Main Sponsors

Fusei Kise, Isao Kise and the OSMKKF-USA
Jerry Figgiani - Shorin Ryu Karate Do International
Beikoku Shidokan Karatedo Association
Grant Campbell - USA Karate Federation

Series Sponsors

Cezar Borkowski - Northern Karate Schools
Marguerite Peggy Hess - Jensen Beach Uechi Ryu Karate Do Dojo
Reece Cummings - Cummings Karate Dojo
Michael Quinn - Okinawa Shogen-Ryu Karate-Do Europe
Martin Pinto - Essex Goju Ryu Karate
Mark Spear - Black Bear Dojo
Okinawa Karate Podcast

Series Supporters
Tim Herlihy
Robin Ross
Joshua Simmers
Jeff Perkins
Paul Punshon
John J. Strangeway
Gerry Campbell
Shelley Cormier
K V Manoharan
Phil Butler
Danny Smith
Justin Rathert
Adam Carter
Mike Powers
Miguel Da Luz
Robert Roberto Curtis
Josh Ryer
Belgi Serin
Igor Vakos
Lisken Dus
Andrew Pearce
William C. Ford
Cos Vona
Steve Ouslis
Sandro Simonetta
Axel Heinrich
Jiří Matouš
Jose Planas
Andy Morris
Steve Armes

Recruits with November Company MCMAP aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island

Recruits with November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, learn basic Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, April 15, 2019. (Video by Lance Cpl. Daniel Johnson)

Marine Corps GREEN BELT MCMAP Course

A group of 20+ Marines undergo the martial arts training course to earn their green belt. We learn takedown techniques, fighting techniques and combat conditioning. I had a GoPro to show you a little of what we went through.

MCMAP training again

1st is between Rob Spedden(Sgt USMC) vs me Robert Dixon(LSSN USN) 2nd is me vs Jim Floback(LSSN USN). Floback started coming towards me before my slow behind could get turned around it took forever just to even get him in the guard. We hadnt learned the triangle choke yet i was just trying to remember how to do it from mma but couldnt remember.

U.S. Marine takes on Japanese Army Soldier in Karate Finals

U.S. Marine takes on Japanese Army Soldier in Karate Finals. The Japanese guys were all tired out quick but put on a good fight.

Gunnery Sergeant and MCMAP Instructor

Gunnery Sergeant Benson is a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Instructor at Joint Base Charleston.

Being an All-Marine Wrestler

Capt. Daniel Miller, 1st Lt. Jamel Johnson, and Coach Jason Loukides talks about preparing for the Military World Games and being part of the All-Marine wrestling program. (Video by 2nd Lt. Terrence Zaleski)

Combat Training for Individual Soldiers : Kung Fu for General & Military Applications

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Certain types of combat training focus not on a unit as a whole, but on the abilities of individual soldiers. Get tips on combat training for individual soldiers with help from a specialist in Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu in this free video clip.

Expert: Keith Mazza
Bio: Keith Mazza has been studying martial arts for over 40 years, specializing in Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Filmmaker: Stephen Chiang

Series Description: Kung fu is used in a wide variety of different ways and can be beneficial not just for military applications, but for general applications as well. Learn about the ins and outs of kung fu for military and general applications with help from a specialist in Traditional Wing Chun Kung Fu in this free video series.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Intructor Course Physical Training Session

U.S. Marines of Marine Corps Base Hawaii take part in a Marine Corps Martial Arts Intructor Course physical training (PT) session aboard Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Sept. 11, 2018. The PT session is part of strengthening the Marine Corps possible future MCMAP instructors. (Video by Cpl. Brendan Custer)

Recruits Echo Company - Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Recruits take Marine Corps Martial Arts Program classes to learn basic offensive and defensive techniques while training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego. Instructors from the Instructional Training Company, Support Battalion, Recruit Training Regiment, teach these classes and prepare the recruits to pass the MCMAP Test near the end of training. (Video by Brandon Williams)

Recruits with Fox Company Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Testing

Recruits with Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion complete their Marine Corps Martial Arts Program Testing on Marine Corps Depot Parris Island, S.C. Sept. 28, 2019. Recruits must pass their MCMAP testing in order to graduate boot camp. (Video by Lance Cpl. Godfrey Ampong)

Marine Corps Martial Arts in Slow Motion

This video shows Marines demonstrating moves Marine Corps Martial Arts Program in slow motion.

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Produced by Sgt. Aaron Hostutler
Cover Photo by: Lance Cpl. Ismael Ortega

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and the purpose it serves!

In today's video, Sgt. Zamarrippa explains the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program and the purpose it serves! (Video by Brandon Williams)

Marine Corps Martial Arts Training Session Hotel Company

Recruits with Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, practice Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Nov. 7. (Video by Cpl. Shekinah Lowe)

Marine Corps MARTIAL ARTS Gray Belt Course

Today you get a little taste of what Marines go through during their Marine Corps Martial Arts Gray Belt course. This is the second course that Marines go through during their career. Every course is different, based on the instructor. Marines are taught the same techniques and values, but physical training is up to the MAI.

This course was endured while on deployment in the middleeast. Instructed by SSgt. Maher and Sgt. Pabloaguilar.

They allowed me to wear the GoPro so I can make this badass video.

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Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Sgt. Joshua Tammeus and Sgt. Devin Brown, Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructors with Headquarters and Support Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command, talk about their leadership styles. (Video by Sgt. Danielle Prentice)

U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Instructor Course

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Chemical Biological Incident Response Force conduct a Martial Arts Instructor Course training course aboard Naval Support Facility Indian Head, Md., on Oct. 9th, 2019 (Video by Lance Cpl. Blakely Graham)

Marine Corps Martial Arts Center of Excellence

This is a demonstration of martial arts at the Martial Arts Center for Excellence in Quantico, Virginia.

Marine Corps Martial Arts Program: Hand-To-Hand Combat Training

U.S. Marine Corps recruits undergoing hand-to-hand combat training during Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) tan belt techniques at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. MCMAP is a combat system developed by the United States Marine Corps to combine existing and new hand-to-hand and close quarters combat techniques with morale and team-building functions and instruction in the Warrior Ethos.

Tan belt, the lowest color belt and conducted during entry level training, signifies the basic understanding of the mental, physical, and character disciplines. It is the minimum requirement of all Marines with a training time of 27.5 hours, and has no prerequisites. Recruits receive these belts after completion of a practical application test on all of the basic techniques of the Tan Belt.

The Marine recruits are with Alpha Company, First Recruit Training Battalion.

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