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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Ensure that the soldier to be disarmed does not place his finger in the trigger guard during rifle and bayonet disarming.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A blow to the floating ribs can easily fracture them because they are not attached to the rib cage. The defender continues to move i n and places his other arm behind the punching arm FigureStep 2′.

The knee can be attacked with the body’s mass behind the defender’s knee or with his entire body by falling on the opponent’s knee, causing it to hyperextend.

The attacker is finished as the opponent on the left defender continues to slice across the abdomen with a stroke along the No. Then he turns and, at the same time, delivers a slash to the attacker’s throat along the No. 21-15

Do not focus full attention on the weapon because the attacker has other body weapons to use. It is imperative that the soldier fighting with rifle and fixed bayonet use the movement of his entire body behind all of his fighting techniques — not just upper-body strength.

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The instructor explains and demons trates how to lunge fo rward on your leading foot without losing your balance EigureStep 1 and, at the same time, drive the bayonet with great force into any unguarded part of your opponent’s body.


The difference in the modified stance is the knife is held close to the body with the other hand held close over the knife hand to help conceal it Figure A stab to the kidneys induces instant shock and can cause death from severe internal bleeding. The fighter uses his momentum against the attacker; he also uses leverage or fmm position to gain an opportunity to throw the attacker.

This area is large enough for two demonstrators and the primary instructor. Go to page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 221-150 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 The objective is to disable or capture the opponent by cutting him with the blade of the bayonet.

Like they say, practice makes perfect. The defender 21-1550 a heel kick into the attacker’s groin Figure with his full body mass behind it.

FM 21-150, ARMY FIELD MANUAL 21-150: COMBATIVES (30-SEP-1992) [S/S BY FM 3-25.150]

The likelihood of being cut severely is less if the fighter is well trained in knife defense and it the principles of weapon defense are followed. The defender executes a knife-hand strike to the side of his opponent’s neck Figure the same way as the hammer-fist strike Figure j page except he uses the edge of his striking hand. Public domain Public domain false false. New weapons, improved equipment, and new tactics are always being introduced; however, firepower alone will not always drive a determined enemy from his position.


It is probably the most reliable place to strike someone to stun them. Studying the new techniques in this method ensures that the movements are correctly programmed into the soldiers’ subconscious after a few repetitions. An attack directed straight up — for example, to the defender’s groin.

The following counterattacks can be used as defenses against a rifle with a fixed bayonet; they also provide a good basis for training.

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The defender then follows up with a disabling movement. Summary [ edit ] Description FMCombatives.

Customers who bought this item also bought. These fighting arts are essential military skills. This mission remains the ultimate goal of all 21-15 training. The skull is weak where the frontal cranial bones join.

When the attacker tri es a front kick, the defender traps the kicking foot by meeting it with his own FigureStep 1 1. Elbow strike to face.

The stunning completely disables an opponent for three to seven seconds and allows the soldier to finish off the opponent, gain total 21-1550 of the situation, or make his escape. He then crushes the fingers together and twists, applying pressure until the opponent is disabled.

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