FM 21-150 PDF

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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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A warm-up period gradually increases the internal temperature of the body and the heart rate. Flex your knees and balance your body weight on the balls of your feet. He then turns toward the opponent, brings his fn to his chest, and launches a heel kick to the outside of the opponent’s thigh FigureStep 2. The movement is taught by the numbers in two phases: The elbows are strongest when kept in front of the body and in alignment with the shoulder joint; that is, never strike with the elbow out to the side of the body.

These traits lead to confidence, coordination, strength, and endurance, which characterize the rifle-bayonet fighter.

US Army Combatives FM 21-150

Bending the wrist toward the elbow helps to lock out the elbow. The instructor explains and demonstrates how to move straight forward and FM pass your opponent so that your mf shoulder passes his right shoulder, continue moving forward about six steps, halt, and without command, execute the whirl.

The defender can then follow-up with a knee to the groin, or he can use rm disabling blows to vital areas. He is light on his feet with his knees slightly flexed to allow quick movement in any direction. It should not be a contest 21150 see who can win, but a training exercise for both individuals.


The soldier should also know counters to choking techniques to protect himself. He does this according to the 21–150 at which he and his opponent are engag ed. Regardless of the type weapon used by the enemy, his attack will always be along one of the nine angles of attack at any one time.

The same as No. This nerve motor point is on top of the forearm just below the elbow. When an 221-150 tries a front kick FigureStep 1the defender steps off the line of attack of the incoming foot to the outside.

Sit on ground with right leg extended to front and foot pointing up. A powerful blow to the area below the navel and above the groin can cause shock, unconsciousness, and internal bleeding. A downward diagonal slash, stab, or strike toward the right side of the defender’s head, neck, or torso.

FM Hand to Hand Combat

Make sure soldiers keep scabbards on knives and bayonets firmly attached to rifles while learning bayonet disarming methods. Like they say, practice makes perfect. Hold this position for 20 seconds, then, change places.

Counterstrikes to rear choke and frontal choke. Joint locks, chokes, and kicks to vital areas are also good control measures. Keep the sling facing outward and the cutting edge of the bayonet toward your opponent. For maximum effect, the blow should be focused below and slightly in front of the ear.

Planning Considerations The training objectives of the bayonet assault course include: If the 21–150 is torn, the opponent is incapacitated. The situation becomes a struggle of strength pitted against strength unless the fighter 12-150 remain in control of his opponent by using 21-1550 movements to gain an advantage in leverage and balance.

Vital Tkrgets In the next sequence, the attacker on the right lunges to the f along a low No. He may launch an attack or defend from this stance.


Knee strikes and heel kicks are the weapons of choice for this target. Some knife attack sequences that can be used in training to help develop soldiers’ knowledge of movements, principles, and techniques in knife fighting follow.

Stand back-to-back with buddy and interlock arms at your sides. Each pair of soldiers should have an 8-foot square training space. The small bones on the top of the foot are easily broken.

The following is a suggested POI for introductory-level combative training. This highly accessible point is an effective way to drop an opponent quickly.

He then forces his chin into the vee of the opponent’s arm that is around his neck. The objective is to disable or capture an opponent by delivering a for ceful blow to his body with the gm ifle butt FigureSteps 1, 2,3, and 4, and FigureSteps 1,2,3, and 4. Timing, speed, and judgment are essential factors in these movements. The backs of his hands should be against the neck. He can then counterattack to gain control of the situation as soon as possible. A powerful blow to the kidneys can induce 21-1150 and can ffm cause internal injury to these organs.

Army Field Manual This teaching method allows the instructor to explain in detail the sequence of each movement.

From the FM squatting position FigureStep 1the soldier extends one leg across the front of the body and raises his arm on the same side across his face FigureStep 2.