Oct 4, 2010

Fighting in martial-arts course to be reduced

By Gina Cavallaro - Staff writer
Posted : Monday Oct 4, 2010

MARINE CORPS BASE QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Corps is creating new guidelines for its top martial arts instructors that will dial back fighting and place greater emphasis on teaching.
Marines who attend the seven-week Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Course at Quantico’s Martial Arts Center of Excellence learn how to train and certify Marine Corps Martial Arts Program instructors, but “some things had crept into [the curriculum] that weren’t really about training instructors,” said Brig. Gen. Michael Brogan, commanding general of Training Command.
Brogan, who took over at Training Command in July, declined to discuss prospective changes, saying the new program of instruction will be sorted out in a course curriculum review board this fall. He did, however, hint at a couple of reasons for the revision.

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