This chapter discusses the trainer’s role in teaching and sustaining effective hand-to-hand combat. It also discusses unit training training areas, teaching techniques, and safety precautions that must be considered before conducting combatives training.
Section I TRAIN THE TRAINER
Professional instruction is the key to success in combative training. Instructors must be physically fit and highly proficient in the demonstration and practical application of the skills described in this manual. Confidence, enthusiasm, and technical expertise are essential for success in teaching hand-to-hand combat. Assistant instructors must also be properly trained to help supervise and demonstrate maneuvers. Highly trained assistant instructors under supervision may also provide supplementary combative training during off-duty hours.