MCMAP is for People Who Want to Kill
The reason I chose the marines (MCMAP – Marine Corps Martial Arts Program) to pick on for my latest martial arts book is interesting.
Second, on inspecting MCMAP I could see that they had fallen into some of the traps Martial Arts systems fall into.
The basic techniques are drawn from boxing, not Karate or kung Fu or some other martial art.
The grab art techniques were out of order, and selected for reasons that go against the grain of self-improvement.
The relationship of techniques was not well addressed.
Don’t get me wrong, the thing works, and well, and especially in view of the fact that they are training a bunch of fellows that are often short a clue.
But it could be better.
It could be a real martial art where people actually suffer enlightenment.
And one of the questions I entertained, as I tweaked and rearranged MCMAP, was whether the marine corps would want enlightened troops.
On one hand, the soldier would be smarter, he would be prone to analyze, and intuitively, any situation.
But would he follow orders and go into the guns of the enemy?
Man, that was the $64,000 question.
And I think the answer would depend on the quality of leadership, and the information passed down to the grunt.
If a fellow went through MCMAP, and did become enlightened, he would have to be educated as to the value of the mission before charging forth. It would take smart leaders to do that, and the mission would have to make sense.
An enlightened man is as willing to put his life on the line as an unenlightened man. Maybe more so.
But he’s not stupid.
The fellows at the Alamo likely knew they would die, and just to buy a little time for their fellow Texicans to make up an army. They made an educated and enlightened decision.
And, should MCMAP take hold and begin transforming today’s modern marines, they would have to make the same enlightened decisions.
And I think the fellows in charge are going to have to be smarter, and communicate in a complete and thorough manner, their mission goals.
Anyway, it is a conjecture, but it is backed up by the fact that armies of the east have engaged in this type of martial arts training for millennium.
You can pick up ‘Fixing MCMAP’ on Amazon, or here… http://marinecorpsmartialarts.wordpress.com/marine-humor/
Guaranteed, whether you are a martial artist or a marine, or a marine to be or whatever, you will find the work scholarly and effective. After all, it is based on the martial arts of a very unique group of killers.