What martial art beofre USMA???

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  1. futureusna

    futureusna Member

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    I plan on taking a martial art before i apply/attend USMA, not only for another ECA but also for the "skill". What do you think would be the best to take???
     
  2. dunninla

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    no clue. Israeli special forces train in Krav Maga, which has become popular in the US in the past ten years for civilian matial arts training, especially in Los Angeles, New York, etc. Where are you located? Krav Maga concentrates on quick, disabling strkes, generally starting with a disorienting blow to the crotch and ending about a second later with with a blow to the head, with or without weapon. the whole thing is supposed to be over in under five seconds, per attacker.
     
  3. USMA2016

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    I'm pretty sure while you're a cadet you have to take classes in wrestling, boxing, and combatives. I'm a wrestler, so obviously I would recommend that :biggrin:. But also a lot of wrestling and jiu-jitsu translates into combatives. Boxing is important though too, but wrestling or jiu-jitsu would probably be the best IMHO.
     
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    ^ I suppose it depends on what you want the training for. If for cardio and coordination, just about any will do. If for survival in real life close quarters, no holds barred attack situations, I think boxing would be a distant last behind Krav Maga, Jiu-Jitsu, Karate, in that order.
     
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    Forget the martial arts. Devote that time to training for the CFA. USMA is correct when they say start young. Focus on maxing out the CFA. It will not only prepare you for the physical stress of the military but also enhance your file, should you apply.
     
  6. FAL

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    brazilian jiu jitsu. play around with others a bit too, MMA with a concentration in BJJ will do you well.
     
  7. vampsoul

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    My sport in HS was martial arts. I did Taekwondo and the Katana. I worked hard and did it competitively, which USMA liked. Just taking a few classes for fun will have no affect on your application. That being said, martial arts is one of my favorite activities in the world, and it is exceptionally diverse. I like Taekwondo a lot for its focus on self-defense, a main focus of your combatives training here at USMA.
     

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