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Close Quarters Combat

Traditionally, close-quarters combat was a military or law-enforcement term used to describe armed or unarmed hand-to-hand combat. However, the importance of martial arts in CQC training has always been of tantamount importance.

Before the advent of guns, especially in Asian cultures, military and martial artists developed battle-, ring- and street-tested methods of CQC training. CQC techniques have specifically focused on efficient, powerful and deadly hand-to-hand fighting strategies. Many martial arts—such as muay boran, Brazilian jiu-jitsu and wing chun kung fu—have evolved from combining skill sets from other combative arts.

Today’s martial artists, law-enforcement officers, military and elite fighting forces incorporate simple armed and unarmed drills, situational awareness and scenario training. Current CQC training also synthesize wrestling and boxing with neo-modern martial arts such as muay Thai, sambo, and “whatever comes along and is useful.”

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