SEALs Debate Combatives Program

Navy SEALs - photo form 2016 USSOCOM Factbook
Navy SEALs - photo form 2016 USSOCOM Factbook

The U.S. Navy SEALs are debating which type of combatives training prepares them for hand-to-hand combat. Some favor the Close Quarter Defense (CQD) while others embrace the mixed-martial-arts (MMA) style. In 2011 the Navy Special Warfare Command (NSW) dropped the CQD program. Currently the SEALs train like UFC fighters in the MMA style. Read more in “Controversial MMA training causes rift in Navy SEALs program”Bloody Elbow, July 25, 2016.

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