There are currently more than 200,000 active-duty U.S. Marines and another40,000 in the reserves. These Marines depend on the skills and techniques taughtin this concise manual—and now you can, too! This fully illustrated guide featuresthe LINE (linear in-fighting neural-override engagement) system, which isdesigned to be learned and memorized through repetition. Once the techniquesare fully acquired, they should be applied instinctively. The U.S. Marine CloseCombat Fighting Handbook explains the methods to quickly neutralize any attackerin close quarters and teaches you how to use any part of the human bodyas a weapon. It covers breaking a fall, defending against headlocks and chokes,protecting against punches and kicks, surviving encounters with armed attackers,and more.