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LINE is a close quarters combat system, derived from various martial arts, used by the United States Marine Corps between 1989 and 1998. It was developed by retired Marine Ron Donvito after extensive study of human anatomy and various martial arts.Officially, the name stands for
Linear Infighting Neural Override Engagement ,
this is, however, an acronym coined during the project's inception.It is also known as the "7 Deadly Moves of Combat" philosophy.

This system was completely scrapped and was replaced by the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) in 2002.The LINE System was adopted in 1998 by U.S. Army Special Forces at the Special Forces Qualification Course (SFQC).
LINE was replaced by the Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) in October 2007

There are a couple of basic tenants of the MACP that are important to understand. The first one is that the winner of the hand-to-hand fight in combat is the one whose buddy shows up first with a gun. This is important thing to remember because it puts combative training in perspective. MACP must be an integral part of the close quarters fight but does not replace traditional combat training. With that in mind, the second tenant is that the defining characteristic of a warrior is the willingness to close with the enemy. The United States Army does not win wars because they are better at hand-to-hand combat than the enemy, they do however win wars because of the things it takes to be a good hand-to-hand fighter. Any hand to hand training plan that does not serve to build this fundamental aggressiveness is actually counter productive. Confidence comes from competence.

Fight Tactics/Training Strategy
In order to train soldiers efficiently it is necessary to develop a systematic approach to both fighting and training.

The three phases of basic fight strategy are:

1. Close the distance
Controlling a standup fight means controlling the range between fighters. The untrained fighter is primarily dangerous at punching range. The goal is to avoid that range. Even if you are the superior striker, the most dangerous thing you can do is to spend time at the range where the enemy has the highest probability of victory. When training Soldiers, the primary goal should be instilling the courage to close the distance.

2. Gain dominant position
Before any killing or disabling technique can be applied, the Soldier must first gain and maintain dominant body position. It is the leverage gained from dominant body position that allows the fighter to defeat a stronger opponent. An appreciation for dominant position is fundamental to becoming a proficient fighter because it ties together what would otherwise be a long confusing list of unrelated techniques. If a finishing technique is attempted from dominant position and fails, the fighter can simply try again. If, on the other hand, a finishing technique is attempted from other than dominant position and fails, it will usually mean defeat. The dominant body positions will be introduced in order of precedence.

3. Finish the fight
When dominant body position has been achieved, the fighter can begin attempts to finish the fight secure in the knowledge that if an attempt fails, as long as he maintains dominant position, he may simply try again.

Training should start with ground grappling, which is not only easier both to teach and to learn, but also provides a sound base from which to move to the more difficult standing techniques. Past programs started with techniques that took a very long time to master.



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