View Full Version : Getting trained in KM whilst in the military
03-07-2008, 11:20 AM
In a few weeks, I'll be shipping off to the US Coast Guard Boot Camp (provided my medical check goes okay, which is on Monday, bu there shouldn't be any problems hopefully!). After I've survived Boot Camp, got settled at my first posting etc, I want to look into options for training in Krav Maga. I've read that certain units in the USCG and other branches of the military have been trained in Krav Maga, some people have become instructors etc, and was just wondering if anyone could offer any advice on how to do this?
Many thanks in advance for any advice!
Are you asking about getting certified to teach LEO/MIL? That's done through the Force Training Division.
03-08-2008, 11:39 PM
First things first, stop using "whilst" while in the Coasties..........You're going to make them feel strange.
Seriously, What MOS are you going into? That's what will probably drive your ability to train on duty.
03-10-2008, 02:52 PM
I'd love to get trained as an instructor for LEO/military, but I'm not sure if I have the level of experience required for that. In terms of MOS, I'm going in undesignated (as a non-rate) so I can get my US Citizenship before picking one. I'm trying to decide between something more "Hands-on", being part of a Marine Security team, or more behind the scenes in Intel etc. It'll be easier to be an instructor if I'm more on the sharp end, like a Boarding Team, but I'll see what the options are once I'm in.
Just got back from MEPS today btw - tired as hell from only 1 hour of sleep and getting poked and prodded in all orifices, and of course doing the infamous duck walk, but happy to have gotten through it!
Jeremy - I'm having to get used to the differences between Brit and US lingo...I've already confused the hell out of most of the recruiters I've spoken to!
04-08-2008, 01:30 PM
It depends on where you're stationed. I'm in the US Navy myself, and there is no HtH training for us shipboard types unless you happen to be in a rate/specialty that involves combat. You'll either have to go to a civilian school (as I did) or hope for a chance to train MCMAP with the Marines (and you'll only get to do that if you're going on IA to Iraq, Afghanistan, or Horn of Africa op areas).
04-09-2008, 12:20 PM
Excuse me .... What is the duck walk ?
04-10-2008, 04:41 PM
squat down and start walking
09-18-2008, 10:00 AM
I got certified as an instructor while on the USS Enterprise. If your command MWR wants to fund it. Then it is possible. That is how we were able to do it. We then held classes on the ship for women, security and aircrew.
10-15-2008, 09:24 PM
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