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Advanced commando combat system of CQB for special ops
Dr. Komal VS,
Instructor & III Deg Black Belt
Military Martial Arts:
Military Close Quarter Combat
(CQB) Arts are very different from Civilain Martial Arts. Tracing the
development of Military Martial Arts (Now also called ‘Combatives’), it all
started with World War II, when British Army started developing a quick system
of Hand to Hand Combat called UAC. This was hastily compiled with major
influence by judo & wrestling. Thus
they used to catch a punch, grab a kick, grab a bayonet thrust at them and
throw! Very impractical, but this method spread all over the allies as UAC.
: Advanced Commando Combat System
the late nineties, Military Martial Arts were not in spotlight. The British
Unarmed Combat was adopted by most Allies & by the armies who derived
support from the British.
in the modern era, most armies all over the world, have reviewed their Unarmed
Combat systems & CQB systems & began the process of modernization.
system named the Advanced Commando Combat System, (ACCS) is derived from their
research & study of training over 15,000 soldiers from the Indian forces.
is to be noted that the Rao couple have devoted their life to training soldiers
from the Indian forces & never accepted any compensation for their work.
efforts & research in modernization has received official appreciation from
the Indian Army Chief in 2001.
represents the first few of the newer generation Military Martial Arts &
the art has chosen to remain low profile, non commercial & dedicated to
training the Indian forces.
us compare ACCS to other Military Martial Arts:
ACCS Military Martial Art of Indian Origin
Other Military Martial Arts
How was it founded?
Estb by a systematic Research over 12 years
Are modified versions of same old British UAC
How many were trained?
Imparted to 15,000 soldiers & police
only taught as part of Basic course during
Courses are Specialized & committed: full time.
Courses are Basic & only for a few hours of reg
Who are trained?
Only Instructors are trained to propagate further
Only Recruits are trained
Official Appreciation by Army HQ
Founders received official Army Chief Appreciation
Founders have no official appreciation from force
What is the Syllabus?
Complete Close Quarter Combat System
Only Hand to Hand Combat
How it is taught?
Army Top Brass invite Founders for Official
ACCS 1-2 week long courses at Force Formation HQs
for trg Instructors in ACCS modern methods.
Courses are on CQB applications for Spec Ops & CT Ops with
Martial Artists run 2 day courses outside Army
locations call it "SWAT" & "Military" ! etc
& invite a few forces personnel to participate in their spare time
alongwith many Civilains. Only Martial Arts are taught under guise
The Art ACCS today is
recognized as the Ninth Military Martial Art in the world after British UAC,
American Combatives, German H2H, Russian Sambo, Israeli Haganah, Chinese Defendu
& Gung Fu, Japanese Samurai Budo, Italian Army arts. This recognition is via
American, European & Asian (Japanese & Chinese Bodies). However the real
acknowledgement comes from the fact that ACCS has got popular with the Indian
armed forces for over 14 years – which is an acknowledgement of a Military art
by the second largest Military in the world. The ACCS research has been
acknowledged by the CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF APPRECIATION twice in 2001, and 2005. No
other Military martial art in the world has received such a high honor. It is
also an art that has over 300 official endorsements from Top Brass of Army, Air
Force, Naval Chief, DGPs, NSG, MARCOS, GARUD, BSF etc. And it is totally INDIAN.
Specifics features of
What is unique about this art
is that ACCS is strictly a Military Art, with easy to learn techniques that
require more fitness, ruggedness& knowledge rather than precision, skill
& years of practice. Also the
situations that ACCS trains in is not inside the ring or wrestling arena or
street, but for situations like Close Quarter battle Ops, Room Combat, Confined
Space Combat like Aircrafts, Close Quarter Ground Clearing & Occupation and
Our art ACCS today is the
only Military art in the world which is totally Military based without any civil
influence of Judo, Karate & Sport Shooting. It is also the only indigenous
art with no mimicking of British Snap Shooting or US Tunnel Vision Shooting
techniques. It is also the only art
that covers the full gamut of CQB from Hand to Hand to Reflex Shooting, Sentry
Termination, room Combat, Small Team Tac etc
Reflex shooting of ACCS
Weapon to Weapon W2W
application: The ACCS is well known for its innovative technique of close
quarter shooting, predominantly developed for sport shooting and CQB operations.
The technique is different from conventional shooting in two respects a) It
advocates carrying the rifle barrel pointing upwards while engaging the target
b) shooting by aiming only with the foresight as angle of deviation is minimum
at close quarters. ACCS claims that this reduces the reaction time and improves
Weapon to Hand W2H
application: ACCS has many varieties of dagger terminations to the neck, abdomen
and kidneys. Different techniques are employed to cause hemorrhage within body
cavities rather than external bleeding leaving no signature in a covert
Edged weapon defense and
defense to firearm threats and attacks
Hand to Weapon H2W
application: ACCS has techniques of avoiding the arc of thrust of edged weapon
attack and deflecting the line of fire while threatened by a firearm. ACCS has
developed a special technique called bullet evasion where the defender ducks the
line of fire during alignment of the firearm attack.
Methods of bare handed
Hand to Hand H2H application:
Five scientific methods such as suffocation, choking, strangulation, hanging and
garrote and cardiac tamponade are executed via various techniques.
Confined space combat
ACCS teaches use of
intra-aircraft objects to function as weapons in aircraft combat. Pens, spoons,
plastic bags, blunt objects of everyday use such as bottles, torch, bags etc are
employed as modified weapons to achieve its cause.
The face of modern day
military martial arts is changing with most armies adopting realistic systems.
We must make clear differences between civilian applications and military
application of combat arts.