Google Sgt. Ronald Donvito
Google Linear Infighting Neural-override Engagement aka L.I.N.E.
Mr. Ronald Donvito formerly a USMC Sgt. (ret.) developed L.I.N.E. .
L.I.N.E. Fighting was THE MARINE H2H (or Combatatives) form from 1989 till 1998, then it was part of the US Army Special Forces Q School from 1998 or 1999 till just a few months ago. M.Sgt. Ron Donvito (ret.) has trained a mega-metric-busload of instructors in the LINE form, who in turn trained US Marines, US SF Q candidates, along with a whole truck load of other US mil. and friendly foriegn mil. instructors. Not to mention some Federal as well as local LE units and unit instructors.
I do not know, nor have I ever met Mr. Donvito (I will call him Mr. Donvito because his 20 years of service in the USMC deserves my respect). I have never had the oppertunity to train in the L.I.N.E. class. If I ever have the cash I will try and get into his training shool for the Basic Class, as I would like to train with a number of other combatatives instructors.
As for his claim to have been responsible for training a 1,000,000 soldiers, considering he was teaching L.I.N.E. for years in various units before it became the accepted USMC H2H form (or was even called L.I.N.E.). Plus the 9 years it was official training for all the USMC, plus various other units it is well possible that 1,000,000 soldiers here and abroad have been throught in the L.I.N.E. form. As I understand from the linked articles he continues to travel and train instructors.
L.I.N.E. is a combatatives form designed for a basic x-number of hours of instruction for a quick and dirty fighting style (originally all of the moves called for a finishing blow or stomp usually to the head or neck) for all USMC personnel to use in combat.
I learned about L.I.N.E. from a Marine friend that used to give me his copies of Leatherneck when I was in High School, it was featured in a store about the Marine H2H back in 1991-1993. In the last year that I have gotten serious about my personal safety I have came across the FMFM 0-7 LINE Training Manual as well as other combatives manuals so my memory is fairly fresh.
Airmen toe challenging L.I.N.E.
Self-defense course kicks way into training
Check Carlos Machado's full brochure for North Carolina it lists the Close Combat Institue Martial Arts Academy do a goggle search for CCI Academy and pull up the cache for the old website. The new school in Florida doesn't start classes until January 7 according to the School News Section of the website that is listed in the original post.
All that info on the on the Cache from 15 minutes on the net. WoW, am I like a nErd or what?