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    Just curious

    How many consider firearms training a martial art.

    #2
    yeah... it's a martial art in as much as archery is. it does not have the same rigorous physical requirements, but it does invlove focus and control. it a long range weapon with a direct interface to the human body. (now i am obviously reffering to sharp shooting, long gun, etc.... not your average saturday night special)

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      #3
      I think police and the military ( especially Special Forces) are martial artists when it comes to shooting technique and skills.

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        #4
        As far a rigorous requirement, I think many of the military schools (ie. sniper training) involve excercises that require great fitness and endurance. Shooting drills with equipment, like learning how to clear rooms in MOUT training is very rigorous.

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          #5
          yeah...so here's another question....is a any munitions specialist a martial artist? are all warfare specialties martial arts? for example... tacticle?... intelliegence?...

          hmmm......?

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            #6
            If your questions is pertinent to job functions, I would think that combat MOS's are martial artists, yes. On law enforcement side, SWAT teams and any officer active in the streets are martial artists.

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              #7
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                #8
                carefull now.... lets not go too far. martial is one thing artist is another. an individual can be quite capable and still not be an artist. just because one knows many tactics does not mean one can be artfull with them. i can make a really good arroz con pollo, but i am not a gourmet chef!

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                  #9
                  Has anyone every attended or seen any training conducted by J Kelly McCann at Crucible Securities. He teaches a course that covers everything from firearms to unarmed combat techniques. They showed some of his stuff on Fox News once. It looked effective.



                  Edited by - justme on January 07 2003 14:42:26

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                    #10
                    Firing a gun doesn't make you a martial artist. Being a marksman/specialist would.

                    Just doing it isn't enough, you need to have a deeper understanding of how a) your specialty and b) how your specialty fits into the larger martial picture.

                    Regards,
                    CrimsonTiger

                    "You sure talk a lot. Are you going to train at all tonight, or just stand there the whole time?" -Sempai Dale
                    Regards,
                    CrimsonTiger

                    "Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
                    One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
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                      #11
                      true dat mein freund.

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                        #12
                        "martial" means "FIGHTING", not gun, or firearm.

                        "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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                          #13
                          dont know of any martial art exclusively that teaches firearms.

                          "If attacked fight, and fight to kill"

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                            #14
                            *shrug* Just because it's not followed by "do" in the name? Marksmanship is the modern version of archery (as noted before).

                            Martial, according to dictionary.com:

                            1) Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.
                            2) Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
                            3) Characteristic of or befitting a warrior.

                            Hmmmm....guns seem to apply. Is it an "art"? See my post above.

                            Regards,
                            CrimsonTiger

                            "You sure talk a lot. Are you going to train at all tonight, or just stand there the whole time?" -Sempai Dale
                            Regards,
                            CrimsonTiger

                            "Na'h, they should go to old school rules.
                            One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
                            Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine

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                              #15
                              yo jamoke....

                              martial means "battle"... catch up on your sun tzu and you'll see many scales to battle. one on one, ten on ten, thousand on thousand.

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