In recent days, the representative of the Lebanese armed forces for the realization of the "Lebanese Armed Force Martial Arts (LAFMA)" project, Major Ramzi Malaeb, expert in the field of combat sports, was welcomed at the "Gamerra" barracks in Pisa, headquarters of the Paratrooper Training Center (CAPAR) of the brigade thunderbolt and where the MCM instructors of the Italian Army are trained.
The officer, designated by Lebanese Armed Force (LAF), will remain in Italy for a period of three weeks with the aim of learning how to plan, organize and conduct training for Military Combat Method, sharing tactical procedures and exchanging training experiences with Italian instructors.
This project will allow the development of a new competence in Lebanon, the result of the synergistic effort of the Defense and the Italian Bilateral Military Mission in Lebanon (MIBIL).
Il Military Combat Method, is a "man-to-man" and close-range contrast technique-method, created to meet the specific operational needs of the Armed Forces.
Mutual techniques and postures from military combat methods of other countries, martial arts and combat sports, favoring effectiveness over aesthetics.
It is an open system and therefore in continuous evolution, capable of adapting from time to time to different scenarios and operational needs.
It was created to bridge the capacitive "gap" at very short distances when you are no longer able or in the conditions to use firearms.
The clash leads to a high level of physical and mental stress, the movements of the MCM are instinctive and basic, hence the need for training that must be as realistic as possible in order to make the individual fighter acquire the necessary automatisms to be able to develop an effective and sudden response to aggression even in critical situations.
The creation of this center of excellence as well as the subsequent training course that will derive from it, is part of the customary training activities conducted by MIBIL in favor of the Lebanese counterpart and aimed at a continuous and constant growth of the relative skills.