I am not talking about 'Regular Army' hand-to-hand combat training. Those techniques have limited application and often focus on unnecessarily complex techniques for use in self-defense, not combat.
Combat Jujitsu is at the opposite end of the spectrum from self-defense. Self-defense techniques are designed to repel an attack and allow escape from harm. Combat Jujitsu techniques are meant for closing with the opponent and to cause severe bodily damage resulting in death. It is quick; it is brutal! This is the mission of Special Operations Forces.
Others may claim to be the deadliest martial art, but none of them can show any PROOF of their effectiveness in actual combat. Combat Jujitsu has been proven effective time and time again. That is why British and American commandos have such a deadly reputation worldwide, and are both respected and feared by their enemies.
By Special Operations Forces (also known as Spec Ops) I mean military units which are formed and trained to conduct missions involving unconventional warfare, counter-terrorism, reconnaissance, and the like. Special Operations Forces are typically comprised of relatively small groups of highly-trained personnel who are armed and supplied with specialized equipment. They operate on principles of self-sufficiency, stealth, speed and close teamwork.
Special Operations Forces are often referred to incorrectly as US Special Forces, which, in actuality, is the official name for the Green Berets. In other words, Special Forces, or the Green Berets, are a Special Operations Force of the U.S. Army trained for unconventional warfare. This would include Operational Detachment-Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. It is believed that Delta Force conducts missions similar to those regularly attributed to the British Special Air Service (SAS), after which it was modeled.
The 75th Ranger Regiment, also known as the US Army Rangers, specializes in direct action operations, conducting raids, infiltration and ex-filtration by air, land or sea, airfield seizure, recovery of personnel and special equipment, among others. Each Ranger battalion can rapidly deploy anywhere in the world.
The United States Navy Sea, Air and Land (SEAL) Units are considered by many to be the most elite special operations force in the world. They are employed in foreign internal defense, direct action, counter-terrorism, and special reconnaissance operations.
One of the least known Special Operations Forces is the Air Force Special Tactics Unit. They are trained and able to fight with virtually any special operations unit and are paramedics on the battlefield. Pararescuemen as they are known, have what some consider to be the most difficult job in all of the armed forces—combat search and rescue, mostly of (but not limited to) downed pilots. They often operate in close cooperation with other special operations units, such as the Army Rangers, Army Special Forces, and Navy SEALs.
Regular soldiers, otherwise known as General Purpose Forces (GPF), only receive basic self-defense skills designed to escape a bad situation in case of a weapons malfunction. Most of what is taught to GPFs will usually result in some sort of struggle with the enemy until an opportunity for escape is created. This sort of fighting is slow and is a bad tactic when the mission is to get in and out as quickly as possible!
Struggling with the enemy is not practical in the swift-action shadow world of Special Operations. Struggles such as this are noisy! The last thing you need is to alert everyone within earshot that there is a fight going on! Exchanging blows, or wrestling around on the ground with an enemy, is the quickest way in the world to draw a crowd. And in this case, it means a crowd of enemy troops who want to kill you!
Spec Ops hand-to-hand techniques need to be as near instantaneous as possible, no fooling around! That is why they need such extreme martial arts training. That is why they rely on Combat Jujitsu.
In order to better understand why Combat Jujitsu is different from regular military hand-to-hand combat, and why it must be the deadliest martial art, you must understand the complexities of Combat itself!
Combat is purposeful violent conflict between one or more persons or organizations, intended to establish dominance over the opposition. The term "combat" typically refers to armed conflict between military forces in warfare. However, Combat may be armed (using weapons) or unarmed. Often referred to as hand-to-hand (H2H) combat, close combat is fighting at very close range. In fact, close enough to contact the opponent with the body (striking, kicking, strangling, etc.) and/or with a weapon (knives, swords, batons, etc.), as opposed to firing or throwing an explosive or projectile.
Most people think of H2H as combat of last resort, such as when your position is overrun by enemy forces. However, Combat Jujitsu means you intended to engage the enemy at close range, and possibly without using a gun! This is never the intent of 'Regular Army', only Special Forces would be crazy enough to do something like that! But they do it all the time. This is extreme martial arts and these men have no fear!
If a GI's gun jams he uses self-defense techniques to get out of harm's way. On the other hand, Special Ops Forces may knowingly and willingly enter harm's way without firing a single shot! When the intent is to engage the enemy without weapons (guns), as in Silent Operations, Special Forces Operators rely on Combat Jujitsu!
Army Rangers may often be in Close-Quarters Combat situations. Close quarters battle (CQB) or close quarters combat (CQC) refers to fighting methods within buildings, streets, narrow alleys and other places where visibility and maneuverability are limited. An enemy combatant may be in your face before you ever get the chance to use your weapon. Navy SEALs may be on a hostage rescue (extrication) mission and faced with these same close-quarters conditions.
Even with good pre-mission intelligence, combat conditions can change in an instant. You can never be sure in specialized environments what types of weapons technology you will be faced with. But more importantly, there may be political considerations, or the need to deal with an unknown mixture of friendly, unfriendly or civilian personnel.
CQC by commando troops such as the British Special Air Service, Delta Force or U.S. Navy SEALs always requires on-the-spot innovative thinking. Silent Ops reduces the chance of collateral damage!