(VIDEO) Watch Marines battle Airmen with Pugil sticks | American Military News

(VIDEO) Watch Marines battle Airmen with Pugil sticks

It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt…

(VIDEO) Watch Marines battle Airmen with Pugil sticks Featured Marines using Pugil sticks

Pugil Sticks are foam-padded plastic pipes used to teach bayonet techniques to Marines, as well as other branches.

The users don helmets and other protective equipment to try and make killing strikes to disable and disrupt their opponents.

Of course, often times a simple training exercise can be turned into a friendly competition, and that competition can get out of hand, as you will see in the video below.

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Marines probably use Pugil Sticks more than any other branch, and it is a key training feature not only at basic training but throughout the Marine Corps Mixed Martial Arts Program, otherwise known as MCMAP.

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Marines train bayonet techniques and tactics at all levels of their martial arts program, and as everyone knows, Marines are good at what they do.

However, in certain personal skill competitions, it’s easy to be mismatched and get carried away, and that’s exactly what happened here.

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It was probably a little more than the Airman bargained for, but at the end of the day, it was great training for both branches, with each learning some valuable lessons, and everyone having a little boost in morale.

Check out the competition for yourself in the video below:

Joshua Raymond-Castro

Joshua Raymond-Castro

Joshua Raymond-Castro is a U.S. Marine Veteran and Journalist. He studies Journalism and Mass Communications at Ashford University and resides with his wife and son in the Washington D.C. area. You can follow his articles on www.joshcastrowriter.com.