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Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors

Sergeant Malcolm E. Biddles, landing support specialist, Combat Logistics Battalion 5, moves toward an opponent while holding a training knife during free sparring as part of the Martial Arts Instructor Course at Edson Range here, July 30, 2013. Biddles, a native of Jeanerette, La., received the military occupational specialty of martial arts instructor after completing the three week course here, Aug. 2, 2013.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer)

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This work, Martial Arts Instructor Course trains Marines to lead as ethical warriors [Image 10 of 10], by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.30.2013

Date Posted:08.06.2013 19:47

Photo ID:990074



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  • Lance Cpl. Justin R. Cramer, radio operator, 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, climbs a rope at the end of the obstacle course here, July 22, 2013. Cramer, a 19-year-old native of League City, Texas, participated in the obstacle course as part of a combat conditioning exercise for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program. Martial arts instructors have many options available to tailor their training program for individual units.
(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Jacob H. Harrer)

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