Martial Arts Instructor


Martial Arts Instructor


Click the link below for the latest guidance from the MACE concerning MCMAP training during COVID-19.

                                          GUIDANCE FOR CONDUCTING MCMAP DURING COVID-19

MAIT Course Cancellations for FFI/MAIT Combined Pilot Course

The Martial Arts & Fitness Center of Excellence will be running a pilot program this spring that is a 2-week (non-resident; moodle-based) and 10-week (resident) long combination of the Martial Arts Instructor Course (MAITC) and Force Fitness Instructor Course (FFIC). Upon completion, the Marines will be awarded both the 0917 and 0919 MOS.

To register: Enroll your Marines in MAITC 2-21 (CID: M02MMKT).

If you currently have Marines enrolled in MAITC 2-21 you will need to verify that they will be able to attend the course. If they cannot, please de-register them or contact the Senior Enlisted Advisor, GySgt Anthony Sanders for assistance.

Pertinent information:

Report date: March 29

ROM dates: March 29 – April 11

Convene date: April 12

Graduation date: June 18

Course prerequisites:

1. Sergeant or above

2. Brown belt (no instructor certification required, but highly recommended)

3. 1st Class PFT/CFT

4. Full duty status

5. Shoulder injury free in the past two years

6. No concussion/TBI within the past 6 months

7. No NJP’s in the last year

8. No pending legal action

9. CPTR (MarineNet classes for PFT, CFT, BCP/MAP complete)

In order to execute this program we will be cancelling FFIC 3-21 (M02MN1T). We encourage anyone interested in the combination course who meets the prerequisites to register.

Additionally we will be canceling FFIC 4-21 in order to support a mobile training team (MTT) course in MCAGC Twentynine Palms. CID: M02MN1M, class 4-21.

********** COMBO COURSE GEAR LIST ***********

The Command Screening Checklist for MAIT Course would be used. The course prerequisites within the message will not be waived. However as long as the Marine has completed the non-resident PME for their rank they will be accepted. Use the MAIT Command Screening Checklist (CSC) but the prerequisites within the message will be utilized if it conflicts with the CSC.


Attention MAIs/MAITs in order to run an MAI course there are new requirements that must be provided to the MACE: 
  • Letter of instruction signed by unit Commanding Officer which contains course dates, supporting MAIT names, and command CO and SgtMaj full names and emails.
  • 15 day training schedule in accordance with annexes from "PROCEDURES FOR RUNNING A MAI COURSE" MAITC1075 Student Outline.  Support MAITs must be on schedule in order to be on NAVMC.  "Free Sparring" blocks must list types of free sparring being conducted in notes section.  "Sustainment and Integration Practical Application" blocks must list name of drill in notes section.
  • Detailed drill diagrams for each "Sustainment and Integration Practical Application" on schedule.  Drills must be in accordance with "DEVELOP MCMAP COMBAT CONDITIONING PROGRAM" MAITC1070 Student Outline.
  • Risk assessment worksheet (RAW) for Tan-Green sustainment.
  • Risk assessment worksheets for each individual "Sustainment and Integration Practical Application" being conducted. (Example: 10 drills equals 10 RAWs)
  • Risk assessment worksheets for each type of free sparring.  Types of free sparring in the Martial Arts Instructor Course will be: Pugil Sticks, Body Sparring, Ground Fighting, Standing Striking, and Weapons Free Sparring.


MCMAP Mission Statement

The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP) is a "whole Marine" program, which emphasizes the complete development of a professional warrior, and is a key component of the ethical warrior concept.  MCMAP is designed to improve the warfighting capabilities of individual Marines and units, enhance Marines' self-confidence and esprit de corps, and foster the warrior ethos of the Corps.  The focus will be on the personal development of each Marine in a team framework, using a standardized, trainable, and sustainable close combat system with three disciplines'; physical, mental and character.  MCMAP is not a sport but a distinctively weapons based system, integrating combat equipment, tough realistic training, physical and mental challenges, shared adversity, combat conditioning and tactics typically found in the combat arena.

MACE Mission Statement

Train and educate students in two standardized programs of instruction: Martial Arts Instructor and Martial Arts Instructor Trainer Courses; support Tan Belt training for The Basic School; and provide sustainment for the National Capitol Region. Ensure the overall development, sustainment, and instruction of the associated curricula built around established character, mental and physical disciplines. As the functional proponent for the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, responsible for the development, sustainment and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards for MCMAP.





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