U.S. Army Combatives – FM 3-25.150

US Army Combatives

1 – Introduction

2 – Training

3 – Basic Ground Fighting Techniques

4 – Advanced Ground Fighting Techniques

5 – Takedowns and Throws

6 – Strikes

7 – Handleld Weapons

8 – Standing Defense

9 – Group Tactics

Appendix & Other Information


9 Comments for this entry

  • Michael Koepke

    I was trying to get a hold of somebody that could help me with a certificate of training or memorandum noting that I have completed combatives level 1. Who do I need to contact and what information do you need?

    -SGT Koepke

    • T Wall

      You can contact the school house at Benning. They have records of everyone that has been certified (as long as the instructor sent it in like he is supposed to).

  • Wayne King

    I’d like a copy of the background image please. It’s a photo of me taken during USMC Recruit Training in April of 2005, I was a choke demo for the instructor. I’m curious to know where you found the photo in the first place; the last place I saw it was in the Recruit paper almost 8 years ago.


  • Sgt Matthew, Tackett US. Army

    I’m on deployment right now and trying to find where it says in the FM or any Military training manuel where it states how many hours and if the days trained have to be consecutive or if we can spread out the class and still certify.

  • SFC Wasie, Mark

    Currently the Ops and training NCO of a deployed Engineer unit. I have a lvl 3 certified combatives instructor that is running a class for lvl 2’s. My question is; is there exceptions for lvl 3’s to certify lvl 2’s? Or does it have to be a lvl 4 to sign off on cert’s for lvl 2’s?

    • SGT Showes, Michael

      SFC Wasie, they must be signed by a Level 4 instructor or Combatives Master Trainer, which is replacing both Level 3 and 4.

    • Spc Osuna

      Sfc Wasie,

      Hopefully you found a question to your answer but as per
      FM 3-25.150 lvl 3 instructors can only certified all other soldiers in lvl 1. Only a lvl 4 can certify lvl 1 and 2.

  • Spc Osuna

    Guess I should have proof read my message sorry for the horrible answer lol.

  • SPC Ferguson

    I am trying to create a budget for a new fight house, what are the specs for the mats that are required?

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