A group of dedicated marines from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Ceremonial Branch recently completed the Martial Arts Instructor Course (MAIC) Tan Belt Syllabus in Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP), marking a significant milestone in their training and development.

From March 11th to March 14th, the following marines, namely Women Marine M. Nabbie, Women Marine A. Newbold, Women Marine S. Thelusma, Marine Seaman D. Davis, Marine Seaman T. Leary, Marine Seaman N. Olibrice, Marine Seaman K. Sears, Women Marine K. Adderley, and Marine Seaman Phillips, participated in rigorous training under the Commando Squadron. Throughout the course, they immersed themselves in a comprehensive curriculum, focusing on essential techniques and principles of the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program (MCMAP).

The training regimen encompassed a wide array of techniques, including punches, upper body strikes, lower body strikes, takedowns, break falls, chokes, and more. Under the guidance of experienced instructors, the marines honed their skills and developed a deeper understanding of hand-to-hand combat and self-defense strategies.

On the final day of the course, the marines faced the ultimate test of their endurance during the warrior endurance challenge. Despite experiencing fatigue, they exhibited unwavering determination and resilience, pushing themselves to their limits and supporting one another as a cohesive team.

In conclusion, the marines emerged from the MCMAP Tan Belt Syllabus with invaluable knowledge and practical skills that will enhance their capabilities in both ceremonial duties and operational tasks. In giving their feedback on the training course, the participants expressed their profound gratitude for the opportunity and assured their committed to upholding the highest standards of excellence within the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.

Under Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond E. King’s leadership, the Defence Force continues to ensure its personnel are equipped, trained, and prepared for whatever tasks may arise in ensuring maritime security.

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