Marine recruits kick-start transformation with martial arts on Parris Island
Photos by Lance Cpl. Vaniah Temple
Date Posted:08.20.2014 14:19
Recruits of Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion, practice horizontal knee strikes July 8, 2014, on Parris Island, S.C. The Marine Corps Martial Arts Program combines hand-to-hand combat skills with mental discipline and character development to help transform recruits into ethical warriors. Recruits must earn their tan belts, the first level in the Marine Corps Martial Arts Program, to graduate training. Oscar Company is scheduled to graduate Sept. 19, 2014. Parris Island has been the site of Marine Corps recruit training since Nov. 1, 1915.