GROUND COMBATIVES TRAINING
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTION MANUAL
PICTORAL ANNEX FOR EXISTING TSP’S
Step #1. The Student assumes a seated posture resting on his strong side hand with his weak side arm
resting comfortably on his bent weak side knee. His feet should not be crossed.
Step #2 & 3. Placing his weight on his strong side hand and weak side foot, the Student will pick up the
rest of his body and swing his strong side leg between his two posts, placing his strong side foot behind
his strong side hand. It is important that the strong side knee should be behind the same side arm as
Step #4. After placing his weight on both feet. The Student will lift his strong side hand from the ground
and assume a fighter’s stance.
Stand Up In Base - This is the most basic technique. It allows the Student to stand up in the presence
of an enemy or potential enemy without compromising his base and thus making himself vulnerable to
attack. The principles of body movement inherent in this technique make it so important that NCOs
should reinforce it every time a Student stands up.
Fighter’s Stance - Balance weight on feet. Elbows in and down. Lead hand 10-16 inches
Demonstrate Dominant Body Position
STEP #1 & 2. Using both hands the Student will secure one of the enemy’s arms and will place his foot
over the same side foot of the enemy, keeping his elbows tucked in as much as possible.
STEP #3. The Student will now lift the enemy straight up with his hips and because he has neither a hand
nor a foot to stop him, the enemy will topple over.
STEP #4. As the enemy begins to fall, the Student will turn over ending within the enemy’s guard.
Escape the mount, trap and roll- This move starts with the Student on his back and the enemy
mounted on his chest.
STEP #1. The Student will defend from enemy strikes by forming a lazy V with hands 8 to 10 inches from
STEP #2.The Student will then follow hands until for