Army Martial Arts Routine (AMAR)

Army Martial Arts Routine (AMAR)

News: Recently, a Punjab Regiment unit deployed close to the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Kibithu in eastern Arunachal Pradesh, demonstrated their martial arts training to a group of visiting journalists.

Key Highlights:
• AMAR – A unique and standardised mixed martial arts (MMA) programme to train soldiers in basic and advanced techniques and manoeuvres of MMA.
• Induction of martial arts – Post the Galwan conflict in 2020, the Udhampur-based Northern Command introduced the Israeli-origin martial art Krav Maga.
• Later units picked up different martial arts based on their affiliations.
• The Ghatka – By the Punjab regiment
• The Khukri dance – By the Gorkha Regiment
• The Kalari Payattu – By the Madras regiment

•  To improve soldier readiness and close-quarters fighting skills by focussing on offensive assault training
and the ability to counter sharp-edged weapons.

Battle Preparedness and Efficiency Test (BEPT) is a mandate for all personnel up to 45 years of age once in every quarter. One has to run 5 km in 25 minutes for up to 30 years of age and for those above 30 years up to 40, additional 2 minutes are given.
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