Close Quarter Combat

By Unit Correspondent

Close Quarter Combat (CQC) has been formally reintroduced into the Combat Infantryman’s Course (Gurkha) with Recruit Intake 2012.  So, what is CQC?  Simply, it is a type of fighting skill in which usually small units engage the enemy with personal weapons at a very short range, potentially to the point of hand to hand combat or fighting with hand held weapons such as swords or knives.  CQC demands a rapid assault and precise application of lethal force.  Personnel involved in CQC must have a great proficiency with their weapons and also the ability to make split-second decisions in order to avoid counter attacks.  This can only be achieved by detailed planning, surprise, speed and violent action.

Needless to say in contemporary Martial Arts teachings of bladed weapons have been very popular.  Long before it became synonymous with the Gurkhas, the kukri (khukuri) had been used in CQC by Gurkha soldiers, whose knife skills were developed not by formal training but by their lifestyle up in the high mountains of Nepal, where life is often harsh and kukri fighting skills are inevitable for daily survival.

Use of the kukri by Nepalese men can be traced back into history.  King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who came from Gorkha district of Nepal, completed the unification of Nepal in 1768 AD and became the first King of Nepal.  He was able to defeat his adversaries due, in part, to his army’s ability to close with the enemy and use the kukri proficiently.

CQC philosophy using the kukri combined with Martial Arts has provided additional sharpness to Gurkha training. We are confident that this combat method, taught within an intensive programme in Gurkha Company Catterick, will enable the new generation of Gurkha Recruits to demonstrate mastery of kukri techniques and continue this great Gurkha tradition.

Jai Gurkha Company!      

14 Comments on Close Quarter Combat

  1. Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally,
    it appears to be as if you trusted the recording to create
    your point. You obviously understand what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to the site when you could be giving us something informative to
    see?

  2. It’s a pity you don’t use a donate button! I’d certainly
    donate for this fantastic blog! I guess for now i’ll be satisfied with bookmarking and adding your Feed to my Google account.

    I enjoy fresh updates and can share this blog with my Facebook group.
    Chat soon!

  3. Hello, Neat post. There is a problem with your website in web explorer, would test this?
    IE nonetheless may be the marketplace leader and a big part of other people
    will miss your fantastic writing on account of this
    challenge.

  4. I really do consider all of the concepts you’ve introduced with your post.
    They’re very convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are very short
    for starters. May just you please extend them just a little from
    subsequent time? Many thanks to the post.

  5. Thank you, I have recently been looking for info approximately this subject
    for ages and yours is the best I have found out so far.
    However, what about the conclusion? Are you
    certain in regards to the supply?

  6. A motivating discussion is without a doubt worth comment. I
    really do believe that you ought to write much more about this material, it may not be considered a taboo matter but usually folks don’t discuss these topics.
    To another! Many thanks!!

  7. I loved as much as you will receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter
    stylish. nonetheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you
    wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly
    again since exactly the same nearly a lot often inside case you
    shield this increase.

  8. Heya! I understand this is somewhat off-topic however I had to ask.
    Does operating a well-established blog such as yours require a massive amount work?
    I am brand new to blogging however I do write in my journal every day.
    I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my experience and thoughts online.
    Please let me know if you have any kind of recommendations or tips for brand new aspiring
    blog owners. Thankyou!

  9. Hello, in my opinion i noticed you visited my blog so i got here
    to go back the desire?.I am just looking to to discover things to enhance my website!I suppose its ok to work with a number of your concepts!!

  10. Wonderful beat ! I want to apprentice while you amend your internet site, how could i
    subscribe for a blog site? The account helped us a applicable deal.
    I were tiny bit familiar with this your broadcast offered vibrant clear concept

  11. Im not that a great deal of internet reader in all honesty however, your sites
    very nice, ensure that it stays up! I’ll go on and bookmark your website to come back later.
    Thanks a lot

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.