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During his time in the United States Marine Corps, Jorge Monterrey had the honor of working and training with some of the best units in the world. The Royal British Marines, the Republic of Korea (ROK) Marines, the US Army Special Forces, and the US Marshals, to name a few. He took every opportunity to learn from people who were the best in their field so he could be the best leader for his team.
He was the Company Honor Graduate of his boot camp class and was meritoriously promoted. He went on to take the top spots in Infantry and Security Forces School. He became a Sergeant of Marines in two and a half years and was a squad leader for two back-to-back tours overseas.
By the end of his active duty time, he had become a first-degree black belt martial arts and hand-to-hand combat instructor.
Sometimes called Close Quarters Combat (CQC or close combat), World War II-era American combatives were largely developed by Britain’s William E. Fairbairn and Eric A. Sykes. Also known for their eponymous Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife, Fairbairn and Sykes had worked in the British Armed Forces and helped teach the Shanghai Municipal Police (SMP) quick, effective, and simple techniques for fighting with or without weapons in melee situations. Similar training was provided to British Commandos, the First Special Service Force, Office of Strategic Services, Army Rangers, and Marine Raiders. Fairbairn at one point called this system Defendu and published on it, as did their American colleague Rex Applegate. Fairbairn often referred to the technique as “gutter fighting,” a term which Applegate used, along with “the Fairbairn system.”
Other combatives systems having their origins in the modern military include Chinese Sanshou, Soviet Bojewoje (Combat) Sambo, and Israeli Kapap. The prevalence and style of combatives training often changes based on perceived need, and even in times of peace, special forces and commando units tend to have a much higher emphasis on close combat than most personnel, as may embassy guards or paramilitary units such as police SWAT teams.