U.S., Maldivian Marines Participate in Martial Arts Program in Maldives

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants, center, demonstrates techniques to Maldivian marines during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 3, 2014. McCants is assigned to Mobile Training Team, U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific. The noncommissioned officer development program provides professional military and cultural exchanges, allowing forces to train in unfamiliar settings and learn different tactics, techniques and procedures. U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox
  • Maldivian marines practice horizontal knee strikes during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training with U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants, foreground, observes Maldivian marines during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 3, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Maxwell McCants monitors as Maldivian marines practice hip throws during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 4, 2014.  U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox
  • Maldivian marines practice hip throws during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training with U.S. Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox
  • Maldivian Marine Corps Sgt. Hussain Shareef practices the forward and reverse thrust during U.S. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program training with U.S. Marines in Maafilaafushi, Maldives, Feb. 4, 2014. U.S Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Christian Cox