MCMAP teaches recruits how to throw a punch
Recruit John E. Martinez, Platoon 1029, Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, throws the rear hand punch during a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program lesson at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, April 22. Marine Corps Martial Arts Program techniques were demonstrated by drill instructors in order to give recruits a visual of how to perform the move properly. Martinez is a Crown Point, Ind., native and was recruited out of Recruiting Station Indianapolis. Today, all male recruits recruited from recruiting stations west of the Mississippi are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually. Company B is scheduled to graduate from recruit training on July 10.