Tim Hall wrote:IIRC the Marine Corp Martial Arts Program(MCMAP) contains alot of grappling. In fact I seem to remember reading that the guy who created the program even took information from historical european sources but I'm not sure how reliable that informantion is, or if I'm even remembering that correctly. Anyways, I'm not surprised that an art that was likely used on the battlefield and in life or death dueling situations would be similar to modern military combat programs.
SFC Matt Larsen, of the Army's Combatives program, incorporated a little bit of HEMA...albeit not much. Matt's is (or was) an honorary ARMA member and taught a basic Army Combatives class at the ARMA 2003 International Gathering.
That being said, as a graduate of said program, there's really nothing from HEMA that we would immediately recognize in there. In the Army's case, it's Gracie BJJ, mixed with some Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling, and Kali.
I can't speak on the Marines.