Combatives Champions

Thomas IV, Mitchell
February 2008
Soldiers;Feb2008, Vol. 63 Issue 2, p18
The article reports on the third annual Army Combatives Invitational hosted by the U.S. Army Combatives School at Fort Benning, Georgia in 2007. The tournament, based on the Army's system of unarmed combat, is composed of gender-neutral combative matches. Preliminary matches are limited to grappling techniques. Competitors are then allowed limited striking and open hand slaps and kicks in the semifinals. Only in the finals that they are allowed to use advanced rules that allowed the use of gloves and closed fist strikes and kicks.


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