Army Combatatives Tournament

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Referees confer before the start of an Army combatatives tournament March 19, 2014, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Army combatatives program involves routine training and fighting to achieve specific skill levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro)
Referees confer before the start of an Army combatatives tournament March 19, 2014, at Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea. The Army combatatives program involves routine training and fighting to achieve specific skill levels. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jake Barreiro)

Army Combatatives Tournament

by: 51st Fighter Wing Public Affairs | .
Osan Air Base | .
published: April 12, 2014

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea -- Combatives, also known as close quarters combat, stems from World War II, where soldiers were taught to to fight in close quarters, without weapons if necessary. This training and method of combat is still practiced by service men and women. In training, students are taught basic grappling techniques, submission holds and other methods of fighting.. The Army also routinely holds combatative tournaments. In March, they held a qualifying tournament in the base high school's gymnasium.

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