Sunday, August 9, 2009

Benning to host combatives tournament in November

Modern Combatives is a functional mixed martial art form combining Brazilian jiu-jitsu, boxing, clinch hitting, takedowns and groundfighting techniques. Combatives also employs techniques borrowed from judo, kick boxing and Greco-roman wrestling.

All matches will be conducted at the Lawson Army Airfield passenger terminal. Preliminary matches will start at 8 a.m. Nov. 4, final matches will be conducted the afternoon of Nov. 5.

Belts will be awarded to all first place finishers. Second and third place winners will be presented trophies.

The competition will be followed by a Combatives Symposium on Nov. 6 in Infantry Hall from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics will include safety, trends, and training. The symposium is directed to level 4 and installation combatives instructors.

For more information, visit the Combatives School Web site at or call (706)545-3512.

Source Citation:"Benning to host combatives tournament in November." Infantry Magazine 95.3 (May-June 2006): 5(1). Academic OneFile. Gale. BROWARD COUNTY LIBRARY. 9 Aug. 2009

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