Sunday, April 3, 2011

2011 US Army Combatives Tournament Headed to Ft. Hood

On July 20th America's finest will converge on Ft. Hood, Texas for this year's Army Combatives tournament. The event will determine the best in the Army's growing combatives program which involves hand-to-hand and weapons self defense/survival skills. The three-day tournament itself will conduct grappling and grappling/striking formats. Active Regular Army, National Guard, and Army Reserve service members are eligible to compete.


About the U.S. Army Combatives Program:
Mission and Background

The mission of the U.S. Army Combatives School is to train Leaders and Soldiers in close quarters Combatives in order to instill the Warrior Ethos and prepare Soldiers to close with and defeat the enemy in hand to hand combat.

The Modern Army Combatives Program (MACP) started in 1995 with the 2nd Ranger Battalion and has spread at the grass roots around the Army. It has been incorporated into the new FM 3-25.150 (AKO Account Required) and Basic Combatives is one of the Forty Warrior Core Tasks of the Warrior Ethos initiative.

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