2010 All-Army Combatives Championship

All-Army Combatives Championship (Archived Photo)

More than 500 Soldiers from across the U.S. Army are expected to compete in 2010 Army Combatives Championship this week at Ft. Benning, Georgia. The tournament is open to active-duty male and female Soldiers, National Guardsmen, Army Reservists and all other service members attached or assigned to Army units.

The tournament showcases the professionalism and talent of the U.S. Soldier and sharpens warrior skills, demonstrates the Warrior Ethos, determines the Army’s best fighters, and furthers the Warrior mindset across the Army, according to the combatives school’s website.

During the three-day competition, fighters will compete within a graduated set of rules, and through a process of elimination, reach the final round, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Oct. 3. An opening ceremony will kick off the event at 9 a.m. Friday. The public is invited to attend any portion of the combatives competition. There is no admission fee and parking is free.

The Pentagon Channel Blog will be on site covering the event LIVE. Be sure to check out the U.S. Army’s social media sites to get updates on the tournament.

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