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Soldiers Hone Basic Combatives Skills

Soldiers participate in a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Photos by Army Spc. Emily Houdershieldt
Soldiers conduct warm up exercises before participating in a basic combatives course
Soldiers conduct warm up exercises before participating in a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. The soldiers are assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The course teaches soldiers basic hand-to-hand techniques for protection from enemy combatants. Army phot ...More
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, middle, briefs his students before they conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, middle, briefs his students before they conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Ward is a Master Combatives Instructor assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army ...More
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, left, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, left, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Ward is a Master Combatives Instructor assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by ...More
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Ward is a Master Combatives Instructor assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo b ...More
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, prepares his students to conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course.
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, prepares his students to conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Ward is a Master Combatives Instructor assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo b ...More
Soldiers conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course
Soldiers conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt
Two soldiers grapple with their hands while standing and facing each other.
Soldiers conduct slapping drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. The course teaches soldiers basic hand-to-hand techniques for protection from enemy combatants. Army photo by Spc. Emily Houdershieldt
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course
Army Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 7, 2017. Ward is a Master Combatives Instructor assigned to the 4th Infantry Division’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. Army photo by S ...More
Soldiers conduct warm up exercises before participating in a basic combatives course
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, middle, briefs his students before they conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, left, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conducting punching drills during a basic combatives course
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, prepares his students to conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course.
Soldiers conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course
Two soldiers grapple with their hands while standing and facing each other.
Staff Sgt. Robert Ward, right, observes his students conduct punching drills during a basic combatives course