Sgt. Adama Ilboudi, 719th Transportation Company (left) grapples with Sgt. Alexis Bruno, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry (middle), during the New York Army National Guard's first annual Combatives Tournament, held here July 27. Staff Sgt. Abismael Gonzalez, tournament non-commissioned officer in charge (right), referees the match. Combatives is a combination of Judo, Jujitsu and other techniques which enables American troops to prevail in hand-to-hand combat. The 1st Battalion, 106th Regional Training Institute (RTI), organized and held the tournament, and winners may have an opportunity to represent New York State in the All Army National Guard Combatives Tournament to be held at Ft. Benning, Ga., in 2014. Ilboudi, who took first place in the heavy weight category is holding Bruno in a lower arm bar and head lock. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Patricia Austin, Joint Force Headquarters, New York Army National Guard)
|Date Posted:||07.31.2013 09:49|
|Location:||CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE, CORTLANDT MANOR, NY, US|
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