Guest: Staff Sergeant Timothy Ferris, Instructor Army Combatives School, Fort Benning, GA
From the Army Combatives School Website:
The mission of the Army Combatives School is develop the instructor base necessary to get Basic Combatives to every Soldier.
SSG Timothy Ferris, a native of Doniphan, MO, joins the Vet Net to fill us in on his job as an instructor in the Army Combatives School. Ferris has worked teaching this very personal hand-to-hand warrior skill for the last 18 months. When asked if this training was helpful to him during his two deployments to Iraq, the ten year Army veteran doesn’t hesitate. The answer is an unqualified yes. For more information (including photos and video), go to the Army Combatives page of the Fort Benning Website. Details are also on the site about the 2009 Army Championship Combatives Tournament, Fort Benning, GA, September 17-20, 2009 (open to the public with no admission charge.)
Image Courtesy of United States Army
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