Course Honor Graduate performs 'Long Knee' Technique
U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Anthony Payne, Combatives Course honor graduate, performs a ‘long knee’ technique while U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Luke Walker holds the impact pad during the Army Basic Combatives Course, Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, Feb. 13, 2014. The honor graduate is peer selected and the top two selectees have a bout and the winner is the honor graduate. The course teaches a systematic approach to fighting and training in close quarters. Service members learned close combat techniques, drills and skills during half-hour daily practical exercise classes throughout the 40-hour, five-day course. They also watched films and attended lectures covering various training techniques. On day five, the students were assessed and had to correctly perform and explain five ground and five standing techniques. Payne is a Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), J-6 Communications radio frequency technician, and Walker is a CJTF-HOA J-6 satellite communications operator.