Jiu-Jitsu For Law Enforcement

There's a call for more Law Enforcement training. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is the answer.

Under the current Florida Department of Law Enforcement requirements Officers are only required to complete eighty hours of "Defense Tactics."

While a portion of the training is actually based in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, the techniques are limited and the Officer will have insufficient time to practice.

As a Law Enforcement Officer myself (Specialized Environmental Department) and having trained and taught Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu for over ten years, two weeks is not enough.

The key benefit to ongoing Jiu-Jitsu training in my opinion is learning to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations. A textbook and a few courses will not teach this. It requires ongoing training.

While grappling with a resisting training partner the student will be put in stressful positions. Panicking and an out of control feeling is a natural result.

Through techniques taught and practiced during weekly classes the student will become more confident in escapes, defenses and counters resulting in a better state of mind and awareness.

The second best benefit of Brazilian Jiu-jitsu is the physical conditioning. Jiu-Jitsu is an entire body workout. Speed and brute strength is not a requirement. You will not last going 100% for five minutes.

Steady, consistent Jiu-Jitsu training will help the student lose weight, build lean muscle and increase endurance.

There is no substitute for hands on training. Knowing what to do and being able to do it are two vastly different things. Consistent Jiu-Jitsu training helps muscle memory providing for greatly reduced reaction times.

Together we can all be a part of the solution. Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu invites all Law Enforcement Officers and first responders to train with us.

See you on the mats,
Coach Wallace

Gator Family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
127 E. New York Ave.
Deland, Florida