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Are you a police officer looking for ways to improve your self-defense skills?
The selfless, dangerous, and important job of being a police officer has never been more challenging.
The need for more in-depth training on self-defense skills is urgent, despite reduced departmental funding reduction and increases in violence. Partnerships with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms can help bridge this gap by providing free or reduced rate memberships to police officers (and first responders) who want advanced techniques that will save their life if they ever find themselves facing criminal violence upon duty!
Adopt a Cop is here to help! As an affiliated gym, we provide free or reduced rate Jiu-Jitsu memberships to so that you can train and learn in a safe, supportive environment. The program offers free or reduced rate memberships for police officers until they achieve blue belt rank which typically takes 12 – 18 months.
With our program, you can feel confident knowing that you have the skills to defend yourself and others. And by training with other law enforcement officers, you can build lasting relationships and support networks.
Sign up now for a free or reduced rate membership with Adopt a Cop!
Charles Gracie second-degree black belt
Ryan Rich is the owner of Granite Bay Jiu-Jitsu and a professor of Gracie University, who has over 25 years of experience in martial arts. He became one-of-a-kind coach for Sacramento State’s program after running it successfully from 2013 to 2019 with 15+yrs grappling training under his belt!
In September 2020, he was hired as an expert consultant to the Sacramento and Los Angeles County police departments. He advised them about his experiences with alternative holds that are now prohibited following George Floyd’s death last year from “carotid restraint.” In addition to this work within their ranks’ jurisdiction alone (a task which took up much time), officer training videos were created for California’s law enforcement officers so they can better understand how these techniques should be applied when faced against someone resisting arrest or trying desperately escape custody.