Training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) can be beneficial for law enforcement officers in multiple ways. It can enhance their safety and self-defense skills, help them stay calm and in control in high-stress situations, and improve their overall physical fitness and confidence.
Despite the intense physical and mental demands of BJJ, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. People learn valuable self-defense techniques that can be used in real-life situations. These situations apply to all kinds of situations one might find themselves in.
Many BJJ experts provide free training seminars for police officers to help them acquire these skills. The recent viral video of an altercation between police officers and an aggressive individual highlights the importance of training for law enforcement officers to effectively handle challenging situations.
Conor McGregor’s MMA coach John Kavanagh is the latest to offer support to police officers. Kavanagh offered to train Ireland’s National Police Service.
“The physical skills to deal with aggressive resisting bad guys. I’m happy to give my time and experience for free.” – he wrote.
Often, the skills you learn in a martial arts class pertain to de-escalating a problematic situation.
As seen in the clip, officers are apprehensive about a blade-wielding individual. They manage distance, make sure there are no people nearby that can get caught up in this conflict.
After they asses a situation they end up slowly encroaching on the perp, and then swiftly utilizing a judo foot sweep to de-escalate the situation in a blitz.
This is a great display of how martial arts can help keep everyone safe.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.