Man out-grapples Florida police officer during arrest

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is martial art combat system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu was formed from Kodokan judo ground fighting fundamentals that were taught by a number of individuals including Takeo Yano, Mitsuyo Maeda, and Soshihiro Satake.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu eventually came to be its own art through the experiments, practices, and adaptation of Judo through Carlos and Helio Gracie as well as other instructors and years later is still being utilized by nearly every mixed martial artist on every level and is a staple in most military and police force self-defense as well as situational diffusion curriculums.

However; how important is this aspect of police training?  Is this incorporation of martial arts really necessary for those defending our freedom and protecting our safety? The answer is without a doubt it most certainly is as evidence by the video below.

What we are witnessing in the video below is the attempted apprehension of a suspected criminal by a police officer in South Florida.  However; there is one glaring issue…the police officer seems to have skipped those days at the academy when practical self-defense and criminal apprehension techniques were being taught.

The suspected criminal does not seem to have any glaringly obvious or advantageous knowledge, however; what is glaringly evident is the police officer’s lack of knowledge.  This is where Brazilian Jiu Jitsu comes in and this is why it is being incorporated into law enforcement curriculum.

If the officer would have utilized basic Jiu-Jitsu skills such as body control, grip control, and even basic positioning then the outcome of this interaction could have been drastically different.

So check out the video below to see exactly what happens when an officer neglects his training.

Jacob C. Stevens is a lifelong athlete and cerebral martial arts enthusiast who is also skilled in the art of linguistic manipulation, his published work, Afterthoughts and Handgrenades, can be found here…