Welcome to Jiu Jitsu Five-O; a realistic approach to control and defense training for cops.
Although policing has adapted to some of the industry changes over the past 10 years, many of the control and defense tactics taught to officers have remained the same - stagnant and ineffective. The internet is littered with videos of cops playing tug-of war, using intermediate weapons with no effect and getting their asses kicked by suspects. Even with this evidence right in front of us, many departments still only train their officers once or twice per year, where they check all the proverbial boxes and call it good. Consider the fact that the average high school wrestler gets more grappling training in one week than most of police officers get in an entire year. Read that again.
As cops, not only are we expected to be the experts in use of force, we also have a responsibility to ourselves, our partners and the citizens we serve to be able to control situations in a safe, efficient manner. But we can't rely on anyone else to do this for us. We need to get serious about our training by making it a way of life. Doing this not only offers benefits to our job, but also to our physical and mental health.
Jiu Jitsu Five-O is not another defensive tactics course, or more "tacti-cool" nonsense. We're a resource that promotes the Jiu Jitsu lifestyle for cops. We focus on realistic, consistent training, using the fundamentals of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu as the foundation for all things related to control and defense. Through our web site and social media channels, you'll find technique videos, drills, training courses from around the globe, Jiu Jitsu gear and everything else you need to make training a way of life.
Follow this blog for all things related to Jiu Jitsu in law enforcement, as there will be much more info coming your way. Thank you for all the support so far. We're just getting started.
- Jason // Creator // Jiu Jitsu Five-O
Disclaimer: Jiu Jitsu Five-O is not associated with any law enforcement agency. All opinions expressed through the Jiu Jitsu Five-O blog, web site and social media channels are our own.