Have you ever watched one of those videos where a security guard gets mauled by a pedestrian? Have you ever watched one of the videos where police officers use extreme excessive force to restrain a civilian under arrest? I’m pretty sure we all have, and honestly it’s a disgrace. It’s seriously pitiful that our L.E(law enforcement) is in many times not trained to control a civilian without excessive force or the assistance of multiple officers. While many departments do use Jiu-Jitsu in their training program this simply isn’t enough. Our Security and L.E should be in Jiu-Jitsu for life. One such testament to this can be found in the new documentary “Jiu-Jitsu VS the World” when an officer describes how helpful simple Jiu-Jitsu was in one crazy incident he had. Here are the top 3 reasons L.E should be training Jiu-Jitsu.
- Jiu-Jitsu is a practical application, which does not have to be used with excessive force. If every officer learned Jiu-Jitsu their departments would have far less force complaints and officers would be much safer. Not only this but Jiu-Jitsu deals with what is in many ways the worst situation for an officer these days which is being on the ground (especially on their back).
- Jiu-Jitsu keeps you healthy! We see so many officers these days whom are just completely out of shape. This is horrible; it’s no wonder they have to use so much force. This will not only help officers be more efficient in their job, but will also benefit their life and health. This will then save their department money on future medical bills as well.
- Jiu-Jitsu is a stress killer. I am sure everyone can attest to the stress relieving benefits of Jiu-Jitsu. After a hard training session I always feel at ease and worry free. This would be very beneficial to our L.E because they in many ways have the most stressful job of all.
While the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu are endless; these are what I felt were the top reasons L.E in particular would benefit from training? What do you think? What benefits do you think are important to our L.E?