Coral Springs Police Dept. Partners With Alliance Jiu-Jitsu Instructor To Train Officers

The Coral Springs Police Department (CSPD) has become one of the latest to begin implementing Brazilian jiu-jitsu as part of the training program for its officers.

In a press release, the CSPD has shared that they’ve partnered with BJJ and judo black belt Nei Seda of Alliance Coral Springs to offer training for the department. Two of Seda’s students, Augusto Carvalho and Timothy Coker, were part of the CSPD when they signed up to train, and Coker began pushing for the department to work with the jiu-jitsu academy.

Sergeant Carla Miller then met with Seda and “provided him with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Defensive Tactics curriculum and the CSPD response to resistance guidelines,” according to the press release. The CSPD Training Unit then began training at the BJJ academy to share what they learned with their fellow officers during their yearly training, and new hires at the department also take self-defense classes at the Alliance school.

Jiu-jitsu has long been promoted as a way for police officers to safely de-escalate conflicts with suspects by protecting all involved parties without the use of deadly force. Rener Gracie has been a vocal advocate for more BJJ training within police departments, and some BJJ instructors are even offering free jiu-jitsu training for police officers.


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