Denver Police Officer Shares How Jiu-Jitsu “Saved Her Life”

Jiu-jitsu is often promoted as a self-defense tool, especially for emergency workers who need to keep themselves and suspects safe if an interaction takes a wrong turn. More and more police departments are implementing BJJ into their training programs to give officers a means of protection without feeling like they have to resort to deadly force, and now, one Denver police officer is sharing her story about how jiu-jitsu helped keep her safe.

In this clip from the Denver Police Department, Officer Teresa Gillian recounts her own experience with jiu-jitsu in a scary altercation on the job. Check it out below, and let us know what you think about implementing martial arts in police programs.


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