New Jersey Attorney General Adopts Gracie Survival Tactics As Approved Police Training

As the needs of under-funded police departments grow nationwide, never has it been more needed to advocate for training reform. The New Jersey Attorney General recently determined that jiu-jitsu is a safe and approved method of training to become mandatory for all New Jersey officers to undertake.

Falling in line with the New Jersey Attorney General Use-of-Force Policy, the Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) program specializes in non-violent methods for police officers to apprehend a non-compliant suspect. Many jiu-jitsu schools have began offering specialized programs geared towards officers and the situations they face on the job. This legislation is a win for all of jiu-jitsu, as the state of New Jersey is not limiting what school would fall under the approved criteria, provided they adhere to the Use-Of-Force policy, have received POST certification in other states, and who’s provider has 24-hour instructor support.

Read the whole letter below:


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Dr. Arman Fathi
Dr. Arman Fathi is a staff contributor for the Jiu-Jitsu Times. He is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic in the State of California and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt under the Redzovic family in Chicago. He is currently living in Southern California training under Professor Eddie Bravo at 10th Planet HQ and Professors Ryron & Rener Gracie at Gracie University HQ. He is the head instructor and owner/operator of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Laguna Hills. Learn more and claim your free 10-day trial at www.gracielagunahills.com. Alavanca fight gear www.Alavanca.com Quikflip Apparel Visit www.quikflipapparel.com and enter code FLIP10 for 10% off any order. Arman can be found on Instagram @Dr_Arman_Hammer.

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