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As a community we should support and defend the very people we call when we are in dire need of protection. While our officers are taught self defense it is not anywhere near the level they should obtain. One of the most effective and popular Martial Art used worldwide by law enforcement is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Its effectiveness has been proven time and time again. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu can highly benefit our officers by teaching imperative choke holds, submissions, grips and the use of leverage while apprehending a combative criminal. Most physical altercations end up on the ground, this is where jiu jitsu is most empowering and effective. On the ground or standing an officer equipped with the skill of Jiu Jitsu has a much greater chance of exiting a violent altercation alive. Much like the game of chess, in Jiu Jitsu you learn how to stay calm in what may be a very uncomfortable situation. When you lose your calmness you can make mistakes which can have serious consequences for a law enforcement officer. The other valuable benefit is the health and fitness that comes along with being a Jiu Jitsu student.

  • Weight Loss

  • Mental Calmness

  • Heightened Awareness

  • Controlled Quicker Reactions/Responses

  • Whole Body Strengthening

  • An Effective Stress Reliever

At MJN Jiu Jitsu we want our Law Enforcement Officers to feel welcomed, supported and appreciated.

“There are two reasons why I have decided to make Jiu Jitsu a part of my life. The first reason came from a realization one night while at work. I am a police officer, and aside from myself, I have to keep co-workers and citizens safe. Not knowing how to defend yourself puts those aforementioned individuals at risk.”

“In life, you should want to display certain values. I am a father and a husband, and I want to serve both roles as virtuously as possible. Jiu Jitsu has taught me about attitude, dedication, respect, family, loyalty and honor.”

“How Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is Saving My Life” – by Police Officer John Georger

“The following saying comes to mind: Sometimes I had a bad day means that I almost didn’t make it home. While fighting with this guy, he reached for my duty weapon, deadly force was warranted, and it was probably getting close to my last resort. Thankfully, it did not reach that point … I think the majority of the credit goes to my training outside of work. I’ve been beat to hell and back in training, so I knew how to react and fight through being repeatedly being struck in the face and head. I didn’t freak out … I knew I was okay and still in the fight. This post isn’t to be all bravado … I got my *** kicked this morning (there’s no doubt about it), but I also gave it right back.”

Quote by Officer Kristen Richmond with the West Virginia Police Department

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