Brazilian Jiu Jitsu has long demonstrated it’s effectiveness when it comes to law enforcement officers and preventing escalation of incidents.
The potential for jiu jitsu to enable police officers to be better at their job is enormous. We often observe videos like trips and perfect stand up technique enabling men in nasty situations to defend themselves regardless of what side of the conflict they’re on.
A BJJ instructor, Charles Anzalone recently came under harsh online criticism when he posted on his BJJ academy’s Instagram page (a now deleted post) that law enforcement officers were no longer welcome at his academy, Buffalo BJJ.
The post had over 400 negative comments.
Anzalone deleted the post and his instructor Roberto Cybor Abreu wrote this post to calm everybody down:
According to Fox 47 a proposed police reform bill in Michigan USA, would require police officers to be at least blue belts in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. For those who don’t train, blue belt is the first belt after white belt:
Proposed Michigan Police Reform Bill To Require Police Officers to be Blue Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
This video by MMA Commentary talks about the whole incident in more detail and covers the instructor’s checkered past: