Proposed Michigan Police Reform Bill To Require Police Officers to be Blue Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Proposed Michigan Police Reform Bill To Require Police Officers to be Blue Belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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.

However for  Law Enforcement Officers there’s an obvious benefit to knowing ground work – aka brazilian jiu-jitsu but for some police their knowledge of grappling is so bad that it can lead to some tragicomic incidents such as this one:

White Belt Cop Attempts To Armbar Woman; She Counters with a Reversal


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.

Ryan Berman who is responsible for proposing the bill, stated that he had the idea for the bill:

“So then they don’t have to use excessive force, they don’t have to punch someone 15 times to submit.”

“It’s really to help them so these situations don’t happen, so they don’t use unnecessary force and they will have more tools in their toolbox, if you will, to handle any situation that arises.”


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Finish fights in the gi with this 4-part guide to leg locking mastery from Marcus “Buchecha” Almeida.

  • Buchecha is a record 13-Time black belt World Champion in the gi, with a unique blend of technical skill and dynamic motion.
  • Submit from top and bottom position, including with Buchecha’s signature spinning kneebar that he has used many times at black belt.
  • Win with leg locks from 50/50 and stop getting slowed down by this common grappling position.
  • Use kneebars, toe holds, foot locks, calf slicers, and more to effectively get more submissions than ever in gi grappling.