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Jiu Jitsu Based Defensive Tactics

Using Leverage and Timing against bigger/stronger/more athletic subjects

We sponsor jiu jitsu based survival tactics for Civilian/Military Police Officers and First Responders. Our instructor cadre bring their law enforcement experience, police instructor, and jiu jitsu instructor knowledge to provide realisitc amazing training. We truly understand what First Responders deal with and how to curtail training to their needs.   


Some training programs use brute strength and force to strike and control subjects. But what if the First Responder doesn't have that? What if those things just do not work? Jiu jitsu focuses on using leverage and timing while conserving energy, exhausting the opponent and achieving a position of advantage. "The right move at the wrong time is the wrong move". We can't take credit for that quote as one of the jiu jitsu instructors said it, but it's true! (Just like playing chess.) The fear a first responder can experience during a violent attack can cause them to panic and exhaust before the "bad guy". If that happens, hopefully the bad guy just "walks away". 

 

These techniques can be successfully applied on persons larger/stronger, under the influence of alcohol/drugs or mental disorder, regardless of the Officer's age, gender, size, or athletic ability. The effectiveness and efficiency of these techniques have been time and gear tested by the Gracie family and law enforcement officers for over 20 years and hundreds of police agencies all over the world have adopted the program. 


Students learn escape strategies on the ground and handcuffing techniques from almost all positions. Students also learn standing defenses and take downs, choke defenses, knife defenses, standing and ground weapon retention, and vehicle extractions.


For EMS and Fire Professionals, overdosed patients have become routine calls. Not having an effective self-defense strategy only puts them in a position to become a victim. EMS Professionals learn ambush defense strategies and controlling the patient until police arrive on scene. 



Sponsoring Training

The HSDF sponsors free quarterly workshops throughout Delaware for certified Civilian and Military Police Professionals and First Responders. Check out the Event page for more or email us at info@HeroesSelfDefense.org 


With available funds, the HSDF also sponsors police officers to attend the 5 day Gracie Survival Tactics Instructor Course.  

Lessons Learned


In this video, 4 Officers engaged a violent resisting suspect. Less lethal weapons and physical strikes were not effective. Without an effective defensive tactics strategy, things can turn deadly very quickly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEFRQMJ-azs&t=9