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    Thu, 2006-12-14 14:42 — altball24

    Hey fellas, this is my first post. Hopefully I can add something to the forum. I work for the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office in Florida. I have worked here for 4years now. I have always had a passion for BJJ ever since I was a kid watching Royce do his thing in the early days of UFC. I grew up watching wrestling like most kids and loved every bit of it. I ventured off into boxing for awhile and then I got hooked on BJJ. (Thanks to the gracie family)

    Well... I guess my first question is what do you guys/gals think of the training you have received at your department in regards to ground fighting?

    I personally think JSO's training is very weak. It could be that I have a constant willingness to learn ground fighting. But the problem I found is that it was so basic that I didn't get anything out of it. And other people in the department that never did it before seemed to not care one bit. (saying they think the training is gay because you have to lay on another guy)

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    Thanks for the question. I teach use of force at various agencies and I have trained in Mauy Thai boxing for 18 years and JJ for 9. YES the use of force instruction at all agencies are very basic in nature.

    The reason for this is that most departments are limited to training Officers only a couple of times a year. This means that they have to teach a technique that is easy to remember and apply. Also they are limited to techniques that can be testified to in court. When I teach classes I find alot of oppositon to the ground game because alot of Officers do not want to practice what they are not good at. Cops don't like to look bad! I have found when an Officer gets into a fight they usually come back to me and suddenly want to learn a "quick technique" that will work everytime. Most agencies will tell Officers if they want ot learn more to go and train on their own. I usually find a couple of Officers who are interested in learning more.

    You are in the same boat as most of us who train all of the time. We wish more emphasis would be put on ground work but it does not happen. Keep training and as you become better other Officers will see how good you are and start talking to you about where to train. As you become an 'old Timer" in the department you will be able to influence the younger officers to train in defense.

    I hope this answers your question. Check out my website at Post any questoins you may have here, I moderate the forum and respond to every post in this section.

    Stay safe,
    David Welp

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