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Wed, 2008-02-13 11:09 — victorygreg
i will be applying for the san jose pd this summer. is there a place in san jose i could take the law enforcement jujitsu?
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In the San Jose area I would talk to Gumby about training. If you need help with oral board questions or how to prepare for it just PM when you are close and I will call you and go over with you how to prepare.
With that said lets talk about fighting and street survival. I trained in mauy Thai and freestyle JJ (No Gi). The reason I do well when having to use force to effect an arrest is not because I know a bunch of techniques but because I practice so much that I understand how my opponent is going to move. I am not trying to say that I am bitchen or anything it is just that when you practice on the ground then you learn how your body moves and what your opponent wants to do. Then when you are arresting someone who trys to fight but does not train it is easy to take them into custody without hurting them or yourself.
In my opinion you should train in JJ (Gi or No Gi) and put in some time to learn. When you do ground fighting as a cop you must protect your gun at all times. I do not believe in taking out my gun when I am close to someone as the fight could turn into a fight for my gun. I do not want to lose that fight. I did a video on Police style JJ but what it mostly covers is how to protect your gun and it is made for the cop who does not want to train (Kibuninc.com). If you have the time to train there is no better way to prepare yourself.
I also believe strongly in knowing a good stand up style. I like Mauy thai (MT) as it has good hands, kicks, elbows, and knees. To me combining JJ and MT is the essence of MMA.
With all of that said, the will to survive and not letting someone getting the position of advantage on you is so important. Keep people at position of disadvantage. Keep their hands in sight. Don't let them distract you.
I will be doing a Police tactics seminar with the Romanian national Police force at the end of April. If you have any questions on Police work or tactics jsut let me know. If you do not want to post the question here then PM me.
Take care and be safe.
I just read my own response and realized that I may not have answered your question. To sum it up get into a ground fighting gym and train, train, train, and you will alright. The better you are with your training the safer you will be on the streets. To try to limit the training specifically to LEO training will not be as good as if you are able to train in a regular fighting style. It is easy to modify any technique to protect your gun.
i have trained for a while and am confident with most things. what i am specifically looking for is more control techniques and weapon retention.
oh i also forgot to mention you are awesome. thank you for your oral board offer. i will most likely take you up on that. i will figure out how to send you a private email.