Brian James, aka “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” is an active police officer and BJJ purple belt who works to encourage police across the country to learn Jiu-Jitsu. He talks about how Jiu-Jitsu has saved him (literally) on the job, and how it can do the same for others! Click “Read More” for show notes! SHOW NOTES:

  • Origins
  • His decision to become a police officer
  • Being a cop in Atlanta
  • Dangerous calls he’s responded to
  • Starting Jiu-Jitsu
  • Hand to hand training in police departments
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s impact on law enforcement
  • Stress inoculation
  • Surviving a fight is a win
  • Police protocol for hand to hand confrontations
  • Self defense laws *
  • Acceptable level of force
  • Why he started making his “Jiu-Jitsu Cop” videos
  • Could Jiu-Jitsu decrease the amount of police shootings?
  • Over-dependence on a weapon
  • The Pummel
  • Competition
  • Jiu-Jitsu’s therapeutic effects
  • Words of encouragement for police officers to get on the mats