Manteca Police Department Adopts Gracie Survival Tactics Training Program

The Manteca Police Department in Northern California has started implementing Gracie Survival Tactics training, which is currently the only Jiu-Jitsu program that is certified for law enforcement in California. Nearly all of the officers in the Manteca Police Department are trained in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. “In jiu-jitsu, if there’s distance,

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Video: HBO Real Sports Investigates BJJ in Law Enforcement, Features Rener Gracie

Police brutality and the misuse of police force has been a hot topic in this country over the past few years as seemingly countless videos have surfaced of police officers using excessive force or misusing their power to subdue suspects. Many jiu-jitsu practitioners have suggested mandatory police training in jiu-jitsu

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Video: Conor McGregor’s Failed Guillotine at UFC 264 Gets The Gracie Breakdown Treatment

At UFC 264, Conor McGregor lost his rubber match with Dustin Poirier after suffering a gruesome leg break. But minutes before McGregor snapped his shin in half, he attacked a guillotine choke that proved to be a pivotal point in the fight. That guillotine — both McGregor’s attempt to apply

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Rener Gracie, Craig Jones to Serve as Coaches on The Ultimate Fighter

Jiu-jitsu will be well-represented on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Elite no-gi competitor Craig Jones will serve as a coach for Alexander Volkanovski’s team, while Rener Gracie will serve as a coach on Brian Ortega’s team. The Ultimate Fighter Season 29 is set to air sometime this summer.

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Rener Gracie Breaks Down Amanda Nunes’ Submission Win at UFC 259

At UFC 259, Amanda Nunes was utterly dominant in the defense of her featherweight title against Megan Anderson. In just two minutes, Nunes hurt Anderson on the feet, quickly took Anderson’s back on the mat, and transitioned to a modified triangle and ultimately into an Americana-type armlock. The submission was

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Gracie University Offers Free Self-Defense Seminar

ener and Eve Torres Gracie offered a free two-hour self-defense seminar for Gracie University via Zoom on Sunday, November 2020. They designed it with the beginner in mind so consequently, no experience is required. They did not even require a partner nor any equipment. Here’s a recap of the techniques and concepts they shared.

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