Rener Gracie is no doubt overjoyed at the news that Gracie Survival Tactics has now been approved for use by the police in 38 states across America. It’s phenomenal news considering that it’s only been around six months since the very first state’s police commission accepted the course and approved it for police-use. Unless there’s any significantly strong opposition to the course in any of the remaining states, it seems as though it will be a foregone conclusion that Gracie Survival Tactics will become approved for police-use across the entire United States.
While it’s not quite national police reform persay, it’s certainly a huge step towards the plan that Rener Gracie proposed all those months ago. Moreover, one of the most well-known members of the Gracie family isn’t the only person around the country who’s pushing for Jiu-Jitsu to be at the forefront of police training as a bill was recently proposed in Michigan that would require all officers to hold a BJJ blue belt. It’s taken a long time to get here but thanks to Rener’s efforts, combined with recent studies that have shown measurable improvements in officer outcomes when BJJ is a fundamental part of training, Jiu-Jitsu is now at the forefront of the conversation for policing.
It rounds off a fantastic few months for Rener Gracie, a time that has included his appearance on season 29 of The Ultimate Fighter as the grappling coach for Team Ortega, opposite Craig Jones for Team Volkanovski. He took some time off from his busy schedule to post a video to his official Instagram account celebrating the news of Gracie Survival Tactics now becoming approved for use in a grand total of 38 states across the country: