The High Point Police Bazilian Jiu Jitsu Program allows full time City of High Point police officer’s (park ranger’s) to train at ECOS BJJ, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and self-defense school under Butch Hiles Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA. All First Responders membership will be paid in full until they reach the rank of Blue belt. Blue belt is the second ranked belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and on average it takes around 12 to 18 months to obtain.
All participants will also receive a free gi, t-shirt, and rash guard.
Most individuals with a blue belt level of knowledge has an immense advantage in controlling a combative situation over someone who has no knowledge or experience in grappling regardless of size, strength or even gender to an extent.
Being in law enforcement is one of the most selfless, dangerous and important jobs in the world today. Many people have called to defund the police but we believe that is not the best solution being that law and order is absolutely necessary in order to have a safe and functional society. We believe more and better training is the solution to creating a resilient and more effective police force to benefit the entire community.
Often times, officers find themselves in combative situations that can turn deadly and during these times being the more skilled grappler can potentially save the lives of not only them but the suspects as well.
If people felt more confident in their abilities to control potentially combative situations, they would be less likely to draw their weapons out of fear for their own safety.
Having the necessary skills in order to control the situation will lead to less opportunities for a combative situation to escalate by keeping suspects from getting to and gaining control of officer’s weapons and/or putting the officers in vulnerable positions where they feel the need to use deadly force.
To all the officers out there, thank you for your service and to all the people who donate and contribute to this program, thank you for your support! Please share this information and help spread the word in order to get as many officers into training as possible!
ECOS is a non-profit 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible to the extent allowable.