Beckley Police officers are receiving defensive training that could help save their lives and the lives of suspects. Every Beckley Police officer, more than 50, will receive the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu training by the end of April at Family Martial Arts in Beckley.
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This week, the Moore Police Department is hosting a unique training for police officers around the world. World-renowned MMA fighter and UFC Hall of Famer, Royce Gracie, is in town to teach the art of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. It’s an additional option for police officers to defend themselves from aggressive or resistant suspects.
“As the story goes, at the turn of the 20th century, a traveler named Mitsuyo Maeda was a martial artist who needed someone to help establish a Japanese colony in Brazil,” said Armando Basulto, who with his wife Christine owns Waynesville’s Basulto Academy of Defense. “It was one of the Gracie family who helped him.