Adopt a Cop is a nonprofit, donation based program that allows active duty patrolling police officer's around the country to train at any affiliated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy and will pay 100% of the officer’s membership until they reach the rank of Blue belt. Blue belt is the second ranked belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and on average takes around 6 months to a year to obtain.
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 a former Navy SEAL and current Professional Mixed Martial Artist, I know how important and effective having superior grappling knowledge and skill can be in a combative situation.
Being a police officer is one of the most selfless, dangerous and important jobs in the world today. Many people have called to defund the police and unfortunately some of our weak and pathetic government officials have pandered to this idiotic demand.
Obviously that is not the best solution being that law and order is absolutely necessary in order to have a safe and functional society. Better training is the solution to creating a resilient and more effective police force.
Often times police 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 the officers but the suspects as well.
If police 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 officers weapons and/or putting the officers in vulnerable positions where they feel the need to use deadly force.
My end goal is to get all Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academies across the country to allow all police officers to train free of charge in order to create better trained and more effective police and ultimately save lives across the board.
If you want to support the program you can purchase T-shirts, coins, patches and stickers; 100% of the proceeds go directly to memberships for officers or you can simply donate any amount you’d like to our donor box.
If you would like to Adopt a Cop directly we can pair you up with an officer and we will tag you in pictures and updates of them training weekly on social media. On average a monthly membership to a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy is around $150 a month or $1,800 a year. We are receiving discounted rates from Adopt A Cop affiliated schools in order to make donations go further and provide more officers with training.
To all the police 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!
All proceeds go directly to funding the sponsored Officer’s BJJ classes
Please reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org