Subdue, control, and arrest

This past week Valente Brothers Jiu-Jitsu hosted a Law Enforcement course for nearly 100 police officers from the Aventura Police Department. Starting daily at eight in the morning, Valente Brothers professors and assistants taught officers an adapted and specific version of Jiu-Jitsu for police work. One of the main objectives of this program is to provide officers with a hand-to-hand strategy to subdue, control, and arrest subjects in the most effective and humane manner. As one of the sergeants participating in the class stated, “these techniques allow us to control the situation and the level of force used.” On the final day of the course, Aventura Chief of Police, Steve Steinberg attended the six-hour class. He was extremely satisfied with the material presented and the rapid progress of all attendees. Over the weeklong course, officers were introduced to both mental and physical Jiu-Jitsu applied for law enforcement. Professor Pedro Valente demonstrated how the Jiu-Jitsu mindset can help, not only during combat, but on how officers can avoid and de-escalate a threat. At the end of each lesson, officers had the opportunity to demonstrate the techniques they learned against Valente Brothers assistant instructors who simulated common street scenarios.