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Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed For: Military and law enforcement officers and agents of any federal, state, or local agency with arresting or detaining power that may encounter hostile suspects that may pose a physical threat to the officer(s).

Prerequisites: Must be military or law enforcement (Open only to active military or law enforcement personnel)

Description: The GST Program is specifically designed to give any Mlitary or Law Enforcement Professional-regardless of age, gender, or athletic ability - skills to neutralize the immediate threat from an aggressive subject, retain control of their weapons during the fight, achieve a position of advantage so they can utilize the appropriate force action.

GST Overview: The GST course consists of 23 stand-up & ground techniques, taught in 24 hours over a 3-day period. Techniques address most common threat scenarios encountered by Military& Law Enforcement personnel in the field. Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) are extremely effective when you are up against much larger & stronger opponents. Reduce liability for agency when officers learn safe, effective & proven reality-based techniques.

Course Objectives:

  • Surprise Attack Encounters (Worse-case, close-range attacks)
  • Survival & Escape Strategies
  • Weapon Retention Techniques
  • Arrest & Control Procedures/Techniques

What sets GST apart from all other similar Defensive Tactics Courses is the Gracie Academy Instructors’ exclusive teaching techniques. Drawing from over 85 years of experience, teaching thousands of military & law enforcement personnel & many thousands more students from all walks of life, the Gracies’ have developed a detailed, systematic approach in presenting their knowledge known today as the Gracie Teaching Technologies.

Attire & Equipment to bring for Participants:

  1. · Tops: T-shirt (Long Sleeve recommended) or sweats. No Gi top!
  2. · Bottoms: Long loose fitting athletic pants, tactical pants or Gi pants. Shorts are not allowed.
  3. · Feet: Barefoot recommended- no footwear other than wrestling shoes.
  4. · Optional: Groin & mouth protection. Load bearing equipment (helmet, body armor, gear, duty belt – is part of training on last day, etc.) is not part of training but may be used with   permission from instructor on the last day of training.
  5. · Other: Finger & toe nails must be clipped if you are not wearing shoes.

Taught by certified members of the Mississippi Counterdrug Program