Jiu-Jitsu Cop Takes Down Much Larger Suspect with Non-Violent Techniques

120-pound size disparity – no punches, no Tasers, no violence. What a difference training makes! Way to go Officer Rob!Jiu-Jitsu Cop Takes Down Much Larger Suspect with Non-Violent Techniques

Officer Uses Jiu-Jitsu to Safely Subdue Larger Suspect - A Real-Life Application of BJJ

In the world of law enforcement, officers often face unpredictable and potentially dangerous situations. The importance of effective, non-violent control techniques cannot be overstated, and this was brilliantly demonstrated by Officer Rob, a dedicated practitioner of Jiu-Jitsu.

Jiu-Jitsu Cop Takes Down MUCH Larger Suspect!

On November 26, 2018, an incident was captured on video and shared on our Facebook page, where Officer Rob showcased the power of Jiu-Jitsu in handling a suspect significantly larger than himself without resorting to punches, tasers, or any form of violence. This remarkable demonstration of skill and control highlights the true essence of Jiu-Jitsu: using technique and leverage to neutralize threats effectively and safely.

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After removing the first cuff, the suspect became agitated and backed away, preventing Officer Rob from removing the second cuff. Recognizing the potential danger of the hanging cuff as a weapon, the officer made a strategic decision to stay close and take the situation to the ground until backup arrived. This preemptive use of Jiu-Jitsu averted a potentially disastrous outcome and instead resulted in a non-violent resolution.

The beauty of Jiu-Jitsu is evident in such scenarios—where the techniques are used not to harm, but to control and de-escalate. As the video shows, what could have been a violent encounter ended with both individuals safely on the ground, minimizing harm and maintaining control.

A Shout Out to Our Community

A big shout out to Joe and the rest of the family at Berwyn Heights BJJ/Gracie Jiu-Jitsu College Park. Your dedication to training and the principles of Jiu-Jitsu continues to make a significant impact. Keep up the great work!


This incident is a testament to the effectiveness of Jiu-Jitsu in real-life applications, especially in law enforcement. The ability to handle a larger suspect without escalating the situation into violence is a powerful example of what we teach at Berwyn Heights BJJ. We encourage everyone to consider the benefits of Jiu-Jitsu, not just for self-defense but for the profound impact it can have in maintaining peace and safety in our communities.

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