In today’s environment of increased public scrutiny of police force applications, it is important to be transparent to the community in regards to the measures put in place to account for the safety of both the suspect and officer. While there will always be risks in, what the U.S. Supreme Court describes as the “tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving” environment of a police force incident, we feel that Gracie Survival Tactics gives both officers and suspects the best chance of avoiding serious injury.
In 2014, GST was medically and legally reviewed for Law Enforcement, earning high marks in both of those reviews. GST recently underwent an additional medical review, with each technique was rated on a scale of 1-5 (5 being the highest score). 18 out of the 23 techniques received the highest rating (5 out of a possible 5). The five remaining techniques received a rating of 4 out of 5.
The report states that a GST-trained individual has the ability to use force to control a “combative/violent” subject “in the worst of circumstances “ and “completely neutralize him if necessary without inflicting life-threatening injury or causing permanent debility.”
The reviewer goes on to state that “GST absolutely focuses on mitigating injuries and via the methods applied presents an image to the public consistent with our principals. I recommend the GST course unconditionally”
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