The Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Military/Law Enforcement Instructor Certification Course is a highly specialized program for Military and Law Enforcement professionals.

Developed and refined over nearly two decades, the techniques featured in the GST program have been adopted by virtually every federal and state law enforcement agency in the US as well as all five branches of the US Armed Forces.                             read more...

"it may save your life..."           

 

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Joe Blaettler, retired Deputy Chief of Police from Union City, New Jersey 

Key West PD - GST NC 2017

Key West PD - GST NC 2017

huge congratulations to Officers Robert Bulnes, Tony Ane and Rich Thomas!

GST NC 2017

GST NC 2017

Ryron Gracie teaching GST in Raleigh, NC 2017

NC State Highway Patrol GST NC 2017

NC State Highway Patrol GST NC 2017

Ryron Gracie with NC State Troopers

Virginia Beach GST 2017

Virginia Beach GST 2017

at Linxx Academy

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Dep. Swift, Sgt. Vallejo, Sgt. Olmer & Dep. Redford trained with Ryron Gracie during a Gracie Survival Tactics training seminar in NC 2017

US Customs and Border Patrol

US Customs and Border Patrol

at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Advanced Training Center GST 2017

Elgin 2018

Elgin 2018

70+ law enforcement officers at it all week learning distance management, weapon retention, and energy efficiency at Fusion Fitness MMA

Key West PD with Ryron Gracie

Key West PD with Ryron Gracie

Officers Rich Thomas, Bull Bulnes and Tony Ane with instructor Ryron Gracie.

Virginia Beach 2017

Virginia Beach 2017

LINXX Academy of Martial Arts with Frank Cucci and Rener Gracie

Michigan Tech PD

Michigan Tech PD

Ft Benning, GA 2016

Ft Benning, GA 2016

blindfold training at Gracie Academy

blindfold training at Gracie Academy

pepper spray gone wrong can warrant this survival training at Gracie Academy

Texas 2013

Texas 2013

Tukwila PD

Tukwila PD

@ Torrance Feb 2018

Shelbyville Police Department

Shelbyville Police Department

Shelbyville Officers Ronnie Blankenship, Clint Adams, David Dye, and Lt. James Wilkerson. Back row Sgt. Steve Sakarapanee, Trooper Sara Vaughn, and Lt. Patrick Turner. @Tennessee Highway Patrol Training Center Dec 2017

Dept of Homeland Security

Dept of Homeland Security

Gracie Survival Tactics Level ll. agents from the Department of Homeland Security, US Army personnel and local Law Enforcement also from Canada, Germany and Japan. Sept 2017

Johnston PD Detective Ryan Hanssen

Johnston PD Detective Ryan Hanssen

Johnston Police Department congratulates Detective Ryan Hanssen on his recent Level 2 Instructor Certification at Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California.

Louisville Metro Police

Louisville Metro Police

Gracie Survival Tactics Durham Arlington

Gracie Survival Tactics Durham Arlington

LEGAL 

"the the officer and the police agency will have to contend with the public perception issue in a highly publicized force case..."                  read more

David R. Demurjian, A.P.C. attorney

"review of Gracie Survival Tactics and its compliance with Federal use of force.."                                                                                                                                                            read more

Ray No. Hosack,  attorney

Medical Liability

"the GST system places significant emphasis on mitigating injuries..."                        read more

Dr. Glenn Hardesty, Emergency Medicine Physician Arlington, TX

"The vascular neck restrain reduces injuries and SAVES lives!..."                                         read more

Roger Turner, Master Peace Officer and Paramedic, Texas

Defensive Tactics

“...I remembered hitting the suspect just like I was trained and he didn’t even flinch....I didn’t know what else to do....”
“....I was able to apply handcuffs in two seconds during training. .....it didn’t work on the street .... I felt totally exposed......”
“.........even with two of us there we couldn’t control him....he was a big guy....it took a polyester pile to finish it....”

officers reporting to Charles Fernandez 

municipal police officer,  Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Tactics Instructor    Texas

"No matter how hard you try, you will not be able to teach a 100 pound officer to be bigger and stronger in order to successfully and consistently overpower an athletic 250‐pound determined attacker."

Charles Fernandez 

municipal police officer,  Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Tactics Instructor    Texas

Invest to Heal

"a wedge is created between a community and its police - a wound that can take decades to heal from.."                                               read more

Tactical Effectiveness

The GST system has a long documented history of being effective against resisting opponents

Who's Using it?

The US Army Rangers jumped on board in the mid 1990s, the Gracie techniques have been adopted by virtually every US federal law enforcement agency, hundreds of state, county and local agencies, as well as all five branches of the US Armed Forces.

Follow the link below to see the complete list of all the organizations that have had their personnel certified in the Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) program over the years.                                                        

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PUBLIC ENEMY

"An officer can be 100% justified in their use of force,
but if it “looks bad” to the uneducated observer,
 
the department and officer will have a tough road ahead regardless of how righteous they may have been."

Charles Fernandez 

municipal police officer,  Defensive Tactics Instructor, Firearms Instructor, Tactics Instructor    Texas

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Dep. Swift, Sgt. Vallejo, Sgt. Olmer & Dep. Redford trained with Ryron Gracie during a Gracie Survival Tactics training seminar in NC 2017