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Feburary 11, 2014

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An encounter between a military/law enforcement professional and bad guy is vastly different from a street fight or a sport jiu-jitsu match. Yet, some Combatives/Defensive Tactics programs make no distinction. GST is the fastest growing Combatives/Defensive Tactics program in the world because it is the only "jiu-jitsu based" program that is 100% law enforcement applicable. It has also been proven in actual combat by US military troops around the globe. We built this highly successful program over the last 17 years on the three "truths:"

1. The bad guy always has the ambush advantage.
In a real fight, there is no referee to start or to stop the fight when you are getting assaulted. Only the bad guy knows when and how he will attack. Any time you are close enough to conduct a pat-down, or to exchange documents, you are close enough to be ambushed. In the GST program, we teach simple and effective sudden assault defense strategies that enable you to neutralize the threat and achieve a position of advantage while minimizing injury to yourself and the bad guy.

2. Never grapple with the bad guy/enemy by choice.
As a military or law enforcement professional, the public doesn't pay you to fight fairly. If you enter into a "grappling match" with the bad guy, you put yourself in great danger since he or she could take your weapons and use them against you. If, however, the fight goes to the ground against your will, you must know what to do. In the GST program, we teach time-tested escape techniques that can be used to get you off the ground and back to your feet. This enables you can establish distance and utilize the appropriate force option to neutralize the threat. GST also features a series of leverage-based weapon retention principles. You can apply these in any grappling scenario to keep your weapons secure until you have the opportunity to disengage from the ground fight. Our philosophy is simple: Learn how to grapple, so you don't have to.

3. In a street fight, there is no "tap-out."
In sportive jiu-jitsu practice, the tap-out matters; in a fight for your life against an aggressive subject, it doesn't. For military and law enforcement professionals, we understand that victory isn't achieved until you neutralize the threat and apprehended the bad guy. In the GST program we have devised a series of simple, yet reliable, handcuffing procedures you can use from virtually every position in the fight, and the techniques are applicable to both solo and partner arrests.

To read more about Gracie Survival Tactics, and to access the complete course online, click here.

To read more about the 5-day GST Live Instructor Certification Course, click here, or select from the dates below.

GST Level 1
5-Day Level 1 Instructor Certification Course Dates

Torrance, California - NEW
March 17-21, 2014
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Hamburg, New York - NEW
March 31 - April 4, 2014
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Pineville, Louisiana - NEW
April 14-18, 2014
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Norfolk, Virginia - NEW
July 14-18, 2014
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Arlington, Texas - NEW
August 11-15, 2014
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Torrance, California - NEW
September 22-26, 2014
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San Diego, California - NEW
October 13-17, 2014
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GST LEVEL 2
5-Day Level 2 Instructor Certification Course Dates

Torrance, California - NEW
February 24-28, 2014
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Arlington, Texas - NEW
November 3-7, 2014
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Additional Resources
List of Attack Scenarios covered during the Gracie Survival Tactics course
List of Military and Law Enforcement Organizations certified in Gracie Survival Tactics
Reports of Gracie Survival Tactics used in the line of duty