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The Houston Police Department's Triple C Podcast!
We were asked to discuss Police Tactics with @mr_officer and the purpose behind the Houston Police Grappling Team, the Iron Pigs!
Redefining Alpha 30: David Lopez of The Iron Pigs BJJ Club
David Lopez is the founder and head of the Iron Pigs BJJ Team. This is a club run under the banner of the Houston Police Dept. and is a registered 501(c)(3) which is used to not only fund equipment needed to run recruit classes but also to help out injured and fallen officers families financially. David and I discussed what BJJ is and why it is so important for law enforcement to know and understand grappling as well as have a base of strength and conditioning and a ton more. If you would like to donate to the Non Profit Club contact firstname.lastname@example.org. As always like us on iTunes and hook us up with a 5 Star review. If you have any feedback or would like to be a guest on the show hit me up at email@example.com
Why do we support the HPD Grappling Team 501(c)(3)?
The most dangerous aspect of police work is the taking into control or custody of another human being. Taking someone into custody only occurs in the grappling range which further warrants the need for continuous training in this range. Being able to dictate the range in which violent encounters occur by using effective positional controls and positional escapes is paramount. Using some BJJ techniques relevant for police work is an international trend due to the fact that many police encounters can be handled by using control techniques used in the grappling arts oftentimes without the use of strikes or intermediate weapons.
We train because it's the right thing to do, it is the safest thing to do, for everyone involved. We believe in this movement and put our money where our beliefs are.
There is a HUGE difference between sport BJJ and Police Defensive Tactics. The HPD Grappling Team does not condone or instruct the use of sport BJJ for law enforcement. That is a job done by Defensive Tactics Instructors and not an athletic team.
We are extremely excited for Officer Fofo, who was invited to Submission Hunter Pro 41 in Orlando on March 9, 2019! He has trained incredibly hard and is going for the SUB!