The Discipline and Punish Podcast
The Discipline and Punish Podcast
E6: Can A Police Officer Use Jiu-Jitsu to Control A Larger Suspect? (w/ Evandro Nunes)

On this episode, World Class Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitor and police trainer Evandro Nunes tells us about the state of police defensive tactics training in the United States. We also talk about the importance managing time and distance in a fight and how to improve public trust in policing.

Evandro Nunes earned his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) black belt under Márcio Barão. As a competitor, Evandro has won metals at the World No-Gi Championship, the Pan American Championship, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam, and the American Nationals; all his wins have come via submission. Currently, he is the lead instructor for Gracie Survival Tactics, a defensive tactics training program for police officers. When he isn’t traveling around the world training police officers, Evandro continues to compete in BJJ and is also a professional MMA fighter.………

Tom Baker has been a PhD student in UMSL’s Criminology and Criminal Justice program since 2017. Tom received his BA in Political Science from Arizona State University and worked as a police officer for approximately nine years. His research interests include police culture, use of force, and qualitative research methods.…

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