Jiu Jitsu in Victoria BC Canada
The Invictus Dojo is a training facility devoted to Law Enforcement and first responders who understand the importance of training and using Jiu Jitsu to remain safe. We are affiliated with Code 4 Combat: Police Jiu Jitsu (C4CPJJ) the gold standard for Police Use of Force Training.
We are also proud members of Team Rhino Gracie Jiu Jitsu under Professor Keith Owen and Soke Steve Hiscoe of the Canadian Jiu Jitsu Union.
We are unapologetically LEO/Police Supportive. We are not a “most cops are good” facility, we are a “the overwhelming number of cops are good” academy. If that bothers you in the slightest, we are not for you. By the way, our view is that the overwhelming number of people are good as well.
We are not here to ‘police the police.” There are plenty of people who jump on that train. We are here to serve the police, train them, and better prepare them to execute their mission as true professionals. To that end, we will focus on what we can do to make them better. By improving officers and making them more competent, more confident, more in control, and more compassionate. If the officer is safer, the community they serve will be safer as well. Everyone benefits from a calm, well trained, in control Police Officer. Regular training within our curriculum will help create that kind of individual.
We thoroughly reject the thought that cops are routinely using excessive or unnecessary force in encounters with the community. We train officers not because of excessive force, but rather because officers often use force in an ineffective manner. Ineffective force can appear to be excessive force. Effective force at lower levels can be a way to de-escalate a situation. Well trained officers are better prepared to dominate positionally those who resist allowing them to control the suspect and use reasonable force options.
We are also unapologetic advocates that officers should train consistently over time.
If you have chosen this line of work you have to train. Police Officers should train regularly, and Police Departments should develop training staffs that provide effective training on a consistent basis. We believe we are training, not trained.
-taken from Chad Lyman's C4C-PJJ Instructor Manual