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Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu offering free training to local police, first responders.

Updated: Aug 2, 2022

A new program created by Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu is offering free training to active-duty police officers and first responders in Erath County.

“My Community My Duty is a volunteer program that will give officers and first responders a chance to become better trained and make our community safer,” owner Blessed Matai told Beneath the Surface News. “There are so many benefits of JiuJitsu for law enforcement; it's one of the safest forms of martial arts and teaches defensive tactics that keep officers safe on the streets.”

He also said JiuJitsu improves physical and mental health, resilience and reactionary time when dealing with suspects.

Blessed is a police officer with the Tarleton State University Police Department and World Master JiuJitsu champion (Purple Belt).

Officers and first responders who sign up for the free program will get the chance to attend any class at Makhuwa Brazilian JiuJitsu for a 12-month period or until they achieve the level of Blue Belt.

All they have to do is send an email to and include the agency they are affiliated with, rank and date of birth.


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