Right before things started getting interesting in regards to COVID-19 Mr. Penny and Mr. Grames completed Level 2 of the Gracie Survival Tactics program. As we wrote about a couple months ago, this is the Gracie family Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu program for law enforcement. The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy which was hosting the week-long course actually closed down all classes as of Thursday that week, but thankfully let the GST program finish as it was already 4 days in.
Level 2 is the highest level program and is rarely offered. In fact this was the first time a Level 2 GST was offered in the state of Ohio. Once again this puts our staff in a very small group of instructors in the country who are certified as both high level Krav Maga practitioners and now high level GST instructors. And thankfully, after wrestling with 80 other officers for a week straight they both came back without getting sick (Mr. Penny had been diligently counting the days without symptoms.)