After the murder of Jordan Neely by rear naked choke on a New York subway, police lieutenant Matthew Brooks is eager for the opportunity to provide another demonstration of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu’s application as a tool for subduing and silencing people who you find irritating at the resulting protests. Brooks, who began training in the summer of 2020, has been a vocal advocate for police training ever since.
“Every cop should be doing this,” Brooks said in a post upon receiving his second stripe. “The confidence that comes with knowing I don’t need to go to my gun if I need to put a person down in a stressful situation is a life changer.”
Although a passionate advocate for the application of joint locks and chokes on struggling citizens, Brooks did note he’s not a zealot, and he was more than willing to fall back on his three years of Muay Thai or get the baton out at the protests if any of the protestors are particularly loud or scary-looking.