OK i have been in a police academy for a little over 2 months now. WE have hours and hours of defensive training, which so far has consisted of Boxing, Kickboxing, and Krav Maga. I didnt respect Krav Maga too much going in, but i am changing my mind. THe knife defense techniques are pretty practical and the striking part is pretty much muay thai. I was getting bored of this however, and i was dying for them to teach the grappling portion. This morning i got my wish, even thought they called it TRAP FIGHTING. THe instructor that teaches it seems pretty good, and teaches it very methodically. They showed basic stuff, escape from mount, side control, and the Americana, and let everyone go at it. Im surprised at how many people have NEVER done this before. I know BJJ has gotten a lot bigger recently, especially with the growing UFC popularity, so it was odd to see and hear everyone giving the ooooohs and aaaaahs when they demonstrated things. During breaks, people asked me how to set up and armbar, and the way they talked to me i felt like Rickson Gracie with everyone crowding me. There is one other jiujitsu guy in there, who is stealing my thunder . HE is demonstrating submissions, such as kimura and triangle, when the staff wants us to learn only the basics. OF course when we started rolling i was all excited, cause it was like being in the room with 100 whitebelts, minus the one blue belt in my class. I pretty much showed my buddies and coached them while grappling on posistioning and what not to do, so they can have an edge in later weeks. I choked them when they gave me their back, armbarred them when they gave an arm, but i was not an asshole about it. I took them aside when everyone else went to rest and helped them out, and put myself in horrible posistions so they could get a feel for it. However, there is a handful of guys that are not my favorite in the world. So, i dont think i am going to help them too much. IM thinking tommorow im gonna just smash them. What is better than a jerk that comes into your jiujitsu class and you throw your knee in his stomach? Is there any special moves anyone wants me to go for? I will update later, and in a few weeks we get to wrestle the instructors. That will be a trip. Some of them i know are seasoned BJJ guys, and others im pretty sure i can take.