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Gracie University to Hold Instructor Certification Course at OPOTA

OPOTA is scheduled to host Gracie University from March 9-13 in London for a Gracie Survival Tactics (GST) Level 2 Instructor Certification Course.
The course builds upon what you learned in the GST Level 1 course. Some of the techniques and scenarios featured in the GST Level 2 program address close-quarters combat strategies for domestic calls, two-officer takedowns and handcuffing, edged weapon defense, weapon retention, attack responses from behind, submission encounters and vehicle extractions.
The GST Level 2 Instructor Certification Course is a 30-hour, hands-on course that takes place over five consecutive days. Upon completion, course applicants are certified to teach the GST program to their colleagues using the Gracie Systems. The techniques are designed to be effective for any law enforcement professional, regardless of age, size or athletic ability.
This is not an OPOTA course. Students must register on Gracie University’s website. Due to this not being an OPOTA course, meals are NOT included in the tuition price. Students may buy lunch for $7.25 (cash only). Lodging is available for $15 per night and can be arranged by calling 740-845-2700. There are also hotels in the area. Please email questions to Aja Chung at Aja.Chung@OhioAttorneyGeneral.gov.