Brazilian Jiu Jitsu | Longview, Texas


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watkins wrecking crew

Arlington, TEXAS

Mr. Jeremy Watkins has dedicated nearly 30 years to martial arts, achieving a fifth degree black belt in Taekwondo under Master Brian James and a second degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, recognized by the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation. He is a two-time American Taekwondo National Champion and placed third at the US Open ISKA Breaking World Championships in 2018 and 2019. His teaching prowess has produced numerous black belts, National Champions in Taekwondo, and World Champions in Jiu-Jitsu.

At ETXWC, Mr. Watkins is integral to the school, writing the curriculum, providing seminars, and training privately with the coaching staff twice a month. He also conducts weekly calls for updates and guidance and travels with the team for IBJJF and ADCC events. The collaboration began when ETXWC sought a head coach. After months of training with the Watkins Wrecking Crew team, they became the first affiliate of the renowned academy, despite being white belts at the time—a testament to Mr. Watkins’ belief in their potential.

Mr. Watkins’ mentorship extends to professional athlete Gio, whom he prepares for a career in Jiu-Jitsu, with Gio living and training with him every other week. His involvement is crucial to the success and development of the academy and its members.


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jiu jitsu saves lives

Adopt a Cop was founded to address critical gaps in the department-funded training of front line police officers by partnering with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gyms across the country to provide free or reduced rate memberships to police officers. Officers are sponsored until they achieve the rank of blue belt, which typically takes 12-18 months.

Police officers often find themselves in volatile situations which can quickly turn deadly. In these combative situations, being the more skilled grappler allows the officer a greater amount of control over the situation, which decreases the likelihood of injury or death for both officer and suspect.

Being a police officer is one of the most selfless, dangerous, and important jobs in our world today.  Investing in our officers is an investment in our communities.  Adopt A Cop BJJ aims to create a more resilient and more effective police force, improve police relations around our country, and ultimately reduce the incidence of police-involved shootings and deaths.

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