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El Paso County Sheriff’s officers get mixed martial art training

El Paso County sheriff’s officers are getting training in mixed martial arts (MMA) on Thursday and Friday.

The training teaches approach techniques, immobilization and how to disarm someone with a gun or knife. The training also includes self-defense techniques, ground encounters with weapon retention, ground avoidance and ground escapes.

The training is intended to keep officers up-to-date on the latest techniques and provides them with the knowledge to better perform on the job.

Colin Gracie from The Gracie Gym/Fight School is leading the instruction for officers. The Gracie name is famous for being one of the leading founding families in the sport of MMA.

Training is open to all local law enforcement personnel; if you wish to enroll, you can contact Officer Luis Trevino at 915-856-4850 or via email at

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