L.E.O. Survival Tactics

L.E.O. Survival Tactics

Carlson Gracie Grand Rapids’s L.E.O. program is designed specifically for law enforcement and the dangerous situations they put their lives in on a daily basis. 

Our program is based on and follows the great Gracie Survival Tactics program, and yes our coaches are all Gracie Survival Tactics certified! We believe jiu-jitsu is an important part of all law enforcement officers training, but it is a different jiu-jitsu with a whole different set of rules!

L.E.O. defensive tactics classes will be geared towards providing officers with a realistic and safe environment to practice potentially life saving tactics/techniques. 

With our certified head instructor Troy White serving as the defense tactics instructor and being an active black belt in his training for Brazilian jiu-jitsu as well as a sheriff deputy he provides realistic up to date style and knowledge of grappling for officers self defense. 

Our goal is to help provide easily accessible continuing education for any and all active law enforcement. 

Call 616-307-5295 to reserve your free class today! 

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Keoni Hughes
Keoni Hughes
01:25 10 Sep 21
Great learning environment. Coaches are great with kids and everyone here is very welcoming and friendly. Professional.... Thorough. My kid loves their bulldogs class for younger kids. I love the laid back, family style environment.read more
Gabriel Blair
Gabriel Blair
19:42 19 Aug 21
I’ve been going to this gym for a few weeks and everyone has been incredibly welcoming and willing to help and answer... questions. The atmosphere is serious but fun at the same time. Come prepared to work hard and learn all you can and everyone will be more than happy to help you in any way they can. 👍🏼 Facilities are clean and everyone who works there is great. 100% recommend.read more
Lincoln J. Nunez
Lincoln J. Nunez
20:20 06 Aug 21
My three sons, ages: 9,7&6, including myself (31) have been attending here for just over a month. They have been... extremely welcoming from the beginning, as well as helpful. I’ve attended one other gym in the Grand Rapids area and what I can say that sets them apart, is: the larger space, two floors for training, some exercise equipment, Gi’s for children and adults to use while training (Gi’s are not cheap, especially when you have a family) a sauna, two bathrooms with showers, locker rooms, play area for the children, and an area to relax and watch your children on TV through their camera. As for the trainers, they have all been respectable and professional. I do not know the name of the one I’m thinking about, but he is detailed in his work, especially with children and takes his time to recognize what each individual needs and coveys it well. This, making him attentive to detail. My boys have enjoyed it, we’ve all been comfortable and have really enjoyed working up a sweat with all the others around us on learning together. I’d say this is a place of quality, comfort and good space. The best part is that the kids are well taken care of.read more
Joshua Copado
Joshua Copado
16:58 26 Jul 21
Really great atmosphere with knowledgeable coaches and a great schedule that makes timing very convenient for most! I... have been welcomed with open arms by the team and staff regardless of skill level. Definitely plan to make this my go to gym and if you find any interest in BJJ I recommend you give this place a shot.read more
Patrick Gilmore
Patrick Gilmore
18:55 11 Jul 21
Few gyms compare this one... Great atmosphere inside, basically a big family running a fun operation and they invite... you in with open arms! They really pay attention to the students needing extra support and focus on improving skills before moving on. Overall 10/10read more
Angela Boyer
Angela Boyer
22:23 25 May 21
My roommate and I decided to try BJJ and had our first class about a week and half ago. It was an amazing experience.... The atmosphere was very welcoming. I ended up signing up for the women's classes (:read more
travis olsen
travis olsen
15:16 08 May 21
I Tried their free trial and would highly recommend this gym. Very friendly, welcoming, environment. Have not... encountered any ego's or clique vibes that are sometimes present in BJJ gyms. Large classes offer a good range of training partners and the instruction is well delivered.read more
Philip Taylor
Philip Taylor
02:02 23 Mar 21
Came looking for a gym to start training at after I moved across the country. Found this place, visited once and knew I... wanted to train here. The people here are friendly and encouraging, I am able to train hard but still in a welcoming environment. Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to dip their foot into martial arts or people like me trying to get back into the game.read more
Jessica Totterer
Jessica Totterer
00:12 19 Feb 21
I love this place. Facilities are always clean and organized. Instructors are very attentive to the students. A family... atmosphere and you always feel welcome. Quality training from little kids to adults.read more
Aaron Arntz
Aaron Arntz
16:26 04 Feb 21
Amazing organization! The ownership, coach's and fellow team mates treat you like family. My son loves it here too. ... I'm very grateful for the opportunity to train at this Gym.read more
Michael Van Vels Jr.
Michael Van Vels Jr.
21:50 30 Jan 21
This is the first school I've ever attended and right away I felt at home. Very knowledgeable and professional coaches.... It's a very friendly environment and great people. I definitely plan to keep going and would recommend highly.read more
Kirk Paszkowski
Kirk Paszkowski
18:51 29 Jan 21
I started bjj not in the best shape and I do this as a hobbyist. Thee instructors allow you to go at your own pace. The... instructor’s also cover each position in depth. We spent about 2 weeks learning how to escape back control. Also the instructors are friendly and knowledgeable, the other students also help the new guys out. The dojo is also kept clean.read more
JoAnna Green
JoAnna Green
15:46 25 Jan 21
My children love coming to Carlson Gracie. They have fun while learning important life skills with the care and... supportive discipline of their instructors. The instructors are great at leading, teaching, and being supportive of their class. There’s time to learn the basics and time for fun and active games. They provide a perfect combination so the children stay engaged and interested. I highly recommend Carlson Gracie of Grand Rapids. The owners are so kind and caring. I truly appreciate all who work at Carlson Gracie. Keep up the great work!read more
Tracy Wohlfeil
Tracy Wohlfeil
22:25 20 Jan 21
We have been coming for two weeks so far! My son gets bored easily with activities but he has been so involved and... loves coming to this class. Staff is great and helpful!read more
The Rivas’
The Rivas’
22:08 20 Jan 21
I’ve been bringing my 2 kids here (boy and girl ages 8) for the last 2 weeks. This place is amazing. Extremely friendly... staff. Both my kids absolutely love coming here. They offer a variety of classes both for kids and adults. Check them out if you looking for a great place to go.read more
Libolt Adventures
Libolt Adventures
16:07 20 Jan 21
Excellent team, great coaches. Open 7 days a week, with morning and night classes, very convenient. Clean facility.... Great value for the price!read more
Kary Francisco
Kary Francisco
19:16 15 Jan 21
Amazing atmosphere to learn the intense martial art that is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Wide variety of class times and types.... Everyone is helpful and kind whether you're new or experienced, and the skills learned are priceless both on and off the mat.read more
Alec Morris
Alec Morris
22:34 22 Dec 20
Carlson Gracie GR BJJ is a great place to train! The welcoming staff and experienced students made me feel comfortable... joining and were patient with me, especially not knowing anything about BJJ. Highly recommended this!read more
Erin Ware
Erin Ware
02:50 21 Dec 20
Excellent instructors, profession yet family oriented. My daughter loves these classes!
Lenell Martin
Lenell Martin
01:52 21 Dec 20
Was looking for a place to train while on vacation and when I came in, the group of guys there were nice and... accommodating. Mike was nice and had me sign the typical waivers and was there for open mat. The place is great because unlike other gyms in open mat, these guys really seemed invested in making sure people were progressing. There were no egos and everyone was really great to roll with. I highly recommend this place to train!!read more
Tj Salinas
Tj Salinas
23:11 17 Dec 20
Excellent place to train. I highly recommend training here. The Instructors and other students are very willing to... help you on your progress in Bjj. So, if want a place to train. This is the place to be to learn bjj.read more
therealdiabeto
therealdiabeto
17:14 04 Dec 20
Best place to go if you like a great friendly and family atmosphere! Always great people to help you train.
Jeremiah Cataldo
Jeremiah Cataldo
19:22 18 May 20
Top-notch pedagogy from a diverse set of instructors. Clean and welcoming gym environment.
Jake Walczak
Jake Walczak
22:27 21 Feb 20
Really thankful for this place. My 4 and 6 year old boys love Jui Jitsu and I take Muay Thai. Professional and... welcoming environment for beginners like me or for those with experience. Great people and facilities.read more
Joseph Harrison
Joseph Harrison
09:06 08 Feb 20
I was in town for work and couldn’t have come across a better place to train! Such a fantastic group of people! Every... single person showed me so much hospitality while there! Great instruction and I enjoyed every second of it! I will be back! Thank you!read more
Kam Ford
Kam Ford
14:24 07 Feb 20
Fantastic training facility with fantastic instructors. Gym is full of great people all day long and the skills are... serious. Only spot to train in GRread more
Ryan DeCovich
Ryan DeCovich
03:01 28 Jan 20
This place is worth every penny and second that I've spent here. Awesome group of guys and gals that are very welcoming... and supportive. You are going to receive top notch instruction from experienced competitive athletes in the world of jiu jitsu (purple belt - black belt). The facility itself is kept very clean and the staff is very professional. No matter if you're looking to learn the basics of self defense, or you wanna become a gold medalist in the sport of jiu jitsu, this place can provide itread more
Christopher Caito
Christopher Caito
02:28 15 Jan 20
What a great place to learn and roll! I was in town on business and reached out to see if I could drop in to train... while I was in town. Mike, the owner, was very nice and said no problem, love to have you here, and Will did a great job teaching the no gi class and the other students were great in open roll training. I will surely stop in again the next time I am in town for work. Keep up the good work!read more
Fritz Lapastora
Fritz Lapastora
03:56 06 Nov 19
Came to town for work and wanted to get some friendly rolls in. The gym was very inviting, had talented instructors,... clean facilities, and great students. If I'm in town again, I'm coming back.read more
Joseph Stein
Joseph Stein
12:15 15 Jul 19
If you are looking for an elite training facility, look no further. Michael and Sarah are super nice and accommodating.... It’s got a nice family oriented vibe. The people training there are willing to help you advance your skills. All around amazing!!read more
Malachi Moore
Malachi Moore
02:45 15 Jul 19
best place to train in GR hands down! more space better coaching & support . family enjoinment... the list goes on and... on from the cleanliness to the smiles. so come try them out. and come roll!read more
Susan Helmholdt
Susan Helmholdt
00:56 14 Jul 19
Excellent instruction in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Clean facility with plenty of space. Showers are available,... along with men's and women's locker rooms and a sauna! If you are visiting or looking for a place to call home, check out Carlson Gracie Grand Rapids!read more
Victor Vuong
Victor Vuong
16:33 13 Jul 19
This gym has amazing instructors and they'll even let you try a week for free! The facility is very clean and the place... is family friendly. There are locker rooms, showers, a sauna, and a nice hangout area that has comfortable couches, a tv, and little games for kids.read more
Roy Scarbrough
Roy Scarbrough
16:42 12 Jul 19
An AMAZING place to be/train. The instructors are high level, proven competitors and it is clear that they put their... students first. Whether you are looking to compete, get in better in shape, boost confidence, or simply improve quality of life, this is certainly the place to be. The kids program is outstanding with the genuine care of the instructors on display in every moment, seeing how they handle and train all students is nothing less than exemplary. Students and instructors alike make you feel like family. Environment and facility is CLEAN, with awesome mat space (FUJI mats!) and amenities (sauna, child area, large lobby, BJJ and CBD products).read more
alex seaver
alex seaver
02:53 09 Jul 19
Great facility! Clean and friendly environment with great instruction!
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