Officers interested in the program submit an application to Adopt A Cop BJJ.  We contact the BJJ academy of their choice in their community to determine if the gym will become an affiliate location. Affiliate academies agree to literally ‘Adopt A Cop’ by allowing one (1) police officer to train for free, and subsequent officers to train at a reduced membership fee of $50/month, which is paid for by Adopt A Cop BJJ.  

Sponsorship is attendance-based and officers must train at least twice per week. Officers are expected to ‘check-in’ by posting twice weekly to Instagram using the hashtag #adoptacopbjj.  An officer is sponsored until they reach the rank of blue belt, which is the second belt in jiu-jitsu and typically takes 12-18 months to earn.