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Bullyproof Reviewed from the Legal Angle

January 31, 2012

Georgette Oden is a criminal prosecution attorney and an avid jiu-jitsu practitioner who recently conducted a thorough review of the Gracie Bullyproof program. This was the first time someone weighed in on the legality of the Three T-Steps, The Rules of Engagement, as well as the techniques of the Gracie Bullyproof program so we thought we'd share it with you.

As a lawyer, I focus on the potential legal liability incurred whenever a physical confrontation exists. Keep in mind I'm not giving you legal advice here and I'm not your lawyer just by writing on the blog! If you have doubts or questions, it's always best to ask a lawyer practicing in your state or jurisdiction because laws differ from place to place. BUT-- as a prosecutor, if I were looking at a case file, and let's say Johnny, age 10, did everything as prescribed in Gracie Bullyproof, and Bobby the Bully was the complainant in an assault case... I would not be prosecuting Johnny. Also, I asked a friend who is a police officer, and he concurred. It's logic, folks, something in short supply sometimes. But even in the no-tolerance atmosphere prevalent in schools these days (and rightly so)-- Rener and Ryron devoted an entire section of their "Rules" talk to the "critical conversation" which takes place in the principal's office. Their advice there is so sound and so wise, I struggle to imagine any child who follows it getting in serious trouble, if any trouble at more.