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Ramstein Air Base is GDS Certified!

September 10, 2014

Over 120 New Instructors in the US Air Force

Last week Rener and Eve traveled to Ramstein Air Base in Germany to certify over 120 instructors in the Gracie Defense Systems. The GDS Program was specifically created to combat sexual assault within the military. The GDS program is a 5-day instructor certification course which teaches everything from preemptive boundary setting techniques to physical self-defense techniques. These instructors will go on to teach other men and women of the US Air Force. Well done everyone!

In Germany I had the distinct honor of meeting USAF General Noel T Jones. He have me his 3-Star challenge coin and I gave him a Keep-it-Playful coin. The crazy part is that he was as excited about the KIP coin as I was about the 3-Star coin! It was definitely one of the coolest moments of my Jiu-Jitsu career.

-Rener Gracie