Thursday, December 4, 2014

Chokeholds: Let UFC fighters train police on proper technique

I am horrified by Eric Garner's death, it's tragic and it's not fair to the victim. But it's also unfair to police to ask them to subdue a giant man without the proper skills.   Police are ordered to execute their function on our behalf so we need to make sure they have the proper training not just oversimplified rules.

The best people to train police are the mixed martial artists. They know how to do it professionally.  UFC fighters should offer to train police on the proper technique rather than some idyllic "thou shalt not" choke an individual guideline that doesn't help in the real world.