Jiu-jitsu, which doesn't include any punches or kicks, offers alternatives to guns, tasers, and fists opting instead for leveraging body mechanics. Originating in Japan and translating to "the gentle art," jiu-jitsu became a popular self-defense practice in 1920s Brazil. Now in Marietta, Georgia and other cities across the US, police departments are turning to jiu-jitsu training. Though any type of force can be controversial, the idea behind training police in the martial art is to hopefully reduce stress around physical confrontations leading to fewer escalations and injuries during arrests.

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