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Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement with Lorenzo Valdivia, where we discuss factors that give officers the ability to accomplish greater feats than they would without it.

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Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement with Lorenzo Valdivia, where we discuss factors that give officers the ability to accomplish greater feats than they would without it.

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Defensive Tactics with Johnny Lee Smith (episode 1 re-release)

11/2/2022
This week on Force Multiplier we talk with Johnny Lee Smith, 5th Degree BJJ black belt and founder of Strategic Self- Defense and Gunfighting Tactics, about defensive tactics training. We discuss mindset and why an effective defensive tactics program is important. LAW ENFORCEMENT & SECURITY RELATED QUALIFICATIONS: • 2020 – Retained by Nationwide Law Firm as an expert consultant on the use of force • 2016 – Johnny Lee Smith developed the SSGT OnGuard Program for The Home Depot’s Corporate Security Division. Approximately 200 Home Depot Corporate Security Officers receive SSGT OnGuard training annually. • 2015 – Served as an expert witness in two use-of-force trials in United States District Court Northern District of Alabama • January, 2014 – all police academies in the State of Alabama are required to teach 24 hours of SSGT Vanguard Level One and 24 hours of SSGT Vanguard Level Two. • 2014 – Certified Police Instructor by the Alaska Police Standards Council • 2013 – Adjunct Instructor at the Regional Counterdrug Training Academy in Meridian, MS • 2010 – Certified Defensive Tactics Instructor by the Mississippi Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission • 2008 – Completed Firearms Instructor Course at TLETA in Nashville • 2007 – SSGT was the first defensive tactics program ever offered at Action Target’s Law Enforcement Training Camp (LETC) held in Provo, UT • 2005 – In the State of Georgia, the successful completion of SSGT Vanguard One & Two Instructor Courses, along with showing proof of OC training, qualifies an officer as a Defensive Tactics Instructor Trainer. • 2005 – present — Founded the “Equalizer” Women’s Self Defense Program. Johnny has certified criminal justice officers as instructors in the Equalizer Women’s Self-defense Program in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. • 2003 – SSGT became a mandated portion of the basic curriculum for all State and Regional Law Enforcement Academies in the State of Alabama-mandated by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards In Training Commission. • 2003 – Certified Specialized Instructor by the Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission • 1998 – present — Founded the “Strategic Self-defense and Grappling Tactics” (SSGT) Program for criminal justice officers. MARTIAL ARTS QUALIFICATIONS: • 2014 – 5th Degree Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black Belt under Carlos Machado • 1997-present – Studied Gracie Jiu-jitsu directly under Carlos Machado • 1996 – Founder and President of Triad Martial Arts, Inc • 1994-present — Studied Gracie Jiu-jitsu directly under Rickson Gracie • 1993-present — Began Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu • 1987-2004 — Kobayashi Shorin Ryu 4th Degree Black Belt • 1979-1993 — Tang Soo Do Moo Duk Kwan 3rd Degree Black Belt • Johnny Lee Smith was the first person in the State of Alabama to achieve Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu • Johnny Lee Smith was the first person from the State of Alabama to achieve 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th Degree Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu. He is the highest ranking BJJ Black Belt in Alabama and among the highest ranked Americans in the United States. • His Triad Martial Arts Academy has the largest number BJJ Black Belts in the State of Alabama. • He is the only person in the state that has trained extensively with Rickson Gracie. • He has been Instructor for numerous Pan American, Kakuto, NAGA and NASKA champions. Connect with Johnny Lee Smith and SSGT: Website, Gear Store Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook, Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:54:05

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Systemic Problems in Law Enforcement Training

9/7/2022
This week we talk to Ari Knazan. We went beyond the typical “why cops should train”. We discuss some of the systemic problems in law enforcement in regard to training, types of training available and our pet peeves we see in our profession. Ari Knazan co-founded Invictus with Jason Rebsch in an effort to educate police officers and departments on the importance of Jiu Jitsu for law enforcement personnel. Ari has over 35 years experience in the martial arts and is a 1st degree black belt under Keith Owen (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) and a 5th degree Black Belt under Steve Hiscoe (Japanese Jiu Jitsu), both which Ari credits to saving his life on a number of occasions. Ari is a Level 5 C4C-PJJ certified adjunct instructor under Chad Lyman. In addition to being a proud member of his city’s police force, he also operates the Invictus North HQ Jiu Jitsu academy and several online businesses which all revolve around personal safety, combative training and tactical awareness. Ari also is the host of Torvus Podcast, which aims at exploring the lighter side of life and is also the owner of Chaos (www.enterchaos.com), which creates websites, logos as well as sells tactical watches as well as www.vikingjiujitsu.com brand. This weeks episode is brought to you by Stop Resisting by Dr. Jeremy Butler. In Stop Resisting, Dr. Butler draws from years of martial arts training, law enforcement experience, and research to ensure you understand: Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: Click Here Email: Click Here Veteran Crisis: Dial 988 then press 1 Cop Line: 800-267-5463 Support the show

Duration:00:59:48

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Decision and Resistive Based Training

8/31/2022
This week we talk to Daniel Spychalski. We discuss decision and resistive based police training, inadequate training, perfect outcome expectations. Daniel is a Multiple Martial art black belts, mixed martial arts, Police Instructor certified in defensive tactics, firearms, rifle, multiple ballistic shields. He has Patents in shoot back target systems (resistive firearms training), shield and firearm one handed reloaders. 360 Gun Grappling System Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: Click Here Email: Click Here Veteran Crisis: Dial 988 then press 1 Cop Line: 800-267-5463 Support the show

Duration:00:50:36

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Don't Be Mediocre and healing through CBD

8/10/2022
This week we talk to William Branum with Naked Warrior Recovery. We discuss the benefits of CBD and why being Mediocre is never ok. Founder and CEO of Naked Warrior Recovery, a CBD company focused on the recovery of veterans and first responders. He is a retired Navy SEAL with 26 years of service. He has served on both traditional SEAL Teams, taught as a SEAL Sniper Instructor and served on Teams that specialized in undersea operations, who’s missions must be approved by the President of the United States. He led major combat operations ranging from protecting the interim Iraqi elected officials to Direct Action missions in Baghdad and across Ambar province. After retiring from the military in 2018 he realized that he was suffering from physical and psychological symptoms that negatively impacted his well-being and quality of life. Migraines, severe anxiety, chronic pains, difficulty focusing, difficulty sleeping/falling asleep, and depression are some of the symptoms I struggled with on a daily basis. Like so many others, he used alcohol & prescription drugs to mask the symptoms he had. Then he discovered CBD and it changed his life. It had such an impact on him he started Naked Warrior Recovery to bring the highest quality products to the market and to teach the GET NAKED! Mindset. Connect with William: Email: william@nw-recovery.com Website: https://nw-recovery.com/ Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: Click Here Email: Click Here Veteran Crisis: Dial 988 then press 1 Cop Line: 800-267-5463 Support the show

Duration:01:06:25

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Officer Involved Shooting, Mental Health and Training for Stress Performance with Elias Donker

7/27/2022
This weeks episode is brought to you by Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting. This week we talk to Elias Donker. We discuss his involvement in a OIS, Mental Health and Training for Stress Performance. On April 11, 2020, deputies with the Vigo County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call of a suspicious person. Units located a vehicle in the wood line east of Crews Place north of Illiana road. The vehicle had shattered windows and as deputies exited their vehicles to investigate they observed multiple knives behind the vehicle. Deputies attempted to make contact with the owner of the vehicle by PA system as it was a wooded area and they were not able to see anyone. A short time later, shots were fired at the deputies with multiple rounds hitting one of the deputies marked SUV. Deputies took cover behind their vehicles but could not see where the gunshots were coming from. Other deputies responded along with officers from other local agencies as well as state troopers. The initial deputies continued to take fire from the wooded area north of them but still could not see the suspect to engage. Deputy Elias Donker was one of the first units to respond. Hearing sporadic gunfire along with the fact that deputies were pinned down by that gunfire, he decided to move across an open field to a tree line west of where the shots were being fired in an attempt to flank the suspect. Once Deputy Donker advanced to the tree line he took a defensive position and could hear movement and shots being fired but was not able to see the suspect. Other officers went to assist Deputy Donker at his position to flank the suspect. Shots were fired in the direction of the responding officers but they could not locate the suspect. Shortly after the last shots were fired that impacted the area where responding officers were flanking the suspect, Deputy Donker observed the suspect prone in the brush raising a handgun in his direction. Deputy Donker fired several shots at the suspect and the shooting stopped. Not knowing if the suspect was struck, officers held their positions until an armored vehicle with Terre Haute Police Special Response Team members could safely approach. A short time later they were able to locate the suspect and confirm he was deceased. An autopsy performed on the suspect confirmed he was shot and killed as a result of Deputy Donker returning fire. Deputy Donkers’ quick action in an extremely dangerous situation saved the lives of responding deputies and officers who were being fired upon. With no regard for his personal safety, he crossed an open field to flank an armed suspect who was actively shooting at officers who were pinned down. Deputy Donker moved to a position of cover and engaged the suspect after being fired upon thus ending the dangerous situation. Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting: Website: Click Here Do Hard Things Nation: Click Here Podcast: Apple Spotify Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook:Click Here Email: Click Here Veteran Crisis: Dial 988 then press 1 Cop Line: 800-267-5463 Support the show

Duration:01:10:42

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Living Life as a Warrior

7/20/2022
This week we talk to Brandon Bennett. We discuss living life as a warrior. Brandon Bennett as been supporting his community as a Tulsa police officer since 1992 – including roles as Burglary Detective, Special Operations, and Defensive Tactics Trainer – Brandon brings a wealth of firsthand, real-world experience to his teaching. Brandon’s breadth of police experience is paralleled by his decades-long journey as a professional martial artist and instructor. With certifications, rankings, and thousands of hours of instruction under numerous martial arts and combative systems – such as the Inosanto Systems, World Thai Boxing Association, Warriors Way International, and Sayoc Kali– Brandon draws from his ever-evolving toolkit to provide invaluable direction to our unique combatives program. From developing curriculum for the United States Shooting Academy, co-developing Close Quarters Tactics and edged weapons programs, assisting in the research and creation of the defensive tactics curriculum for the Tulsa Police Department … to hostage situations and dignitary protection … to acclaimed women and children’s self-defense training – Brandon brings his dynamic, application-based methodology to bare for YOU, helping ensure graduates of our programs are well-equipped to answer whatever questions the day may ask. Connect with Brandon Bennett: http://www.relentlessmartialarts.com Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: Click Here Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Podcast Shirts: Click Here Support the show

Duration:00:52:52

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1986 Miami Firefight, Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau, with Ed Mireles

7/13/2022
This week we talk to Edmundo Mireles, Jr.. We discuss the 1986 Miami Firefight and how that event change law enforcement. Mr. Mireles was born in Alice, Texas and raised in Beeville, TX. In 1971 he enlisted in the US Marines. He served as a Marine Security Guard at the US Embassy’s in Sophia, Bulgaria; Reykjavik, Iceland; Brussels, Belgium and Madrid, Spain. After graduating from the University of Maryland in 1979, Mr. Mireles entered on duty with the FBI. He is a 25-year veteran of the FBI with experience as an FBI Street Agent, Supervisor and Manager in a wide range of investigative and administrative areas, as well as extensive Undercover (UC) work. Mr. Mireles served as the primary Undercover Agent in scores of high level and high-risk narcotics, criminal and national security investigations. He has been involved in two deadly force confrontations with armed adversaries and has been wounded twice. He is married to Elizabeth who was also an FBI Agent. On April 11, 1986 eight FBI Agents and two Para-military bank robbers faced off on a quiet street in South Miami. This face off was the culmination of a seven-month investigation into several armored truck and bank robberies perpetrated by two unknown men. The stage was set for what has been called the FBI Miami Firefight. Eight FBI Agents and two bank robbers faced off in a small area in front of a residence. Ten men faced off for five minutes in that small area. There were approximately 150 shots fired in that short span of time. At the end of the gunfight, nine out of the ten participants were wounded or killed. That is a 90% causality rate. The two bank robbers were dead as well as FBI Special Agents Ben Grogan and Jerry Dove. Five other agents were wounded including FBI Special Agent Mireles who was shot twice. The five-minute gunfight between eight FBI agents and two murderous bank robbers changed law enforcement training, equipment and tactics throughout the U.S. FBI Special Agent Mireles is nationally and internationally recognized by law enforcement officers, journalists and hand gun enthusiasts as the last man standing in this historic gunfight. It is a monumental event that has been referred to as “Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau.” In October 1986 the International Association of Chiefs of Police awarded Mr. Mireles its National Police Officer of the Year Award for the Year 1986. The US Department of Justice recognized Mr. Mireles as the Federal Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and awarded him the Attorney Generals Award for Exceptional Heroism. He was awarded the FBI Medal of Valor. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice honored Mr. Mireles by dedicating the Edmundo Mireles Criminal Justice Training Academy in his name. The academy is located in Beeville, Texas. Mr. Mireles retired in March of 2004. He spent four years working in Iraq as a Law Enforcement Professional and advisor to the Iraqi Police. One-year (in uniform) embedded with the 1st (MEF) Marines in Fallujah, the 10th Mountain Division in Baghdad and Basrah. Mr. Mireles also worked with the U.S. Department of State in Baghdad. He later worked for a year with the State Department helping train police in Mexico and a year helping to train police in Belize. Mr. Mireles has published his account of what happened on April 11, 1986 in a recently released book “FBI Miami Firefight, Five Minutes that Changed the Bureau.” Mr. Mireles has sold thousands of copies of his book which can be purchased at www.edmireles.com, Amazon or Kindle. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: Click Here Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:36:58

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Breathe for Law Enforcement with Master Rickson Gracie and Craig Husband

7/6/2022
This weeks episode is brought to you by Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting. This week we talk to Master Rickson Gracie and Craig Husband. We discuss Master Rickson's breathing philosophies and how he is using them to train First Responders around the Country. Master Rickson Gracie was born into Gracie Jiu Jitsu on November 21, 1959 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Master Rickson took on all challengers in bouts in the ring, on the street, and on the beach and carried the weight that came with being his family’s last line of defense. Master Rickson moved to America in 1989 to help his brother Rorion establish their first Jiu Jitsu Academy in Torrance, California. After retiring in 2006 with an unprecedented, undefeated record of 465-0, Master Rickson focused all of his energy on spreading the art of Jiu Jitsu. Even today, the 8th degree black belt’s technique is considered to be the finest expression of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu in the world. Celebrated for invincibility on the mat and dignified conduct outside the ring, Master Rickson is known as a modern day samurai and inspires others to follow in his footsteps and strive for greatness. He has taught students from all walks of life: men, women, children, senior citizens, handicapped students, FBI Agents, SWAT Teams, Navy Seals, military personnel, martial artists of various styles, athletes and actors. Thanks to his dedicated efforts as teacher, Gracie has built a legacy of disciplined students, teachers, and warriors. Today he continues to teach special classes and seminars to help spread and further refine his family’s art. He presently is the president of the JIUJITSU GLOBAL FEDERATION, RICKSON ACADEMY and RICKSON GRACIE CUP whose mission is to restore Jiu Jitsu’s effectiveness, increase the art’s popularity by offering Jiu Jitsu community with a true representation of our culture, art, and tradition. Retired Undersheriff Craig Husband is a 33 year veteran of the Ventura County (California) Sheriff’s Department. Craig worked a wide variety of assignments during his career including Jails, Patrol, Major Crimes, Narcotics, Vice and Intelligence, Training Academy, Selective Enforcement Detail, and Personnel. Collateral assignments include Swat Team, Hostage Negotiation Team and Academy Weaponless Defense Instructor. He spent 11 years of his career serving as Undersheriff. Craig began training in Rickson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 35 years ago directly under Master Rickson Gracie and continues to do so to this day. Craig was promoted to 3rd degree black belt by Master Rickson Gracie. Currently he actively teaches law enforcement instructors and personnel, civilian personnel, and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructors in the principles of Jiu-Jitsu as taught to him by Master Rickson Gracie. For more information about Master Rickson and Craig Husbands breathing for Law Enforcement STRENGTH contact: +1-805-500-0219 Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting: Website: Click Here Do Hard Things Nation: Click Here Podcast: Apple Spotify Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:57:16

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Train For a Win

6/29/2022
This weeks Episode is brought to you by Texas Law Dawgs Podcast. This week we talk to Joshuah Chambers. We discuss training for a win, dual conditioning and training the fear out. Joshuah is a Special Agent in the United States Army. He is a forensic Science Technician with a Masters of Science in forensic psychology. Joshuah is a Jiu Jitsu black belt and a former protection Agent for the Secretary of Defense. Texas Law Dawgs: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasLawDawgsPodcast/ Website: https://texaslawdawgspodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Free seminar for Law Enforcement with Joshuah Chambers: Click Here Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:59:18

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The Best Way To Deal With Violence Is To Be Good At It!

6/22/2022
This weeks episode is brought to you by Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting. This week we talk to Mark Rand. We discuss the best way to deal with violence. Mark has spent 24 years as a Law Enforcement Officer. Surig his Law Enforcement Career he has served as a K9 Officer for 12.5 years, SWAT for 11 years, and a shift commander of 52 officers and 4 sergeants. Marks bring a lot of experience and training to this weeks episode. Connect with Mark Rand Facebook: Pyramid Combatives, LLC Do Hard Things Coaching and Consulting: Website: https://www.jaytiegs.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dohardthingsnation Do Hard Things Nation: https://www.dohardthingsnation.com Podcast: Apple Spotify Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Force Multiplier for Law Enforcement Shirts: Click Here Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:03:47

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Lessons from Officer Involved Shooting with Lester Gherardini

6/15/2022
This weeks Episode is brought to you by Texas Law Dawgs Podcast. This week we talk to Lester Gherardini. We discuss and how we turned to physical fitness to help him after an Officer involved shooting. Lester "Les" Gherardini grew up in Las Vegas, NV. In 2009 he moved to Colorado to being work with the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office as a Detention Deputy. He became a Defensive Tactics Instructor in 2012 and attended a 2 week FBI Defensive Tactics Instructor School. January of 2013 he was sponsored to attend the academy to get POST Certified and become a Patrol Deputy. Les completed the academy and FTO in 2013. In February 2015 Les was involved in an Officer Involved Shooting, where another Deputy and himself shot and killed a Domestic Violence suspect who led them on a pursuit and ran with a gun towards the interstate. In February 2015 Les was set to test for the Department SWAT team but began to opt out due to his Officer Involved shooting. He decided that he would still test and got selected to become an Operator on their All Hazards Response Team (AHRT)(the SWAT team). In May 2015 Les tested for the department Threat Assessment Group (TAG), which is a gang/street crimes unit. He got selected for the position and loved every minute of it. Les served as Task Force Officer for Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Deputized with the United States Marshal Service (USMS). January of 2021 Les tested for a Corporal position and was selected. Where he currently serves. Texas Law Dawgs) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TexasLawDawgsPodcast/ Website: https://texaslawdawgspodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:54:41

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Will Your Training Survive the Pavement?

6/8/2022
This week we talk to Rob Magao is the founder, owner and head instructor of the Officer Survival Series. With over 25 years of law enforcement experience, Rob has worked in various units to include; patrol, SRO, conservation law-enforcement, street crimes, narcotics, internal affairs, and as a detective investigating serious crimes. Rob also served 18 years on SWAT and helped to create and run the CT SWAT Challenge since its inception in 2005. Rob also has experience in dignitary protection and has provided executive protection services to high priority clients and has assisted in training executive protection specialists. This experience is vital in being able to teach realistic self-protection skills based on real life experiences and not just theory. Rob is a highly respected international law enforcement instructor. He has taught hundreds of personnel from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as those in the United States Military in the areas of defensive tactics, arrest and control, ground fighting, officer survival, force on force, firearms, Taser, SWAT, Dignitary Protection and Physical Fitness. Rob has over 30 years in the martial arts and is a certified Gracie Jiu-Jitsu 3rd degree blackbelt under legendary Gracie Jiu-Jitsu instructor Pedro Sauer. Rob owns and operates both Manchester Brazilian Jiu-jitsu/Bushido in Manchester, CT and Hebron Brazilian Jiu-jitsu in Hebron, CT. Rob is the host of The Code Podcast available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and YouTube! Officer Survival Series: https://www.officersurvivalseries.com The Code Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-code-podcast/id1493815352 Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:03:25

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Calm in the Storm While Getting Punched in the Face.

6/1/2022
We discuss a few topics with Jason that include remaining Calm in the Storm While Getting Punched in the Face. Jason is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt and former Police Officer of 11 years. During his career he has primarily worked patrol and was also assigned as a lead Combative Tactics Instructor, Field Training Center, Firearms Instructors and Department Training Officer. He is the recipient of three life-saving awards and multiple department commendations and unit citations. He currently trans and teaches Hit Jitsu full time to not Law Enforcement and civilians through in-person seminars and Jiu Jitsu Five-0. Connect with Jason: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jiujitsufiveo/ Website: https://www.jiujitsufiveo.com Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:03:22

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Rex Larson Story of Survival (Part 2)

5/25/2022
Part 2 as we talk to Rex Larson. Rex Shares his story of when a suspect shot him 2X with a shotgun and how training kicked in to save his life. Rex Larson was born in Rolla, Missouri. When he turned 20 years old, he enrolled in the Sheriff’s Academy in Bolivar, Missouri. Rex continued to work at Port Arrowhead Marina while attending the Sheriff’s Academy. Rex would carpool to the Sheriff’s Academy with another student who was a dispatcher with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. When he was promoted to a jailer, Rex applied for his dispatcher position and began his employment with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. This was his first law enforcement position. Rex worked the 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift, and continued to attend the Sheriff’s Academy until he graduated in August 2000. Two days later, He received his first commission from the Stone County Sheriff. Shortly after receiving his commission, Rex was promoted to jailer. After working in the jail for a few months, Rex was put in charge of training all new hires in the jail. Rex also worked with a search and rescue blood hound K-9 unit. After working in the jail for about three years, Rex was promoted to a road position. Rex worked the road until he moved back home to Laquey in late 2003. Rex was commissioned by the Pulaski County Sheriff as a dispatcher. Two week later, Rex was moved to a road position. Rex worked the road for approximately two years, then was promoted to Corporal. Rex supervised four to five deputies at that time. In 2004, Rex met his wife Amber, and they started dating. On the afternoon of June 8, 2006, Rex responded to a burglary call. A woman’s ex-boyfriend had barricaded himself in her home while she was out and was waiting for her to return. According to his suicide note, he planned to kill her and the first deputy to respond then commit suicide. Rex came on scene as the woman was pulling into her driveway. He instructed her to leave the location, then Rex approached the house. The perpetrator shot Rex twice in the upper body with a shotgun and then turned the gun on himself. Due to the shooting, Rex has had thirteen surgeries to remove pellets and repair nerve damage. Because the doctors were not able to remove all of the pellets, there are over two hundred pellets remaining in Rex's upper body. He struggled with intense pain for many years until he was given a Spinal Cord Stimulator. The stimulator helps to control the pain, and he is able to function somewhat normally. After a few months of recovery, Rex went back to work at the Sheriff’s Department. He was promoted to Sergeant approximately a year after his shooting. Shortly thereafter, he was third in command at the Sheriff’s Department. In February of 2007, the Laquey School District offered Rex the School Resource Officer position. He worked full time positions at both the Laquey School District and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. In August 2007, Amber and Rex were married. Rex currently works as a Resource Officer at Laquey School District, he is in charge of the safety and security for the more than seven hundred students and staff. Rex received the Combat Cross from Pulaski County, a Purple Heart from the National Police and Fire Chiefs’ Association and the American Police Hall of Fame. Rex is also a member of the American Police Hall of Fame. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:20:10

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Rex Larson Story of Survival (Part 1)

5/18/2022
This week we talk to Rex Larson. Rex Shares his story of when a suspect shot him 2X with a shotgun and how training kicked in to save his life. Rex Larson was born in Rolla, Missouri. When he turned 20 years old, he enrolled in the Sheriff’s Academy in Bolivar, Missouri. Rex continued to work at Port Arrowhead Marina while attending the Sheriff’s Academy. Rex would carpool to the Sheriff’s Academy with another student who was a dispatcher with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. When he was promoted to a jailer, Rex applied for his dispatcher position and began his employment with the Stone County Sheriff’s Department. This was his first law enforcement position. Rex worked the 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. shift, and continued to attend the Sheriff’s Academy until he graduated in August 2000. Two days later, He received his first commission from the Stone County Sheriff. Shortly after receiving his commission, Rex was promoted to jailer. After working in the jail for a few months, Rex was put in charge of training all new hires in the jail. Rex also worked with a search and rescue blood hound K-9 unit. After working in the jail for about three years, Rex was promoted to a road position. Rex worked the road until he moved back home to Laquey in late 2003. Rex was commissioned by the Pulaski County Sheriff as a dispatcher. Two week later, Rex was moved to a road position. Rex worked the road for approximately two years, then was promoted to Corporal. Rex supervised four to five deputies at that time. In 2004, Rex met his wife Amber, and they started dating. On the afternoon of June 8, 2006, Rex responded to a burglary call. A woman’s ex-boyfriend had barricaded himself in her home while she was out and was waiting for her to return. According to his suicide note, he planned to kill her and the first deputy to respond then commit suicide. Rex came on scene as the woman was pulling into her driveway. He instructed her to leave the location, then Rex approached the house. The perpetrator shot Rex twice in the upper body with a shotgun and then turned the gun on himself. Due to the shooting, Rex has had thirteen surgeries to remove pellets and repair nerve damage. Because the doctors were not able to remove all of the pellets, there are over two hundred pellets remaining in Rex's upper body. He struggled with intense pain for many years until he was given a Spinal Cord Stimulator. The stimulator helps to control the pain, and he is able to function somewhat normally. After a few months of recovery, Rex went back to work at the Sheriff’s Department. He was promoted to Sergeant approximately a year after his shooting. Shortly thereafter, he was third in command at the Sheriff’s Department. In February of 2007, the Laquey School District offered Rex the School Resource Officer position. He worked full time positions at both the Laquey School District and the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. In August 2007, Amber and Rex were married. Rex currently works as a Resource Officer at Laquey School District, he is in charge of the safety and security for the more than seven hundred students and staff. Rex received the Combat Cross from Pulaski County, a Purple Heart from the National Police and Fire Chiefs’ Association and the American Police Hall of Fame. Rex is also a member of the American Police Hall of Fame. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:37:50

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Corrections and Training

5/12/2022
This week we talk to Jacob Hillis and Will Randolph, who serve as Correction Officers. We discuss the importance of training as Corrections Officer and how to provide training when your budget may be small. Jacob W. Hillis has been involved in local county short-term corrections for over 7 years now in the state of Tennessee. He has a degree from Tennessee Tech University (2017). Jacob has been a Facility Training Coordinator and FTO Lieutenant at my local Sherif's Office since 2019. Since that time, he was awarded "FTO of the Year" by the state of Tennessee in 2021 for his achievements as an instructor and was selected as a guest speaker in 2022 for the Tennessee Corrections Institute's FTO Conference. Jacob been fascinatingly interested in the field of Corrections since 2014. Since that time, his goal has developed into pushing the field of Corrections to be recognized and accepted as the professional extension of Law Enforcement that it deserves to be. Will Randolph started his career in County level Corrections in 2007, He has served in roles such as Correctional SGT, Part-Time Deputy, and CERT Commander prior to joining the private sector. He worked in the Criminal Justice and related field since that time. Prior to re-entering the Corrections field, he was a Corporate Investigator for over 5 years with a Major International Corporation. Will worked in the bail bonding industry as a Bondsman and recovery agent. He is currently the Classification LT. Part of the FTO program, DT, OC, Pepper Ball Instructor, STG Coordinator, Lead D-board LT. and first step on the Use of Force review process. Corrections as a specialized arm of the Law Enforcement Field continues to be rewarding and will hopefully encompass his career. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:08:23

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Philosophies with Master Carlos Machado

5/4/2022
This week we talk to Master Carlos Machado (Jiu jitsu 8th degree). We discuss Master Machado's career as a BJJ practitioner and what he contributes to being successful in an art that most quit in -The price we pay if we are to go beyond mediocrity and brain fog, -The belief that jiu jitsu is the answer for law enforcement. -All Police Officers should be blue belts. -If you were only given an hour a week to train, what would you focus on to get the most out of the hour? -Methodology for Jiu Jitsu Carlos Machado was born on the 9th of November, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the eldest of the Machado brothers (cousins to the Gracie's from Carlos Gracie Senior’s sister in law, Luiza Machado). Carlos began his training at the legendary Gracie academy where he was taught and mentored directly by his uncle, Grandmaster Carlos Gracie. After moving to the southern part of Rio de Janeiro, Copacabana, Carlos Machado was then taught and mentored directly by the legendary Rolls Gracie. Carlos Machado decided to follow his father’s footsteps and study law at the University, he moved to Uncle Carlos Gracie Senior’s home. Carlos Machado lived with Carlos Gracie Sr. for over 5 years from 1982 until 1987 and during that period Carlos Gracie became a huge influence on Machado’s life. In 1990, Carlos and John Machado joined Rigan and also moved to Southern California. The original idea was to help Rorion Gracie and the Gracie family build and establish their academy (where Rorion and Rickson Gracie were the head instructors along with Royce Gracie). Chuck Norris had always been a martial arts enthusiast and wanted to learn Jiu Jitsu From The Source so he began training Jiu Jitsu with the Machado brothers to add his existing martial arts knowledge. In 1995 Carlos Machado had an amazing opportunity with Chuck Norris and decided to move to Dallas, Texas to start filming Walker - Texas Ranger. Chuck invited Carlos to relocate with him and Carlos decided that it was time to spread Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to Texas and surrounding middle America areas. Chuck helped Carlos get established in his new home called Dallas, Texas. Carlos Machado appeared in dozens of episodes of the “Walker, Texas Ranger” series during that period, portraying several different characters and usually getting beat up by his very pupil. On one occasion Chuck put a little too much pressure on a choke he held too long and in one of the scenes put his teacher Carlos Machado to sleep. Carlos Machado is a multi Hall of Fame Instructor of Jiu Jitsu and known in Texas and the Southwest region of the United States as the “Godfather of Jiu-Jitsu”. Before Carlos Machado relocated to the Dallas Fort Worth, Texas area, nobody was teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Today most of the BJJ lineage in Southwest area can today can be traced back to Carlos Machado. The Carlos Machado Jiu Jitsu Academy is located in North Dallas, Farmers Branch, TX where he personally teaches all of his students from kids, teens to women and men. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:01:19:48

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What's Your Exit Strategy?

4/27/2022
This week we talk to Kerry Murakami, We discuss having an exit strategy and more! Kerry retired from from Law Enforcement after 28 years of law enforcement in the Chicago area. He is a Defensive tactics instructor and Scenario based training instructor. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:53:29

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Married, Law Enforcement and Training

4/20/2022
This week we talk to Jason and Megan Alsatt. We discuss being married and Law Enforcement Officers. Jason has been in Law Enforcement for 20 years. During those 20 years he has served as a patrol deputy, Field Training Officer, a founding member of a multi-agency SWAT, and a narcotics detective. Currently Jason supervise the departments gang and fugitive unit and serves as a firearms instructor. To help stay in shape Jason enjoys hunting and trail races in the mountains of Colorado and CrossFit. Jason started practicing BJJ for the last 8 months. Megan is a 19 year veteran of the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office. She currently is assigned to investigations. Megan and Jason have three kids. She is a defensive tactics instructor with experience training in Krav, FBI and GST. Megan just obtained her GST level two certification this year. She has been training jiu jitsu for just a little under a year and plans to continue on forever. Megan also loves distance running, powerlifting, CrossFit, being outside and finding ways to better myself. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:42:00

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When Training Kicks In

4/6/2022
This week we talk to Sam Muzayen. We discuss his time as a United States Marine and how he credits his time in the Marine Corps to saving his life when a drunk driver pinned him between his patrol car and hers. Sam is a Marine Corps and Law Enforcement Veteran. Connect with Lorenzo Valdivia: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForceMultiplierForLawEnforcement Email: forcemultiplierDS@gmail.com Support the show

Duration:00:42:24