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August 23 OO 32 MMA Event at Washington DC Convention Center Supports Guardian Education Fund, Features Rener Gracie of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

WASHINGTON, D.C (August 15, 2014) On August 23, Guardian Education Fund will host its first mixed martial arts event at the Washington DC Convention Center. This OO 32 event will showcase the region’s best mixed martial arts fighters and feature an appearance by Rener Gracie, fourth-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and co-creator of Gracie University.

This event will kick-off the scholarship program for the newly formed Guardian Education Fund. The nonprofit was founded to help protect community heroes, like law enforcement and military personnel, by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training – an effective method of self-defense training.

Today, the United States has more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serving across the country, which is the highest figure ever, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, there were 100 officers killed in the line of duty and a total of 1,501 officers killed in the last 10 years. The rate of injury is even higher. Over the last decade, according to the Memorial Fund, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.

“Our law enforcement and military personnel have very dangerous jobs to perform, and they put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe,” says Adam Bankoff, founder of Guardian Education Fund. “They should have access to the very best in combative defensive tactics training, but all too often, this training is not accessible to those who need it most because of budget restrictions and limited training dollars.”

That’s where Guardian Education Fund scholarship program closes the gaps. The scholarship program provides the financial assistance for tuition and even travel costs so law enforcement and military personnel can attend training through Guardian’s training partners, like Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, who through Gracie University have trained more than 84,000 students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children.

The Gracie Survival Tactics program for law enforcement teaches techniques and provides options to mitigate the necessity of heavy force against a suspect, protecting both the officer and the accused. Positively peer-reviewed in both the legal and medical fields, the Gracie Survival Tactics system, relies on body positioning and leverage techniques instead of striking subjects with their hands, feet or batons. If force is required, Gracie’s techniques allow an officer to utilize lower and safer levels of force.

Together, with their training partners, Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure those who need the training most have access to it.

“We want to ensure that no one putting their life on the line while doing their job protecting us is unprepared and left without the very best in training,” adds Bankoff. “Those who come out to support our first event as well as our donors and many sponsors, help us make the training scholarships possible. They directly help to ensure our community heroes have the very best in combative defensive training.”

The August 23 event brings together ComPEL LLC, an event planning company focused on martial arts events, in collaboration with OO Fights for OO 32 Fights, the first OO Fight event with 100 percent of sponsorship going to support Guardian Education Fund.

Tickets are still available for the event, which will be one the biggest mixed martial arts event in DC this year. For further event information, a list of sponsors or to make a donation, please visit GuardianEducationFund.org. To attend the event and help support Guardian Education Fund, please visit OO Fights.

“Through Guardian Education Fund, it is my honor to have an opportunity to directly impact the men and women that serve and protect our nation and the local communities,” adds Bankoff. “Together, as a community we can come together, to help protect our community heroes.”

About Guardian Education Fund:
Guardian Education, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, protects and empowers our community heroes by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training, an effective method of self-defense training. Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure that no law enforcement or military personnel that needs the training is turned away because of financial constraints. Strong community partnerships built with training providers ensures that there is a seamless transition from scholarship funding to training participation. To learn more, visit GuardianEducationFund.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Adam Bankoff, Guardian Education Fund
info@guardianeducationfund.org
(703) 249-9255

Please direct all media inquiries to founder and chairman Adam Bankoff:

Phone: (703) 249-9255
Email: info@guardianeducationfund.org  


 

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August 23 OO 32 MMA Event at Washington DC Convention Center Supports Guardian Education Fund, Features Rener Gracie of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

WASHINGTON, D.C (August 15, 2014) On August 23, Guardian Education Fund will host its first mixed martial arts event at the Washington DC Convention Center. This OO 32 event will showcase the region’s best mixed martial arts fighters and feature an appearance by Rener Gracie, fourth-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and co-creator of Gracie University.

This event will kick-off the scholarship program for the newly formed Guardian Education Fund. The nonprofit was founded to help protect community heroes, like law enforcement and military personnel, by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training – an effective method of self-defense training.

Today, the United States has more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serving across the country, which is the highest figure ever, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, there were 100 officers killed in the line of duty and a total of 1,501 officers killed in the last 10 years. The rate of injury is even higher. Over the last decade, according to the Memorial Fund, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.

“Our law enforcement and military personnel have very dangerous jobs to perform, and they put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe,” says Adam Bankoff, founder of Guardian Education Fund. “They should have access to the very best in combative defensive tactics training, but all too often, this training is not accessible to those who need it most because of budget restrictions and limited training dollars.”

That’s where Guardian Education Fund scholarship program closes the gaps. The scholarship program provides the financial assistance for tuition and even travel costs so law enforcement and military personnel can attend training through Guardian’s training partners, like Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, who through Gracie University have trained more than 84,000 students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children.

The Gracie Survival Tactics program for law enforcement teaches techniques and provides options to mitigate the necessity of heavy force against a suspect, protecting both the officer and the accused. Positively peer-reviewed in both the legal and medical fields, the Gracie Survival Tactics system, relies on body positioning and leverage techniques instead of striking subjects with their hands, feet or batons. If force is required, Gracie’s techniques allow an officer to utilize lower and safer levels of force.

Together, with their training partners, Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure those who need the training most have access to it.

“We want to ensure that no one putting their life on the line while doing their job protecting us is unprepared and left without the very best in training,” adds Bankoff. “Those who come out to support our first event as well as our donors and many sponsors, help us make the training scholarships possible. They directly help to ensure our community heroes have the very best in combative defensive training.”

The August 23 event brings together ComPEL LLC, an event planning company focused on martial arts events, in collaboration with OO Fights for OO 32 Fights, the first OO Fight event with 100 percent of sponsorship going to support Guardian Education Fund.

Tickets are still available for the event, which will be one the biggest mixed martial arts event in DC this year. For further event information, a list of sponsors or to make a donation, please visit GuardianEducationFund.org. To attend the event and help support Guardian Education Fund, please visit OO Fights.

“Through Guardian Education Fund, it is my honor to have an opportunity to directly impact the men and women that serve and protect our nation and the local communities,” adds Bankoff. “Together, as a community we can come together, to help protect our community heroes.”

About Guardian Education Fund:
Guardian Education, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, protects and empowers our community heroes by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training, an effective method of self-defense training. Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure that no law enforcement or military personnel that needs the training is turned away because of financial constraints. Strong community partnerships built with training providers ensures that there is a seamless transition from scholarship funding to training participation. To learn more, visit GuardianEducationFund.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Adam Bankoff, Guardian Education Fund
info@guardianeducationfund.org
(703) 249-9255

Please direct all media inquiries to founder and chairman Adam Bankoff:

Phone: (703) 249-9255
Email: info@guardianeducationfund.org  

Press

August 23 OO 32 MMA Event at Washington DC Convention Center Supports Guardian Education Fund, Features Rener Gracie of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu

WASHINGTON, D.C (August 15, 2014) On August 23, Guardian Education Fund will host its first mixed martial arts event at the Washington DC Convention Center. This OO 32 event will showcase the region’s best mixed martial arts fighters and feature an appearance by Rener Gracie, fourth-degree black belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and a head instructor at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy and co-creator of Gracie University.

This event will kick-off the scholarship program for the newly formed Guardian Education Fund. The nonprofit was founded to help protect community heroes, like law enforcement and military personnel, by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training – an effective method of self-defense training.

Today, the United States has more than 900,000 sworn law enforcement officers serving across the country, which is the highest figure ever, according to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund. Last year, there were 100 officers killed in the line of duty and a total of 1,501 officers killed in the last 10 years. The rate of injury is even higher. Over the last decade, according to the Memorial Fund, there have been 58,261 assaults against law enforcement each year, resulting in 15,658 injuries.

“Our law enforcement and military personnel have very dangerous jobs to perform, and they put their lives on the line every day to keep our communities safe,” says Adam Bankoff, founder of Guardian Education Fund. “They should have access to the very best in combative defensive tactics training, but all too often, this training is not accessible to those who need it most because of budget restrictions and limited training dollars.”

That’s where Guardian Education Fund scholarship program closes the gaps. The scholarship program provides the financial assistance for tuition and even travel costs so law enforcement and military personnel can attend training through Guardian’s training partners, like Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, who through Gracie University have trained more than 84,000 students in 196 countries offering tailored self-defense programs for men, women, and children.

The Gracie Survival Tactics program for law enforcement teaches techniques and provides options to mitigate the necessity of heavy force against a suspect, protecting both the officer and the accused. Positively peer-reviewed in both the legal and medical fields, the Gracie Survival Tactics system, relies on body positioning and leverage techniques instead of striking subjects with their hands, feet or batons. If force is required, Gracie’s techniques allow an officer to utilize lower and safer levels of force.

Together, with their training partners, Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure those who need the training most have access to it.

“We want to ensure that no one putting their life on the line while doing their job protecting us is unprepared and left without the very best in training,” adds Bankoff. “Those who come out to support our first event as well as our donors and many sponsors, help us make the training scholarships possible. They directly help to ensure our community heroes have the very best in combative defensive training.”

The August 23 event brings together ComPEL LLC, an event planning company focused on martial arts events, in collaboration with OO Fights for OO 32 Fights, the first OO Fight event with 100 percent of sponsorship going to support Guardian Education Fund.

Tickets are still available for the event, which will be one the biggest mixed martial arts event in DC this year. For further event information, a list of sponsors or to make a donation, please visit GuardianEducationFund.org. To attend the event and help support Guardian Education Fund, please visit OO Fights.

“Through Guardian Education Fund, it is my honor to have an opportunity to directly impact the men and women that serve and protect our nation and the local communities,” adds Bankoff. “Together, as a community we can come together, to help protect our community heroes.”

About Guardian Education Fund:
Guardian Education, a nonprofit 501c3 organization, protects and empowers our community heroes by providing financial support and scholarship assistance so those who need it most can access combative/defensive tactics training, an effective method of self-defense training. Guardian Education Fund is working to ensure that no law enforcement or military personnel that needs the training is turned away because of financial constraints. Strong community partnerships built with training providers ensures that there is a seamless transition from scholarship funding to training participation. To learn more, visit GuardianEducationFund.org.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Adam Bankoff, Guardian Education Fund
info@guardianeducationfund.org
(703) 249-9255

Please direct all media inquiries to founder and chairman Adam Bankoff:

Phone: (703) 249-9255
Email: info@guardianeducationfund.org