Rener and Ryron made a great video about sex predators in BJJ schools. Here is what they said about it:
There was a lot of talks lately about Jiu-Jitsu schools that are being owned and operated by individuals who have a history of sexual assault.
Rener said that they, Gracie Academy Jiu-Jitsu, conduct background check on all of their instructors to ensure that they are not certifying anyone who has a history of sexual assault! Rener also mentioned that Gracie Academy is doing it for the last 10 years.
There’s also no reason why the level of investigation should only be restricted to instructors in BJJ Schools. We decided to do a background check on every single existing and future student in our academy. We want to make sure that people with sexual misconduct in pas are not among our other students.
As much as we believe that Jiu Jitsu is the place of healing and bringing the best out of people it’s not worth it to have sexual 2, five, 10 people that had a history of sexual assault.
My Children are here, my friends, my friends’ children, their families. People come here because they trust in this place and we’re going to protect that at all cost.
We have to check and make sure that all students don’t have a history of sexual assault. And if they do have they won’t be invited to train in this school.
We strongly encourage other schools too, to do the same thing. Because, how would you feel if you bring your child to train knowing that school has sex offenders? So this is something that is very important.
Check the rest of Rener and Ryron words on this matter in a video below:
Today we implemented a new policy to help ensure the safety of our students, and we will encourage all of our Certified Training Centers to do the same. National Sex Offender Public Website: NSOPW.gov
Posted by Gracie University on Wednesday, February 7, 2018