USA Judo Partners with FLEOA 111 Project on Control Techniques Seminar During Police Week

by Nicole Jomantas

(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – USA Judo’s Police Professionals and PAL Program has partnered with The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association 111 Project to host a control techniques seminar in Washington, D.C. on May 14 from 1-5 p.m.

Open to all law enforcement officers and those who support law enforcement, the session will take place at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW and will be led by experts in judo and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, including judo black belts Joe Yungwirth (Davidson, N.C.) and Charles Cherry (Bowie, Md.) Through a partnership between the FLEOA 111 Project and Street Smarts VR, attendees also will have the opportunity to participate in a cutting-edge virtual reality simulation that is proven to maximize safety for law enforcement and the citizens within the community they serve.

Yungwirth, a founding member of the USA Judo P3 task force, is a retired FBI Supervisory Special Agent and also a former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier and police officer who owns the Yungwirth Judo Academy. A bronze medalist at the 2000 USA Judo Senior Nationals with a long career in local and federal law enforcement, Cherry also is a head instructor at Bellicose Martial Arts and a Desert Storm veteran for the U.S. Army.

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“We have had great results implementing the P3 Program with local law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and at the couple of FLEOA 111 Project events we’ve attended,” said USA Judo CEO Keith Bryant. “Joe and I are thrilled to be sharing P3 concepts with FLEOA in our nation’s capitol as part of the annual Police Week festivities.”

About FLEOA 111 Project

The FLEOA 111 Project is a project by the Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA). FLEOA is the nation’s largest non-partisan, not-for-profit professional association representing 30,000 federal law enforcement officers and agents across 65 federal agencies. The FLEOA 111 Project provides training and resources specifically designed to optimize the safety of law enforcement and citizens alike. The FLEOA 111 Project’s goal is to enhance community / law enforcement relations while also providing free and discount training to all law enforcement.

About USA Judo

A 501-c-3 non-profit organization based in Colorado Springs, USA Judo is the National Governing Body for the sport of judo in the United States. USA Judo serves more than 10,000 members annually, including athletes, coaches, referees, volunteers and supporters. A proud member organization of the International Judo Federation, the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and the International Blind Sports Association, USA Judo’s mission is to enable all U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence in domestic and international judo competition, and the promotion and growth of the sport of judo in the United States.