Identify. Educate. Solve.

77% of students have been verbally, mentally, and/or physically bullied.

Equip your child with the 4 Pillars of Empowerment that BullySafe has to offer.


4 pillars of empowerment. one necessary solution.

1. Bully Awareness

Come to understand:

  • 3 Types of Bullying
  • 4 Stages of Bully Neutralization
  • 6 Rules of Engagement
  • 4 Ways To Rescue a Bullied Friend
  • 3 Ways to Form a Friendship
  • The Bullying Triangle
  • The Buddy System

2. Character Development

Center your child with peer-involved discussions about:

  • Self control
  • Discipline
  • Positive attitude
  • Respect
  • Compassion
  • Responsibility
  • Health
  • Focus

3. Standing Self-Defense

Fortify your child against:

  • Strikes
  • Grabs
  • Headlocks
  • Bear hugs
  • Wall pins

4. Ground Self-Defense

Build your child's confidence in ground self-defense.

  • Learn the 6 basic positions
  • Defend and escape
  • Advance to a better position
  • Control and maintain
  • Neutralize and negotiate



Adult Self Defense

Adult Self Defense

discover. Develop. Defend.

Jiu-Jitsu allows a smaller person to effectively defeat a larger and stronger opponent by using leverage, positioning, and timing rather than aggression and brute strength.

At iQ, we practice Gracie Jiu-Jitsu as a complete system of self defense, addressing each of the 5 Pillars of the Art.


5 Pillars of jiu-jitsu


1. Standing Self-Defense 

Be prepared for any attack and get fit by learning to defend:

  • Common strikes
  • Grabs
  • Headlocks
  • Bear hugs
  • Wall pins
  • Gun, knife, and other weapon attacks

2. Striking

Understand how to use a variety of strikes in a strategic and defensive capacity, cultivating a deep awareness of punch protection.

  • Defensive striking
  • Countering strikes
  • Footwork
  • Hand and foot strikes
  • Elbow and knee strikes
  • Distance management
  • Timing and weight distribution



3. Takedowns and Clinchwork

Effectively and safely manage and close the distance between yourself and the attacker, and bring the fight to the ground using simple takedowns.

  • Clinch control
  • Close range strike defense
  • Foot sweeps
  • Takedowns from grabs, headlocks, and strikes
  • Distance management and footwork
  • Timing and weight distribution


4. Grappling

Learn the 6 basic ground-fighting positions and their variations, and become adept at advancing, controlling, submitting, and countering from each of them. The student will come to understand:

  • The positional hierarchy
  • Ground strikes and strike defenses
  • Escapes, counters, and reversals
  • Control, and maintenance of positions
  • Submissions and counters


5. Philosophy & Mindset

Integrate the lessons learned on the mat into a balanced approach for the management of conflict in all areas of life.

  • 11 principles for harmonizing life
  • 7 virtues of a warrior
  • 5 elements of a healthy lifestyle
  • 3 states of a warrior's mindset



Womens Self Defense

Womens Self Defense

Avoid. Survive. Escape. 

1 out of 4 women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime.  

Elevate your awareness with this 25 Lesson Program.                                         

Three Pillars of Survival


1. Predator Awareness

Avoid a situation before it becomes physical by understanding:

  •   The Triangle of Victimization
  •   The 2 types of predators
  •   The Privacy/Concealment Convergence
  •   How to recognize opposites
  •   Home invasion  


2. Standing Self-Defense

Survive the most common assaults:

  • Abduction attempts
  • Sexual assaults
  • Grabs
  • Headlocks
  • Wall pins
  • Strikes and breakaways


3. Ground Self-DEFENSE

Escape being trapped on the ground with larger, stronger predator using leverage, timing, and patience. Learn:

  • Basic positioning
  • Escapes and breakaways
  • The "False Surrender"
  • Ground striking defense
  • Sexual Assault Defense



Law Enforcement

Law Enforcement

Defend. Protect. Serve.

47.9% of officer injuries or deaths in the line of duty are attributed to loss of weapon

95% of all physical confrontations end up on the ground

We offer a comprehensive program available only to Law Enforcement, Military and security personnel



Officers will learn six areas of proficiency using principles and efficiency.

  1. Weapons Retention, 
  2. Break-Aways and Reversals, 
  3. Restraints and Cuffing, 
  4. Two-On-One Compliance, 
  5. Edged Weapon Defenses, and
  6. Psychology and Mindset. 


Why iQ Defensive Tactics?

Officer Certification - A Certificate will be designated for all Officers who successfully complete the course.

Court Defensible - As an actively Certified Officer, an iQ Representative will testify on your agency’s behalf, as subject matter experts, if one of your Officers has excessive force allegations lodged against him/her while applying iQ Defensive Tactics techniques in the field.

Expertise - Learn directly from Professor Jessup’s 20 years of study and experience teaching, training, and conveying the essence of what needs to be understood and applied to be effective in a concise and prudent manner. Get in-depth answers to questions first-hand from his seasoned wealth of expertise. 

Hands-on Instruction/Feedback: During the iQ Defensive Tactics Instructor Certification Course, you’ll be immersed in the program for a full five days. At any point during the course, you may ask questions and get instant feedback from the iQ team.

Complete Immersion - Officers get the techniques ingrained in their minds and bodies, and will develop muscle memory and reflexes through training techniques based on decades of experience, maximizing the efficient use of their time.

Principle-Based Learning – Rather than simply giving you a fish, we teach you how to fish. The principles are emphasized so that when the Officers encounter a scenario we have not covered, they will ready with choices of action.

Worst Case Scenario Training - We prepare Officers with the application of defensive tactics principles to worst case scenarios so they will be able to effectively adapt to situations encountered.

iQ Support - Each iQ Defensive Tactics certified Officer is encouraged to ask questions throughout the certification program so we may provide direct support with our highly certified iQ instructors.


Professor Jared Jessup 

Jared has trained military and law-enforcement personnel since 2005 in group and private settings including;

  • Over 20 Police Departments across the United States
  • LAPD
  • FBI
  • U.S. Army
  • U.S. Marines 
  • U.S. Airforce
  • U.S. Federal Probation
  • U.S. Boarder Patrol
  • San Francisco Sheriff’s Department
  • LA Sheriff’s Department
  • Kentucky State Police
  • Tennessee State Police
  • Illinois State Police
  • Oregon Judicial Department
  • Department of Justice Task Force
  • National Geospatial Intelligence
  • International Security Agency Israel
  • Cincinnati International Airport Police



BA Psychology from University of Kentucky

Self-Defense Instructor at Rend Lake College


Founder and CEO, iQ Jiu-Jitsu, Benton, IL

Royce Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Professor - Black Belt

2x National Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Champion 

Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu Ryu

Conducted Jiu-Jitsu seminars across the nation


G.R.A.C.I.E. Certified Law-Enforcement Instructor since 2007

Assisted U.S. Federal Probation with scenario and live judgement trainings 

Provided Individual Private Defensive Tactics Training for U.S. Federal Probation Officers since 2010 

Assisted instructing the Gracie Survival Tactics Course in Torrance, CA 2014 

Multiple trainings with MILO Use-of-Force Simulator

Extreme Exigency Personal Pistol Protection Pedagogy Graduate 2013


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