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Old 01-16-2008, 10:23 AM   #25
mriehle
 
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Re: Is Aikido effective for police?

Okay, so I've been reading this thread with considerable interest.

First of all, I personally know someone who is a cop who has used his Aikido repeatedly and effectively in his job. His words were something to the effect that Aikido got him home to his family more than once over the years.

What prompted me to respond to the thread were the comments about cops not wanting to train and this acquaintance of mine.

What sets him apart is that he does train. So does his son. In fact, they often train together. Bottom line, he trains. So when he's faced with a problem, his Aikido works.

So, I guess I'm chiming in with agreement that the key to any art being effective is constant training.

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