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Old 01-21-2008, 06:05 AM   #66
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Is Aikido effective for police?

David Valadez wrote:

In terms of strategy, I never want to get too far away from the idea that a cop is a weapons-man - a gunfighter. I am not against empty-handed fighting, but I think cops should be gunfighters first and last. If I use my hands, it's only because I had too, and I only had to in order to get to my firearm: a gunfighter. So I don't like to stand there toe-to-toe and try some hand-to-hand technique in order to settle the situation, at least not in these life-or-death environments. Getting an arrest may be a different story
I think this is a very important thing to point out. The SITUATION, CONTEXT, and TOOLS, dictate the response. Thanks for all your info, knowledge, and wisdom.

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