Re: Is Aikido effective for police?
The principles of efficient movement are in all arts. There is little magig. Just physics, geometry and a smidgen of sports psysiology. Thus, Aiki principle or Tai Chi principle is in all arts at their pinnacle.
Aiki throwing can be experienced through a touch, a push or a punch. Destructon of vital organs and the breaking of bones with Aiki can be experienced the same way.
The rub is that this level goes way beyond what a police curriculum can provide. In fact it is very much a road less travelled among martial artists in general.
It often appears to me that what we are left with is a variety of stylized techniques and the common feeling that we have to play the strategy of, "if this happens, then I will do that."