Re: Is Aikido effective for police?
there are always a few serious officers in every department who go above and beyond the basic curriculum. Cudos to them. I bet it also shows in their ability to have some level of compassion and restraint.
From 1987 to 1991 i was used to teach at the police academy in San Diego County(Texas), the tri- county narcotics task force in S Texas, Nueves County Constables and National Park Service Rangers from Padre Island. The Rangers also sent me to teach their regional response team at FLETC in Artesia.
Of the many and various officers and agents I taught, about 3/4 put great effort into the seminar. I doubt less than 5% followed up with regular dojo training. Due to cencerns about injury, much of the training could not by as dynamic as I had wanted it to be.