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Old 12-25-2004, 09:32 PM   #4
Paul Sanderson-Cimino
Dojo: Yoshokai; looking into judo
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 434
Re: aikido for police

Short answer: yes. Now, some styles might be better for you in this regard, but instructor/dojo may matter more than style. Some schools are more martial than others.

For the record, the style taught to the riot police is Yoshinkai. However, I recall hearing positive testimonials from police officers studying many different styles.

Try a few classes, see if you like it. What it's doing for you 'practically' may be hard to tell at first, but try to gauge that a little as well. I think you'll need to do most of the assessment here, not us.

Good luck.
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