I was talking with friends the other day about aikido and one mentioned something that sounds a bit farfetched. Since I know nothing of it personally I thought I'd ask you folks:
He said that "UK policemen all learn aikido to blue belt level (2 levels below black)." (Quoted)
Sounds like hogwash - but there may be truth in the comment somewhere; whether that be in a modified program, local interest or other some such possibility.
Anyone have any information on this?