Police Judo was originally started at the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) by Ret. Insp. Tim Laidler over twenty years ago. It was developed into a unique form of recreational judo based on low-risk, high yield judo throws well suited for law enforcement purposes by Ret. Cst. Al Arsenault, Sgt. Toby Hinton, and Civilian Head Instructor, Brian Shipper.

This unique, non-competitive judo program applies the standing and ground elements of traditional (but non-sport) judo while incorporating control tactics best suited to street-level policing and self defence. The difference between sport and street is immense.

“The goal of developing a combat mindset is to do the right thing, in the right way, for the right reason under extreme stress. Physical training and ethical clarity support a mindset that identifies and deals with danger in an effective and dispassionate way.”


International Introduction to Police/Force Options Judo Training Conference

May 9 - 12th, 2014
Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC
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International Police/Force Options Conference