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.
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 Stay informed - sign up for updates on courses and scheduling:
Police Judo is a non-profit association and is a judo-based functional fitness training program designed to develop physical strength and conditioning. Police Judo is committed to teaching appropriate techniques for law enforcement and to provide self defence skills for students.
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