The Police Judo Association offers training clinics and opportunities for roups ranging in size from several individuals through to large groups of up to 50 students. Our instructors have been involved in training law enforcement officers, students and youth for over 15 years. The Police Judo program combines the best high-yield, low-risk aspects of traditional judo training combined with the tactical application of judo and other martial arts in a non-sporting environment. Participants adhere to the philosophy of "taking care of one's partner", and "mutual respect and benefit". 

 

Law Enforcement:

If your organization is involved in law enforcement, corrections, or security work,  Police Judo training can be arranged to suit your needs: from half-day clinics to one-week programs.

 

Training Programs offered by Police Judo:

 - Introduction to Police Judo  

 - Judo Throws for Policing 

 - "Street-Proof Your Martial Art"

 - Higher Belt Seminar

 - Handcuffing and Takedown Clinic Level 1

 - Handcuffing and Takedown Clinic Level 2    

 - Intro to Groundwork for Law Enforcement

 - Advanced Groundwork for Law Enforcement

 - Tac Com

 - Use of Force and the National Use of Force Framework  

 - Functional Fitness Training Drills for Law Enforcement

 - One-on-One Private Instruction

 

Self-Defense:

If you have a group interested in a fun training session on practical self-defense whether it is a corporate team-building exercise or small group session then we can provide clinics tailored to your needs in an enjoyable and recreational setting. 

 

Youth Sports:

 Police Judo partners with Odd Squad Productions in order to deliver judo training sessions for youth as a complement to the drug and anti-gang presentations given throughout Canada. The basics of police judo are used to instil healthy alternatives to drug use and gang involvement by teaching self-respect and respect for others. An example of this is Police Judo's involvement in the Yo Bro Youth Initiative.

 

Upcoming Training Clinics:

Intro Police Judo Clinic - May 2 - 5, 2017

 

Recent Training Clinics:

 

Abbotsford Judo and Police Judo
Police Judo Clinic

Jun 3rd, Friday night: 18:00-21:30

This introductory clinic will provide the participant with a presentation on Police Use of Force with reference to the National Use of Force Framework, an understanding of force sciences, and the difference between sport and street. This is followed by hands-on training in Police Judo techniques with coaching and help from Police Judo instructors. Suitable to those currently involved in judo, individuals interested in a career in law enforcement, police officers and security personnel, and students. No previous judo experience necessary. There will be a one hour presentation followed by two hours working through drills on the mat. Fun, friendly training environment.

Presenting: Sgt. Toby Hinton, Ret. Cst. Al Arsenault, Sgt. Mark Steinkampf, S/Cst. Chin-I Hsiang.

Register at the Abbotsford Judo Club or through this website: 
policejudo.ca/event-registration/police-judo-clinic-abbotsford-june-2016

Cost: $20.00

Click here to download the event poster.

 

Agenda:

One hour multi-media presentation. Two hour practical

 

Edged Weapon Defense and Use of Force Seminar  
(May 14, 2016 at TTC Vancouver , Law Enforcement only)

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The Law Enforcement Judo Association is pleased to be hosting an edged weapons defense and use of force seminar on May 14, 2016 at the Tactical Training Center in Vancouver, British Columbia. 

Morning session

Edged weapon defences

• Specifically designed for armed and armoured professional.
• Learn basic principles of edged weapons defence and real life encounters .
• The officer will be able to put these techniques into practice immediately, and successfully use them for years to come. 

Working lunch

Prohibited weapon presentation

Afternoon

Use of force

• understanding the ethical use of force,
• falling safely
• individual skill development
• partner skill development
• tactical respositioning
• fighting from the ground
• standing tactically

This session will employ the use of :

• shock knives
• FX simunitions
• role players


Edged weapon defense and Use of Force Seminar  
(May 15, 2016 at TTC Vancouver , open applications, Cost $149.00)

The Law Enforcement Judo Association is pleased to be hosting an edged weapons defense and use of force seminar at the Tactical Training Center on May 15, 2016 in Vancouver, British Columbia.  

Morning session 

Unarmed Edged Weapon Defences

This class will give you the skills you need to get out of a bad situation in a swift, controlled and lawful manner. 

• simple, practical and effective
• intended for real world encounters
• based on real world events

(A companion course to the law enforcement only class.)          

Lunch

Prohibited Weapon Presentation 

Afternoon 

Use of Force
Understanding the ethical use of force

• falling safely
• Individual skill development  
• partner skill development
• tactical respositioning  
• fighting from the ground
• standing tactically   

Both sessions will employ the use of : 

• shock knives
• role players


Police Judo Self Defence Clinic - March 5th, 2016 - TTC

On March 5th, Police Judo Instructors assisted by volunteers Mark, Ashley, Alisa, and Launa hosted a group of individuals ranging in age from the very young to a little bit older, all interested in learning more about self defence, movement, environmental awareness and ground fighting basics. A good time was had by all!


Police Judo Women's Self Defence Clinic - Feb 21, 2016 - TTC

The corporate self defence silent auction item for the Odd Squad X Mas party was collected in person by a great group of women who spent one hour learning about the basics of self defence from Instructors in the classroom followed by two hours of gym work on self defence basics - movement, partner drills, escapes, gripping, groundwork and much more. All had fun. Thanks to volunteers Mi Hee Choi and Brendon Frick for helping with this clinic.

"Your informative and hands-on class was an empowering experience.  We enjoyed both the classroom and mat time.  The two of you have obviously taught together many times, and as a teacher myself (long in the tooth),  I both recognize and appreciate good instruction.  Much of the advice you gave is common sense but still needs to be given.  We hope to attend some more training in the future."

Lorraine and Noell 

"Thank you again for a very informative and fun afternoon in the self-defense training class.  The course has reinforced my need to stay alert to my surroundings and has  given me valuable skills to practice and stay safe.  It was good to be able to perform the movements on the mats and feel confident when striking an attacker.  I feelthis course would be extremely beneficial to high school students."

Susan.

Police Judo Clinic - Kamloops Bylaw Officers - Feb 20, 2016

On Feb 20 Kamloops Police Judo Instructor Brad Endean provided a training clinic for Kamloops Bylaw Officers on Police Judo Self Defence. This was held at the Aberdeen Judo Academy.

Intro to Police Judo - Scout Troop - Ian Henderson - Feb 17th, 2016

TTC Police Judo member Ian Henderson arranged for 25 of his students to attend an Introduction to Police Judo Workout at the TTC on Feb 17, 2016. Special thanks to the police officers who attended as well as Brian Shipper for instructing, Yoon Choi for the fun drills, and the other senior Police Judo members for volunteering their time. Everyone had fun!

Intro to Police Judo - Williams Lake - Feb 11th, 2016

In partnership with Safer Schools Together and Odd Squad Productions, Police Judo travelled to Williams Lake to provide Intro to Police Judo workouts for First Nations youth in conjunction with Drug and Gang education presentations. Special thanks to Theresa Campbell and Joe Calendino.

Police Judo Clinic  - Kamloops (on February 5, 2016 at Aberdeen Judo Academy)

On Feb 5th, 2016 Instructors and senior belts from SFU Police Judo combined with Kamloops Police Judo Instructor Brad Endean and Aberdeen Judo Academy Sensei John Huntley to provide a Police Judo Clinic at the Aberdeen Judo Academy. This was an evening workout and  hosted several TRU students as well as visiting judo instructors from other clubs in Kamloops to participate in the youth provincials.

Intro to Police Judo - Burns Lake, Stellaquo, Babine Lake Nation - Jan 27 and 28th, 2016

Police Judo Instructor Chin-I Hsiang and Odd Squad presenter Dave Steverding travelled to several communities west of Prince George to deliver drug education presentations for First Nations youth as well as Police Judo fun workouts. Special thanks to Police Judo volunteer Mi Hee Choi for assisting and the Carrier Sekanni Family Services for helping to arrange this trip.


Vancouver "Raiders" Soccer Club - Self Defence Clinic - December 20th, 2015

On December 20th, 2015 the Police Judo Association hosted the Vancouver Athletic Football Club girls' team, the "Raiders" for a two hour  self defence clinic at the Tactical Training Centre in Vancouver. The first 30 minutes of this training was in the classroom discussing situational and environmental awareness, followed by a challenging judo-based movement and self defence workout in the TTC Combatives gym. The girls had fun, worked hard and certainly earned the pizza that followed. Thanks to the TTC for supporting this clinic.

 

Ret Cst. Linda Stewart will present the Odd Squad documentary on her career at the Tactical Training Centre on Nov 18th, 2015 at 19:00 hours. This presentation will include a question and answer session with Linda where she will discuss the career of being a street cop, the challenges of the job, and how she spent 35 years of her life being one of the best in the vocation of policing. Her accolades and awards are many, and during her career she was recognized as one of the top police negotiators. Linda is retired now and teaches police recruits at the JIBC Police Academy. There will be a short workout afterwards. This session is open to all Police Judo Association members. Please register in advance by email at tacticalpolicejudo.ca

UPDATE (Nov 11, 2015): This event is full now, there are no spots left. Thanks for your interest!

 

Instructor Seminar - Guest Instructor Sensei Hiroshi Katanishi, 8th Dan

Presented by Police Judo and Aberdeen Judo

Register Online

Sensei Hiroshi Katanishi:
After graduating from Tenri University(Japan), Mr Katanishi becomes trainer of France’s National judo team. Mr Katanishi has assumed the technical direction for the last 30 years of the Judo Kwai Lauzanne in Switzerland. Mr Katanishi is also Dan Expert, Youth& Sports Expert for the Switzerland Judo Federation. Since 1999, He acts has technical advisor for the Switzerland National team. In 2003, he became the European Union judo expert.

Clinic:
This clinic is for experienced judo members, blue belt and up and will cover a range of topics designed to improve judo techniques and and introducing new training drills and skills. Participants must be 18+ years old.

Date: August 13 and 14, 2015
Registration: 8 AM - 9AM
Seminar: 9 AM - 5 PM
Location: Tactical Training Centre
2010 Glenn Drive, Vancouver , BC
Working Lunch Presentations -
August 13th - Use of Force, National Use of Force Framework & the value of Tactical Communication - Sgt. Clive Milligan, VPD Force Options Training Unit
August 14th - Police Judo and Law Enforcement - Sgt. Toby Hinton - SFU Police Judo and Ret. Cst. Al Arsenault - JIBC Police Judo
Registration: Must be done in advance - To be posted shortly
Maximum 40 Participants

Further information - tacticalpolicejudo@gmail.com

National Coaching Certification Program - Level 1 (Part A / B)

Register Online

Part A: Juy 24 (evening), 25 (day)
Part B: August 14 (evening), August 15 (day)
Instructor: Debbie Laidler

The Police Judo Association is presenting NCCP Coaching Certification Courses Level One, Part A and Part B theory.

The course conductor is judo Black Belt and master coaching instructor Debbie Laidler.

These 2 courses are mandatory for anyone wishing to grade up to black belt in police judo. These are great informative classes suitable for all belt levels including white belt. The theory in these courses are valid for all sports, not only judo.

For sworn VPD members wanting an increment, if you are interested in these courses contact Debbie directly at deborah.nowell@gmail.com.

You can sign up with Brian at the TTC judo club practice and pay by cash or cheque made out to Law Enforcement Judo Association, or sign up on-line with the Law Enforcement Judo Association (on police judo website) and pay by charge card.

The cost is $125 per course. You can sign up for either one individually or both together. Please register early.

All you will need to bring is a pen and note pad, loose comfortable clothing, and your lunch and water.

If you have any questions contact Brian at judo or Debbie (deborah.nowell@gmail.com).


TAKEDOWN, PHYSICAL CONTROL AND HANDCUFFING CLINIC - Kamloops - May 2015

The Law Enforcement Judo Association is holding a Takedown, Physical Control, and Handcuffing seminar.

This clinic is open to anyone who is interested in learning effective and ethical arrest, control and handcuffing techniques.

The participants will be instructed by three long term street cops.

Topics covered in this seminar:
• Multi-media presentation on Use-of-Force
• Review of the National Use of Force Framework
• Ethical use of force
• Breakfall training
• Tactical and functional fitness training drills
• Body control / working with the elbow
• Twist Lock for escort, handcuffing, and takedown
• Low-risk high-yield judo takedowns for law enforcement
• Limb control and joint locks
• Groundwork and how it relates to law enforcement
• Functional groundwork drills for law enforcement
• Tactical get-ups
• Controlling the limbs and the person on the ground
• Judo groundwork drills for law enforcement
• Compliant and prone handcuffing
• Multiple assailant drills / multiple officer drills

Instructors:
Ret. Cst. Al Arsenault - Justice Institute of BC Police Judo Instructor, Author, "Chin Na in Ground Fighting", 27 years of experience in street-level policing.
Sgt. Toby Hinton - Simon Fraser University Police Judo Instructor, 25 years policing experience, profiled in "The Beat" reality series.
Sgt. Mark Steinkampf - Justice Institute of BC Police Judo Instructor, 24 years policing experience, profiled in "The Beat" reality series.

Email to register: tacticalpolicejudo@gmail.com
Date: May 23, 2015
Time: 9 am - 6 pm
Location: 2010 Glen Drive, Vancouver, BC
Cost: $75 per person*
*A maximum of 25 participants are permitted.
Click here to download the event poster.

Higher Belt Seminar at SFU Central Gym on April 25 (Sat.)

The Police Judo Association will be sponsoring and hosting a higher belt seminar. This seminar is free of charge, and open to the members ranking green belt and above. 

This topics will be covered:

  • Philosophy of Police Judo
  • Training Principles
  • Coaching Basics
  • Grading Expectations
  • Techniques Emphasized in Police Judo
  • Connection to Law Enforcement
  • The Junior Program
  • Women in Police Judo
  • Technical Instruction
  • The National Use of Force Framework

There will be practice time on the mats to review techniques and training.

Please advise the respective instructors of your club if you are attending.

Thanks!


Where: SFU Central Gym
When: Sat April 25th, 10 am - 4 pm
Needed: Judo gi, water, snack
Instructors: Brian Shipper, Toby Hinton, Mark Steinkampf, Chin-I Hsiang