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#258038 - 11/09/06 11:28 AM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Art [Re: steved]
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Registered: 11/05/06
Posts: 31
Loc: Florida USA
Aikido is probably one of the best forms for this purpose as it is very much pro control and anti agressive, i would definitely consider this art for law enforcement, taking into account that this day and age criminals have very good lawyers, who will exploit the excessive force loophole

why dont sharks attack lawyers.......professional courtesy
how do you know when a lawyer is lying....his mouth moves
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#258039 - 01/12/07 06:42 AM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Arts [Re: TheLaw]
ITFunity Offline
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Registered: 07/15/06
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None is necessary. Any type would help show that you are:
hopefully in shape
hopefully a discipline person
hopefully better able to defend yourself

Most recruiters & background investigators will think that it is a positive trait. The style is not as important, as the fact that you followed through & have achieved something through the training.

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#258040 - 01/16/07 01:34 PM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Arts [Re: ITFunity]
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As a current police officer who has sat on a few review boards, I would suggest you follow Fletch's advice.

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#258041 - 01/29/07 06:55 AM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Arts [Re: TheLaw]
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Loc: Australia
Hiya, I've worked for years in covert theft prevention so have plenty of 'encounters' - I'd say go at a few things hard and pick up some practical ideas and get with a martial art buddy and start training the different scenerios that you may encounter in your line of work. In the real world it's about simplicity and no one style will cover it all-practice real speed spontaneous drills. My two cents in, cheers!

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#258042 - 05/05/07 06:39 AM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Arts [Re: TheLaw]
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Registered: 03/12/07
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Loc: UK
Hi, I teach arrest and restraint in the UK, and have to agree with VVIII. You want a few but very oiled techs to hand.
Your biggest problem is operating within the law.
No one style is gonna help you, Cross train and take what you can - get yourself cardio/physically fit.
I lot of what you do as an officer is public perception, rather than what you did??
Learn "Way of the open hand" and "smile whilst you strike"
Your entering a murky world where your not meant to be the aggressor!
Jujitsu,Akido etc great for locks and restraints
Krav Maga - excellent for all round striking SD and multiple attackers. (Be aware of the law!!) In Krav you may elbow strike someone repeatly to the face and neck.This may not go down very well in court as an officer! haha
All force must be reasonable and justified!?
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#258043 - 06/07/07 02:54 PM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Art [Re: sopwith21]
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Hey, I am interested in Law Enforcement type stuff and plan on becoming an Officer but I was curious what are some opinions on what would be the best Martial Art to study in to help this field of work.



IMHO you'll be a far better public servant if you do not have martial arts training. You'll be far less inclined to attack civilians, arrest without warrant, and hold a greater respect for those you serve. When you arm yourself and prepare for combat you will lose your fear of your masters. When that occurs, you become a master yourself instead of a servant, and of course that's backwards.

If you love guns, combat and martial arts, I'd recommend the military as a more appropriate outlet.



The discipine and self control that the martial arts impart will be greatly benificial. actual style doesnt matter much but I would try and stay away from sport based schools ie...point fighting.

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#258044 - 06/07/07 03:22 PM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Art [Re: BigPhil]
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Hi Phil. I think your advice is right on the button. FWIW, sopwith21 is the resident forum anti-authoritarian, and with statements like:

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you'll be a far better public servant if you do not have martial arts training. You'll be far less inclined to attack civilians, arrest without warrant, and hold a greater respect for those you serve. When you arm yourself and prepare for combat you will lose your fear of your masters.




I wonder if he has ever even taken so much as one actual martial arts class.
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#258045 - 06/08/07 02:17 AM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Art [Re: sopwith21]
crablord Offline
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Registered: 08/10/06
Posts: 1530
Loc: Australia, QLD, GC
ROFL!

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If you love guns, combat and martial arts, I'd recommend the military as a more appropriate outlet.



you forgot toilet cleaning and getting up at 4 am to wash the dishes and being forced to fold your undies a certain way.

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When that occurs, you become a master yourself instead of a servant, and of course that's backwards.




rofl
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#258046 - 06/08/07 12:58 PM Re: Question about Law Enforcement and Martial Art [Re: crablord]
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crablord, that only happens in basic. Well, they dropped kp from basic, so only getting up at four am for PT and folding your undies a certain way applies.

It has to be Dress Right Dress, this is the Godd*mn Army!!!

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