Aikido for Law Enforcement
Course Length: One Day – 8 HRS
The Intermediate Use of Force Course is designed to provide students with a basic
overview of Aikido techniques that can directly be applied to law enforcement Officers
and their everyday duties. Aikido, a Japanese martial art, is preformed by blending with
the motion of the attacker and redirecting the force of the attack rather than opposing it
head on. It is also one of the few martial arts that takes responsibility for the attacker’s
safety which causes the least amount of bodily injury to the attacker. Drills and
techniques taught in the course are directly related to situations Patrol and Police Officers
find themselves in on a daily basis and will closely resemble real-world deployment.
Principals stressed in the course will include: come along techniques, arm pinning
techniques, subject take down techniques, etc.
Active duty Law Enforcement
Students should be in decent physical condition with no health concerns that would limit
mobility; however, techniques can be adjusted for those with limited flexibility. This is
an active course and students will be required to demonstrate Aikido tactics throughout
Note taking material
Students should wear comfortable clothing that allows plenty of mobility, i.e. gym attire,
t-shirt, wind pants, 5.11 style pants, BDU’s, jeans, etc. Long pants are require, NO
Payment is not due until the first day of class. Please make checks payable to
Galveston Police Dept Training Division.