Taiho Jutsu is a synthesis of several Japanese martial arts dedicated to law enforcement officer. Hence, there are both techniques common to other martial arts and very specific techniques as well as a distinctive philosophy.
It’s a very efficient self defense system use by the Japanese metropolitan police.
For example, we practice Karate atemis, Judo throws, Aikido locks or Ju Jitsu ground techniques. But also specific techniques like ground immobilization for handcuffing purposes, the use of the police stick (Tambo), control techniques, rescue a person in danger, etc…
All these techniques are studied and coordinated in order to obtain maximum efficiency in terms of control of the opponent while respecting his health.
Indeed, Taiho Jutsu is practised under strict respect of self-defence that is taught to students. Each practitioner must know the legislation in order to better apply it in their everyday life.
Practising self defence will help boot one’s self-confidence and help to have a relaxed state of mind to make the right decisions at the right time in a stressful situation.
One of the strengths of the Taiho Justu is its scalability. The system is revised at regular intervals in order to take into account statistics of police interventions. Thus, by listing the injuries and problems that occurred during police operations, the system is perfected, freed of techniques that are not efficient enough and enriched with new practices.