Aikido is well-equipped to assist members of protective services such as law enforcement, paramedical responders, security professionals, national guard and medical professionals (who treat unstable patients). The philosophy of aikido emphasizes empathy to resolve conflict. Practically, aikido uses subtle tactics to resolve conflict with minimal injury.
Servicepersons perform their duties in the interest of public safety. Often, this places these servicepersons at risk for physical or psychological injury resulting from performing their jobs. Aikido empowers students to apply physical and mental tactics to resolve conflict while preserving safety and minimizing the risk of injury.
Aikido gives protective servicepersons additional exposure to training in physical and psychological confrontation. Aikido gives students practice control, submission, and compliance tactics. Aikido students practice with weapons and learn weapon retention, weapon security, weapons combat distance.