Police officer executes perfect Judo technique on suspect

Police officer executes perfect Judo technique on suspect

Although these days most people would associate the martial arts in a sporting context such as grappling tournaments or mixed martial art competition, most styles are first and foremost self-defense systems that push the narrative of being able to defeat even the largest and most aggressive of adversaries using correct technique.

This is demonstrated in the following dash cam footage of a police officer with an unruly civilian. The officer in question is having words with a man over an unknown matter only to get clocked with a sucker punch out of nowhere.

Literally taking it on the chin the officer has no time to recover as the punk comes forward with another left hand, but only this time the officer decides to tie up his attacker in the clinch and executing a beautiful Harai Goshi throw from Judo. Once on the ground, the police officer gets the man in a tight scarf hold until his backup arrives and they presumably arrest the man for assault on an officer.

Lesson to be learned, don’t sucker punch a police officer.

Check out the full clip below.


Judo (meaning “gentle way”) was created as a physical, mental and moral pedagogy in Japan, in 1882, by Jigoro Kano). It is generally categorized as a modern martial art which later evolved into a combat and Olympic sport. ts most prominent feature is its competitive element, where the objective is to either throw or takedown an opponent to the ground, immobilize or otherwise subdue an opponent with a pin, or force an opponent to submit with a joint lock or a choke. [Source: Wiki]

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