During these years EVERY major metropolitan Police Department had a Judo club.Strangles and arm-bars, yep, Judo has them too. Below are is a list of some of his title ranks:Yodan (fourth degree black Steel Cord Conveyor Belts Manufacturers belt) Tekkenryu Jujutsu under Carl CestariShodan (First degree black belt) Kodokan Judo under Yoshisada YonezukaVarsity Wrestling Lehigh University under Thad Turner2nd Degree Black Belt Tae Kwon Do.So why aren't some many people, knocking down the doors of every Judo club.
Being able to hold a man down until the cavalry arrives will save your life.Lastly the overall toughening and body conditioning is second to none. There's no junior black belt, student of the month.First off, when most people "resist" arrest, it's an ego thing. You develop this skill as a by-product of the training. I personally train a number of law enforcement officers and I have seen the results first hand. I realize this is a disadvantage in some situations, but that's what the stuff @ is for. No secrets, just hard work. Just ask my friend who threw guys one night with sasae tsuri komi ashi (lifting, pulling, ankle throw).
Your gi is white and the work is hard. Nothing. By the time the SWAT shows up, the situation is intense and the reality of a hand to hand confrontation is highly unlikely if not damned near impossible. So, he got in the fray and tossed 'em all. Sensei Ross continues his study of Judo under the direction of 8th degree black belt Yoshisada Yonezuka and Tekkenryu Jujutsu under it's founder, Carl Cestari. The tragedy is the guys who are most likely to need good hand to hand fighting skills are the patrolmen doing car stops, domestic violence; and all of the first response details. Sensei Ross has trained under Shinan Cestari's direction ever since.One of the primary components of judo is being able to stay on your feet. When they wake up, you will have them cuffed and ready to go. These guys were fighting each other, and the guys on the scene had to get them to stop. If you can "randori" for 30 minutes, non- stop ? you're in really good shape. I could probably write another 5 pages on this, but I will stay on point.
Then with the introduction of the more mysterious martial arts with more of a "killing" edge to them this coupled with the focus of the USJF/USJI (the leading Judo organizations in the US and the world) focus on Olympic competition and the simple fact that training in judo is painful and to this day, very difficult to get a black belt rank in it, especially if you are in a competitive area.