"control and restraining" techniques. Taiho Jutsu was created for the
Japanese police force in 1947 and includes the study of "toshu" (unarmed),
"keibo" (baton), "seijo" (handcuffing) and "hikitate-oyobi" (forcing a
prisoner to their feet).
Until recently Taiho-jutsu was practised
almost exclusively by police officers in Japan,the UK & USA. It is a form of
jujutsu that utilizes a combination of restraining and pain-compliance
techniques.Also included in the training are disarming techniques,the use of
the baton,handcuffs and other police weapons and verbal guidance.
It is now the martial art of choice among airline security guards and it
favoured by a growing number of bodyguards. The system has underone numerous
changes since its instigation in 1947.