Judo Minnesota (Police Activity League) was formed to address specific issues
• Public Relations with Law Enforcement
• Declining physical culture in American Youth
• Undertrained Use of Force Professionals
The idea for Judo Minnesota started after a long conversation with a friend. As a young man this friend was raised with a generational distrust of Law Enforcement. After personally experiencing negative contact with the police this grew into animosity.
Only through sharing positive experiences with individual Officers provided by training in the martial arts with them did he come to see that Police Officers are just regular everyday people.
Recently a lot of media attention has been focused on use of force incidents and the outrage that attention has caused has cast a spot light on a perception that community relations with Law Enforcement is at a low.
Judo Minnesota was created to provide opportunities for the public (especially the youth of the community) to interact with Law Enforcement in a positive manner.
The purpose of the PAL (Police Activity League) Judo program is to provide a safe, positive and energetic environment for youth and adults to enjoy training in the martial arts.