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KIsan Institute 2024

Local Law enforcement learns selfdefense methods

Robert Mediola demonstrates a proper takedown

By The Vindicator | Russell Payne

Koga Method instructor Robert Mendiola demonstrates a proper takedown technique to students.

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As the Board has announced, the Koga Institute’s rich legacy will be preserved and continued through the work of the K-Isan Institute. We will continue to support the Koga Method by providing training and support to our law enforcement and professional safety partners.

We look forward to serving you and working with you in the coming days. Please feel free to reach out to us with any needs or questions you may have.

The Concept of Control
George Floyd - May 25, 2020

Kogaism: Control

The Koga Institute was established to provide law enforcement, detention and correction officers and private security with the proper tools, including techniques, tactics and philosophy, to perform their jobs in a safe and efficient manner while maintaining the high standards expected of those professions by modern society.

Mr. Koga and the Koga Institute has always denounced racism and discrimination in all its forms in law enforcement. Mr. Koga and the Koga Institute have spent decades advocating professional and safe arrest and control techniques to thousands of local, state and federal law enforcement officers.

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This is why Long Beach police officers will be training at a Jewish community center

By Mark Edward Nero | Published in the Press Telegram

As you might expect, every officer in the Long Beach Police Department undergoes rigorous training before leaving the academy.

But did you know that the trainers themselves need training?

It’s true. And all this week, about 20 of the department’s training officers will be at the Alpert Jewish Community Center, in East Long Beach, to undergo a 40-hour refresher course in arrest and suspect control to sharpen their skills — so that they can pass those skills to their trainees and fellow officers.

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Pomona Police Department

Paul Capraro

Chief Paul Capraro endorses the Koga Institute:

The Pomona Police Department has a long history with Robert Koga and the Koga Institute. Since the early 1980s, The Koga system of use-of-force training has been presented to every Pomona Police Officer. We incorporate arrest & control techniques, baton use, and self-defense techniques in our training program. A number of our department instructors have gone on to become instructors for the Koga Institute, instructors at our regional academy, and have traveled nationwide to bring Robert Koga's system to numerous law enforcement agencies.

As use-of-force events receive greater scrutiny, it is important to me and our agency that we incorporate a complete system that trains an officer to think and act properly and responsibly. I believe this system does that... Continue Reading Here

Dear Friends,


At the time Bob was sick with mesothelioma, friends and family sent Bob and me gifts of money thinking we would need it for doctors and hospital bills. As it turned out, our two insurances covered nearly everything.

I used some of the money for his memorial service, and I have had much of it left over since his passing. It has been sitting in a bank account until recently when our family has decided to donate it to a non-profit group called “Reins”.

Reins is a therapeutic horsemanship program in Fallbrook, CA, providing therapy on horseback to children and adults with both mental and physical disabilities.
With Bob’s love of horses, we thought this would make him very happy.

We thank all of you for your very generous gifts.

Susan & family

If any of you are interested in learning more about this organization, here is the link to their web site.

A Moment for Reflection

Robert Koga

Sunday, February 15, would have been Robert Koga’s birthday. For us at the Koga Institute, as well as for colleagues, instructors, students, and friends around the world, this will be a day of both sadness and joy.

We are grateful and appreciative for the time we were able to spend with Sensei Koga, learning from his wisdom, skills, and knowledge while enjoying his warmth and humor. He gave us gifts of both body and spirit that we will forever treasure.

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