reply to post by ManBehindTheMask
I didn't get to finish my post before I had to cut it short, I do apologize. Let me elaborate on my comment...
In my experience, much of what you learn in the McDojo's do not work, since what they teach Kata's, high kicks, double tap kicks, jumping back spin
kicks... Use those things on the street and you'll get yourself killed. What most instructors don't teach their students right away is that you can
really cut through all the formal trainning and learn the real stuff. If all instructors did this, they wouldn't make any money. Realistically, can
you make a wrist/joint lock work on a great big powerful man thats trying to kill you? No, unless you're the same size or bigger. Can you roll
around on the ground getting into a grappling match with a flack jacket on, all the heavy gear? Is that going to work? No. I teach joint locks...
sure they work in the dojo against a much larger person, because you respect each other, he's being nice. In my opinion, to test your trainning, get
the biggest guy you know or in your dojo, have him NOT be nice. Have him use all of his strength when he grabs you. As far as punching goes, one
should not punch the bony structure of the face or head. You'll likely damage your hand, you may not notice right away, but it will be rendered
useless. Elbow & knee: When a man intent on killing you had grabbed you and if using all of his might, do you really think that an elbow or knee is
going to stop him? No, not likely.
Anyone thats ever been in a fight, know's that much of our trainning goes out the window, of the hundreds of techniques we learn, you'll be
good to remember that you have hands,especially when your walking to your car, unlocking your front door of your house and three men walk up and put
guns in your face. As far as MMA goes, there was a case I read about where a MMA Guy was being car jacked as he walked to his car late one night. He
got into a grappling match with the assailant. The bad guy had gotten the better of him, he tapped out (as his trainning went) and the guy killed him
anyway. That's why it's dangerous to think that much of what is taught today is viable.
With my real life experiences, when your life is on the line, throat strikes a best, and if you can springing upon the enemy works. Don't fight
defensively, if will get you killed. If a man is trying to stab you, don't just keep trying to block it, because you will get stabbed! Instead,
neutralize the threat right away, be the aggressor. Rember it's not the weapon thats the threat, it's the brain! Take out the brain, you take away
his wheels. If you're going to aim for a specific target, make sure that by the time your done, It doesn't work! The origional martial arts were
created for killing the enemy in battle, not for compitions, trophies, self control, confidence, better grades, or even for self-defense. Most poeple
don't realize this.
I love the martial arts although I feel the way I do. I've been a martial artist nearly my entire life. I do beleive that others can greatly
benifit from them! I also try to the reality of it all as well. I stay with the 1,500 year old aancient traditions of Budo (Ninjutsu) and have
evolved it to fit to our time as well. Ancient tradition with modern tactics...my students learn both. After all, our Grandmaster-Masaaki Hatsumi
says that Ninjutsu should evolve to fit with the times while honoring and trainning in the old ways. Any other questions, I'll be glad to answer.
Again, I apologize for the short vague post from before. I hope this answer will help to clear things up a bit.