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All-embracing self apology - martial-arts


Note: I wrote this essay concerning the change of Tekkenryu jujutsu. However, I think it is applicable for all methods of self defense. It may also clarify why aggressive arts are the way they are.

Catholic, by definition, means complete or "broad minded".

I could pull out STACKS of manuals, syllabuses, films, and correlated do research bits and pieces that cover an Full range of defenseless combat.

Some methods advocate wrestling as their base, others use boxing or savate. Some jujutsu and judo while others call their systems "rough and tumble" or "all in", and there is even a coordination based on American SPORTS. I have an old handbook on YOGA for self defense. The background ranges from in progress to OLD, some very old.

These assorted systems have everything! Arresting and kicking methods drawn from EVERY fashion and "nationality", GRAPPLING methods from Lutte to Judo, from Sambo to All-In Wrestling. They range from duration to the ground; all aspects, all methods.

The guys in our crew have taught in an impressive array of systems and methods. They have a fantastic "pool" of knowledge, SKILL, and Guidance to draw from.

OKAY, so WHAT? See if this makes sense. . . . . . . . . . . .

Damian, Clint, and I worked out a all-embracing program of study of instruction. It is based on a varied advance to combatives. We drew these methods from a come to of diverse sources and training. The catch as we saw it was in the Chain of instruction. Here's how we attempted to solve this deep-seated problem:

Very few folks will start so-called "martial arts" command or exercise and stay with it for any real duration of time. Many antagonistic skills are JUST that, SKILLS! They command committed time and instruction to indoctrinate to the coverage that they will be "useful" in a REAL fight or even in a illegal "free sparring" environment.

Japanese Judoka have a axiom - "One year for Newaza, TEN years for Tachiwaza". In other words, aptitude in footing can be gained in a year, duration techniques command ten. So, here we see an acknowledgement that "different" SKILLS command assorted amounts of TIME, TRAINING, and DEDICATION.

So that was our problem. MOST colonize will easily NOT invest the time and energy to "master" MANY of the skills involved. MOST citizens will "train" for a imperfect quantity of time and then move on to the next "thing" that catches their interest.

What then is OUR accountability as "instructors"? What we did is set a curriculum that takes this into account. The syllabus, for the first three to six months, includes Nil but the most BASIC, by a long way UNDERSTOOD, SIMPLEST METHODS of Efficient Own PROTECTION. A celebrity can train for a incomplete time AND still get a little Convenient in terms of "SKILL". What was our basis on medley of "method"?

"Hence the basis for a austere type of direction with a great deal of accent on the FEW elementary methods which can be by far and mechanically used in combat after practice?. . basis of assortment was the conjecture of what the least man can do to the largest. "

I'm quoting Applegate from the 1943 book of Kill Or Get Killed (This DOES NOT, I hope, portray me as a zealot).

Continued exercise and "dedication" will conclusion in culture more and more "complex" skills. However, if an creature ceases apply after a "limited" quantity of time, we feel that we have at LEAST given a touch of VALUE in terms of delicate survival.

Damian is a abundantly skilled grappler in any venue, i. e. , wrestling, judo, and submission. Clint is a under your own steam almanac of "waza"; Ralph is amazing in his awareness of close combat and weapons. Each of these men could teach to a high level of SKILL and Complication with NO PROBLEM. However, they fully be au fait with that you must "walk already you run". So, they are biting advocates of BASICS. First!

Judokas (like any other aggressive athletes) have a term called "Tokuiwaza" or "favored" technique. It is that one fashion that it is worked on incessantly, constantly for YEARS in explore of "perfection". Whether it be "Judo" Kimura, Gerry Cooney, "Strangler" Lewis, or Georges Carpentier, this accost holds true. So, realistically, does this apply to MOST PEOPLE? NO. That's why "champions" are revered. They are the EXCEPTIONS.

Why would any person "teach" a average aged businesswoman or a small elfin housewife a performance or approach that requires center skills urbanized over YEARS and that requires a "set" of brute adjuncts in order to be even to some extent effective? Well, you wouldn't, at least NOT initially. Like shop a house, you start with a SOLID foundation, and then BUILD from there. So the simplest accost in regards to not public defense is to start with techniques based on what the "smallest can do to the largest". Is that a agreement of SUCCESS? NO, that's not how life works. Is it a Consistent place to "start"? I have faith in so.

Damian, Clint or I could teach DOZENS of another chokeholds and strangleholds. Ralph could teach DOZENS of approvingly composite military exercises and methods of stick and knife work. DOZENS! So what! Exclusive of the time, exercise and devotion to master these techniques they are WORSE than useless. The same goes for any "class" of techniques. Exercise and the Education of skill is what makes Everything "WORK".

So ALL we advocate is that clear-cut communal sense basic approach. Start with the SIMPLEST methods and build from there.

It has Nobody to do with "blind" duty to any one logic or man. It has Nil to do with being a "zealot". It has Nil to do with subsequent any "gospel" in ignorance.

It has The whole thing to do with a sincere allegiance to in the hunt for the best, most rational and coherent "solutions" to the crowd of complicated troubles inherent in real world survival.

This is why on going, enthusiastic examination is SO CRUCIAL. Some cast doubt on that "validity" of a selection of methods. DO NOT believe that these "questions" have NOT been asked and answered by others. Only a fool would blindly abide by any "doctrine" devoid of questioning and validating the in a row presented.

Can a skilled grappler apply his craft? Of course. Could a skilled boxer or muay thai fighter ply his trade with success? Of course. That's NOT the question. The difficulty is "what can YOU do?" What one can do at twenty is assorted than what one can do at fifty. What one can do after quite a few years of education is altered than what one can do after a number of months of training. What one can do alongside an opponent of equal dilution and burden is assorted than what one can do adjacent to a much larger, stronger adversary, or for that matter, a much smaller, lighter one.

So what's the point to all of this? Simple. Know who you are. What YOU are adept of. What YOUR abilities are. YOUR strengths, YOUR weaknesses, YOUR goals. Take a hard long realistic appraisal and find the counter to that question.

And then work from there.

Copyright 2003 www. thetruthaboutselfdefense. com

Carl Cestari began his study of the belligerent arts with judo at the age of 7 under the aim of Yoshisada Yonezuka. At some stage in the past forty plus years Carl has enthusiastic his life to studying the aggressive arts, hand to hand combat systems, description and religion. He is constantly humanizing himself all through his studies. What makes Carl inimitable is his blend of antagonistic arts, law enforcement, forces and real world experience. Carl has been exposed to a horde of citizens with a wide assortment experience. The subsequent is a list of some of Carl's ranks and honors.

Shinan (Founder) Tekkenryu jujutsu

Ryokudan (6th degree) Koshinkai Karate under John Burrelle

Godan (5th degree) Jujutsu under Clarke of the World Jujutsu Fedaration (now defunct)

Sandan (3rd degree) Nippon Kempo under Narabu Sada

Nidan (2nd degree) Judo under Masafumi Suzuki

Shodan (1st degree) Judo under Yoshisada Yonezuka

Shodan (1st degree) Shukokai Karate under Kimura, Kadachi and Yonezuka

Shodan (1st degree) Daitoryu Aikijujutsu

Instructors Certificate- Charles Nelson Coordination of Self Cover under Charlie Nelson


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