Thursday, October 6, 2011

Mimic's Gone Bad

  I was looking at some photos of an individual (supposedly) performing a “tuite” (types) of techniques upon other individuals. They were the common (beginning) manners of applying those technique's, but they were doing so, with numerous mistakes being made (in the technique's application). To those less-knowledgeable about those techniques, it was less than note-worthy. Considering what that individual's (self-created/awarded) rank-level was being claimed as being, it should have been embarrassing.
  It's individual's like this, that make any discussion about tuite, kyusho or even RyuTe (in general) more difficult. Having these Yahoo's self-promoting themselves as being competent in these subjects only makes anyone that (actually) is competent, work twice as hard to erase that negative image of what was done by these sorts of individuals. 

  This is akin to the numerous system's/school's/instructor's who claim to be teaching tuite, when they're (in fact) teaching some form of bastardized Aikido/jujitsu. I grant you, many technique's appear to be similar, But it's those minor differences that make all the difference in how those technique's will (or won't) work.
  What I saw in the aforementioned individual's was an incompetent control (ability?) level of their own body positioning (much less the uke's). The fact that they were performing the technique's upon minor's (or at least teenager's) was hardly an excuse to be doing the technique's sloppily (unless that's how they always do them?).
  I've seen similar attempts at replicating RyuTe's tuite technique's by individual's on the net (often after having initially been shown those technique's by RyuTe representatives). I have to presume that they were only shown the introductory motions, then extrapolated their own versions (which they then recorded and published for public viewing).
  Every example that I viewed had numerous misapplications being made to the technique's. I believe that if those individual's had taken the time to review the manor that they were applying those technique's, they would have discovered their mistakes (on their own).
  Unfortunately, I am also of the opinion, that for the majority of student's/instructor's, if any result is attained (from the execution of a technique) then that person will base all of any continued study upon only that result (good or bad).

 What I found most interesting, was that the initially mentioned individual's, have never attempted to (usually) emphasize their instruction of tuite. They are usually pushing (some form of) weapon's training (which I personally have no real use and/or interest in). Though after having seen these examples of their instruction method for tuite types of techniques, I was rather (disappointed?) surprised. At any rate, I can see why they don't emphasize tuite as being their strong suit. It was enlightening (though granted, a little sad).
  Having studied and practiced numerous forms of these other methods, I can (easily) see how RyuTe's technique's are mistaken for technique's practiced in those other system's. To be able to fairly judge those technique's though, one has to have experience in/with both methods of application.
  As stand-alone technique's (or at least for some), I see only minor differences between them. But when utilized in combination with the other applications, the inherent weaknesses of those other methods becomes obvious.
  It's these differences that make technique choice, more relevant. RyuTe's technique's work fluidly in conjunction with the taught and practiced motions. Technique's which are (at least attempted to be) forced to be used with other methodologies, rarely work they way they were intended.
  RyuTe's technique's were all developed simultaneously (ie. together) and are therefor designed to work together with the combination technique's. These in turn, will work with the controlling technique's, and likewise with the submission and/or escort technique's. RyuTe is a complete and self-sustaining system.
  Because of this, when questioned about how to make certain technique's work with other methodologies, I'm often at a loss as to how to explain it to person's not trained in RyuTe.
  The fact that RyuTe shares many similar motions with other system's, doesn't mean that those motions are performed in the same way. This is what constitutes the majority of training for RyuTe students. The motions, only constitute 40% of a pupil's study, the remainder is situational application (of those motions).
  It's usually at this level of application study, that the RyuTe mimic's begin to loose what little validity they may of had.

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