Monday, January 2, 2012

Super Secret-Stealth Technique's

  How many times on blog's, or in conversations have we (as martial artist's) been subjected to the promise of instruction of Secret/Unknown/Private/Underground/Mystical Technique's? I've been around for a while, and I've seen and had those revelation’s attempted to be placed upon me, so I know most others have also.
  The majority of these education sessions commonly consist of a handful of mediocre technique's, being performed in conjunction with some variance in approach to application (hardly enlightening).
  I've watched hours of presenter's (I hesitate to use the term Instructor's, as I don't feel these individual's really qualify for that title) performing what are usually a very showy application, of a commonplace technique, that they are presenting as being an enlightening event.
  Of course those are the best-case scenario’s, the rest are just pathetic attempts at minor fame/recognition (generally hoping to catch the attention of someone who hasn't seen/heard their spiel before). As I'm also sure that there's a few of them that are simply too oblivious to the rest of the world to believe that everyone else has already heard whatever it is that their puking out.
  The most popular subject matter is commonly “Kyusho”, I presume because it's the easiest to present as being involved and/or complicated. I've seen so many completely misleading, deceitful and (downright) fabricated presentations, that I detest having to sit through anybody's anymore.
  I would have to rate Kyusho, as being the MOST whored-out/exploited MA subject matter available to the general public today. I would further suggest, that 90% of it, is being (purposefully/intentionally) taught incorrectly, and is done so in order to further exploit the individual's paying for that instruction.
IMO, the second most popular subject/trend being taught (by any/everyone) would be Tuite.
 The “stuff” I see being presented as being Tuite are (to me), some of the most ridicules technique's I've ever seen. The majority are (old) Ju-jutsu technique's, that haven't been utilized since I was a kid (40yrs. Ago, now that's sad!). They sucked as technique's then, why would they think they'd be any better now? (there was a reason why they quit teaching them, they sucked).
  As usual, the trend is that you don't admit that you don't know WTF your doing or talking about (much less, god forbid that you decide to learn it). Just rename (the old shit) to Tuite, and keep on going (that way you can say you always taught it).
  Aside from teaching the same-ol, same-ol, these people are attempting to reverse-engineer with the applications that they presently use, as being the bunkai (that they never learned to begin with). Is this simply an attempt at (further) justification of what they already teach? Uh, what happened to learning what the “realbunkai of the kata might be?
  These are the same people that tell everyone that there are no technique's within the kata motions (other than the “sparring” technique's that they teach). These people are idiot's (and/or any other derogatory terminology that you can come up with, LOL).
  What irritates me the most (with the Tuite technique's), are when someone was shown the correct method of execution, then trashes their own performance of it (all the while contending it's being done correctly, LOL) and proceeds to explain how what-ever it is (that they're doing) is so-much greater because*”. These people deserve to be pummeled about the head and shoulder's repeatedly.
  Usually, I would chastise American's (exclusively), and mainly because it's embarrassing to be one and have to be associated with those idiots as being one (an American that is, LOL), and have to witness these moron's do this S#@ on a regular basis. But I'm afraid the “Brit's” have got their own congregation of these joker's as well.
  Their (actually) no better, or worse than the American's doing it, but I don't think they have near the networking of exposure ability there (as we have here). Not that it's made anything any better (here), LOL. Just that the word goes out faster here. Most of what I see come out of that region is just as slanted (in it's perspective of either of these subjects).
 It's occasionally bantered about that there are "secret" kata/technique in most every system, including in RyuTe. These mostly amount to the isolated meetings of chosen member's of the association. Though hardly "secret", they are subject to restrictions. Participants are not allowed to discuss the subject matter that is conducted in this groups meetings. Though unknown for certain, it's generally speculated that the general business of the association is being documented for future contingencies.
 As far as techniques, I doubt it (no real need). Taika is usually complaining about how nobody ever works on the shown techniques, much less anything new/different.

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