Saturday, December 29, 2012
What Does, and What Does Not
Maybe I missed the “Memo”, but why has the past few month's been inundated with the “experts” promoting their versions of limb manipulation? (what they're incorrectly referring to as being “Tuite”).
90% of what's shown (by these individual's) are simplistic (and rarely applicable) finger cranks and Ju-jutsu (finger-types of manipulations) that don't even work on anyone who is under (any) drug/alcohol influence (which is the typical conditions for when the majority of conflicts will occur).
I believe it be a fair, and accurate statement, to say that Taika was the world's leading expert in the limb-manipulation field, and I never (in 30+ years) heard him refer to the use of “finger-cranks and/or manipulations” as being a serious application in a defensive situation (much less, the belief that these types of techniques would, or even could be considered to be “Tuite”). These are the fodder of parlor-room magician's and entertainer's (not Life-Protection Instructor's).
Of course, the people promoting this nonsense, are the same people who confuse the definition of Kyusho, with Tuite (on a regular basis). These are 2 (two) separate subjects. They may very well be utilized in conjunction (with one-another) in some instances. But neither is dependent upon the other for utilization. This is just further miss-interpretation/understanding (on their part).
I recently (please, “pity-Me”) sat through a video of one of these guys doing a ½ hour demonstration of how to (IMO incorrectly) manipulate an uke using (their version of) a Tuite technique (what is often called a “Palm-Press/Push-Catch”).
Aside from incorrectly performing the technique, he then proceeded to demonstrate his level of “control”(sic), by bending the finger's rearward, and parading the uke around (which, if done upon a non-compliant uke, they would have clocked this idiot at any given time).
This particular technique, is (the) one that I have seen being Miss-Applied more than any other (both on the web, and in person). Unfortunately, that would include within Taika's Association as well. Amateur's attempting this technique will inevitably attempt to press the finger's rearward (only). This will cause the uke to bend forward at the waist (ur, BFD?, hardly a debilitating situation for them).
Those person's who are unfamiliar with the correct application of this technique will commonly seek a pain-compliance response (and will even consider it to of been done correctly when they achieve that response). It can also be clearly demonstrated that the technique can be countered when this manner of application is being attempted and/or applied.
When a (meaning any that I can think of) Tuite technique is being applied, the uke should be forced into compliance by lowering until their knees are on the ground (which in turn restricts their ability to escape and/or move around).
Additionally, if/when the uke should attempt to strike/grab the tori with their free hand, motioning to do so, should cause an increase in the pain level of their own wrist (of the hand already being grasped). Even with the delay-factor of alcohol intoxication, their brain will still not allow them to exceed their own physical limitations (at least beyond the first self-induced dislocation).
This particular technique, though difficult for beginning students to perform (correctly) is utilized within our curriculum as a training/instructional technique. It is one of the easiest (for us, LOL) to demonstrate each one of our 6 Tuite (application) Principles with.
Unfortunately, the level of application ability being pursued by the majority of practitioner's today, is (actually) fairly low. An ability to attain any response (from a techniques application) is considered to be acceptable (if not the grounds for then being considered to be an "expert"... evidently, LOL).