Thursday, March 7, 2013

Is Tuite Necessary?

  I've become engaged in numerous instances of debate, over whether the knowledge of tuite is even necessary to be able to defend one's self. And of course, there is still an ever lingering question about the ability to even utilize tuite during an (actual) confrontation.
  The short answer is (obviously) no. But then, neither is the ability to kick someone, nor even punch someone. Not possessing knowledge of tuite does not make someone less able to protect themselves. Much like the possession of a firearm (automatically) will make someone able to protect themselves either.
  Both are options. Not every situation may have both of those options available during their occurrence, but (in general) they can be available (if/when one should choose to utilize them).
  Additionally, not every situation necessitates the use of tuite (nor a firearm if one wishes to propagate that thread). Likewise, the use of either is not even appropriate for every situation. Being options, means that a conscious decision has to be made to use any of the variables that are available to the student.
  The majority of systems (now) teach some manner/group of applications that (at least of late) they've began calling “tuite”. Prior to 20 years ago, the majority of those same systems had (either) never heard of the term, or believed that they (or their students) had any use for it.
  With the inclusion of the probability of litigation to the majority of training programs, awareness of an alternative to the bludgeoning defensive methods/systems became a (legal) priority to the survival of most schools.
  For anyone who has worked with Law Enforcement, the idea of teaching (typical) “Ka-rotty” to them was (completely) verboten (the legal liabilities are cataclysmic). Tuite is the perfect tool for acquiring access to L.E. Instruction.
  When ascertaining the possible legal liabilities for what's being taught, tuite should hold the least amount of concern. Considering that much of what I've observed (for situational responses) has been (IMO) excessive (to say the least), tuite provides the student with less than lethal alternatives that (still) have the ability to be escalated if/when necessary.
 The greatest difficulty in regards to teaching tuite, is transgressing the (steeper) learning curve. Being more involved than simply learning how to punch something, tuite requires an (actual) understanding of joint motions and their limitations.
 Acquiring that knowledge takes time (as well as having the experience of practicing those limb manipulations). The greatest mistake that I observe (regarding the practice of tuite) is the mistake of assuming that any reaction, equates to being the (or even "a") correct reaction.
 It is those false reactions, that are the nemesis of what is passing for being taught as being (proper/correct) tuite by the majority of schools today.

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