Tuesday, June 25, 2013
The "Other" Interpretations of Tuite
Tuite is an integral piece of the defensive methodology as was taught by Taika (Seiyu Oyata), yet (for a "new-comer" to the defensive arts), it is often being treated as if it were a separate art all together. Not every system includes this instruction (at least to the degree that Oyata had emphasized it's importance). Most will include some manner of rudimentary instruction in countering "grab's" (and such), but none of the other systems teach tuite (or what they're calling "tuite") in the same manner that Oyata's is being taught and/or performed.
Having been subjected to, and having listened to the (IMO) "hookey" seminars on the subject provided by some of these wanna-be "experts" their knowledge on and/or about the subject of tuite is dismally pathetic.
(Case in point), the "Dillmanite's" and/or the numerous branches of that ilk, utilize (or at least provide seminars for) their "9 Principles" for tuite. First off, they don't seem to understand the difference between "tuite", and "kyusho" (they constantly blur and/or use the two very different terms interchangeably). Yes, they could be utilized in conjunction with one another. No, they do not have to be.
Second, they attempt to include the nonsense that is "TCM" (Traditional Chinese Medicine) as having any relevancy (much less the requirement of possessing any knowledge of, as being necessary) to the utilization of either subject (Tuite or Kyusho). Anyone who is doing so, is not, nor has ever been a student of Oyata's.
As I look over these "principles", they really amount to being general idea's for the application of any technique ("maintain a mechanical advantage"?, duh...). They are general "technique" application guidelines (and are hardly "tuite" specific). Their principles could just as easily be applied to their "sparring" rules.
As is typical for these guys (that tend to follow that same methodology), they haven't done any real research in regards to it. They are only hoping to use what they've always done (with their "kicky-punchy" karate), and pass it off as (now) being specialized (?) training.
When I listen to their lectures on the subject (tuite), what they emphasize are "pain" reactions (and/or a forward bend at the waist). They also stress a "fast" (only) means of application (to obtain their expected responses). They (evidently) don't have the ability to apply their techniques slowly (and achieve those same expected reactions).
For Law enforcement/security (as well as other types of supervisory positions), this lack of "controlling" abilities is an obvious weakness in their methodology.
All of these (types of ) groups operate off of a false premiss (TCM) to determine their "principles" and guidelines. It's like trying to create a ("New"?) "color" standard by using Green, Orange and Purple. Yes, you'll get a few things correct (or at least close), but you'll never get the entire spectrum (of what's available to be learned). And what little may be accomplished, will be far more difficult to utilize (or even learn) than would otherwise be necessary.