This “Blog” will discuss various techniques (from my own “point of view”), training methodologies, and applications used and taught by myself in the art of “Te”. It will often focus upon the instructed art of “Tuite”, as taught to me by Taika Seiyu Oyata.
This is a list of Tuite
techniques that our students are initially taught for responses to being
"Pushed" (in various manners). Students are shown the technique
motions, and those motions are practiced slowly so that the student can
experience the various difficulties that can occur if/when they may be
required to utilize them (in a defensive situation).
These techniques are practiced slowly and are practiced to a point of submission (of the uke). The Speed of technique application can only be increased with these techniques to a limited degree. Many of the techniques place the uke into a position of complete physical compromise, if speed were to be increased, or the tori did not release or cease the application of the technique, the uke would suffer physical injury (that isn't the purpose of our class).
These techniques will commonly become the foundation techniques for the variations that occur because of situational differences. There are 3 situations that tuite may prove to be applicable. These are attempts at being Grabbed, being Pushed and being Struck. Oyata's methodology provides responses for each of those situations.
The included "photo" is only for a visual
reference for the shown techniques. There were never any "official"
names for the techniques that were shown by Oyata, but each school has
(often) come up their own manner of identifying each.
At our school, this is commonly done by a visual reference of the technique we want the class to work on. Certain techniques have also acquired their own individual "names" that they have become identified by as well.
I have provided (small) pictures here, of identifying motions for the individual applications. These are not being presented in any manner of "order". In our classes, everyone (regardless of "rank/level") works on the same technique. Variations are worked on as they are learned (by the individual student).
(BTW, None of these pictures are from our "new" Tuite publication, As you can observe, none of these were of any decent level of quality, LOL)