Wednesday, January 8, 2014
I was looking at a seminar advertisement, and was reading what they were (supposedly) going to be “teaching”...
“Kyusho Jitsu Tuite”
Really, Is it just me?, or are all the “Seminar Experts” illiterate? I've written before about these moron's awarding “certificates” for (presumed) Tuite, Kyusho, Atemi knowledge, but this stringing together of (often unrelated) Japanese words to make them sound “legitimate” is getting ridiculous.
I'm already aware that they are “illiterate” of the Japanese language (seriously? “Jitsu”? You don't even know how to spell the word correctly? Or did you actually mean “truth, reality, sincerity, fidelity; kindness; faith; substance or essence”?).
(The word they're seeking, is “Jutsu”, freakin' amateurs, LOL)
This is but another example of people using “foreign” words incorrectly. And yet, we're supposed to accept that they (actually) “know” something about the subject that originates from that “foreign” place.
Using a foreign language (in one's advertisement) does not validate that person's knowledge, or ability. Using it incorrectly, only examples their ignorance.
“Shame”, has become an ignored emotion within the United States (IMO). In the socially accepted meme of “I've got mine, “F” you”, the seminar circuit is continually feeding on the (unfortunately, gullible) public's desire to learn about a piece of a subject, without any (real) commitment to learning an entire subject.
That "piece" may be incomplete, inaccurate or even (completely) incorrect, but those individual's will continue to offer it's instruction (including “updated” material/seminars in regards to those “created” subjects,... for a price).
In many peoples minds, it is considered to be acceptable to “piece together” various subjects, and (then) believe that they have created something acceptable (they haven't). Those individual subjects are more often designed to work with other specific subjects.
In my mind, it's the equivalent to taking parts from 4 different car manufacturer's, and (attempting) to make a completely “new” car. You might actually get it work (though not very well), but it still would have worked better (and more efficiently) if you had stuck with just one manufacturer. If it doesn't do what you wanted, you get rid of that car and get a new one.
Studying a martial art is the same scenario. If your martial art doesn't “do” what you want it to, dump it (and get a new one). Adding “bits and pieces” (from other systems) doesn't make yours “better”, it only makes parts of it better (and honestly, worse over-all). Having been down the road of “abandoning” a studied art, I can appreciate the difficulty in doing so, but that doesn't make it impossible to do it.
Our society has developed this “belief” of a throw-away mentality (for material items). Yet when it comes to abandoning learned ability's, we (seem to) believe that we can “fix” those (or at least never "let go" of them). We will throw-away a manufactured object when it doesn't work, yet something that was “learned”, we believe that we have to “fix” (when it doesn't work in the manner we want it to). Thank God "science" doesn't work like that, LOL.
If a martial art was a toaster, we'd throw it away when it didn't work (or at least didn't work the way we wanted it to) or we'd get a new one. When I “switched” to Oyata's methodology, I “threw away” the system that I previously studied/taught. I admit that I spent (some) time attempting to “justify” (at least part of) what had been taught in that system, but until I (completely) abandoned it, my progress was (excruciatingly) Slow.
I was wasting time, attempting to “make” something function, that didn't work (in the manner “I” wanted it to) correctly.
When I see these advertisements/flier’s for those types of seminars, I feel (genuinely) sorry for those people who attend them. These are individual's who are attempting to “fix” something, that should (really) be abandoned.
We've been approached by (numerous) individual's who wish to learn some “part” of what we teach (Most often this is in regards to Tuite). We have no problem with their attending classes to do so, but we know their expectations will not be met, until they (often completely) modify their (own) methodology.
Knowing how many of those systems are presented/taught, that's often too large of a commitment for those individual's to make. I suspect that's the greater reason that those same people attend these seminars, lack of commitment, or a fear of abandonment.