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f.Channell wrote:Part of the problem in the scenario in seisan bunkai is that unless the person has trained in grappling they are shooting half heartedly or ineffectively. Elements of the seisan bunkai can be useful if the sprawl is taught along with the follow up counters.
I think the technique is useful although I often add a guillotine choke. This is what I tended to do in Judo when attacked this way, often by BJJ guys that had switched to judo. Of course the knee strike was not allowed.
If you want to learn to survive a grapple you got to learn how to do at least the basics properly .
A sprawl can be easily extrapolated from Uechi kata, if you get principles and know how to squint, but I always think it is easier pulling things back to your base than it is magicking them up.
You can extrapolate the opening of Sanchin to a sprawl; it's great as it is for a bear hug, getting their hips and centre away from yours.....
Same principle in a sprawl except because he goes low you go over him and to maintain a straight alignment your legs must go back.
The non sport grapple guys won't frown on putting those double thrusts into the upper back/neck and jarring the reptilian brain huh.... I actually a long time ago read an article of John Blummings (9th Dan Kyokushin and 9th Dan Judo) advocating some of his fighters to do just this when he was discussing what he considered real NHB fighting.
Now that's interesting.
But then it comes down to how to practice for the real world, and here, again, opinions are legion.
Fred writes that that unless the person has trained in grappling they are shooting half heartedly or ineffectively in Seisan Bunkai.
It is obvious that if we practiced at 'street speed and power' we would not last long on the floor and will suffer some 'damage' _ as Fred points out > that unless the person has trained in grappling they are shooting half heartedly or ineffectively. <
And here this from MarcusFolks who do it well [the shoot] change level without really bending at the waist, they just lower via the legs and stay vertical, can be hard to even sprawl against these guys if your are not light on your feet, and it gives them so much lifting power that you will go down hard.
The reason why I sometimes tell my students to forego the sprawl and use our basic footwork we see in our Kanchin kata/hojo undo…that can work wonders sending the 'shooter' down on his face.
And this from Marcus really hits home for meThe links and roots are there , no one should be afraid of addressing the HAPV looking outside the square when needed and then bringing it back to your daily practice.
Right on the money, Marcus.
Back to the training, the least we can and should do…and it can be done safely…is to practice to ingrain concepts and principles when working our Bunkai from seisan….because such Bunkai is closer to street's habitual acts of violence…then any other drill we do.
Once ingraining the principles of defense, which will vary from 'foot-working away' to 'short stopping' where appropriate…in Bunkai applications_
I then use the HAPV list of Pat McCarthy ….which we have posted on the dojo wall…someone with eyes closed will place a finger on the page and see what HAPV gets chose for more serious street practice, using more power…and attempting to make the Uechi techniques relate to defensive response action based on the previously practiced principles and concepts.Marcus.The links and roots are there , no one should be afraid of addressing the HAPV looking outside the square when needed and then bringing it back to your daily practice.
There you have it.The best way to stay on your feet is to understand the ground game, of that I'm sure _
Fighting has always been a continuum, specialists better be very special.
_ McCarthyType of Attackers:
intoxicated stranger: wild flurry of punches
sneak attacker: sucker punch from all angles
experienced street fighter: tough, aggressive person who fights habitually (little fear/much experience/quick-strong-adaptable/takes offensive and thus offers openings
chargers: rush and tackle - high kickers
gang: intent to ground and kick opponent
attacker armed with blade or stick-type weapon
martial artists/boxers: more predictable than untrained attacker but potentially more dangerous because of skill/experience
after the fact attack: beaten/frustrated attacker resumes attack and/or employs handy object as weapon
excited delirium: attacker under influence of drugs (crack cocaine/PCP/methamphetamine anabolic steroids etc) or mental illness: impervious to pain, increased strength and speed, irrational
The point is this: the human body can be trained to handle
trauma to a specific area under CONTROLLED conditions. This has
nothing to do with creating injuries. Take away the controls...
and chaos reigns.
That's why attempting to control the uncontrollable is a very
poor use of your time.
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