I agree with you 100%. Karate has the 'do' component and the 'jutsu' component, all in one.
The 'Do' is what is best pursued by the long term practitioner, as you outline.
The jutsu component is what merits continuous dissecting with the changing times and violence dynamics…something Rory is King at.
TSD guy and Jason…thank you much for your kind remarks. It is nice to know that my hard work continues to be appreciated by people in the 'know'_It has been mainly a thankless job over the long years…having had to put up with many losers coming on board with an 'axe to grind' because of their own inadequacies and wobbling pedestals.
And TSD, you are so right in saying you 'lost the audience' ….It is not easy to convince the 'block and counter' crowds of the reality of violence dynamics, such as you understand and such as Rory points out.
Something here by master TFT instructor Brian, is of interest
Tim - Here's principles I've learned from TFT (not in order of
- Aim small, miss small
- Strike the first thing that moves
- Don't use violence to solve social situations
- Understand the difference between life or death
confrontations and social violence
- Always focus on striking targets
- Principle based systems are superior to technique based
- Never quit until the other guy is non-functional
- Always assume multiple persons in a violent confrontation
- Close distance - step through the other guy
- Always strike never block
- Have a first strike mentality - don't hesitate
- Become a sociopath in a life or death confrontation -
maim, cripple or kill
- Use kinetic versus static force
- Always have a center line focus - don't look at the face,
it will deceive you
- To be in cause state you must continually cause effects
in the other guy(s)
- Never get in the middle of a group in a multi person
violent confrontation - choose a side
- Your only weapon is your brain everything else is a tool
- In violence never focus on the other guys tools (gun,
knife, or club) focus on taking out his weapon (brain) -
simply taking away the tools and leaving the other guy
functional may cost you your life.
- Walk away from ego based confrontations - there is no
- If you can use social skills to avoid violence do so, but
if it is asocial then there is only one option - violence
- You do what you train - make sure you train for the real
- Occasionally take away dominant side during training -
it'll make you a more complete fighter
- Become a 360 degree fighter NOT a 'one quadrant' fighter
- Give good reactions to your partner
- Don't try to 'teach someone a lesson or you may get
- Always ask yourself "what is available to me" NOT "what
is being done to me?"
- Violence is not give and take - it should be over in 3-5
- Speed does NOT equal power
- There are no rules in violence - remove any such
boundaries or you will suffer the consequences
- Be brilliant at the basics (do your leg dynamics)
- Don't ever posture with violence
- Feign weakness to gain an unfair advantage
- Don't mimic your opponent - do the unexpected
- 2 inches of penetration is better than 20 slashes with a
- Never square off with the other guy - strike when he
isn't aware or doesn't expect it