In the street can this guy get into what ever trance he puts himself into? Forget doing that. I would rather block and hit back...
I agree, that is the question...can these guys take such punishment on the street where we are likely to face multiple opponents' attacks_ probably armed with blunt or edged weapons? How about grappling …choke holds…etc.?
Maybe so, but I haven't read any claims of this, and possibly I am missing something here. I wish someone in the juko-kai system would get on and discuss these questions…it would be much appreciated.
And another problem I see is the 'operant conditioning' i.e., imprinting upon the SNS that it's OK to stand there and take shots as opposed to evade and redirect as the best way to deal with an attack?
I'll go even one better...which I firmly believe is built into our _ Uechi katas...PRE-EMPTION...of an attack you sense coming, like the Samurais of yore were noted for.
And precisely talking from experience...once when attacked by multiple opponents with blunt weapons...[I took the initiative and almost killed one of them] ...the other most recent when Rabesa and I came under assault years back at one of our summer camps in Beverly by some punks on drugs.
Still, what is intriguing here is the ability of these people to take such devastating shots with impunity.
Has the medical profession ever gotten into this question in the way of opinions?
Bill, if you are reading this...have you covered this before?
Our conditioning in Uechi is by all means mandatory for all the reasons which have been outlined.
It is the outlandish shime that makes no sense.
A dear friend of mine...a Marine WW2 Iwo Jima hero_
gave permission to one of his students to visit Okinawa while on leave from serving in Iraq [military intelligence]_
Great student, excellent practitioner all the way around, and well trained.
Before leaving the island, he is asked to test, and abused in shime, knocked to the ground from kicks in the fold of the knees, and badly bruised all around in a bad way before shipping back to Iraq to fight a war.
*Correction: I misunderstood....The student in Iraq who visited Okinawa and was tested..... WAS NOT knocked down and felt although the Sanchin test was VERY hard he was prepared and in no way felt abused or taken advantage of. He further related that all outside candidates were tested about the same and that the Okinawan candidates were tested even harder.
However the incident I related above did in fact occur...but to a different person/different location.