The bujinkan. Need help from guys that did it for years. Please help
Ok guys I did commando krav maga. Started to doubt its advanced joke moves. I looked into it and found out it was a joke and moved away.
I dont like boxing, tae kwon do, or the karate that I tried. I am a big guy and dont believe in kicking higher than the knees except for the knee to the groin.
I am a law enforcement officer that enjoys the massive ammount of backup that a city provides. I am applying to state police organizations where that quick backup will not be avaliable. I need martial arts to use off duty, to protect my familly, to teach fellow officers and those who truly need it, and possibly to teach part time in the distant future.
I studied the Army Version of MMA for 2 years. It was ok but lacked the attacking of vital points and caused me to stay on the ground longer than I wanted to. It was an ok system but dont want something that I have to be in tip top shape or will be easily defeated by an young in shape guy when I am 80 or whatever.
I am now in the Bujinkan about a year and a half deep. I train with a very well known instructor and a not so well known. Both have martial abilities that would not cause me to doubt their credentials.
I like the fact that the Bujinkan attacks natural weak points. Eyes, ears, groin, knees, etch. I know swords are not practical but I own a true sword. I was excited and wanted to learn the art of the ancient weapon of war.
I am considering regular true Krav Maga and Russian arts. I am more lost than ever especially since the Bujinkan stresses that competition arts dont hit the most vulnerable points such as locks, breaks, eye rip outs, hard groin hits, ear claps.
Let me ask will claps to the ear actually work and break the ear drum?
I learned that when they throw a knee to your face you can throw your elbow to hit just above their knee tendon. Does this work?
I pretty much love the theory and concepts of Ninujutsu but dont love some of the technique.
Diagonal steping to the outside of hits seems to work.
I love how the Bujinkan says they teach to develop your senses to feel things. I believe that you can to an extent develop your gut instinct. You can also learn to read body languge since that is where 90 percent of communication comes from. I think that combat strategy is important in todays enviornment.
I think training in real world settings outside a Dojo in regular cloths is extremly important. I did a high tae kwon do kick with sneakers on and twisted myself down to the ground. Had a twisted ankle would have been done in a fight. But on the mats in socks it worked.
It seems as if Bujinkan dojos are hard to locate and want you to be sure before you trained. I have trained in three and none of them pushed me to come. They made me feel as if it had to be my decision. Other schools in other arts seem to push you into a contract.
What would you guys that have experiance guide me towards?
I love stick techniques and find walking sticks, pool sticks, mops, canes, brooms, etc to be important to know the effective use. They can be found in many enviornments and my mastery of them is important. I tend to carry a walking stick on hikes and a cane on air plain trips.
The bujinkan really had me excited now I feel lost, confused, and not knowing what to do. The Bujinkan really showed me the weak points of the other arts. I still believe in striking vulnerable points.
I respect arts but in reality I want stuff that will bring me home alive.