Bujinkan Instructors and other styles...
i'm a newbie here and have been advised to make some post to gets some points up so i can post some photos and the like. so i have something to ask about.
i have seen that there is a lot of bashing going on around here about different styles, and i see people painting the whole organization with the same brush. if i mention GKR, i will see the fight that will go on here. if i mention traditional martial art against MMA. well i don't want to even go there to see the aftermath..
so i will ask about something i know a little bit about myself.
why does everyone bash the Bujinakn..
i know there a large organisation, and that there is a lot of (high) ranking instructors that are just twats, but there is also a lot of other instructors who keep quiet, and even i would not want to meet them in a dark alley at night.. they are very good.
i see that people have problems with bujinkan's classic straight punch... from this x-kans will jump up about there style and traditional's will go on about it not being effective and the like, and the x-kans would be in trouble against a good karate-ka or kickboxer.
so my question is. what do traditional martial artist's think about Bujinkan instructors that have cross trained, and can apply both or multiple styles to there training.
i have meet many an x-kan instructor who like me held black belts and above in other styles before they even started Bujinkan.
i can understand the problem that TMA would have with the straight punch, and standing still waiting to be thrown.. but what about if the instructor can also see the benefit of it, and understand that its only a starting point to work from and practise.
now before people start going on about there is no sparring so its not real. i train (& teach) in Shotokan Karate, so i spar several times a week, and i also train in Bjj and grapple there as well, and i still think that Bujinkan has some great benefits in the system
i also agree just like in any style or organisation. there are instructors that give that style a bad rep.. i myself have been criticized from high ranking x-kans sensei's about my training original karate and other training, and told that it is no good,
also i have had some x-kans sensei's practise with me to get better at defence against a Karate-ka or the like.
so what do you think about people who train in Bujinkan, as well as other ( traditional ) martial art styles..
thanks to all. mathew
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