Posted On:11/21/2004 5:42am
Style: Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu
my .02, in addition to what has been said, is that standing joint locks are generally applicable AFTER you have a) position, and b) disbalancement.
Essentially, they are to *secure* control, not take it.
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Posted On:11/21/2004 10:54am
Style: Karate/Muay Thai
I have a feeling I'm going to get Asia and ronin pimp-slapping me for this...
Think about the original intent of JJJ techniques. It originated mainly for breaks. Techniques that would quickly neutralize a larger, better armed, better armored opponent and render them unable to continue the fight. (Whether this was on the battlefield or in close quarters combat). The locks came up more from the policing side of the Japanese culture, and I think you'll find if you do a bit of research there's information referencing weapons such as variations on the Sai, which apparently were favored by law enforcement. ("Secrets of the Samurai" - Ratti and Westbrook is one such reference. Very little about the Samurai per se and very much about Japanese martial culture in general)
Spunky makes an excellent point as well...most of the come-alongs I learned were to secure an opponent and control their balance and strength. I had to get them there first.
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One guy gets sword and sheild, the other gets a net and a trident.
Lions eat christians between rounds." - Strong Machine
Posted On:11/21/2004 11:14am
^ yes I agree, I thought unbalancing was a gimme, guess it's not
specifically with the case of Aikido, CT, I agree with the breaking conclusion. Most of the throws/locks I've learned in Aikido could be done in a way that would break a limb or cause death if they would be done in a certain way, also the techniques themselves have weapons in mind -- but I guess in my case we learn to do them the "nice" way so we don't kill our opponent
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Posted On:11/21/2004 2:45pm
Style: Wu Style TCC + BJJ
In the case of aikido, though, TNK, isn't wounding or killing your opponent inconsistent with the overriding philosophy?
Posted On:11/21/2004 3:07pm
yes, which gives it that complicated dichotomy of a library of techniques that were originally meant for sword-wielding death dealers while at the same time having a philosophy of love your enemy and make the world a better place.
still don't totally understand it myself, but for the sake of technique, there are usually more than one way of performing a technique -- the nice way and the mean way
Posted On:11/21/2004 3:11pm
Style: Muay Thai, Judo, BJJ
Originally Posted by CrimsonTiger
I think you'll find if you do a bit of research there's information referencing weapons such as variations on the Sai, which apparently were favored by law enforcement.
It is called a jutte or jitte (meaning 10 hands)
Posted On:11/21/2004 3:16pm
I've heard of and seen that thing before but I have no idea how it is used.
Posted On:11/21/2004 7:07pm
We have jutte-jutsu from Kukishinden ryu and Takagi Yoshin ryu. I haven't played with it much myself yet, but I know there is some fun stuff there for it. The hook is used to trap blades, fingers, even clothing like a gi lapel, the tips/corners can be used to attack weak points, and it can be used to choke or as a lever in large joint locks and pins. Things like small joint manipulation and kyusho strikes which are usually rather iffy endeavors make more sense when you are performing them with a tool like this.
Posted On:11/22/2004 1:58am
I thought you died hannibal.
Posted On:11/22/2004 2:04am
Originally Posted by Repulsive Monkey
There's a Buddhist parable about a blind guy who's over at a friend's house--playing X-box or some **** like that--and who decides to head home late at night. His friend gives him a lantern to take with him, explaining that, "Hey, you might not need to light up the path, but this will help other people to see you." So the guy takes up the lantern and trails off into the night. A short time later, he's bumped off of the road by another guy. "You idiot," he yells, "didn't you see the light?" "Uh dude," the guy replies, "The light is out."
Hannibal, I posted this on a thread about the most tedious poster here on Bullshido. Would you like to wager a guess as to who I was talking about there?
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