9/15/2005 4:25pm, #11
I wanna ninja to play with too!!Straight punches make you go blind. More damage is done to a criminals nervous system when they are struck. Strikes that make you stronger. All this and more systema douchebaggery:
NEW BONUS REEL, feat RobG at it again! lol:
9/15/2005 4:30pm, #12Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
9/15/2005 4:44pm, #13
Tekken sucks, thereby nulling any coolness of any of its characters.
9/15/2005 4:51pm, #14Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
9/15/2005 5:06pm, #15Originally Posted by MEGA JESUS-SAN
9/15/2005 5:10pm, #16
I would say you have little to actually worry about. Even if you know very little, it my opinion that they are more theory than application, and an injury you might sustain will be more accidental than anything else.
9/15/2005 5:16pm, #17Originally Posted by Sirc
I found this: http://nachos.sabatos.net/index2.html Sometimes I hate the internet.
Also, I know nothing of ninjitsu except what I've seen of it on websites and tv. There seems to be a strong emphasis on standing locks. Can't offer up much more than that. Hope it goes down though, I'd be interested to hear what happens.
9/16/2005 1:44am, #18
Bujinkan people, except for those who crosstrain, will generally WAIT for you to start the fight. They'll hang back waiting to react to you. So dictate the terms. Come out with a lot of combos. Most Bujinkan waza, especially at the low levels, are taught in the kata form where there are at most 2-3 attacks from uke that tori defends against and finishes with a technique. Most of the punches that are used are straight, stepping punches (what some call "lunge punches"). Generally, the first move someone will do in this situation is to fade back and away from your lead hand in a punch. If this is a left jab, follow with a distance-closing round kick (since I see you're a fellow MT enthusiast, I'll tell you how I'd fight someone from my old dojo). Bujinkan kick defense, if it's practiced at all, is very much like it's punching defense -- you use kerikudaki (destroying a kick) to block a kick. It's basically an oblique kick where they attempt to plant their toes in the soft part of your thigh while turning their hips to generate power. It has the distinct disadvantage that it won't actually stop your shin from coming into contact with them. If you can take a kick to the inside of your thigh to get off a round kick to the ribs, take it. Low kicks will probably work better. Work their knees over until they drop their guard and step in and box them till they give up. They may try to check your low kicks, but I can guarantee which of you will have better shin conditioning.
A good Bujinkan fighter will be aggressive in how they fight, maybe using a position called jumonji no kamae. They'll cross their hands in an "X" in front of their body and raise the X in front of their face. It's not a half-bad idea, actually. It's hard to punch through the X, and most people will punch AT your hands if you box from this range. They'll try to rap you on the back of your knuckles. The good thing is that you can get them into the habit of doing this and kick the **** out of them. You should be able to kick through their guard in this position too.
If they attempt to attack you, the attack will be in one of those stepping punches to a limited amount of target areas -- the arms, the hands, the neck, the collarbone, the floating ribs, and the chest will be the most popular targets. If they kick, it will most likely be low, stomping kicks kind of like teeps. I recommend just scooping them out of the way and following with a low kick to the back of their knees.
They'll be much better fighters from the clinch, so stay at striking range and wear them down if you can. From the clinch, the Bujinkan has a lot of hip and shoulder throws that are fairly effective, as well as some standing joint locks and takedowns. If you do clinch, keep their head in close to you and use things like skip knees to pound them. Watch out -- people in the Bujinkan will throw elbows.
Like I said, this is all if your potential sparring partner doesn't crosstrain, and this is assuming that they've been taught taijutsu like I was.--
9/16/2005 2:10am, #19
Come at him with aggression, use speed and power. Most aren't used to it.
9/16/2005 2:54am, #20
Originally Posted by Arahoushi
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