QuietResolve wrote:Hello Rangers.
I'm simply wondering if any of you have experience with bujinkan budo taijutsu, what used to be known as ninjutsu. I've been researching it quite a bit, I've even found that there is someone in my town that teaches it. I'm very interested in it because from what I understand, there is no focus on sport or competition at all within this martial art. It instead focuses highly on very real combat as it applies to life and death situations.
So, in other words, there's no way to prove that their techniques work or that the instructor is worth a shit.
As Matt Larsen was fond of pointing out, systems that don't include provisions for competition are usually flawed as all hell, because there is NO way to know whether or not the training you are recieving works until you try those moves with someone else trying to kick your ass while you do it.
If you're going to learn a fighting style because you want to be good at fighting, you need to pick one that's fucking proven. Learning "secret" styles doesn't get you fucking anywhere. There's a reason why in the first few UFCs they had sumo, savate, ninjutsu, kung fu, capoeira and a lot of other flashy or popular martial arts and they don't any more. Because the shit doesn't work.
You want to learn how to fight, learn how to hit people and learn how to grapple. It's that simple. Boxing, karate, muay thai, wrestling, judo, jujtsu are what work for that. You get a solid foundation in them and you're fine.
And never trust a fighting instructor that can't kick your ass. If the instructor doesn't compete regularly in martial arts competitions, it reflects poorly on what he thinks of his abilities.
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