Genghis wrote:.......- They don't know how to predict an attack, even at dan grade.
- They don't know how to handle kicks, nor apparently straight punches!!!!
- Does it really hurt to give techniques their original names in Japanese? (as well, if not necessarily instead).
- They don't know anything about pressure points (but I could level that criticism at most Jiu Jitsu styles).
- Very silly looking gis.
Nazareth wrote:So will you be training with them on an ongoing basis?
Splinter wrote:Interesting I made similar conclusion just from the website (including the fact they seem open and friendly) except the straight punch thing. its something youd only really encounter though from another martial artist and they do say its self defence using ju jitsu not actually ju jitsu. although self defence where you state the attack is a bit ...wrong.
kempo-kid wrote:Hmmm G in your grading soon you wont be told the attack, it'll just kinda of happen in a whirlwind flurry of strikes and kicks
Genghis wrote:- These chaps can actually take anything I did to them, very cheerfully, which is great.
cullion wrote:Genghis wrote:- These chaps can actually take anything I did to them, very cheerfully, which is great.
I bet they gradually try and introduce you to a 'traditional etiquette' where you only give them what they say you are supposed to give them. Politely and gradually, no doubt, but I bet they attempt to gradually get you used to the idea that it's 'rude' or 'thuggish' not to politely announce your attack first and then deliver it in a highly telegraphed way.
From first report, it sounds like they are teaching courses in stunt choreography rather than unarmed fighting.
Watch out for that X-block against baton on page 14, suggest you wear your cycling helmet for that lesson.
Also the stances look appalling and don't stack up with the accompanying text, but then again I am just being an armchair critic now...
Genghis wrote:Ah, but I'm not worried about their training benefit, I'm worried about mine. The seem perfectly happy when attacking for me that I respond with my own approach - so long as I don't actually break them.