Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu: An Overview

Discussion in 'Ninjutsu Resources' started by Hayseed, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Bujin_Budoka

    Bujin_Budoka Valued Member

    Fighting spirit to me is the attitude and frame of mind that one has. Never give up no matter what the odds. No matter what you do you give it everything you have in the face of over whelming uncertainty.
  2. koyo

    koyo Passed away, but always remembered. RIP.

    The old saying down 8 get up 9 (forget the mathematics) says it all. Real value lies in what you can take and survive even more so than any damage you be may be capable of.

    This is of value in life far beyond fighting.

    Welcome to MAP Bujin
  3. Theforgotten

    Theforgotten Drifting Aimlessly

    I'll second that. I was taught that it is not how much you can dish out that makes you a good martial artist and/or fighter, it's how much you can take in without quitting and/or succumbing. You will get rocked, you will get knocked down, and life will crap on you. Bet on it. Dusting yourself off and getting back up on that crazy horse we call "life", even after it has bucked you off countless times, is what counts the most.
  4. Almack

    Almack Almack

    Hayseed, I only wish I was as eloquent as you.

    When trying to explain what the Bujinkan is about, it's very easy to enter the land of the 'Jibber Jabber', something I think you avoided very well. :cool:
  5. Bujin_Budoka

    Bujin_Budoka Valued Member

    I agree completely! Well Spoken :vanish:
  6. Hayseed

    Hayseed Thread Killer

    I really appreciate that guys. Thanks:cool:
  7. Hayseed

    Hayseed Thread Killer

    Yeah, but he don't gotz teh r34l Ninjutsu: This is a common thing in the BJK, and I understand why, for Non-jas, it seems like the biggest deflection/cop-out, so I'll do what I can to shed some light.

    BJK students are not unlike illegitimate children, with a strong excitement to learn and grow but with a parent that is for the most part, absent. So we're being "raised" by our siblings. Now for anyone that studies child development, you know that this scenario rarely works positively for the child in question, though it can when coupled with a strong sense of community.

    Occasionally our siblings decide one day that they're no longer our siblings but parents themselves. Essentially it turns what initially has more in common with a symbiotic relationship, and turns it into a co-dependent one. Rather than having a sense of, "what are we going to work and improve on together this month", the children look to their "parent" and say, "what do you have for us this month". Now depending on how long they themselves have been training, and how close(or removed) from Japan they were in that time, they may have an answer. They may begin to help their students explore the incredibly subtle nuances of human reaction as it applies to the lessons, but most likely they don't really know them, so they say "okay we're gonna do some Thai boxing-ish stuff that I picked up from the internet, along with some crappling that I've been learning from video, and we're going to mash it all together into something that kind of looks like a fight."

    Make no mistake, BJK methodology is not only hard to pin down, but hard to do, even in a practice setting; and as anyone who has studied Budo Taijutsu for any real length of time can tell you, they are still learning and refining their understanding of it.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2010
  8. Dean Winchester

    Dean Winchester Valued Member

    So you're just all a bunch of bas.....

  9. campsinger

    campsinger Valued Member

    I apologize for taking so long to respond to you. I've been off of MAP for a couple years. :p

    If you want to learn to fight, then the simple trial and error method works well. Fight alot. Start fights. Put yourself in a situation where people start fights with you. Fight. Alot. Keep applying what works, stop using what doesn't.

    If you want to learn how to fight, this is a more in-depth, dissecting each part of an "aggressive negotiation" situation.

    I suppose you could say it is the difference between knowing a particular technique generally works, and knowing what it is that makes a particular technique work in any given situation, and what circumstances will cause the technique to fail. In studying what circumstances cause a technique to fail, you then learn how to adjust the technique so that it will succeed.

    That's probably clear as mud, but I hope it helps. Here's another that might illustrate the difference. If you want to learn to fight, learn from Mike Tyson. If you want to learn how to fightt, learn from Evander Holyfield.
  10. El Medico

    El Medico Valued Member

    Just for your info,KG has been off MAP for awhile.Permanently.

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