Applied section of Koi no takinobori ryu


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Sports and applied sections follow Koi no takinobori ryu.

"The principle of martial arts is to attack without thinking of life or death and let the fate solve everything."

"Hagakure", 18 c.

We have already mentioned that sports and real bouts have few traits in common. Those things which are forbidden in sports are the major technique in the applied section. What is the reason for that? The answer can be found in the following comparison table:

Sports bouts

Real bouts

Exist due to being popular among public and holding competitions.

Use special techniques, and are conducted by special people.

Are defined by the competition rules.

Are defied by a preferable defeat method.

The purpose is to prove one's domination within the rules.

The goal is to knock the adversary out, hurt him or even wipe out without limits in terms of means.

Opponents are equal in terms of weight class and sports experience.

It is impossible to choose an opponent in advance.

Techniques and tactics of estimated bouts are used.

Rude, non-esthetical techniques, completed with the maximum of cruelty, prevail.

On one hand, there are too many differences between them and it is too difficult to transfer a sports style to the real, applied way. On the other hand, both sports and real bouts use the similar technique. This fact is due to the same origin of sports and real fighting - ancient martial schools, which started to limit the bouts with different rules in order to attract more students and gradually turning these bouts into sports ones. A bright example to the point is Chinese fighting San-da which has absolutely no traces of its martial origin. Modern schools are even proud of the estheticism and safety of the bouts conducting. Taekwondo, Syotokan, as well as martial full-contact styles, such as Kyokusinkai, Jujitsu, Hapki-do, have such considerable limits in rules that can be called martial only ironically.

Modern schools, which mainly appeared in the first half of the 20th century, are sports ones only. Teaching them to sub-units soldiers without significant changes is not just unreasonable, but dangerous. The reason for that is that the sports way of thinking and self-control, as well as sports tactics and psychology have nothing to do with real fighting, where the victory of one can sometimes mean the death of the other. Then are sport and sports bouts useful for the centres of martial training? Yes, they are, if they are used for:

  • specific body training;
  • setting typical techniques;
  • gradual psychics reinforcement.

Sport is a powerful tool in general forming of a sub-unit soldier. Moreover, visual success achieved by a particular school is best seen during competitions. But which competitions should be considered the most appropriate? The competition experience and ability to limit one's technique and tactics with flexibility are essential for a fighter during ideo-motoric development stereotypes in his behavior. In my opinion, the most useful events are conducted in sambo and judo, and the most interesting are those in daido-juku and Muay-thai, since these bouts are only slightly limited. Furthermore, I believe, that while developing martial technique and tactics of a soldier, it is applicable to hold sparrings in either daido-juku or special martial combat rules, which will make the fighter more experienced in terms of sparring work and more strong physically, and also will allow to evaluate his personal technique in a more realistic way.

Nevertheless, we should never forget that even daido-juku, special martial combat and pankrateon which all are almost absolutely free of restictions yet are not ready-to-use martial systems and can be used only as a part of personal development of a fighter, while letting evaluate at some extent the success of students. The factor that defines the preparedness of a student for a real bout is not his physical strength or technique, but his psychics and tactics, which are opposite to the above mentioned sports goals.

Concerning all the foregoing, the following conclusion can be made: competitions are necessary in the process of development of sub-units soldiers, but only as its technical and physical training element.

Psychology and tactics can be united and exuded into a separate subject called .







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