Originally Posted by Arlovski_Fan
Okay I didn't really know where to post this and from what I have gathered this is a semi-grappling martial art, but has anyone heard of this? The college I go to doesn't have BJJ but they do have Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu and I wanted to know if anyone knew about this and knew if it was legit or not.
I see that Ninjutsu, or Taijutsu in the hand to hand form that we are speaking of, has given me a great basis for fighting, with the close quarters nature of the art. (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taijutsu
for further). Some call it martial science, I hate who the Prase is connected with Frank Dux of Dux Ryu, but truly that is the way we should think of it. Most Fighters only think about force and of physics when they are on the ground in their "BJJ Mode" if at all.
In Taijutsu, as in most japanese arts we are taught to use our opponents energy/force against them. Many times in MMA there is wasted energy in fighting. There is no "Flowing" with the fight, No redirection of our opponents force or mental attention. Most fighters (as am I) are willing to take a hit, BUT what if you stepped out of the way of the strike and instead of letting them make contact? What if that fighter ran into your fist or knee rather than you wasting energy to strike them? What if You Could do nerve strike and drop them to the ground? In Taijutsu, we are simply taught to try not to get hit.
As Far as my other art, Karate, I have gained confidence in my ability TO attack when it is be needed. I see that in many MMA fights there are alot of people that just want to stand and trade blows....Most will throw a punch-punch-kick combitation then back off and wait for the oppoent to attack them next. Many fights go back and forth like that the whole time. I'm sure that is what fans want to see, but THAT is NOT how we as martial artists are or should be taught to fight. Most of us know that once you engage or are engaged you should NOT stop till it is resolved, other wise you are still at risk of more harm. When we are attacked we should respond with the proper amount of force to end the fight, nothing less.
I am becoming a better "grappler" (also apart of Taijutsu) because of the wrestling practice that I am doing. Because of my back ground in "Sports Med" and athletic training I am doing over all conditioning with weights, sparing, heavy bag use and other forms of Cardio.
I truly feel that where one art has fallen short the others has "picked up the ball".
Oh forgot to mention, Tiajutsu was my first style for black belt.