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Old 01-17-2007, 03:00 PM   #41
Neal Winkler
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Peter,

I'm saying that from what I seen in the youtube videos, the techniques and training against compliant opponents look like the same old stuff that got exposed when the UFC first came out. You put a Kung-Fu or Aikido sytlist in a real fight and they come to find out that they're fancy wrist locks and "dead" sparring (as Matt Thorton would put it), are useless. When someone is actually resisting you it's a different ballgame.

I don't want to generalize, as you might say that Jeet Kune Do is a Kung Fu style or something, but the whole point of Jeet Kune Do was to eliminate those STUPID kung-fu techneques that didn't actually work, and keep only those things that did. The bujinkan videos looked like that is exactly what is was, the same old antiquated stuff thats already been exposed time and time again.

Perhaps theres a technique here and there in the "ancient" systems that is effective, but as a whole those types of systems are not very good.
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