唐 手 術
Here you will find information about the techniques, practices and origins of Karate Jutsu.
Karate Jutsu is an art that covers all aspects of self-defence including ground fighting, joint manipulation, throwing, strikes, strangles and escapes etc.
Some of these elements most people wouldn’t associate with Karate as they usually are not associated with Sport Karate ( Karatedo ). No early KarateKa prior to Karatedo would have over looked such practices.
Striking or Grappling?
The answer is that you need both - one cannot truly function without the other.
Grabbing to strike and striking to grab i.e. striking different vulnerable areas of the body causes lots of different reactions from knockouts to moving limbs, creating openings for grappling and vice versa
Displacement of balance or throwing an opponent to the ground can be achieved by techniques of the legs, hands, hips or sacrificing your own balance. Any well-rounded self-defence system would include the art of throwing; Karate Jutsu has a whole range of throws that can be used as defences for a full range of attacks.
Chokes and Strangles
Bringing an opponent to unconsciousness by sealing the air or restricting blood flow is relatively safe way to defend yourself without badly injuring an opponent, as once unconscious they can’t fight back, you will be safe and they will endure no more injuries.
Controlling an opponent by a limb such as an arm by twisting bones and locking joints.
You cannot simply catch a punch and grab an arm then place into a lock, tactics play a big role in joint locking, it is more likely to be achieved by a cause and effect of a grab by either you or your opponent.
Anybody can be thrown or knocked to the ground at whatever skill; this is the worst place to end up. Not usually taught in Karate schools, ground fighting particularly escaping positions is a very valuable art to cover within itself. The ground versions of the strikes, locks and strangles can successfully help to overcome violence on the ground.
How does this relate to Kata
All the above ways to defend yourself are include in the movements of Kata, the best way to explain the Kata is not to find out what the moves mean in Kata by practising the Kata individually, but to learn how to fight using the arts above and the Kata movements will be revealed. The solo performance of Kata sums up all the training however it still improves technique, strength, speed, balance, fitness, focus and coordination.
Make sure all the attacks are realistic and within a realistic range including
- Punches, kicks, knees, elbows, head butts, shoves
- Shoulder, hair, lapel and wrist grabs
- Bearhugs, nelson, headlocks and neck chokes
- Tackles, attacks on the floor, arm locks/bars