- Sep 25, 2002
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Gina Jordan said:You are saying you don't need to understand To-Shin Do better because you view it as a seperate style. But then go on to say that you believe students must get to black belt in To-Shin Do before they can study Bujinkan martial arts.
So what do you think that is taught in To-Shin Do?
Obviously, something other than Bujinkan if they need to seperate by belt rank when they can learn it like that.
The difference if there is one from Bujinkan and To-Shin Do is that To-Shin Do actually teaches people to be able to use this stuff under pressure, and in my own opinion (and I know Don Roley is going to jump on me for saying this, and I'm sure he will say that i'm not in Japan, and if I was I would know that what I was saying was untrue but) the standard Bujinkan training does not.
You get what you asked for. :supcool:
Of course, it differs from dojo to dojo. But in terms of learning to use things under pressure, I am quite satisfied with what I learn here in Japan and have been urging people to try to follow the Japanese way of doing things more closely.
Hell I even went to one Dojo in England that was teaching Judo techniques in the Bujinkan curriculum. Brian McCarthy was in the Bujinkan for years and his sylabus which at one point was out to buy, obviously contained karate techniques.
Something that I have a problem with and have been screaming about recently in another thread. Some may be adding on Judo and such, but the Japanese do not and I feel that people should not do so. And IIRC, Norm Smithers started out under Brian McCarthy and is not very thrilled with what he learned now. It is a good thing that McCarthy left the Bujinkan IMO.