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Q and A 50 questions and answers provided by Prof. Steiner regarding practical defense training, armed and unarmed close combat, and the development of psychological and physical readiness: Are all of the different martial arts equally effective for self-defense, providing one is sufficiently expert in the art?
I certainly do not think so.
Although it is possible that, for example, a genuine expert in one of the more esthetically-oriented disciplines such as aikido might be able to handle a dangerous assailant in an actual attack, we honestly do not believe that aikido or most of the esthetically appealing ju-jutsu arts — not the combat ju-jutsu arts of feudal Japan, or a few of the more modern Westernized and practicalized ju-jutsu methods are good for serious hand-to-hand combat and emergency self-defense predicaments.
A karate type art that is rooted in classicism is beautiful and — for those well-trained in it it might serve as an effective hand-to-hand battle method.
You can have a sport, a classical system, OR a modern, all-in close combat and self-defense method.
Do not deceive yourself or allow what is popular in martial arts, to mislead you. A choice must be made. If a system is fully combat worthy, then any competition or full contact training in the skills except against dummies and other insentient training aids is nothing short of insanity.
My specialty for more than 50 solid years has been nothing but all-in hand-to-hand combat and serious, practical, real world self-defense. What single martial art is the best for practical use in emergencies?
Certainly, my System is effective. It has been proven so, and that is that. However, a person looking for a reliable system should check the following when he is shopping: Who is the teacher, what is his background and level of experience?
On the other hand if the school or teacher advocates the following, then you might want to take lessons: In my opinion sparring and competition are not only not necessary, they are in fact actually detrimental.
What types of techniques are best for real combat? Simple techniques that injure a large, strong man immediately and seriously, and that may be effectively executed by a relatively small man under dangerous, adverse combat conditions. A very important quality of these techniques is that they must be readily retainable and applicable when the student is not in good shape, and is perhaps even ill or injured.
Is hand conditioning and toughening necessary in order to develop the natural weapons? Only to a minor degree. That is, impact experience and training is required, and the moderate amount of conditioning that this provides is quite sufficient to insure that normal limbs can inflict all of the necessary punishment.
Extreme and exaggerated hand conditioning that disfigures and alters the hands so that knuckles become calcified and enlarged is unhealthy, unnecessary, and ridiculous.
Sigward, Charles Nelson, and a few others. However, such popularity as they inevitably have achieved is due to their sound and reality-based not to mention, reality-proven doctrine. They have enormously influenced and contributed to the development of my own System.American Combato or Jen Do Tao - Academy of self defense and close combat training by Bradley Steiner.
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