When it comes to self defense you have to weed out what is real from what is propaganda, and there is a lot of propaganda. Back several years ago I saw back in Canada a segment of a news show with some ISIS training video in it released to the media.
What a joke. If this is how these clowns train their hand to hand fighters, well if the USA decides to put troupes on the ground it will be a short war. But the general public eats it up because it looks good.
The world of self defense is not just kicking and punching. You have to deal with the rush of hormones within your own body, adrenaline, which causes all sorts of issues like shaking, rapid breathing, loss of the concept of time, and thus timing, and also tunnel vision.
A No Touch Knockout requires tremendous focus. I just don’t see that happening in real life. Perhaps there are people who can control themselves to this extent, but I don’t know any personally.
Subconscious programming of movement is one thing, the control of the fight or light reflex. But I am not sure about subconscious programming of focus.
So then why do it at all?? Because learning to focus is ALWAYS a good thing! There could be situation where you would have the time and ability to calm down enough to perhaps have some effect. But certainly not in the heat of battle.
One thing, the ability learning no touch gave me was to be able to calm myself more quickly and negotiate better because of it.
No Touch knowledge has its benefits. Time will tell how far it can be taken!
Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania
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