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Hypnosis & Martial Arts – Part Two – Self Delusion

“Self Delusion” or “Groupthink” In The Martial Arts While I usually confine this blog discussion to taijiquan and the Chinese Internal Martial Arts (CIMA) in general, this is a topic that applies to a wide variety of martial disciplines (and many... Even if you are not going to be competing in some form of non-compliant setting against uncooperative opponents, you absolutely must orchestrate some type of unscripted, intensive practice with people who study other martial arts (at least, if you... It is damaging not only for one’s progression in the martial arts … but also for one’s progression in life, and for one’s spiritual pursuits (if any). In taijiquan (and other CIMA), this is often referred to as the ling kong jin (凌空劲) or “empty force” …. In schools that profess allegiance to traditional Japanese martial arts, you can find the no-touch-attack alive and well among practitioners of... Remember: if you are training a martial art with the hope of achieving some modicum of self defense skills, you absolutely must diligently test what you’ve learned in a controlled setting if you hope to be able to perform under the pressure &... -George Dillman, Martial Arts Comedian (actually, Cult Leader / Con Artist). 3 Easy Steps To Avoid Falling For Martial Arts Scams (And To Save Yourself From Self Delusion / Mind Control) #1 – DO NOT accept the training at face value … Question EVERYTHING. People Want To Believe In Magic While there are many subtler forms of “martial magic” and mind control, one of the most memorable forms of “self defense” (that only works on compliant stooges :: er … “students”) is the ridiculous but never boring. You can find the Self Delusion / Groupthink mentality all around the martial arts world … from the “hard styles” to the “soft styles” … from the “traditional” to the “modern”. One of the most nefarious side effects of incorrect martial arts practice is the potential to fall into unexamined groupthink . This effect can be disastrous. Cult thinking in a nutshell … and the power of hypnosis in martial arts to lead the unwitting down a path of self delusion & groupthink. ” If you only train to cross hands with your classmates, in a cooperative / scripted setting, and you never face tough opponents who knock you flat outside your comfort zone, then your “martial” training is really just a social work-out dressed in... Unfortunately, reversing the effects of self delusion brought on by martial arts con men can be a time-intensive & emotionally painful process. This is one of the most well known, hilarious, and cringe-inducing “no touch” martial arts debunkings of all time. It is prevalent across all sorts of disciplines & social groups, as well as across many forms of martial arts. Be warned, this next one’s painful to watch (and even more painful for the aged martial arts “master” therein). Fortunately, at least we can find plenty of entertaining examples of these martial-art-fraudsters getting debunked the hard way – via ass whooping and / or televised humiliation. Some foreshadowing: you might find it particularly often in those martial arts that don’t engage in any form of full contact competitions, sparring, or regular battle testing. This is a rule that could perhaps serve us all in our general lives more broadly, but in the martial arts it is critical. Martial artists already train to defeat unwieldy opponents using our minds & bodies … why not simplify and just use the almighty mind-power to defeat our enemies. Basically, it means that rather than following a patterned drill, or working with a cooperative opponent, you need to spend at least a portion of your time working with an opponent who is seriously trying to get you. If I say I’m going to knock you out, and you raise one toe and push one toe down … [I] can’t knock you out. #2 – DO visit different schools, and cross hands with any & all martial artists who are willing. The effect of years of indoctrination, conditioning, brainwashing, and self-delusion caused by frauds like George Dillman & his ilk. Now, this post is already over 1,000 words here … and if you watched all the videos in their entirety, the experience thus far has probably  consumed at least a half hour of your time. The following video from Matt Thornton (of Straight Blast JKD gym ) is a classic & very helpful explanation that will evolve your training in an instant – just by watching – if you have never thought about this before:. Dillman’s career definitely got hit pretty hard by this, but – alarmingly – he still does alright teaching the same exact crap. Most importantly: DO NOT become complacent accepting that whatever works in the classroom will work in the real world. I’m not saying that one example of self-delusion (imagining your yelling power capable of dispatching intent attackers) disproves the whole idea of something. These types of techniques have literally never worked when put to the test in any credible instance where the opponent is fully non-compliant. Even if the setting is still controlled, the difference is that your opponent provides “real” aggressive energy, changing dynamically, and making you work for even the smallest victory. You name it, people want to believe that they have magic powers to inflict injuries on opponents without touching them.

Aug 23, 2011 by Robert | Posted in Martial Arts

Your Bullshido experience + other stuff?

So I became interested and amused by frauds in the martial arts earlier this year when someone came to the gym and insisted he could do a "dim mak". In his first focus pad session he even did a back roll and acted as if he was blowing powder in the trainer's face, he told us this was a guaranteed win with Ninja powder. This started me down the rabbit hole when I found out about George Dillman, Ashida Kim, The Kiai Master, and all the others but I'm curious: 1. Have you ever encountered Bullshido? 2. Why do you think people fall for it? 3. Will it ever go away? 4. What tell-tale signs can people use to avoid bullsido. The more detail the better, thanks guys.


1) Many times, both in person and through reading/internet. 2) The thing about martial arts, just like many skill areas and trades, is that the customer doesn't know much about the stuff, and puts his trust in the professional to let him know what the deal is. A bullshido artist is no different from a dishonest, incompetent car mechanic. Look up *Matt Thornton aliveness*. This actually gives one good criterion by which complete beginners can begin to judge whether what they're seeing is "the real deal". 3) Bullshido flourishes in environments such as ours, where - people have disposable income but - self-defence and fighting skills are very rarely put to the test In a sense, even though Bullshido is bad in itself, it is a good sign. It can only survive in a prosperous, peaceful society where violence is rare. If violence were commonplace and the average person got into fights or got mugged every few weeks, Bullshido schools would be quickly recognized as scams, and would disappear. The fact that they survive in our society actually says some positive things about our society. For instance, compare the typical karate or tae kwon do school in Eastern Europe, Iran, or Israel to the average karate or tae kwon do school in the US. There are way fewer "fluffy" belt mills or touch-tournament schools in those parts of the world, because people actually train out of fear of street violence. Yes, I would like bullshido to go away, but not at the cost of the positive societal conditions that led to their flourishing. I also feel uncomfortable about the idea of trying to regulate the martial arts... they are, after all, arts, and very diverse arts at that. Charging school owners with fraud for false claims, self-granted belts, etc. would be a positive way to proceed, but for now, I think mockery and ridicule are the best defences we have. 4) As I said earlier, look up

ironmongoose | Aug 23, 2011
Frank the tank | Aug 23, 2011
1) Yes, as a kid. 2) Ignorance, live and learn. 3) No. 4) Do research before you sign up.
Conrad Chandeler | Aug 23, 2011
Ive never heard of "bullshido" and dim mak is a style meaning death touch. But its basically fighting through pressure points and joint locks. So a dim mak I dont know what that is. Another name for it in japanse is kyusho justsu. And if he was talking about ninjas, that'd be ninjitsu so most commonly trained at bunjikan dojos.
ironmongoose | Aug 23, 2011
1) Many times, both in person and through reading/internet. 2) The thing about martial arts, just like many skill areas and trades, is that the customer doesn't know much about the stuff, and puts his trust in the professional to let him know what the deal is. A bullshido artist is no different from a dishonest, incompetent car mechanic. Look up *Matt Thornton aliveness*. This actually gives one good criterion by which complete beginners can begin to judge whether what they're seeing is "the real deal". 3) Bullshido flourishes in environments such as ours, where - people have disposable income but - self-defence and fighting skills are very rarely put to the test In a sense, even though Bullshido is bad in itself, it is a good sign. It can only survive in a prosperous, peaceful society where violence is rare. If violence were commonplace and the average person got into fights or got mugged every few weeks, Bullshido schools would be quickly recognized as scams, and would disappear. The fact that they survive in our society actually says some positive things about our society. For instance, compare the typical karate or tae kwon do school in Eastern Europe, Iran, or Israel to the average karate or tae kwon do school in the US. There are way fewer "fluffy" belt mills or touch-tournament schools in those parts of the world, because people actually train out of fear of street violence. Yes, I would like bullshido to go away, but not at the cost of the positive societal conditions that led to their flourishing. I also feel uncomfortable about the idea of trying to regulate the martial arts... they are, after all, arts, and very diverse arts at that. Charging school owners with fraud for false claims, self-granted belts, etc. would be a positive way to proceed, but for now, I think mockery and ridicule are the best defences we have. 4) As I said earlier, look up
ichi biru | Aug 23, 2011
In the late 1960s , early 1970s, in most comic books, there wasn ad for "Counte Dante, the Deadliest Man Alive", who ran the "Black Dragon Fighting Society" and practiced "Dim Mak" (or was it dim sum?). Now I see ads for those guys who say "fear no man", and "Navy Seal training methods"...
Nov 24, 2007 by Chris T | Posted in Martial Arts

I need to know what is happening here. Anybody know about SYSTEMA?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=O7_dzu4TQDs Go to this video and look what happens 4:50 into the video. I wana know what's going on. I have never seen anything like this and would like to know if it's even real. Rest of the video looks real, but this part is just incredible! I've been doing bjj for 4 yrs now and never seen or heard of this before. Is the guy in the red shirt just part of a pre-planned demonstration and falling to the ground for dramatic effect?


First I find it hard to believe you've been in BJJ for 4 years and have never heard of this. Putting that aside, what you're witnessing is something that is becoming more and more popular in the Systema world--the no touch knock out. What you're "witnessing" is the Systema practioner defending himself by "manipulating" the energy of his attacker ala Dillman and his light touch knock outs and no touch knock outs. This "defense" can also be seen in the section running from 1:45 to 1:51, 4:23 to 4:26, and again from 4:43 to 4:46. Obviously not all Systema groups do this, but it is popping up more and more in various Systema videos. All and all, what you're referencing at 4:50 is complete and utter crap. Would never work in the real world or on anyone not training under that guy. Basically the only people it would work on are those people that would want it to work on them - pure pyschology. The majority of the rest of the video is mediocre Systema at best. The "devastating" strikes are nothing spectacular. Nearly all are done on compliant people just standing there waiting to get hit - very dead training and demonstrations. And when they are hit either directly on a pressure point or on a place that causes a sudden and unexpected shift in biomechanics (back of the knee for example). For example, from 3:51 to 4:01 average Joe in the blue shirt lands a series of punches to the sides of the gut of a guy (yellow shirt) ready and braced for the attack. But when Ryabko hits with the infamous "Systema" punch, he lands directly on the solar plexus, effectively knocking the wind out of the yellow shirt guy and collapsing him. Then when the blue shirt guy tries the Systema punch at 4:08 and again at 4:10, his strikes are below the solar plexus, which is why the yellow shirt isn't affected. The video does have some nice examples of pre-emptive

dssr_sempai | Nov 24, 2007
EnshinOC | Nov 24, 2007
I can see only one side of the action, so it is difficult to see what is happening and it seems he is going down without any effort.
SiFu frank | Nov 24, 2007
Thanks for the way cool clips. What I believe I'm seeing is a combination of things I believe SYSTEMA is using. I saw the Wing Chun 3" punch. Dim Mak pressure point fighting. TKD 3" punch. Some moves also resemble Po Un in TKD. Some Akido locks and redirects. We teach similar defenses and attacks to our adult black belt classes and in our own UDT urban defense tactics. Most of what I saw I believe to be real with the exception that it takes years of practice to be able to use these in the heat of a fight. Awesome stuff in the hands of an expert.
dssr_sempai | Nov 24, 2007
First I find it hard to believe you've been in BJJ for 4 years and have never heard of this. Putting that aside, what you're witnessing is something that is becoming more and more popular in the Systema world--the no touch knock out. What you're "witnessing" is the Systema practioner defending himself by "manipulating" the energy of his attacker ala Dillman and his light touch knock outs and no touch knock outs. This "defense" can also be seen in the section running from 1:45 to 1:51, 4:23 to 4:26, and again from 4:43 to 4:46. Obviously not all Systema groups do this, but it is popping up more and more in various Systema videos. All and all, what you're referencing at 4:50 is complete and utter crap. Would never work in the real world or on anyone not training under that guy. Basically the only people it would work on are those people that would want it to work on them - pure pyschology. The majority of the rest of the video is mediocre Systema at best. The "devastating" strikes are nothing spectacular. Nearly all are done on compliant people just standing there waiting to get hit - very dead training and demonstrations. And when they are hit either directly on a pressure point or on a place that causes a sudden and unexpected shift in biomechanics (back of the knee for example). For example, from 3:51 to 4:01 average Joe in the blue shirt lands a series of punches to the sides of the gut of a guy (yellow shirt) ready and braced for the attack. But when Ryabko hits with the infamous "Systema" punch, he lands directly on the solar plexus, effectively knocking the wind out of the yellow shirt guy and collapsing him. Then when the blue shirt guy tries the Systema punch at 4:08 and again at 4:10, his strikes are below the solar plexus, which is why the yellow shirt isn't affected. The video does have some nice examples of pre-emptive

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