Understand TechniqueKarateka have often sought to expand their knowledge by studying techniques from JuJitsu, Akido, Judo and various other martial arts, not knowing that Karate already contains a grappling art and a soft-style striking art.
The grappling art of Tuite and the art of vital point stikes, Kyusho Jitsu, are contained within the kata of Karate. These arts were practiced by the warrior class of the Okinawan royal courts and were kept as a closely guarded secret.
The unique aspect of Tuite is that it relies on techniques rather than strength. Once Tuite is applied it is very difficult to counter and the techniques are such that they can temporarily or permanently disable the attacking limb. Not only does it effect the areas in which the techniques were applied, but it can effect the entire muscular and nervous system. .
Kyusho Jitsu is the art of striking vital areas; nerves, muscle groups, organs and blood vessels. Used in conjunction with Tuite or alone, Kyusho Jitsu techniques can cause severe pain, numbness, unconsciousness, nausea or even death.
Tuite and Kyusho Jitsu are the old ways of Karate when its use was exclusively a fighting art. They are not techniques that can be seen in a tournament. What was once the soul of Karate are all but forgotten.