Reviews of Target Focus Training
Background on the whole deal with SCARS vs TFT.
There are comments I can make on this score, but most of them are not relevant, heh.
[Edit: I will say one thing however. KFSS, or Kung Fools SS, is a knight of SCARS. But if you google "Target Focus Training Scam", you will see a bullshido link pop up dated 2006, whereas the link I provided is to a Bullshido thread dated 2003. In the 2006 thread, a person asked about TFT's program and got many varied responses, but KF dominated the 14 page thread. KF launched many personal attacks and accusations that TFT was a 'cult' that would 'brainwash' their clients. If you have read the links, you already know the connections between SCARS and TFT in terms of personnel. So when I say that KF is a Knight of SCARS, you can see some obvious conclusions.
KF's anatomical knowledge and fighting compendium is taken either from SCARS or TFT. If from TFT, he's just a parasite and a hypocrite living in Democrat dominated Hawaii. If from SCARS, then much of the material, again, was influenced by Tim Larkin back when he taught SCARS. It puts his attack on TFT in a different light, but most people lack the knowledge to make informed decisions so they are fooled by KF's apparent competence. This guy isn't humble enough to develop anything on his own. Like the Soviets and the Islamic jihad, he has to steal material from others, and then put them down to make his egotistical and narcissistic self feel better.
Why is this relevant to the topic is injury one may ask? A personal eye witness to the practices of SCARS seminars reported one notable aspect: injury. Not the ability to inflict injury on a criminal or attacker, but injuries inflicted during training. There is no comparable injury list for TFT's seminars. Why is that, if the material taught is mostly comparable? Because Tim Larkin, once given creative control, started creating his own training methodology.
You see, people like KFSS may or may not know how to fight, if you take the word of the 2003 forum moderates he does know and I can't say that much of the anatomical details he has given were erroneous, but what they don't know how to do is to instruct others on how to fight. If they try, there'll be injuries, avoidable ones, because they either don't care or they just lack the competency to instruct without taking students out of the curriculum with medical emergencies. So they are aristocrats. They sit high on the hog speaking down to the peasants. THey are armed with knowledge and power, but either can't or won't give it to the have nots. As a classical liberal, I hate aristocrats and social wreckers/horders. In case people hadn't noticed, there's a lot of that going on in Europe and America right now.
What's the point of teaching if the students are rendered non-functional by the training? That's what the training is supposed to avoid, to instruct how to inflict on attackers an injury. Why do those accidents happen? Because they're going too fast. They're using stupid things like punching bags for resistance, perhaps. They're not looking at the target, but just in a general direction [as is true when hitting a bag]. So mistakes happen because they’re not competent yet to know what not to do or what to do. As the bullshido reviewer said, one teaches based upon a technical form that you can get right but still don’t know why it is right, and the other teaches you why things work and then lets you figure out how to create the forms necessary to get the result. Which is better, self-sufficiency or being given a fish per week?
This is a rather good life lesson. Given two people with the ‘right knowledge’, I always prefer the better man cause he always takes care to be more virtuous and more efficient. The weak man may have the same advantages or knowledge, he may be just as smart, but it’s like a Democrat vs a Republican. Generally, if their ideologies are the same and their socio-economic situation also is comparable, the character of the latter trumps the character of the former. This isn’t limited to politics, ideology, or schools of style. It applies even to within groups. Even in the military you’ll have your Blue Falcons like Kerry and Murtha, then the best of the best. None it is restricted to a certain ideology, either. Separating the wheat from the chaff requires pressure, challenges, and character.
Okay, it was more than one thing.]violence