"Insecurity is a two -edged knife: It cuts yourself and the one in front of you whom you consider a special one to you." jun kamaytao
"In Kamaytao. the student uses his head, not only his hands. Going through a fight without your head, surely leads to defeat, and through life with only a defensive , egoistic attitude, surely to a disastrous life situation." jun kamaytao
Self-defense is an instinct, an inborn reflex aimed at the preservation of one's life, be it human, animals or plants. If you want to test this argument, punch a lion or tease a tiger and you'll get your lesson, if ever. Human fighting systems from different cultures evolved with time after they have started to systematize their techniques for purposes of instructions plus all the weapons they have developed. Now, human beings have countless fighting and weapon systems. The lions, tigers, cobras, etc., they still employ their simple built-in self-defense systems which they have since millions of years. Until now, they have no need for extra weapons but rely solely on their own close combat systems.
It's actually the same with human beings. Trained or not, a punch is a punch, a kick is a kick, a cut with a knife is a cut, a shot with a pistol is a shot. In short, even a helpless, untrained person can hurt, or kill for that matter, a highly trained martial art fighter, a champion or a Grandmaster. There is no difference; training can not change fundamentally the material and physiology of a trained fighter nor bypass his breaking point.
Hence, there is no such thing as a fake punch or a fake kick or fake self-defense techniques employed by anybody who is being attacked. Organized martial arts systems, traditional or modern, should recognize this truth and should not judge any system as fake or genuine. Where is the reference point of judging anyway? Surely not on the training or black belt degrees and associations but on the results. If that man just survived an armed attack by neutralizing the attacker- or attackers-, then he has done his job. He is a champion and a Grandmaster himself. Self-defense is an individual matter! He fought back and saved himself, not you. Of course, training can improve your health, fighting techniques, reflexes and self confidence, other things being equal. Nonetheless, if there are billions of human beings on earth, and so are the fighting systems. Existing martial arts systems and schools do not have the monopoly of this instinct nor the right to judge.
Bruce Lee was right in saying that "the individual is more important than any system."
If anyone disagrees with this, then it's politics or business.
"Some beings, when they are born, prefer to climb down the stairs immediately, while some prefer to climb it up slowly but surely. The KamayTao way is not easy as many people may think. It is not a profession where you just climb down when things don't interest you anymore. KamayTao is not about the one who attacks you; it is about you and the decision you make to walk the way of no return." jun
"When everybody is gone, the warrior is the last one standing; when everybody is back again, the warrior is gone." jun
"To say that Life is how you make it is an oversimplification; life is how you fight for it. That is KamayTao." jun
"In KamayTao combat art, the subtle message to stop violence is omnipresent, even during the actual self-defense combat. The student learns to incorporate this attitude during the entire training. The chance for peaceful resolution is inherent at the same moment where one is extremely alert and in combat mode." jun
"I am a younger student of an older teacher which is me. Kamaytao absorbs experiences and needs time to learn from them. You ultimately become your own student and teacher, really the best thing that could ever happen to anyone." jun