How No Touch Martial Arts Really Work  • Martial Arts Journey


Why No Touch Martial Arts Exist If you are a regular viewer of the Martial
Arts Journey channel, of course you know by now that no touch techniques is a part of
the fantasy world. Yet the question still stays – why do so many
people believe it exists? Do no touch masters actually believe it works
themselves, or is it all just a show for money? Having been personally exposed to at least
a few different practices and masters of no touch techniques, in this Martial Arts Journey
video, I’ll be exploring in-depth what no touch martial arts are actually about and
why do they exist to begin with. When searching for any type of answers it
is always a good start to look at what is the constant, a non-varying aspect which keeps
on appearing in all different cases. This constant often times gives an insight
on what is it that we are looking at, really based off. When typing No Touch Martial Arts into YouTube,
there is no lack of different examples, yet in all of them you can find at least three
different aspects which appear almost always. Those three aspects are the following – a
high hypnotic susceptibility, relationship with Easter culture and conformity. To start breaking down no touch martial arts,
let us look at the first constant – high hypnotic susceptibility. We are all aware that hypnotism exists and
that it works at least to a certain degree. Through specific techniques it makes various
people become much more receptive to suggestions, thus ending up performing crazy actions such
as acting like a chicken, or anything else that a hypnotist tells the hypnotized person
to do. While this skill requires an experienced hypnotist
to make the hypnosis work, it also requires a willing enough person to undergo the process. And not all people are susceptible to it on
the same level. That is where the phenomenon of hypnotic susceptibility
comes into play. Hypnotic susceptibility is a measure on how
easily a person can be hypnotized. While there are various scales such as the
Harvard Group Scale of Hypnotic Susceptibility and the Stanford Hypnotic Susceptibility Scale,
they all notice that whether a person will succumb to hypnosis depends highly on the
traits of the person himself. One of the researches suggests, that a person
is much more likely to be hypnotised if he: 1) fantasizes much of the time, 2) recalls
“imaginary playmates” from childhood, and 3) has grown up with parents who encouraged
imaginative play. To put it more simply, a person who will become
hypnotized most of the times will be a person who will have a liking to the imaginary and
supernatural, or even more simply – a person who will believe that he will be hypnotized
and will actually want to be hypnotized. While I am not about to make a claim that
no touch martial artists are masters of hypnosis, watching the videos where they perform their
techniques, it quickly becomes clear that people who fall, after their magical wave
of hands, are usually people who basically “want to be thrown”. Every documented case where a no touch master
faces a sceptic, not even once the results come into the favor of the no touch martial
artist. While they make ludicrous excuses, such as
that: “He held his tongue on the top of the mouth”, it is clear, that the real
case of no touch techniques not working, is a lack of belief in it of the sceptic – and
thus a low level of hypnotic susceptibility, which leads to the failure of the no touch
martial arts, which worked quote on quote “very well”, on the willing students of
the master. Yet considering this we are still left with
at least two questions – how do the students come to a point where they are so receptive
to this suggestive type of hypnosis, and whether the no touch master himself believes that
he is capable of this quote on quote “magic”, or whether he uses this trick for his personal
gain, such as students, money and following. As we start to reach the second constant,
in almost all no touch videos you see an influence of Eastern culture, and not without a good
reason. We all grew up being exposed to various examples
of mystics of the East, whether through hearing stories or seeing examples on television. Yogis who would dig themselves under the ground
and spend days without air, kung fu masters who would pierce glass with needles using
their supposed Chi and Japanese martial arts masters harnessing their Ki to perform supernatural
feats. Interestingly, this side of mysticism is often
times accepted as an existing norm in Eastern culture, and is rarely questioned, thus making
some Easterness more susceptible to such practices as they face a no touch martial artist, or
become one themselves. At the same time, many Westerners picked up
this belief as well, whether by believing the stories or seeing an Eastern movie which
presents these feats. It is interesting to note, that an institute
in India, which made a special compartment made sure to let no air come into it, challenged
all Yogi’s to come and prove that they can stay longer than a day in it. This institute had 11 different Yogi’s accept
this challenge, of which none were able to stay there for more than even 11 hours. Despite this challenge being open since 1962
up to this day, having no one prove that being buried underground without air is possible,
few people know about this example, and I think, few people actually want to know it. Afterall, what is the reality of most people? It is a mundane, regular, repetitive, down
to earth work. Of course such people do want to believe that
there is more to life than what they see every day. In such people there is a desire to believe
that something magical is possible, that maybe, they are special, yet this “power” was
simply never released in them. This gives a sense of hope to them, and this
is where such people feed on Eastern mysticism. Believing in it, makes you believe that life
is more than what you are used to, and when such a person meets a no touch master, he
is more than ready to be thrown around without a touch – to affirm his beliefs of the supernatural. The belief in Eastern mysticism and the ongoing
myth of it, makes it so much more likely that a person will be highly susceptible to this
suggestive hypnosis, when the Eastern element is present, such as talks about Chi, Ki, Prana,
Yogis or even as much as Eastern related clothing. Yet this is not yet where the Eastern culture’s
influence to no touch martial arts ends, since there is one more constant left: conformity. If you ever investigated the difference between
Western and Eastern culture, one major difference is the importance of etiquette, respect and
conformity in the East. That is not to say that it does not exist
in the West as well, otherwise possibly no touch masters would not exist in West at all. Yet in East – hierarchy and the “elder or
master, being right” is a very important principle. It is also partially based on various traditional
martial arts, which are trained without alive resistance and are mainly focused on cooperative
methods, where both people perform their roles. In such a martial art, the attacker knows
exactly what the other person will do and he is wired to respond to the prearranged
movement, even if the technique or movement doesn’t actually work. As this becomes a strong habit in the brains
and body of the student, when a master does his pre-arranged technique, sometimes he doesn’t
even need to fully complete the technique, as the student knows exactly what he needs
to do, and the student falls even with the half technique done to him. Emplify this – and you get – no touch techniques. As crazy as it sounds, there is a documented
text in a book written by one of the grandmasters of Aikido, who in his youth was known to train
one of the more of the rough styles of Aikido, yet as he got older in his book he writes
in wonder, saying that he barely uses any energy and his students still just fall away. Surprised, he asks himself, whether he has
developed such intense energy, that it is what makes his students respond to his movements,
even without a touch. Combining the prearranged, cooperative training
with the students conformity to the master, with the attempt to make him look as good
as possible, I believe, that most stories of martial artists becoming alleged no touch
masters are stories like this one. The described conformity, as mentioned before,
exists both in East and West, yet as Eastern martial arts arrived to West, the aspect of
this strong conformity, especially to authority, in many cases was also transmitted, thus creating
an environment for the so called no touch techniques to develop in an Eastern Martial
Arts school, possibly without the master of the school even fully understanding of what
really is happening. Of course, that does not mean that all no
touch masters believe that they are actually capable of doing these techniques. I would not be surprised if some are exploiting
this phenomenon to their advantage. Yet when you watch a video of a no touch master
trying to fight an actual experienced fighter, it is clear that he actually believes that
he is capable of doing that and only until he gets hit in the face as if reality is hitting
him to show that this was just a shared belief by him and his students. If you will watch the existing no touch martial
arts footage, you will see that almost always all these three aspects appear. Summing them all up, it becomes clear that
to a certain degree – no touch martial arts do exist, and there is something behind it,
yet only not in the level to which it’s fanatics believe in. It is a combination of suggestive hypnosis,
the belief in Eastern mysticism and conformity which leads to this phenomenons existence. It is not entirely a make belief show for
others, yet instead, an intricate example of how the human psyche and even body may
respond under special circumstances, which can be recreated and experienced with the
right conditions and people. Yet is it truly worth recreating? If you would ask me who’s fault is it for
an alleged no touch master ending up believing his own false power, I would say yet again,
it is a combination of it all. Partly, it is the students fault, for not
exposing and challenging their master, believing him without any exception, yet the student
only can not be blamed. It is also a responsibility of the master
to constantly challenge and question himself to seek what truly works, not only in the
favor of the students, but also for his own sake. Nevertheless, many of us want to be special,
we want to be on the spotlight, even if for the wrong reasons, and thus various people
end up repeating this story. Yet if we look far enough ahead, even if it
brings short-term glory, would any one of us would really want to end up doing something,
which we would find out was false only years after? I feel this lesson applies to all aspects
of life. Even if not on such a major level as claiming
to do no touch techniques, we always have to our masters, as much as question our own
following and glory. Life can be amazing even without a promise
of “magic”. There is always space for us to evolve, learn
from our mistakes and find new venues to expose our flaws and to reach greatness legitimately,
yet that constantly has to be done while balancing between trial and error, of wanting to see
the truth and not the easy way out. If you liked this video make sure to share
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43 thoughts on “How No Touch Martial Arts Really Work • Martial Arts Journey

  1. Why do you think no touch martial arts exist? Do you agree with how the video describes no touch martial arts?
    If you want to see how I explain no touch martial arts on the mat, check this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qWJQldKa8U

  2. Thanks for reminding me that real life sucks and that nen, chakra (in the Naruto sense) and ki (in the DBZ sense) don't exist lol

  3. There are old videos about the founder of Aikido where you can see similar things. I think it has to do with Qi, and some internal martial arts activate that force

  4. there is a hidden element to no touch martial artists that you have almost stumbled across.

    a relationship between the two or more people fighting is always inherent to every single fight.

    thus, "getting in someones head" is the fundamental component to hypnosis and thus no touch techniques. some people are more vulnerable to this then others, but those who are resistant to having you "get in their head", can be brought to be more vulnerable to this by things such as trauma, such as the trauma of physical violence.

    if your opponent "knows" that you are legitimately a better physical fighter then them, they might "recognize" a counter attack, and prematurely react.

    this is essentially a flinch, a flinch is some times helpful in reacting to an unseen counter strike, but sometimes it is an unconciouss action that can be taken advantage of by an opponent.

    thus, a hypnotic state is acheived by these no touch technique martial arts through convincing that opponent that it is real, but a hypnotic state can be acheived in a real fight by pummeling your opponent, or genuinely intimidating them ; and can be found in moments.

    this can explain alot of what these elder sensei experience.

  5. The best way to see the people PLAY with their masters: The way they fall… never a hard knockdown. Always a soft one. A knockout is ugly man. but they never take anything close to it.

  6. The paramilitary nature of a martial arts class serves the same purpose of hypnotizing students in a particular belief system.

  7. Like many things in martial art, the no touch is just an actual concept that has been overly exaggerated, mis-represented, obfuscated, and mystified so much that it no longer has any bearing in reality.

    Its basis was just a simple concept: the removal of the target and anticipated resistance after the opponent fully commits to a technique to create an opening, and in extreme cases, a loss of balance. It's basically the Charlie Brown football kick.

    It does happen even in sparing and even actual fights, but in most cases it's just a fluke. It depends on the opponent's inability to recover posture/guard or maintain balance on a miss. It's not something you can really count on. In legit schools, the concept is mostly taught to emphasis the importance of maintaining balance and posture, and to recognize and capitalize such a lucky break when the other guy does takes a tumble on a miss.

  8. The no touch martial art is very real but here's how to use it !!!! Frist the no touch techniques works both ways so you or the opponent will not touch each other at all how do you do this well the opponent will throw the frist punch your frist move will be to move back or jump back or skip your legs side ways second the more you use that technique of going back or side ways the more your opponent will lose his energy .Third the opponent loses all his energy on wasited attacks while you have the chance walk away or (strike)(optional )ok and trust me you will have energy in the end and that is the closest to a no touch martial art!

  9. I did find a no-touch martial arts that works. By exerting a small amount of pressure on a metal lever, I can make some volatile chemicals explode, propelling an enclosed fragment of metal down a grooved tube at a speed no human reflex can match. I have no intention of using this art against a living being, but initial tests against wooden and paper targets verify its lethality, and some of its practitioners I know have, in fact, used it against dangerous animals. That's the only no touch art I'd trust, but rumors persist of a similar art that causes miniature spears to speed into the target.

  10. FWIW, Mysticism is not a uniquely eastern phenomenon; spirtualism, astrology, psychics and ESP are all examples of western mysticism

  11. It amazes me when a "no touch master" actually steps into a ring with a legitimate fighter. I have to believe they've convinced themselves of their "powers"

  12. Yeah but the magic does work on some people, it's like how I see the entertainment industry, when I was a kid it was entertaining but as an adult it's propaganda

  13. You kept blaming the East culture for that but it's not about eastern mysticism or anything. It's about religion itself. Christian bullshit or neo-pagan stuff are no different.

  14. I despise these "matter-of-factly" WESTERN-MINED videos.

    Everyone can not run a 100 meter dash in under 11 seconds, just as everyone can not dunk a basketball. Its like 1-2% of the population can do these things, so 98-99% can not so it is not "normal."

    I have met BS "no touch" promoters, but I have been fortunate to have met, witnessed & experienced energy/vibration students/masters who CAN "do things", DON'T have egos to demonstrate or convince the crowd (a Western trait), and have done demonstrations 100% against disbelievers.

    Since they CAN do "things" out the ordinary, ordinary people having no excuse for what they experienced tend to dismiss it or make BS reasons to diminish what they themselves exerienced.

    Its a mess for the enlightened 1-2% to please the comprension limited 98-99%.

    Drops the mic.

  15. Some people are harder to hypnotize than others yes but you can't be hypnotised against you're will you have to be open to the suggestion. Its simple these people want this stuff to work that's why they think it does or they are faking one or the other you can be a no touch master to simple pretend to throw you're ki blast and I'll fall down to pretend it worked but you still make good points in you're video

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