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Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

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Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

The topic of Self Defense & Terror Attacks is a complicated one.  As I am sure you are now aware there was a "terror" attack on Yonge Street North in Toronto [North York] on Monday April 23rd. A man drove a white van down the sidewalk kill 10 and injuring another 15 at the last count. Here is a link to CTV News regarding this attack. 

Could something have been done?

From the information available thus far most likely nothing could have been done to prevent this. At least as far as I have seen there is little to no talk about "social media" clues of him having issues. But it is really beyond the scope of this blog to find answers to these complicated questions.

But there is one thing we can say!

The man was seriously mentally ill. And this is becoming a BIG problem.  Whether it is a radical religious or political view, or the man was just homicidal because of personal issues, the result would have been the same. What can we do? Outlaw vans? No we need personal solutions for the other times these things happen.

Knife attacks last night.

Toronto is a big city. About 2.7 million people these days. It is a beautiful city too! Being that I am Canadian, from Windsor Ontario I have spent a lot of time in Toronto. I love the city!  In a city that size and with the stats for crime in Canada there was likely a knife attack.

We can't stop a van, but a knife?

The only thing you can do when someone is coming at you with a truck is get out of the way. But there are skills the martial artist can acquire for the "one on one" situations including knife attacks. And yes Kyusho Jitsu is part of this scenario.

First I will tell you that there are many things martial artists believe about knife defense that is simply not true. So I refer you to an article written by a police officer about this sunject. Here is a link to read more.

There are no guarantees

Successful self defense has no guarantees! In fact there are no guarantees in life. However you can prepare for as many situations as possible. That is part of what martial arts training is supposed to be about. This is why in my teaching I cover a broad base, and relate it all back to the science of pressure point self defense [Kyusho Jitsu].

The entire idea or process behind martial arts training is to not just prepare the body for self defense situations, but also prepare the mind.  Doing this will always increase your odds, and increasing odds is all we can do!

Psychology

In order to be successful in self defense one must prepare the mind! This requires some very specific training, and most of all "thinking" to get the jobs done. This link here will send you to my Kyusho Jitsu eBook website where your can grab a FREE copy of the first chapter of my Psychology of Self Defense eBook. Click here to download now.

Preparing the Mind

​I hope you read the article linked above on the 13 Misconceptions of a Knife Attack because it far more likely this type of Self Defense & Terror Attack situation will happen then a van coming at you. Chance favors the prepared mind, and we need to training hard and remain vigilant in our training.

Today the world is an unpredictable place, and self defense needs to be taken very seriously. The good news is that adding the science of pressure point self defense to your current system of training will enhance everything you do. And increase your effectiveness, thus your odds of success.

New to Kyusho Jitsu?

Are you new to the study of Kyusho Jitsu? Then join our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. This is a 30 day video cased course with a new lesson every 3 days.  It is the very best way to get started. Plus if you are in the EU here is a link to explain our GDPR Compliance.

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Yours in the arts.
Grand Master Art Mason

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Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

​Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

The Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast is something I have not posted about in a long time. But today I will focus a little bit on it! Back 96 episodes ago I decided to do a weekly news type vidcast of everything going on with the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance. This week is episode 96! It is posted to YouTube every Monday, and this weeks is below for you to have a watch!

Today I am discussing the end of the beta test for the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu as well as a new eBook I have coming out very soon called Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu for Fun and Profit.

If you would like information on either of these 2 products you can click their respective links above. Also if you have not seen any of our content on YouTube consider subscribing to our channel. We do offer daily content!

​Plus if you have any questions please feel free to comment below! As always consider sharing this and other posts with your friends on social media!

Have a fantastic week!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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How Sound Works in Self Defense

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How Sound Works in Self Defense

How Sound Works in Self Defense

How Sound Works in Self Defense

Do you wonder how sound works in Self Defense? People underestimate the dramatic effect that sound can have on the human body. But the results can be devastating! Sound can be used for both healing and destructive means. But since we are talking about self defense we will focus on the destructive side.

The Effect of Sound

We have all listened to music that gives us a headache. Now what the music is will vary from person to person. And age is a factor because the body changes with age. But you will find the effect is pretty level across the board. But in Kyusho Jitsu, the science of pressure point self defense we have a few different sets of sound. These all provide different effects.

The first ones I will discuss are directional sounds. Below is a video sample. It is too much for a single message to do into great details on this. But watch the video and see.

The second are what I refer to as element sounds. These sounds will temporarily weaken the element thus making them more susceptible to a strike. These are all pretty cool too! But as with anything else in Kyusho Jitsu there is a lot to commit to memory!

If you are like me sometimes you draw a blank on things like this. What is the sound to attack the fire meridian. Would it not be AMAZING to have a FAST reference right on your phone! Therefore giving you access in seconds? Check out the link below. I have a solution for you!

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Teaching Kyusho Jitsu is our Mandate

​Teaching Kyusho Jitsu is our Mandate

Teaching Kyusho Jitsu

Teaching Kyusho Jitsu

In the KJWA teaching Kyusho Jitsu is what we are all about. This is our mandate. When I first began the journey studying the science of pressure point self defense I was very surprised at how little "good" information there was online. There were books you could order. But I found that they often lacked real information on the topic. I can recall reading about Alarm Points in one, but is did not say anything about using them.

Even seminars are often time done with the sole purpose of booking more seminars. Very little real in depth information was given out. Now obviously there are exceptions to this! But this has been my experience.

Teaching with Systems

I have spend years designing systems of teaching to get the information out to those who wished to learn. I think I have done a decent job of it! But there was still one thing left, one part missing.  Then while I was in Spain last June a man suggested to me that my most recent eBook, The 15 Principles Plus One of Kyusho Jitsu was awesome but needed a glossary of terms, I realized "encyclopedia."

Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

Encyclopedia Page Sample

Encyclopedia Page Sample

At this point the idea of the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu was realized. I wanted to create the ultimate reference for the student of Kyusho Jitsu. One that could be accessed from a PC or mobile device. I also wanted to create something that could be easily expanded upon, and continue to grow.

Today we are in the testing phase for the online version. Once it is ready to go the various mobile platforms will be made.  You can become part of this project and help to test the online systems. Testing is easy! Go to the website linked below, create and account and visit every few days to look at updates on the information. Mostly you will be looking for dead links, bad spelling and other errors.

Follow this link and sign up today!

Thank you for your support! The Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance is all about our students and instructors! Without you we are nothing! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also share this an other posts with your friends on social media!

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Art of Self Defense

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The Art of Self Defense

Art of Self Defense

​Art of Self Defense

What is meant by the Art of Self Defense? This is a term that refers to martial arts training, learning and practicing an "art form" that can also be used in self defense. However today this has lost much of its meaning. Therefore becoming a big issue.

The best defense is not a good offense! That is a sport term, and does not apply to the street! There is an old saying "it is not what you do not know that is a problem, it is the things you think you know that are not true." These are wise words! In a real street attack you can NOT stand your ground and battle it out! That can very quickly get you killed. And I don't care WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE, it is just not true! Many times as the attacker encounters difficulty a knife comes out that you do not see, and it is FINISHED. The idea of battling it out it just your ego talking. Save that for a ring.

Be Safe FIRST!

The most important thing in any attack is first to identify the problem, then to most to a save position so you can do one of two things. These are:

  1. Flee if possible. There is NO glory in a battle!
  2. Attack if required and END the conflict IMMEDIATELY!

Those are your only 2 logical options. Beyond this it is a police matter.  As for the first option there is an ancient method of movement in the art of self defense. It is a natural movement study and VERY effective! I know I have used it! I will link below more information on this for you.

The next step is to end the conflict by attacking the neurological and obtaining an knockout. The guy, or girl won't revert to a knife, or use one if they are unconscious! And all of this information fits into your current art form without big changes! Just new options!

Here are 2 great options for you to look at!

Now if you are new to the science of pressure point self defense consider joining our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. You can use the form below to join right now and begin you first lesson in minutes!

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Update Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

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​Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

​Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

​Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

Today I have an update for you on the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu. As I said back last fall this is a HUGE project, one that will continue long after the official launch with the mobile apps comes! But today I have some news!

Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu Beta Testing

We have begun to upload content to the database, and test out the website and the links.  This is only the initial process, and not what the final product will look like on the web or mobile. But this structure needs to be in place as this is the building block stage.

If you would like to check this out you are welcome to do so! As I have said this is the very early stages. Right now it is only web based. When we begin testing the app functions that will be restricted to those who have preordered the project.

There is not much up yet, as I spent most of the day setting up the website, but it will expand as the weekend and coming days go by.

Follow this link below and have a look!

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below this post. Also consider sharing this and other content with like minded friends on social media.

Have a great weekend!

​Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Neurological Knockout Secrets

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​Neurological Knockout Secrets

Neurological Knockout Secrets

​Neurological Knockout Secrets

Are there Neurological Knockout Secrets? The answer is no, there is only information that you do not yet know! So lets talk about this a little today.

There are no Secrets

It is not what you know that matters, it is what you don't know! When you don't know something there is no shame in it. Not knowing presents great opportunities for improvement. But the "norm" today is to ridicule the things that we don't understand. This paradigm needs to change.  I have been involved in the science of pressure point self defense for 16 plus years now, and I am still learning!

Neurological Pressure Points Knockouts are just that. There is nothing mysterious about it. It is just biology. If you overload the nervous system the brain will shut down and reboot. There are many different ways to do this and this is what the study of Kyusho Jitsu is all about.

Does it work? Yes it does! But like i have said 100 times you have to do the work! It is not instant. But nothing really ever is! Below I am giving you a short video of a knockout at the pressure point ST-5 (Stomach 5).  This is very pure Kyusho as it is being done as part of an interpretation of an ITF Taekwondo Kata, Dan Gun.

How to Learn More

Does this peak your curiosity? There are 2 great ways in which you can learn more! The first is I offer a FREE Neurological Pressure Point Knockout Mini Course. This is a 3 day course via video. The second is a 10 Video Kyusho Knockout Mini Course, and this one is ONLY $7.97! You cannot go wrong with that price! Check one or both out from below!

If you have any questions please comment below! Also share this and our other content on social media! This helps us spread the teaching of the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu!

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Attack Using Yin & Yang

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​Attack Using Yin & Yang

Degeneration of Society

​Yin & Yang

One of the 5 Novice Kyusho Jitsu Principles Attack Using Yin & Yang is very effective! However it does require some work to fully understand! One of the basic ideas behind this is to respond to an attack with the "opposite" of what the attacker is doing. But it is not really as simple as that!

Here is a excerpt from my book called the 15 Principles Plus One of Kyusho Jitsu.

Yin & Yang

"The Yin/Yang symbol is one of the oldest in the world, and one of the most misunderstood. People look at it, and then dissect it into opposites, which it is not, it is a “whole.” The name of the chapter is not really correct. It is not Yin and Yang, but Yin/Yang. 

This principle is DEEP and one that can stand on its own. It represents completeness within incompleteness. As well as incompleteness within completeness. But it has directly relationships to every principle! So let’s begin with the principle and look at the body. You can divide the body up into various segments. The front of the body is YIN, and the back of the body is YANG. The top half is YIN, the bottom half is YANG etc. We have Yin organs and meridians, and Yang organs and meridians. But NONE are completely one or the other. Just as light leads to darkness,
darkness leads to light.

This principle also depends on correct body mechanics to be effective. As an example, in many martial art system which are consider to be “hard” styles the punch is king. However, this will not always yield the best results. A target like the head which is “hard” is best served with a soft weapon like a palm hand, while a soft target like the body, is best served with a harder weapon like the fist. ​Which makes conditioning of the hand totally unnecessary as you learn to use the correct tool, for the correct purpose."

​So if you would like to learn more about this principle I have a something that can really help you! Right now for a limited time you can grab a copy of our Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course for an amazing price! This is a FULL Kyusho Jitsu Certification Course, all downloadable content that sells for $797.00! ​​But right now you can grab ir for ONLY $67!!

​Yes that is right ONLY $67!

​This is a $730 savings! Don't miss out! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also consider sharing this and other posts on your social media account to help spread the teachings of pressure point self defense.

​Have a great day!

​Yours in the arts,
​Grand Master Art Mason

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Dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Students

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​Dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Students

Dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Students

Dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Students

I am looking for a few more Dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Students! I will tell you upfront I have many of them now! And this makes me very happy! To make things clear what is a dedicated Kyusho Jitsu Student?

  • They are eager to learn!
  • ​Those who ask questions, lots of questions!
  • Leave their ego behind regardless of rank.
  • Are still teachable

This is actually the basis for ANY good student! I ​have over the last 34 years excelled in the martial arts world because I remember what it takes to be a GREAT student!

Good to Great

What makes a GREAT student? This is someone who never makes excuses for not doing the work! Yes we all have things come up that can take us off our learning path. But GREAT students don't make excuses about it. They fix the issue, schedule the time and get the job done! When you develop this habit of going from Good to Great you also find that your life changes too! Hey, isn't that one of the ideas behind martial arts training?

I created the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance for this reason. To spread the teaching of the science of pressure point self defense across the globe for anyone wishing to learn! This also reinforces the values of the martial arts which are lacking today!

​If you are new to this all there are several ways you can get involved and not spend a ton of money! And that is important! One is our Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. This is a one month primer course to see if this is something you would want to get involved with! The other is our Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course. This is the real deal and the price is incredible! Checkout the 2 links below for the options that is best for you!

If you have any questions please comment below. Also sharing our content helps to spread the word! Become a member of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance today! It is totally FREE!

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Kyusho and Self Defense Responsibility

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Kyusho and Self Defense Responsibility

Kyusho and Self Defense Responsibility

Kyusho and Self Defense Responsibility

The truth is Kyusho and Self Defense Responsibility go hand in hand. But in some ways it has become the elephant in the room, so we need to talk about it! Today in the martial art world sensationalism has taken over.  The brutality of the MMA/UFC world is front and center. Egos fly and trash talk is encouraged to help promote the events.

But it all causes a reflection on the arts in general.

We worked a long time to promote the martial arts as something peaceful, something to aid in building character, confidence and to fight as a last resort. Today that is kind of gone. So what can be done to correct the ever tarnishing image of the martial arts? As practitioners we must understand "reasonable force."

Reasonable Force

First realize the public does not understand anything about our training or us. People will ask me immediately, "did you win a lot?" Or automatically assume I was one of these cage type fighters. So then what happens if we are attacked on the street? The public view becomes excessive force immediately! That can also lead to serious legal issues in court as we must then "PROVE" we only defended ourselves and used reasonable force. Public opinion unfortunately matters!

Plus with all the video and surveillance going on we must ​​consider it even more!

Why Pressure Points are Important

This leads to why the science of pressure point self defense becomes to important. It will allow you to end a threat with the correct force, and quickly.  Plus much of what happens is concealed and not seen by the videos like sitting on a guy and beating him unconscious. That happens more often then you realize, and a claim of self defense goes with it! This damages the industry and brings the right to self defense in question.

Therefore learning Kyusho becomes a must! You can begin FREE with our Kyusho Jitsu Video Mini Course. This is a one month course, with a lesson every 3 days. Fill out the form below and join today!

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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