The Fight or Flight Reflex and Self Defense

​Fight or Flight Reflex

The Fight or Flight Reflex

The Fight or Flight Reflex

Understanding the Fight or Flight Reflex is a "master key" to teaching and accomplishing successful self defense. But from what I have seen in the industry only a hand full of teachers actually understand it. Below is a definition.

Fight or Flight Reflex: "The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival."

Now pretty much everyone understands this on an intellectual level. The issue is people do NOT understand it on an application level.

Application of Fight or Flight Reflex requires some specific training. Some people have "natural" control when it comes to this, I was lucky to have been one of these people. But this is a psychological occurrence and not related to normal martial arts training like some think. I will also say this categorically, this response has nothing to do with ring fighting, or sport. You DO NOT experience the Fight or Flight Reflect in a ring.

Training it

When this reflex kicks in one of two things are going to happen. You will freeze like a deer in the headlights, or your will fight back (or run). This is a massive dump of adrenaline to the systems, chancing blood flow, heart rate, breathing rate and many other physiological occurrences. You can train this in a martial arts setting by slowing ramping up "stress training." My favorite methods were to simulate an attack in the dark. This was a student favorite, and also multiple attacks. What martial arts teacher often don't get is this is the students response is look at first. Then after they get used to these things happening you worry about the defense.

Step by step!

Next we need to look at the tools required, once the student can deal with the response of the nervous system, required to end the conflict FAST! The very best scenario is to be able to end the attack in no more than 3 strikes, preferably one! Before i go on I will point out that everything happening here is due to a neurological response. So why would you not learn to take advantage of that?

The One Hit Knockout

Recently I was at a seminar with a Hapkido presenter, a very well respected man and rightfully so. What he was teaching as street caused me concern because it seemed to be the wrong level of escalation. If you put someone in an arm bar who is trying to kill you what will you do next? What will you do if h​is buddy is near by and is going to cut your throat?  Self Defense is not 1 ​dimensional. You are also not going to press a point and finish the fight.

You need to strike the correct place, the correct way and fortunately there are MANY such places on the body. Your root art training should be able to get you there! If not you need a new system.

There are also many systems out there and teacher who want this kind of information, but do not wish to commit to a full study of the science of pressure point self defense to get it. I have a solution for this! Back in 2017 I released a book called Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts which teaches how to knockout someone out with ONE HIT pressure points.

Follow the link below and read more about this eBook!

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below. He is a link also to another great self defense oriented post on the 13 Misconceptions of Knife Attacks. Please share our content on social media with like minded martial arts friends.

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu

​Teaching Kyusho Jitsu

Teaching Kyusho Jitsu in your Dojo

Teaching Kyusho Jitsu in your Dojo

Being successful ​teaching Kyusho Jitsu is a challenge at the least. Now I am not referring to being on the floor actually doing the teaching. I am referring to filling the classroom so you can teach. The business world is typically not what most martial artist or school owner expect.  Success come from seeing things differently.

"My Business is Different"

Well no, it is NOT!  Business is business and people purchase, subscribe or enroll for very specific reasons. When you understand these reasons you are on the right path. Then you need to get people attention, which is getting to be more and more challenging every day. We are so bombarded by things today we often see NOTHING

Now I am going to offer you a leg up!

Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu for Fun and Profit

I am in the process of writing and releasing very soon an new eBook that will go into great details how to successfully promote and conduct Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups or Seminars. However the information can be applied to any business.  If you follow the link below you can learn all about this essential new eBook!

Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification

The mandate of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance is teaching and promoting the art of Kyusho Jitsu. Right now you have a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and become a certified Kyusho Jitsu Instructor for a FRACTION of the usual cost. Follow the link below. It will give you all the information on how to get started today!

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Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
​Grand Master Art Mason

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Using Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Using Yin & Yang in Self Defense is not as complex as it might appear to be. It does however require some very specific training and thinking to do so. On the surface it might appear that you just become the opposite of the attacker. This however is only a partial truth. Therefore there is much more to it. Aside from understanding this very important principle of novice Kyusho Jitsu you need to also understand the emotional side. How it all works.

Triple Warmer

This is the meridian of the body that is tied to the endocrine system of the human body. In other words the emotions. When there is a conflict, be it a "fight" or an "attack" the first meridian to be activated very intensely is Triple Warmer. Now Triple Warmer is ALWAYS active to some point, striking it also increases the activity. But controlling it thus requires some training. Once you begin to get a handle on it, then self defense becomes very successful. You need to be in control of your own emotions, and then can move between the various states of Yin & Yang. 

Is this possible? Yes it is! I have done this training personally for years, but I don't expect you to believe me. However if you look at Navy Seal training you will understand. That is "combat" and an extreme! But even those who fail that training come out much stronger and in more control. For the street we don't need to be so intense. 

How?

How do you do it? I will train often train my senior adults in the dark. Mocking attacks and defenses. Also great is multiple attacks. You begin easy because you are not trying to show the student they can't do it! This is a mistake many teachers make. You are not training seals! Success in martial arts requires time and perseverance then you ramp up the intensity. I often see instructors expecting too much, too fast. Slow and easy so the student develops, not quits!

I was when I was in Canada doing this about once per week. The results were astounding! I should someday do a video course on this topic. But play with it! Also take a look at the multiple attack scenarios of Systema. They have some great ideas!

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Next you need a SOLID understanding of the Kyusho Jitsu Principle of Yin & Yang. I have a great video that goes into this principle to a depth most teachers never touch!​ This is the most advanced Yin & Yang video on the market in my view. It sells for $25 which is a steal! But why would you pay $25 for one video when you can get the entire set of the 10 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu for $47! This is total around 6 hours of Kyusho Jitsu instructional video on these principles.

Follow this link and read more about this HIDDEN deal!

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also share this post and other content with like minded martial arts friends on social media!

Have a great day, stay safe and train vigilantly!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

Pressure Point Self Defense

​Pressure Point Self Defense

​Pressure Point Self Defense

The world seems to be going crazy therefore the Science of Pressure Point Self Defense become more and more important.  Now I am not going to bother to get political about this. But the problem is the people putting up with it, not fighting back. For me, here in Romania, in east Europe which is very safe, quiet and peaceful it is about protecting my own.

No matter what style of martial art you study it can always be improved and made more "street" and "combat" ready. It is is really just movement we learn. Beyond that there is knowledge to be added to this movement.  The rules change all the time, and we need to change with the rules. Why? So we can break them effectively!

​First are you new to the study of pressure points? The very BEST thing you can do if you are is join my 30 Day Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. This will get you started on the path. You don't need to chan​ge what you are doing, just enhance it! Fill out the form below and get started today!

Self Defense Today

As I have said the world has gone crazy and the face of self defense has changed. Today you are being WATCHED. Even more than you know! For most people this is insignificant, wrong, but insignificant. Until something goes wrong. Many people end up on the wrong side of the law because they defend themselves and the surveillance video makes them look guilty.

So how does pressure point self defense help this? It allows you to "mask" what you are doing by using the attackers body against him.  You are able to "hide" techniques and get maximum results. When you "clock" the guy you can look as if you are using "excessive" force. A neurological knockout is much better and very different in appearance! But for this you will need to spend a few dollars. Not much JUST $7.97 to get a 10 video beginners course that will really get you started! Learn more from the link below! It is ONLY the price of 2 coffees at StarBucks!

​Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

I love this quote from a Steven Seagal movie but it is true! "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind." There is nothing more important than you safety and the safety of your loved ones. This can no longer be guaranteed by anyone. So you must be vigilant and do the work!  Don't wait, get started NOW!

If you have any questions please comment below. Also share this and other posts with like minded friends on social media. In conclusions take a read of this post from last fall on the 13 Misconceptions of Knife Defense. There is a lot of great information here.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe, train hard and be vigilant!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason​

Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

What are Alarm Points?

What are Alarm Points?

Importance of Alarm Points

Importance of Alarm Points

After you progress through the novice learn of Kyusho Jitsu you discover Alarm Points. This is a special set of pressure points that have a direct relationship and affect on the organ they represent. But the funny thing is many people do not pay attention to them.

When you understand how Alarm Points work it enable you to get a much faster result using Kyusho theories and techniques. But as with all the other information, such as the 15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu they require memorizing and training.

I won't say using these points is a cheat, however the results are astounding. Below is an example of a body knockout done using an Alarm Point, which is GB-24.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about these very special pressure points follow the link below to a video of a workshop I did a few years back.

​There is a lot to remember when you study the pressure point science of Kyusho Jitsu. Therefore you really need the best possible reference! There are some great eBook available to do this. But having the information at your fingertips is far better. Checkout the link below and learn more about the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu NOW!

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also share our posts with like minded friends on social media.

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Grand Master Art Mason

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Things you Learn in Novice Kyusho

Things you Learn in Novice Kyusho

Things you Learn in Novice Kyusho

​The things you Learn in Novice Kyusho

Today lets talk about the things you learn in Novice Kyusho Jitsu. I don't think I have ever really made a post to specifically talk about the novice program. There is information on the course sites. But let talk about it here.

Novice Kyusho Jitsu

In a classroom setting, depending on how the information is presented this can take up to a year to cover. But it can also be done in a shorter time, depending on the teacher and the student. Now I have study groups in Canada that are once per month for 2.5 hours each. The course is about 30 hours of materials, therefore the course is a year.

However online, or via downloadable content the student has the control.

Basic Anatomy – Vital Points
   

  • 8 arm points
  • 8 leg points
  • Meridian and their destinations
  • Cycle of Destruction
  • Cycle of Creation
  • 3 Power Principals
  • What are pressure points and their locations
  • Striking elements
  • Chi exercises – basic and advanced
  • 5 principals of Kyusho Jitsu
  • 24 hour cycle
  •  Yin/Yang and location on the body. (Which organs Yin/Yang etc)
  • Stances
  • Striking Actions
  • Kata Breakdown

As you can see, there is a lot too it! This study will enhance and make more effective your current martial arts system or style!

Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course

​The courses I run in Dojo teaching this information are $75 per session (12 sessions) plus a grading fee of $300. I have been running these classes in Canada since 2006. They are always FULL!

But i have some awesome news! Right now I have torn down the wall to learning the science of Kyusho Jitsu via downloadable course. The Novice Kyusho Jitsu Study Course can be yours right now for a fraction of the cost! The regular price is $797, but for a limited time you can grab this for ONLY $67! (All inclusive including grading!)

Follow this link NOW to get your copy before the offer expires!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask in the comments section! Also share our content with like minded martial arts friends on social media!

Have an awesome day!

Yours in the arts,
​Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

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The Art of Teaching Kyusho

The Art of Teaching Kyusho

Teaching Kyusho

​Teaching Kyusho

I have to tell you I love Teaching Kyusho Jitsu!  Since martial arts is a pursuit of body, mind and spirit, with Kyusho being an intellectual and physical discipline, they just go hand in hand. It is great when you are conducting a class and the questions come up. Especially when they are challenging questions. Because questions help me grow and learn too! But for many people, there are BIG obstacles to teaching Kyusho.

Clearing the Path

Since the creation of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance I have been doing my very best to remove obstacles in way for martial artists who wish to teach Kyusho Jitsu. I have given massive deals on our Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Course over time. Actually right now the LEVEL ONE course is ONLY $97 with a payment option! But NOW I am going one step further!

New eBook!

Coming in the next few weeks is an all new eBook, putting on the table EVERYTHING I know about Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu! I have running study groups and doing seminars since 2006. And in the last 12 years I have figured out all the ways to promote and integrate Kyusho Jitsu into your school or system.

This eBook will give you all of my systems for success, having some fun teaching kyusho and making a profit doing it!

Take a look at the link below here and discover the master keys to Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu for Fun and Profit!

This is a business eBook and will also enhance your effectiveness in all aspects of Dojo operations.  If you have any questions please comment below, or email me. Also consider share this post with like minded friends on social media.

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

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

Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

What is Kyusho and EPS?

Kyusho and EPS

What is Kyusho and EPS?

What is Kyusho and EPS?

What does Kyusho and EPS stand for? I am sure you understand the term Kyusho which is the name for the science of pressure point self defense. However the term E.P.S may be new to you.

What is EPS?

​Simply put it stands for Element - Polarity - Striking Action. This term is linked directly to the study and attack of the meridians of the body.  Let's take a closer look shall we?

Element: Each meridian on the body is represented by one of the five elements. These are either fire, metal, wood, earth or water.

Polarity: Each meridian and the organ represented has a specific polarity. They are either Yin or Yang.

Striking Action: Because of the above information each meridian also has a "best method" of attack! These are slapping, vibrating, chopping, penetrating and grasping.

Pretty straight forward right? Yes but it all must be committed to unconscious memory so that you use the correct EPS at the moment it is required! Impossible? No, difficult yes. But it all gets down to how you train!

So Much to Remember

In the science of pressure point self defense there is so much to remember! I have been doing this a long time and I can still draw a blank on some information. Last year at the closing of a seminar I was teaching I drew a blank on an Alarm Point. I asked the host to refresh my memory.

But a quick reference would have been MUCH better! Take a look at this link and learn more about the ULTIMATE Kyusho Jitsu reference!

If you have any questions please comment below! This is the best way as it helps others too! Also consider sharing this and other content on social media. It helps greatly to spread the teachings. It is surprising how many have never heard of Kyusho Jitsu!

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts
Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

Grand Master Art Mason

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!

Please share this post and others like it with your friends on social media. This helps us to ​spread the teaching of Kyusho across the world! Also comment below with any questions you may have!

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

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