How do you know if you are ready, prepared to defend yourself in real life? Not in a “bar fight” but a real life and death attack when you have no other option but to fight.
There are those who say that pressure points don’t work. Too bad they know nothing about them!! Many of these men are high profile internet TV show type people. I love the term they use “retired”martial artist. Yep the world is full of those experts. LOL
But how do you know? Do you need stress training? Yes, certainly live stress training is important! But it alone won’t fix the issues. You have to look at how you feel, your reactions to what is happening in order to gauge how you are doing.
People who are adrenaline junkies will often do very well in a street situation. Well as long as they posses some common sense too. This is why a ring fighter in his prime will do well often on the streets, especially in a fight. But they ALWAYS get in trouble as they age and they can no longer maintain the conditioning they have currently. Ego gets in the way! But that is person to person.
Test yourself, what happens when you are startled? Do you step back or forward? Do you go into tunnel vision quickly or are you still alert? Each answer has meaning!
They say that you lose fine motor skills under stress. For many people that is true! But how about as an example an airline pilot? When something goes wrong, and it does happen more often then you realize. This is life and death and these men NEED their fine motor skills to make adjustments!
So it can be done!
It all comes down to your psychology and the psychology of self defense.
I am currently in the process of writing a book called the Psychology of Self Defense. Plus I am offer a great preorder price for anyone interested. You can read more below.
So what about Kyusho and the streets? Well there are places you can strike that will give you the maximum effect for the force you can generate, be it large or small. Plus no matter what anyone who “thinks” they know something may say when I strike a NERVE you will DROP. Either from the pain (unable to move the arm etc)or a knockout! This is biology and not a dream of a fighter to believe what he does is superior.
If you would like a little more information on this you can check the following 2 links.
I am not much for watching videos on YouTube, but the other day I came across Chris Thomas’ channel and watched a few. I love the channel! There was no self glorification, but I knew there would not be, just thoughts on the arts and training.
Now I talk a lot about the importance of Kata and its relationship to martial arts mastery and self defense. This video is excellent! Give it a watch ans subscribe if you like what you see!
For a little more on the importance of Kata, follow the link below!
I had a comment a few days back on Google + on a video which was “I can’t believe you defend this. I though you were credible.” That is paraphrasing, but close enough.
There are many reason people feel the need to comment in this manner.
It challenges their programming. When you see something that causes you anger it has violated your core programming. Programming may be correct, but most times it is not.
You are an egotist who read something negative online about Kyusho and are therefore an expert! These days this is a large percentage of people.
You have self esteem issues and failed to make the art work for you. “i was in a fight and it didn’t work”
Now I am the first to say that in the 90’s and early 2000’s the marketing for Kyusho Jitsu was terrible! Instructors making HUGE claims that seemed to be outrageous. But martial arts people have been doing that for 50 years.
All truth passes through 3 stages. They are as follows.
It is ridiculed
The violently opposed
Accepted as self evident
Why these stages, because people don’t want truth, they want to be right. That is human nature. So as Kyusho Jitsu students and teachers, how do you deal with this? “Become IMMUNE to the “good” opinion of others.”
What does this mean? It is opinion, and when unsolicited is WORTHLESS. Also do not engage and feed their pathetic ego. Kyusho is now between the 2 and 3rd stage. With time, education and proper marketing more and more people will stop feeling threatened and begin to do their own homework from credible sources.
Kyusho is a game changer for self defense, whether the disbelievers believe or not!
This is a question I have been asked on my Facebook page a few times. The answer is, as long as it is properly studied YES it is. What do I mean by properly studied?
Taught by someone qualified to teach it!
But that is common sense right? For the most part neurological strikes do not do permanent harm. And those of us who understand the science behind pressure point strikes stay away in practice from the danger areas. As an example I stay away from ST-09 and 10 because they are dangerous points.
This is why you need to be with some qualified to learn! The internet is full of people, as is the real world who have enough knowledge to be dangerous, but zero for common sense. Be cautious! One way to tell an excellent teacher is attitude. Is the learning about you the student or about the amazing things “he” can do?
In my last seminar in Spain I did not do any knockouts. Why? Because they did not ask me to! I taught the information they wanted to learn, I was not there to show how good I am.
All these things add up to common sense, but common sense is not very common anymore! Here is a little clip I swiped from Black Belt Magazine on Kyusho and Uki safety.
If you are new to the study of Kyusho Jitsu we have some great FREE resources for you to get started. Here are two to get you going.
I think I am crazy to offer it! Now in my dojo, or if I am traveling to conduct Novice Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups I charge each student $75 per session of 3 hours, and they are required to attend 11/12 sessions in order to be eligible to grade at the end of the year. When the year is finished there is a $300 grading fee. Currently I have under this method of in classroom teaching about 35 Black Belts at different levels. My time has value!
But right now, because it is Student Appreciation Month here at Kyusho Jitsu World I am making a promotion to get more “serious” students, ones who study hard and are HUNGRY for more information.
So I am offer my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course, which is a digital download of all the information taught in the 1st year of in Dojo sessions, plus my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Certification Workshop, which sells separately at $29!
ALL FOR ONLY $59!
Including the GRADING /TESTING when you are ready!
Now this special offer can and will be revoked without notice and the course will go back to the regular price of $797! Which is also a steal. Plus I even give you a 30 Day Money Back Guarantee!
You have to be crazy to pass this up!
Click below and read all what what is included in this offer and don’t wait a second longer!
I have started, as of August 1st a new series on YouTube called “Kyusho Question of the Day.” During the week I get a lot of questions from students and also those people just interested in what Kyusho Jitsu is about.
Now I do address the reply’s by email, but now I am also informing them to watch the channel for the question to be answered in video format.
So, do you have a kyusho question? Send it to me at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer it!
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My root art is Hapkido. So we do joint locks from the first class. I recall very well back in 84 when I began learning this awesome part of the art. I love self defense so this was exciting.
But as I progressed I discovered rather quickly that many times, especially on larger and stronger opponents the locks did not work. My instructor who was a larger and stronger man, with many natural talents never had issue with anyone. But me, at 5’10” and 175 pounds did not far so well.
But I did the best that I could do!
Then about 18 years later I discovered Kyusho Jitsu and a very different way to look at locks, throws and strikes. It honestly changed how effective everything I did almost overnight!
When I was younger my understanding of the arts was that they would work for anyone of any size. However after I started training I discover that this was just not the case!
Kyusho Jitsu changed that!
So what is Kyusho Jitsu really all about? Well below you can fill out your name and email and join our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course and started on the road to never ending improvement in your understand of your root art, and how it works in Self Defense. This is totally FREE and you can opt out at anytime!
If you have been in the arts for a while you quickly begin to see the HUGE egos. Men and women whether they have trained one year or 50 often believing they know it all.
I am in my 33rd year and I still have so much to learn!
But there is really nothing we can do about the egotist, except ignore them , which by the way they hate. I don’t have time for the closed minded.
But martial arts training really is about learning, when we stop learning that is when our life is coming to an end. Now as you know I have a great passion for the arts and pressure points in particular, but I do not know it all! However I wanted to find a way to give back to my students, especially the real students who are always asking questions so I created an new “series” on YouTube called “Kyusho Question of the Day.” Below is today’s video (August 2nd)
Now the very best way to see this series to to subscribe on YouTube, the videos will all be short as I am just answering the question. I will not be posting them all, but I will post some of the questions I believe everyone will benefit most from!
Back many years ago I offered a DVD set called the Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course. It was a basic course, novice in the art and science of Kyusho Jitsu. However it was not a certification course.
Now today I once again have a course like that one, however with more information, and also the option to certify as part of the course. The other main difference is this is digital download and not DVD.
Right now I am giving an incredible price on this for anyone who has been sitting on the fence thinking about doing this!
There are about 20 -21 principles in the art and science of Kyusho Jitsu. Some are stand alone principles, others are not. Below is a list of principles grouped in 3 sets of 5 up to master level.
Attack Along the Meridian
Attack Using the Cycle of Destruction
Attacking Using Yin and Yang
Attack Using Correct Body Mechanics
Attack with Tempo or Rhythm
Attack Using the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle
Attack Using the Correct Stance
Attack Using Colour
Attack Using Sound
Attack Using the Cycle of Emotions
Attack by Stacking Elements
Attack with the Minor Microcosmic Orbit
Attack Using Quadrants
Attack Using Directional Energy
Attack Using Vibration Energy Transfer (Changing Elements on the fly)
Plus there are another 6 on top of these! But I don’t number them after the fist 15, I just assign them names. Now some principles are stand alone, other relate to different principles but they all work together!
Now to truly become effective in Kyusho you need a basic understanding of all principles, then you find maybe 3-5 that really work well for you. Train in these until you no longer need to think about them and then add another!
You cannot do it all at once, you must do a little at a time. As the old saying goes, “how do you eat an elephant? A bite at a time!”
Below are some resources to help you out to learn all you can on the Principles of Kyusho Jitsu!