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The pressure point art and science we call Kyusho Jitsu is based on Chinese Medicine, some even on Taoist Medicine. There are many different theories in all these forms, however we subscribe and use the 5 Element Theory of Fire, Earth, Wood, Metal and Water.
In these theories the body is made up of all the elements, with one being a primary element. Now it is beyond the scope of a simply blog post to explain all this, it would take a lot of writing and time, however if you wonder about as an example “fire”, well your body produces heat right?
Now for our purposes and this is NOT beginners stuff, each person has a predominate element. It is tied to body structure, and personality. I am a “fire” element person, my son Curt is a “metal” element person, and Scott a “wood” element person. With time and practice body typing become easy. There are challenges to do it with today’s condition of people overeating and distorting their appearance that way.
I can recall sitting in a restaurant with Steve Stewart many years ago after a video session and having fun calling out the elements of people in the room. “Get a look at the gall bladder on that guy!” (Wood).
How does this translate to self defense? After time you begin to think in body types. You just do it all the time! So the attacker is going to get typed because he is there! An example I am a fire person, so attack me with water as often as possible!
Now there more too it then that, but it is advanced information. I touch on it in my advanced or master level eBook, but I don’t spend the time it deserves on it.
If you are interested in learning about this, and the many, many other things involved in Kyusho Jitsu follow the link below!
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I have been very very busy these last few days doing may different upgrades to not just our servers, but our memberships also. My latest was the addition of podcasts to our Gold Membership at Kyusho Jitsu University.
Now this is a REAL distance learning course, a way to get from beginner to master level in the pressure point art and science of Kyusho Jitsu, but also to obtain a Black Belt along the way if you chose to! The course has the same curriculum as the courses I teach in dojo, plus many extras to help make up for not being in the room together.
The podcasts will be used as a way to supplement the teaching, answer questions that the entire group may benefit from, plus much more!
Right now I am offering a One Month Free Test Drive of our GOLD Membership with no obligation to continue and no credit card required at sign up!
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My dream was to be a martial arts teacher and school owner. And I realized that dream in 2000 when I opened my own school after 16 years with my teacher, running locations for him.
But I soon discovered just how hard it really was.
Now I did not want a part time school in the basement of a Church. There is nothing wrong with that idea, but I wanted a full time business, doing what I love to do, and making a decent living doing it.
I had been in retail for many years before. Working with the public is difficult! But the martial arts biz is even more challenging! Not only do you have to provide a GREAT service to them, but you also have to MOTIVE them to get off the couch and come to class! After a hard day of work, that can be difficult!
Now that applies to parent of junior students too. WE often lost kids because the parents just don’t want to go out. So we needed high energy, exciting classes that provide great benefits to the kids so that mom and dad stay motivated to keep coming.
But adult students are even harder. Adult classes starting at 7 or 8 in the evening, well it takes some serious motivation to get things moving. Then I discovered Kyusho Jitsu.
When I first introduced it in class, especially with us being as focused on self defense as we are it was a big hit! The students wanted to learn more and more. Even in sport oriented schools and clubs, adult students LOVE self defense classes.
SO I decided to do a study group at my school and see how it went. I signed up 12 almost immediately and we began to do monthly classes on a Saturday. The classes were 3 hours and the fee was $60 per month.
With all the challenges of running a school, that extra $720 per month was WONDERFUL! That paid my personal rent! After the first year I continued with that group in advanced sessions and began a new Novice Group.
To this day, 14 years later I still have many of those students in my school, and in my groups. One of those first study group members is running my groups in Canada now!
How is that for positive affect and retention of adult students? What is funny is that I did not try to expand the program either. I just took 10 per year. There was so much more I could have done!
How do you become a Certified Kyusho Jitsu Teacher? Easy! You can either purchase the certification programs outright and get started.
Or enroll in our Kyusho Jitsu World University Diamond Membership Program.
Here are links to find out more about both!
Kyusho Jitsu Level One Instructor Certification Course
Kyusho Jitsu University Diamond Membership
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I had the RMATC schedule for Summer of 2017 as many of you know but had to cancel the event. There were many reason that I did so. However I do very much want to do this, and make it an annual extravaganza here in Brasov Romania.
With that in mind I am putting the idea back together for Summer of 2018 and I expect it will be an EPIC event!
Now this will be a Kyusho event obviously but I have had a few teachers ask about doing some seminars there in some of the systems they teach and train in! So there will many exciting things going on!
If you are interested in participating, or perhaps teaching a session visit our Facebook Page and subscribe to the events. Also please like the page too!
Now the name of the page is Pressure Points Canada, and I have not changed the name as to keep confusion out, and also to honour where it all began for me!
Below is a link to the event! I hope to hear from you soon!
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You do not need a credit card to register, nor are you obligated to continue if you don’t think it is right for you! This is organized learning to bring any student of the martial art to a firm understanding of the foundation of the art of Kyusho Jitsu, and then beyond to master levels.
This is a $29.00 USD value, plus you get bonuses of another$49 on top of this and it costs you nothing! Now I am not going to go into all the details here, but follow the link below to get all the information right now and register!
The other day I got a comment on an ad I am running on Facebook for the free kyusho jitsu mini course. It was that theory like this I am offering is of no use because you need to be in a dojo training it.
Now my response was not kind, becasue aside from stating the obvious, and I promote my product to “martial artists” who I hope are training, but this man to me proves he is a raving MORON.
Why you ask?
Have you ever been attacked with a real gun, a live knife or a baseball bat with intent to kill in a dojo? Of course not! So this idiot needs to get off the high horse, that he has no business on and just shut his ignorant mouth!
Ever great athlete in this world got to where they are in 2 different ways. One was sincere hard work, on the field, court, training floor or what have you. The second? They saw it repeated in the “theater of the mind.” where they always had success, always won, and lived the dream. One never happens without the other!
My response to him was that I have never seen a real knife attack in a dojo, but I have had it happen to me on 2 occasions on the street, where it matters, and I am still here! So talk about what you know, not what your uneducated opinion is!
Now normally I get ignore dickheads, but this guy was barely out of puberty and I get tired of these “clueless” people with opinions. His limitation can affect someone else and cause them to not believe in their own amazing potential.
He did not respond.
Wanna be a GREAT martial artist? You must train all aspects! The BODY in the dojo, the MIND with knowledge which is applied in the dojo and VISUALIZE your result! If you fail, then you keep training!
For my hundreds of students, get out and train the learning, ask questions and see your success in your mind. Leave the “wannabes’ in the dust!
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Something I have always noticed with many, many martial artist, and masters. They become unteachable! This is a sad reality, but it is not just in our industry, but really it is everywhere.
I have prided myself in remaining “teachable.” That is why I have been so fortunate as to have so much shared with me by some great men and women, in all areas of life! I am very wise because I know that I don’t know very much on a grand scale!
Are you teachable? If yes, then you also realize that the martial art system or style you practice and/or teach is NOT complete. None of them are! One day at a seminar I met Leon Jay. The son of the late Professor Wally Jay. Now Professor Jay founded an art called Small Circle Jujitsu which is very effective! Leon asked me what style I taught and then added “you know it is not complete?” I told him that was why I was there. He spent 2 days teaching me so much, aside from the seminar stuff.
He said “you are so teachable.”
Leon Jay is also a Kyusho Master. Now if you are one of those who see that everything we do is always in need of progress then you may want to look at adding Kyusho Jitsu to your current system. The beauty is you don’t need to change your movement, just increase awareness of what is truly happening within it.
Every system of old has pressure point usage in it. But it is waiting to be awakened by the motivated student and teach.
This is a really great article! I had posted it the other day on my Pressure Points Canada Blog, but the blog is down and “support” is not answering emails. But I will deal with that this weekend.
However this is an article on using pressure points in real self defense situation. It features a friend from DKI by the name of Dusty Seals. He is a Chicago police officer and can give an excellent perspective on things for you!
I have written about a conversation I had with Dusty at the training camp in 2011 regarding him dealing one on one with a man on PCP’s and that Pressure Points saved his life.
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You have probably notice that violence on our streets is on the rise. In fact it is becoming epidemic in proportion. The time really has come when you need to be concerned about the safety of your loved ones.
The problem with violent crime is that anyone can be a victim of it. Many times martial artists believe they are prepared, when in fact they are not. Why? Because the illusion that ring fighting skills will work on the street, when in fact they will get you killed.
Many years ago in my home town there was a TKD Black Belt, a very talented man, who did very well in competitions stopped a robbery of a woman in front of his apartment. Now this is back in the mid 70’s long before the sport surge in TKD that crippled it as a self defense art.
After foiling the robbery attempt he chased the man on foot to try to apprehend him. They guy ducked around a corner waiting for the wood-be hero and then gutted him as he rounded the corning.
One dead, misguided hero. Under the illusion he was prepared for a real attack.
Much of what is tough today is purely for competition and not real self defense. However the movements you do practice can be used for real defense, with a few changes being made.
The addition of REAL pressure point knowledge is the answer! Take a look at my eBook on turning Kyusho Jitsu Theories and Principles into REAL and EFFECTIVE self defense applications!
The link below will take you to our page to read more about this exciting resource! And as always, there is satisfaction guarantee!