Self Defense and Kyusho Jitsu

Self Defense is a Serious Topic

Self Defense is a serious thing
Self Defense is a serious thing

I don’t think in our day there is a more serious topic that Self Defense. The world has gone kinda off the deep end lately. Perhaps it is just the 24/7 coverage, I don’t really know. But violence be it domestic or on the streets is a very real part of our reality.

There are so many products out there that even “make guarantee’s” of successfully defending yourself again any attacker. I hope everyone realizes that is a HUGE FALSE CLAIM. But they cover themselves with fine print that says “they don’t guarantee anything.”

There are so many martial artist today making the claim too. But the truth is, NO ONE can guarantee your safety even if they train you and put a gun in your hand. So let talk truth here.

No Guarantees ANYWHERE

I promote martial arts, and especially the science of pressure point self defense. Why?  Because you can get a predictable result when it is used correctly.  This means you need to have some training in a martial arts or combat / fighting system, study and train with the information, and apply it correctly. That is NOT an easy fix! But the safety of your family is worth it!

But don’t you think the safety of yourself and your family is worth it? I sure do! There is nothing more important to me than my family! You also must remember, fighting is not self defense. You need much more than a powerful right hook or side kick, you need to know where to hit, how to hit, and even why to hit!

Self Defense Issues

There are many reason people fail in a self defense situation. Here is a quick list!

  • They are not able to do it mentally
  • Size differences, weaker etc
  • Don’t see it coming, situational awareness needed
  • The attacker is too strong, on drugs, mental issues etc

Now not all of these can be overcome, but the study of a strong style of martial arts, with Kyusho Jitsu added to it is a game changer! Because of Kyusho there are things I KNOW will result from a strike, as long as I am able to deliver the strike. POWER is not enough, you need to attack the nervous system to be sure of a result!

This is why for Self Defense Kyusho Jitsu is a GAME changer! Wanna get started? Sign up for our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course below!

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Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance

Building the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance
Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance
Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance

Are you a member of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance? If you are not membership is totally FREE! I created the KJWA back in the summer of 2016 to support the students I had following my teachings. Today it is global and growing each month!

But why is it so important?

For one reason, it is all about the MEMBERS not me! Yes I am the head / founder of the Alliance, but I wish to service the Kyusho Jitsu World community and help them succeed in the art and science we call Kyusho Jitsu!

The KJWA is NON Political

I know you have heard that before, but with me it is true! I hate the politics involved in the martial arts world, and need to keep away from it. This organization is based on teaching, learning and growing, not giving someone “rank” or “special consideration” because they bring me in for a seminar. Yes I do want to do a seminar for you, but I will not grant special privilege because of it!  Everyone earns what they get!

Building a Teacher Base

We need qualified Kyusho Jitsu teachers who know what to teach students and when to teach it to them! Becoming a Kyusho Jitsu Certified Teacher will also help you to establish Kyusho Study Groups, do seminars if that is of interest and make some money doing it! In our Instructor Certification Course this is all explained in detail, and just how it all works!

Right now too I am offering an INSANE deal on everything you need to certify as a Kyusho Jitsu Teacher with us! I do mean INSANE deal! Check out this link for more information!

Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Information
Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Information
Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Membership

Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Membership IS FREE! Most organizations like this charge yearly for people to join, but we are FREE! Why? Because I want to tear down the barriers to you begin a successful journey in Kyusho Jitsu!

Here is a link to the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance website so you can join us, sign up for out newsletter and learn more right now!

Join the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance!
Join the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance!

Thank you and I hope to see you join us soon!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

About Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason
Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason


Kyusho Teachers Wanted!

Become a “Go To “person in Kyusho Jitsu

Kyusho Teachers
Kyusho Teachers Grand Master Art Mason London 2011

Yes it does take some work, but I am seriously looking to increase my base of Kyusho Teachers worldwide. Many times every week I get emails from people asking me “do you have someone in “this” area I can learn from?” And we all know, the best way to learn is in a Dojo!

When I created the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance I did so with the idea of building up a Kyusho Teachers base worldwide, where we could get the word out on this revolutionary system that makes any martial art more street effective! By creating independent Kyusho Teachers worldwide I am helping people learn, and also helping school owners and those who wish to be Dojo operators succeed.

Kyusho Teachers Levels

There will be a total over the coming months of 5 different Kyusho Jitsu Certified Instructor Courses.  Current I have 2 online for purchase, with Level 3 becoming available on November 1st of this year. Level 4 will be around the beginning of January 2018.

The idea of this is to create a “minimum standard” for Kyusho Jitsu Black Belts, as well as the teachers. So when we have, as an example a 2nd Dan Black Belt, we know he or she knows “x” at the vary least. Right now in the Kyusho world, from what I have seen knowledge is all over the place.

I did my primary Kyusho training for 12 years under the direct supervision of Grand Master Steve Stewart. I am ranked as a Level Five instructor under his system, which is also a DKI Certified System, which at the time make me the most qualified to teach Kyusho Jitsu in Canada beside Grand Master Stewart. Now today I assume there are others.  The system I am setting up is of a similar design, as in Five Levels, but the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance is in place to help the teachers be successful in their goals.

Seminars and Study Groups

Under these programs as Certified Kyusho Teachers under the KJWA you will be able to organize and teach Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups, and book seminars for yourself anywhere you chose, all with the backing for the organization. You will appear in our database so people can find you and contact you about Kyusho!

Now as part of the launch of the Kyusho Jitsu Level 3 Instructor Certification Program I am “tearing down” the cost barrier to entry! These courses normally sell for $997 each! I paid that for each of my certification levels and $1500 for Level Five! (plus classes). This was the BEST money I ever spent!

However for a limited time I am NOT going to charge you this!

Right now you can purchase Level 1 or Level 2 for ONLY $97 each!

You can also Pre-Order Level 3 for $97! Here are links to read more right now or buy!

  1. Level 1 Kyusho Teacher Certification
  2. Level 2 Kyusho Teacher  Certification
  3. Level 3 Pre-Order Teacher Certification

But it even gets better! You can get 1 Level for $97, 2 levels for $150 or all 3 levels for $175!

If you are considering this option you must email me directly and I will invoice you for this! If you are just purchasing one level you can do so via the links above!

Here is my email address to contact me in regard to multiple levels. Email .

This offer of $97 will not last long and is sunject to change without notice so DON’T WAIT!!


Kyusho Instructor Certification Level 3

Kyusho Instructor Certification Level Three!

Kyusho Instructor Certification
Kyusho Instructor Certification

I am very HAPPY to announce that on or before November 1st 2017 I will be releasing the Kyusho Instructor Certification for Level III. This is for teaching up to the exam for Kyusho Jitsu 4th Dan Black Belt! This is everything you need if you are currently a Certified Level Two Teacher, or you are just looking to rank yourself and teach more to your current students!

Yes there is a Pre-Order!

As I always do, in honour of any new product being released I offer it to my students at a great deal for pre-ordering. Like the other Kyusho Instructor Certification Courses this will list at $997, but I am going to “make you an offer you cannot refuse!”

For the next little while I am going to SLASH the price of this course as a pre-order to $97! But it gets even better. I am also going to cut the price of Level One and Level Two to $97 also! Here is a breakdown and some links!

  1. Level One Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification – $97!
  2. Level Two Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification -$97!
  3. Pre-Order Level Three Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification -$97
  4. But! Any 2 for $150 or all 3 for $175! For this you must email me at

I do not know how long I will keep Level’s One and Two at this price! The Pre-Order is good or sure until the release of Level Three on November 1st 2017!

These are full certification course and this price will NOT be repeated!  Don’t miss out! Become a CERTIFIED Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Instructor Today!


A Martial Arts Enigma

Life, Love, and Surviving the Martial Arts World

Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts
Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts With my Children 2000

They call me the KING of broken relationships. This statement is referring to romantic relationships more than anything else, however it also can apply to other areas of life as well! I have been married twice, and have had a string of failed relationships, all while doing what I love to do which is train and teach the martial arts.

Learning to balance Martial Arts and Life

Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts Dojo 2001
Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts Dojo 2001

People who are involved in martial arts training find that it can quickly become an obsession. I trained when I began 4 nights per week, several hours at a time. My then wife was a martial artist, but the relationship tanked anyways.

So what is the point to all this? No I am not looking for sympathy as I am a very happy man! However it took many years of pain, issues with spouses, conflicts with family, working way to many hours to finally get things right!

I have been thinking about this book a long time. So coming in the new year is another work, that will e entitled The Martial Arts Enigma, balancing Love, Life and Martial Arts Business.

I think I am very qualified to write this one! In this book I will explain how I failed as a husband, but succeeded as a father. Failed while working for a large corporation, but created a Dojo that has been in business for almost 18 years.  How I managed to keep myself together emotionally while pursuing my dreams in the martial arts world.

Martial Arts Tournament son Curt on the left
Martial Arts Tournament son Curt on the left

I will begin the process of writing this book very soon. Right now I am in the note taking stage, talking with former wives and girlfriends for some insight.  Also discussion with kids and friends.

I want to create something that is NOT a biography, but a guide to help the martial artist, fighter and martial arts professional to balance this crazy world of the martial artist and real life.

The link below will take you to our eBook website where you can preorder this work if you wish! As usual there is a savings doing so!

Check it out now!

A Martial Arts Enigma
A Martial Arts Enigma

About the Author Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason
Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason


Kyusho Jitsu Principles Video Series

Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Principles

Kyusho Jitsu Principles
Kyusho Jitsu Principles

A few weeks back I was going through some of my older video series and found a few real gems! A series of 5 videos on some Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Principles! I had forgotten these even existed. So I decided to edit them and make them available to everyone for a limited time.

So what is in this Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Video Series?

Understanding and Using the Diurnal Cycle

24 Hour Diurnal Cycle
24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

In Video #1 on the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle which is a complex principle in Kyusho Jitsu which  goes hand in hand with principles like The Cycle of Destruction and Attack using Yin and Yang.  The 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle concerns the direction of chi energy flow in the body. This is then tied to each element by the meridian and then a time of day when the energy is at it peak. However the understanding of this takes some time, therefore this is a very important video!

Pressure Points of the Head

Pressure Points of the Head
Pressure Points of the Head

Video #2, which is not a Kyusho Jitsu Principle, however the Pressure Points of the Head are critical for successful self defense. These are touched upon during the Novice learning time, but become a very important focus during advanced Kyusho training.

Many of these points are Knockout points which only require a single strike to be effective! Now when I refer to single strike I am referring to a one hit knockout!  For more information on these kinds of points visit this LINK.

Microcosmic Orbit Basics

Microcosmic Orbit
Microcosmic Orbit

Video #3 on the Microcosmic Orbit is actually one of the Kyusho Jitsu Principle above 10. This principle is based on energy flow in the body and requires some work to implement. There are 2 different Micros Cosmic Orbits in the body both of which can be used to increase your own chi levels.

The Quadrant Theory

The Quadrant Theory
The Quadrant Theory

Video #4 on the Quadrant Theory is also one of the Kyusho Jitsu Principle above 10. This is also one of the most effective principles once understood fully. It is based on the idea that different areas of the body are “allergic” to other areas. Not this is not actually the case, however this is the type of reaction you get when applying the principle. The Quadrant Theory is way to increase the pain level of any technique to un-imagined heights!

Kyusho Jitsu Principle Cycle of Destruction for Emotions

Cycle of Destruction for Emotions
Cycle of Destruction for Emotions

Video #5 on the Emotions is a very interesting one! There is a Cycle of Destruction for Emotions and in this video I really get into it! The principle is fascinating to work with, however caution needs to be used with this one as it is very powerful!

Now for some really great news! I released these videos a few months back, for a limited time, until the new series is complete, and have been selling the set for $25.

But TODAY ONLY, in honour of the
Labour Day Holiday you can buy all 5 for
ONLY $9.97!

Follow this LINK NOW before the chance is GONE!

Kyusho Jitsu Principles

Have a fantastic Labour Day!

About the Author Grand Master Art Mason

about GM Art Mason
Grand Master Art Mason

Kyusho Jitsu Virtual Classroom

We have launched a exciting NEW option at Kyusho Jitsu University which is called the Virtual Classroom. The idea behind this is too teach a pressure point class via Skype in someone’s dojo or training hall. All that is needed is a laptop, a decent internet connection and a large TV monitor if possible!

Virtual Classroom
Virtual Kyusho Classroom

On Saturday September 16th we are going to be doing our first pilot run of this new program.  I have an advanced Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups at my Dojo in Windsor Ontario Canada and they will be the first group doing the test run with me!  From what I have been told everyone is very exciting for this event! It has been more than 18 months since I was last in the country, and as one of my last acts before leaving I did a pressure point workshop for them!

I will be working with Masters Riccardo Pappini and Louise St Jacques , Certified KJWA Teachers, to decide what materials I will cover based on where the students are in their current studies. I have the feeling I will be covering the Kyusho Jitsu Principles from 6-10 and perhaps even going into Alarm Points.  The time set aside for this class is 2.5 hours.

Kyusho Study Groups
Kyusho Study Group

After this session is finished I will be giving a report on how things went on the Kyusho Jitsu World LiveStream on YouTube. I have provided a link to the YouTube Channel if you wish to check this out!

If the students enjoy this experience we will likely repeat it every few months.  I am expecting this to go very well!

The idea and reason behind the “Virtual Classroom” is simple. There is a shortage of qualified and knowledgeable Kyusho Jitsu Teachers in the world and many Dojo owners would like to have the art and science of pressure point self defense as part of their curriculum, but they do not feel comfortable teaching the class themselves. I hear this quite often! So the solution is a virtual classroom. The bonus for the instructor / school owners is they can also make some cash for their school doing this!

As the idea catches on  we expand on it I will make seminars available the same way!

How can you learn more about hosting a Kyusho Jitsu Virtual Study Group in your Dojo or club? That is easy! Follow the link below to our website where you can find out anything you need to know. The site is still under some construction, however if you have a question that is not answered there you can email it to me directly! Email Grand Master Art Mason right here.

I am also planning on recording this test session and making some of the footage available so you can see how this will all work for you! Here is the link now for the Virtual Classroom information!

More information on Kyusho Virtual Study
Virtual Classroom

The art and science of pressure point self defense is a game changer when added to any martial art or combat self defense system. If you are new to Kyusho Jitsu consider joining our FREE Mini Course. All you need to do is fill out the from below and then verify your email and you are in!

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Self Defense Skills are Critical Today

The need for real effective Self Defense is more important today than ever before in our society.  Violence is escalating on the streets, each and every day. There is trouble in the school system with bullies and gangs. There are no go zones in our cities and countries. People have gone nuts!

Self Defense Skills
Self Defense Skills are a MUST

In some places there is even issues with police. It is time for REAL Self Defense Solutions.

Self Defense 101

Where to begin? I begin with the hope that as you are reading this you are already actively involved in a martial art, therefore are prepared to take the next step.  Most of all it is preferable you are in a self defense oriented martial art versus a sport version. However sport is better than none! Why do  say this? The reality of ring and street are very different, however your sport skills can be enhanced as to make your style effective anywhere! If you are not in a martial art check locally to get started.

Self Defense, the science of Pressure Points.

Next no matter what style you are training in currently you need to add the knowledge, the understanding of the science of Pressure Point Self Defense. This is called Kyusho Jitsu and it is a game changer. In this study you will learn to attack areas of the body, tied to the neurological system that will give a predictable outcome on the attack.

Here are 2 different ways you can start!

Both are great options, consider doing both, its a great way to begin!

Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts

The next thing to look at, which ties into the study of Kyusho Jitsu is understanding how Neurological Knockouts work.  Most important of all this knowledge can help you end an attack in seconds! Time is critical because the longer the altercation, the more dangerous it becomes.

Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts
Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts

For this there are also 2 ways you can go about learning.  my suggestion here is again to do BOTH.

  1. Free 3 Video Knockout Mini Course!
  2. Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts eBook

High Escalation Self Defense

The final item I am going to suggest in the post is dealing with a very DEADLY situation. In a violent attack on the street you are very likely to encounter someone armed with knife rather than a gun, therefore you need an advantage! Most of all you need to know you can protect your loved ones, because sometimes running is not an option.

This situation is far more dangerous than most people realize and a leading cause of serious injury and death! Right now I am about to release a NEW eBook with video content included on using the science of pressure point self defense in knife defense situations.

Kyusho Jitsu Knife Defense
Kyusho Jitsu Knife Defense

Kyusho Jitsu Knife Defense is the title of my new eBook. Right now you can preorder a copy for delivery later this month and SAVE about 50% over the regular price!

People really do need to become proactive today about the street violence we see daily in the news and on TV. Martial Arts training along with the addition of the art and science of pressure point self defense, Kyusho Jitsu is a game changer!

Self-Defense Toolbox
Add Pressure Points to your Self-Defense Toolbox

Fill your self defense tool box with the best possible training and information! You and your family’s safety is the most important thing!

Have a great day!

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The BEST Way to Start a Kyusho Jitsu Education

Kyusho Jitsu Education

Most people cannot walk into a dojo and begin training in the art and science of pressure point self defense. Why? Because there are very few really qualified and knowledgeable teachers.

Plus most people these days have a lot on their plates, and not much time to spare. Life in the 21st Century is complicated and noisy! So how do you get started, get your feet wet, without spending a ton of cash, and investing more weekend time you just don’t have?

EASY – Enroll in our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course! Now it is not really all that “mini” because over the next several months you will get an email on average ever other day with a new lesson. So I know you are busy! How do you deal with this all? Also easy! Make a folder in your mail program and move them there, then set aside 30 minutes to a week to read them, more if you have time, and then when you are doing your training work the lessons!

Now I have another suggestion also! Aside from the Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course head over the link below and grab a copy of my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Workbook. Right now I am offer this eBook for $9.97, normally $21.97! This is 100 pages of charts and information about getting started with Kyusho! How can you go wrong for 10 bucks?

Here is a link to my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Workbook

Novice Kyusho Jitsu Workbook in Spanish also.

Now, as I said join the Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. Just fill out the form below, verify your email address and you are good to go! See you inside the course!

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How Dangerous are Neurological Knockouts?

This is actually a relative question because it depends on the point you hit. Light touch for the most part in training is relatively safe. However nothing is perfect and here are a few things to avoid.

  • ST-09, ST-10 – These are tied to blood pressure and it best NOT to use them at all!
  • TW-17 – This one is fine for pressing, however a strike can result in a serious jaw dislocation or worse. Best not to strike in training.
  • TW-23 – I see this one used a lot. However it is very easy to damage the ocular bone with a strike here. That can have serious complications.
  • SP-21 – Dangerous point, best stay away except for real life street situations.
  • Free falls. I still see this far to often. Don’t let the Uki fall to the ground during a knockout. Err on the side of caution. Series head and neck injury can result
  • No one over 35 as a rule.

Aside from these points requiring some serious caution most will work well with little to no effect afterward on the person being KOed.

Above is an article done in 1997 on the results of some tests done that Kyusho is safe to train in.

Here is a LINK to my Understanding Neurological Knockouts eBook

Kyusho Jitsu when it comes to self defense is a “game changer!” To learn more about the art and science of pressure point self defense join our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course Below!

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