Kyusho: Know your Limitations

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* Kyusho: Know your Limitations

Have you ever noticed that those who know the least argue the most? I know I see this almost on a daily basis. But, I cease communications anytime I encounter a "closet intellectual." Kyusho: Know your Limitations, it is good that these alleged martial artists do realize their potential as they try to impose their limited thinking on others. 

Why do I saw alleged? Because when someone is willing to argue a point to prove they are right I see holes in the stories. People lie to protect their lies. Recently I had some "closet intellectual" ask me about "fear" and how to control it. When someone asks this question I am always on guard.  This is usual a "baited" question. And in truth I am not the one to ask. You should be asking a psychologist if you have fear issues.

Pressure Points Don't Work on the Street

Now whenever someone comes with this question about fear we end up in the "pressure points don't work on the street" talk. This is where I cut communication and spam the address. Why? Because I do not have time for "closet intellectuals." 

Whatever you believe will become your reality, and the more limited your thinking the more limited your life will be. There are no exceptions. If you cannot target pressure points under stress this has nothing to do with pressure points. YOU ARE A FAILURE IN YOUR TRAINING

Kyusho: Know your Limitations!

Today we are dealing with some very BAD, limited thinking. Ideologies of envy and failure. "Oh this person has more than me, it is not fair." Do you know what a loser you must be to think this way? Make excuses for your lack of effort? Seriously! 

Failure is part of life and you will fail more than you will ever succeed. That is just life! And the most successful people in life,  be it in business, martial arts or any other aspect have failed more than 99% per of whiners will ever try!

If you have never failed it is because you have done nothing in life! 

Triple Warmer Overload

* Pressure Point TW-18 [Triple Warmer]

We have a serious problem in society today. Self Control is a thing of the past as people are ruled by their addiction to their emotions. Because you "feel" someway about something does not make it true or right.

And this addiction people have will always lead to more failure. Because the Triple Warmer Meridian is overactive. 

The reason is simple, under a high emotional state your ability to make an objective decision is gone. Instead you become easily manipulated by the narrative. Today people sound like robots as they spew out the current narrative they see on social media. 

Martial Art training is a remedy to this, but only if you actually quit making excuses and do the damn work! 

Check your Addictions!

So what are your addictions that are preventing you from succeed in Kyusho Jitsu, martial arts or anything else?

  1. How much time do you WASTE on Social Media like Facebook each day? Nothing wrong with using Social Media but the always being logged on is BAD. The average person wastes 144 minutes per day on Facebook. I limit myself to 10 minutes per day.
  2. Are you obsessed with politics? Have you lost friends over differences?
  3. Do you get very anger for no real reason? And do posts on social media upset your day? If yes stop reading them. I don't read my timeline. 
  4. Do you make excuses, blame others for your failures like the "left wing nutbags" tell you that you should?

If this is you, then perhaps it is time to forget the status quo and get back into the Dojo and training for REAL! Focus your MIND.

Stop the Excuses

Take a look at this image on the right. These are the pressure points on the right side of the head and neck.

The area of activation of each one is the size of an American Silver Dollar.

And there are a total of pressure points on each SIDE OF THE BODY!

Can you see why when some clown tells me that hitting pressure points is not possible I call him out as his training being an EPIC FAILURE?

* Pressure Points that Kill


Kyusho: Know your Limitations CONCLUSION

in Conclusion

Are you ready to stop making excuses in life?

Can you see whey I do not bother with these BAD THINKERS or "closet intellectuals" I speak of?  If you do the work pressure points WORK period!


No matter what some loser will tell you.

What is a closet intellectual? It is someone who knows little to nothing about a topic but their ego is so big they need to argue their expertise anyways. I'll bet today you know a lot of people like this!

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Deadly Pressure Point HT-01 [Heart]

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Deadly Pressure Point HT-01

The Heart Meridian, one of the most under rated of the 12 Kyusho Jitsu meridians on the body, and Deadly Pressure Point HT-01 is perhaps the more ignored pressure point on the body because of its location. But I can tell you the results of a strike to HT-01 are a fight ender, with the potential of it being a lethal strike

Deadly Pressure Point HT-01 - Location 

Deadly Pressure Point HT-01 is located in the armpit, AKA the Axilla. The contents of the axilla include the axillary vein and artery, as well as the brachial plexuslymph nodes and fat. The axilla is the space between the side of the thorax and the upper arm. 

Pressure Point HT-01 is located In the center of the axilla, on the medial side of the axillary artery, at the lateral inferior margin of the pectorals major muscle and in it's deep position the point lies in the coracobrachialis muscle. The axillary nerve is also present at this location.

* Deadly Pressure Point HT-01 [Heart]

Effects of Strikes to HT-01

What happens if you strike Deadly Pressure Point HT-01? Well let's take a look at this. A strike to HT-01 on the left side of the body will stop the heart immediately. This is accomplished with a little as a "medium" strike. This is also possible on the right side of the body, but not probable.

A neurological pressure point knockout will also occur immediately on either side of the body. A light strike will cause intense local pain and disorientation from brain dysfunction. Speech impairment will result as well as a very unstable emotional state.

Great physical damage can also occur in the area such as dislocation or the arm at the shoulder, permanent nerve damage, and possible rupture of the Axillary Artery or vein. 

In Conclusion

Deadly Pressure Point HT-01  CONCLUSION

As you can see this is another very dangerous pressure point and one that should never be played with. 

Access is not as difficult as you might think This is especially true with a taller attacker or if a front choke is applied

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If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment at the bottom of this article. This pressure point is also discussed in my article on 5 Best Combat Pressure Points.


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Best Combat Pressure Points

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I do not personally like the word "combat" being used in the martial arts. But that is because I am a man who believes words have meaning and cannot be interchanged because someone wishes to. A great example of this today is the misuse of the word "phobia." That means an irrational fear of. Because I disagree with an ideology or way of life does not mean I am afraid of it. Anyway, lets today look at the 5 Best Combat Pressure Points. 

So when I say the 5 Best Combat Pressure Points, what is it I am referring to? Combat is essentially a military term for engagement with an enemy. I do not consider the meaning to apply to martial arts because martial arts is about self defense training in peaceful times.

And that is OK. So the best combat pressure points need to be very specific. Therefore to the purpose of this article they mean pressure points with a very predictable result and no setup required. 

Best Combat Pressure Points

With this in mind I am going to provide you with a list below, and a link to a more detailed explanation of each pressure point. One of my students left my school back in 2006 to join the Canadian military. He commented of all the things he learned in training under me that the pressure point information was really the only part that translated and worked in hand to hand, kill or be kill combat.

I wish more people understood this.

#1 Pressure Point GB-20

Best Combat Pressure Points

The first pressure point on this list is GB-20. Why is that? Because of its relationship to the occipital nerve at the back of the head it is an excellent pressure point to cause massive brain dysfunction.

And as an added bonus it is a "blind strike" which means the person does not see it coming, and therefore cannot mount any real defense. 


#2 Pressure Point BL-10

Next is a very dangerous pressure point. This is Pressure Point BL-10. Perhaps one of the most dangerous pressure points on the body this one fits the criteria of Best Combat Pressure Points perfectly. 

BL-10 is also tied in with the occipital nerve and the brain dysfunction associated with this.  BL-10 is also a kill shot. Hit correctly you can cause damage to the brainstem which is right there, with very little tissue to protect it. 

It's position at the back of the head also makes for another important "blind strike."

Best Combat Pressure Points

#3 Pressure Point SP-21

Best Combat Pressure Points

Pressure Point SP-21 is located on the ribs, about center of the bicep with the arms hanging. The exact location is on the lateral aspect of the chest, on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space.

An intercostal space is the "meat" between the ribs which is a hotbed for nerves! 

A solid strike to this area can break ribs, cause lung punctures and has the potential to stop the heart. And its location at the weakest point in the rib cage is a definte bonus! 

#4 Pressure Point ST-09

Again we look at a very dangerous pressure point, and how, like the above this is a one shot kill. Pressure Point ST-09 is located right over the carotid sinus. The carotid sinus is a Baroreceptor, whose purpose is to detect an increase in blood pressure.

When it detects an increase, it sends a signal to the vasomotor center of the via the vagus nerve. This initiates a Vasodilatation, and slowing of the heart rate to lower the blood pressure to normal.

Striking the area will cause an immediate drop in blood pressure resulting in unconsciousness and potential death. 

The Pressure Point Stomach 5

Damage to the carotid artery and sinus are possible which if not treated immediately will result in death. This is a dangerous pressure point, but definitely one of the very best combat pressure points. 

#5 Pressure Point HT-01

* Best Combat Pressure Points

I have only written about HT-01 in my book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. However it is a very dangerous pressure point. The location is in the arm pit itself.

The pressure point is right over the top of the axillary artery  and therefore great artery damage is also done when this pressure point is struck.

A medium strike, especially on the left side of the body will stop the heart instantly. Lighter strikes will damage the shoulder and cause sever brain dysfunction. This is a fight stopper no matter how you use it. 

in Conclusion

I hope you found this article to be of benefit to you. I also hope my have given you a deeper understand of just how dangerous pressure points can be.

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Best Combat Pressure Points CONCLUSION

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Pressure Point BL-56 [Bladder]

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* Pressure Point BL-56

For the last year I have been writing articles about once per month on different, important pressure points on the body for self defense. Today I am going to look at Pressure Point BL-56 [Bladder Meridian] as well as BL-55, 57 because there are so very close together, and all extremely important. I will focus on BL-56 because it gives the best effect. However any of the pressure points in the calf can cause sever damage and end any assault. And a typical strike is going to be blind without intense training. 

Pressure Point BL-56 - Location

* Pressure Point BL-56

Located in the in the center of the of the gastrocnemius muscle, midway between BL-55 and BL-57 is pressure point BL-56.

The gastrocnemius muscle consists of a lateral head, a medial head, and their single tendon of insertion.

Each head is a thick muscular column, separated from the other by the back of the knee. As they descend, they come together.

The medial head is larger and wraps around the leg more towards the front than does the lateral head. The muscular heads end at or slightly above the middle of the leg, where they attach to their tendon.

The tendon descends and fuses with the tendon of the soleus muscle, which lies just beneath it, forming the Achilles tendon

The gastrocnemius muscle raises the heel, which lifts the body. It also assists, though minimally, in flexing the knee joint. This muscle group carries a tremendous weight burden making it susceptible to attack.

Effects of Striking

There are 2 basic methods of successfully striking these 3 pressure points in total. And that is either with a front kick using the toe, or with a heel strike. My personal preference is with a heel as this can be done from the position of being in front of the attacker.

The results of a strike are instant cramping of the muscle, which depending on the condition of said muscle will include damage up to and including massive tearing of the tissue and possible separation of the muscles from the Achilles tendon. Interesting the stronger the muscle, the more potential for damage.

Knockouts are also possible at pressure point BL-56 due to the brain shock that can occur with a solid strike. This is an excellent area to teach novice students in self defense training. 

In Conclusion

Pressure Point BL-56 CONCLUSION

A strike to Pressure Point BL-56 is a fight ender. No one can continue an assault with calf and/or tendon damage. Walking becomes impossible.

If you have ever awakened in the night with a calf cramp imagine that at a magnitude of plus 10. 

Over the last year these articles have been very popular. And they are also a very important part of the learning process. However to use such articles for reference can be a very big challenge. You need information like this all in once place!

Therefore have a look at my eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. This reference eBook which has been called the Gray's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu cover all 361 plus pressure points on the body like Pressure Point BL-56. Follow this link to learn more now!

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Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02

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Today I want to talk about 2 pressure points, and these are Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02. Like ST-09-10 I am discussing these 2 together since it is most likely if you strike one you will also be striking the other. I have personally seen the results of striking these pressure points therefore I caution you about their usage!

Location

Dangerous Pressure Point LU-01 is located below LU-02, 6 cun lateral to the Conception Vessel, in the first intercostal space. In the pectoralis major and minor muscles. It can only be accessed if the shoulders are back and the arms in a neutral or back position like retracted for a punch. 

Pressure Point LU-02 is found in the depression below the acromial extremity of the clavicle, between the pectoralis major and the deltoid muscles

Note that Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02 are both position at the top of the lungs. 

Effects of Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02

As I have stated, these are extremely dangerous pressure points. The first thing we must consider is that LU-01 is an Alarm Point. Alarm Points have a direct effect on the health of the organ they are associated with. In this case pressure point LU-01 is the Alarm Point for the lungs. 

A strike will cause an activation on the Lung Meridian on both sides of the body. If there are any lung issues with the person being struck they will be exacerbated. Triple Warmer will also be activated bi-laterally as well. The strike will cause extreme pain, and difficulty in breathing that can become chronic  if not treated.

Pressure Point LU-02 when struck can have a much more profound effect. First breakage of the collar bone is possible if the impact is sufficient. Extreme pain as well as a knockout are very likely. Death is also a possible but not probable from the strike alone. The danger comes from the potential long term effects to the lungs themselves. Sometimes the diaphragm will spasm and this is very dangerous if not treated immediately. I go over this in my Pressure Point Healing Course

In Conclusion

Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02 CONCLUSION

Learning about Dangerous Pressure Points LU-01-02 and other is very valuable. Knowledge can be very powerful when applied with training. 

The more you understand about each pressure point the better the result with be.

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Anatomy of a Pressure Point

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What is the Anatomy of a Pressure Point? Understanding this is essential of you wish to not just learn the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu, but also if you wish to be able to apply the knowledge. 

And application is where most people will fail.

What is a pressure point?

First we have to discuss exactly what is a pressure point. The anatomy of a pressure points simply this. A pressure point is a place on the body where an nerve ENDS. 

Or a place on the body where a nerve branches off in a "Y." Plus where 2 or more nerves intersect and/or cross over each other. This is also referred to as a nerve cluster

Pain and/or Brain Dysfunction will occur depending on which nerve is involved in the strike or activation and also what part of the body is involved.  The actual accessibility of some nerves will depend also on the body type of the person being used to train with. [or the attacker]

* Pressure Point TW-18 [Triple Warmer]

Striking a pressure point will result in anything from mild discomfort, extreme pain, and even unconsciousness up to and including death. 

How does this work?

Signals come from the brain flow through the various nerves to different parts of the body. However this is a 2 way path. Nerves also communicate through the nervous system to the brain to report all kinds of different information.

These are low level electrical signals, oscillating in both intensity and frequency to carry information. A strike to the area of the nerve will cause such a signal to occur. This signal reports damage or potential damage to the area. A strike will also if strong enough cause localized swelling and bleeding resulting in changes in Chi flow in the area. 

This change in Chi flow also has a direct effect on the electrical impulse travelling the nerve pathways.

What is Chi?

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The first thing the uniformed will say is there is no scientific evidence of Chi. That is a false statement.

While biology has no interest in the subject and therefore have not studied Chi, basic physics proves its existence. Electromagnetic inductance shows the existence of Chi. It however does not prove the purpose of the energy present, just its existence.

In acupuncture there is something called an EAV Machine that measure this the energy flow we call Chi. A strike to a pressure point therefore will cause a change in Chi flow, which will affect the electric signal in the nerve. 

How many Pressure Points are there?

When we look at one side of the body only, as meridians mirror on each side, we have 361 common pressure points. 

There are 12 Meridians on the body, each with a different number of pressure points on them. This does make learning a challenge, but if you follow the various systems I teach it is certainly not impossible.

There are also pressure points which are labeled Extraordinary Pressure Points. These add to the original number of 361. Included in all of this are Alarm Points, Associated Alarm Points and Special Purpose Points

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

That is a lot of digest I know! But I have provide links within the article to many of the keywords in the article to related materials This will help a lot!

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And I also suggest grabbing a copy of my eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. This book breaks down all 361 plus pressure points on the body, thus making the understanding of the Anatomy of a Pressure Point a little easier. 

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Learning Stages of Kyusho Jitsu

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I teach the science of pressure point self defense based on systems of learning. Or in other words a curriculum. The Learning Stages of Kyusho Jitsu are very well defined for anyone who gets involved in one of my Kyusho Home Study Course or Kyusho Jitsu University. And there is a reason for this. I focus on the way the mind learns and remembers.

Often times you will see Kyusho instruction that is all over the map. And there is also little actual information being taught. A lot of the time it is simply a "show" which makes the instructor look very good. How should learning be done?

Learning Stages of Kyusho Jitsu - Basics

You must crawl before you can walk and walk before you can run. Learning, the way the brain retains information needs to be structured. My novice or beginnings program is designed to give the student time to understand the basic principles of Kyusho. And these basics MUST BE TAUGHT and understood. 

Every time I see these bypassed the results are substandard. The learning stages of Kyusho Jitsu of the basics is below.

This is a lot of information. However none of it is cover in great depth until the student moves from Novice to Advanced. 

After the basic foundation is laid we can move onto more advanced study.

Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Study

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Alarm Points are the cornerstone of advanced Kyusho Jitsu Study

The advanced study is where we begin to take the basics and look at application. More information is also added in the from of another 5 principles. The memory work and theory from the novice course is built upon also. Review is critical for understanding!

The most important addition in my view is the learning of Alarm Points. These are almost like the a 16th Principle (I teach 15 Principles) and arguably the most important part of advanced learning. 

Development comes as small "enlightening" moments. You go from confusion and frustration to understanding. Suddenly things begin to make sense!

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

There is a very clear path to success learning Kyusho Jitsu.

There is nothing wrong with looking ahead to see what is coming down the road, as long as you keep focused on the work that must be done. 

How do you begin?

Most people will opt in for one of my FREE Kyusho Courses. And I suggest everyone do this! However if you want serious learning and information you need to grab my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course. This course has been around about 10 years now, and is highly acclaimed by its graduates. 

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Budo and the 21st Century

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* Budo and the 21st Century

The martial arts world is a very different place from when I began on November 10th 1984. 35 years ago. As more and more children were being taught the arts began to change their focus. Today in 2019 a discussion about Budo and the 21st Century is long overdue.

What is Budo?

In a very loose definition Budo is the way of the warrior. However this is an over simplification of the term. A better way to state this is the path of the unification of the body, the mind and the spirit which results in a "whole" man. A man of great strength, virtue through actions and compassion.

The full path of Budo is based on the teaching of the 8 Fold Path of the historical Buddha

This path was also responsible for the movement we know of today as the Natural Laws of the Octagon.

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Martial Arts & the Post Modern Era

The post modern era began after the second world war. While some will argue it began in the 1980 I tend to disagree. Post WWII was one of the most prosperous and joyous times in the Western Cultures. 

And it was after the 2nd World War that the martial arts made its first serious appearance in the west, most notably North America. And it did so via returning soldiers.

As time progressed and the "American Way" began to show itself in the training. The teaching of Budo began to diminish. In the 1960 the sport scene began to flourish with fighting greats such as Chuck Norris and Joe Lewis. Budo was still alive, but she was changing. And not changing for the better.

Obsession with Sport

The martial arts world today has abandoned the path of Budo in favor of money and short term fame. Fans cheer for blood as fighters addicted to adrenaline beat each other to a blood pulp. Cause damage that will last to the grave. And get cheers, and are adored by clueless fans thinking this is entertainment. 

* Budo and the 21st Century

Welcome to Budo and the 21st Century! The current face of the martial arts world. Blood-lust and barbarianism all endorsed and promoted like it is good clean fun. Sorry I do not see any value in this. 

Do you see anything that is:

  1. Right action?
  2. Or the Right intention?
  3. Right conduct?

Or is this simply a world once based on values, who abandoned all for the thrill of the moment, violence for the sake of violence?  Only proving how stupid people can really be when they smell money and fame? And yet we wonder why there is so much violence on our streets, especially with our youth. Truth is self evident.

Martial Arts is supposed to teach real values, improve society and create a better world of peace. I think Martial Arts in the post modern era is an epic FAIL, and Budo in the 21st Century needs to be revisited. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Can this path be altered? Can the martial arts world go back to a time when we stood for something important, something better? Of course we can. But the effort must come from each martial artist. 

Each teacher to spread the correct path of Budo to not just themselves and their students. But my being an example in life of what is right for others to follow.

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Martial Arts Training Body – Mind – Spirit

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The martial arts world has changed so very much since I was in my youth and began the journey.  Now this is only opinion, based on what I think. That does not mean I am right or this is true. My ego is not big enough to assume I am right.  So today we will discuss a little martial arts training, the body - mind and spirit.

Martial Arts Training - Focus


Today the focus of martial arts training seems to be on the BODY. I look at some of the amazing physical feats people can perform. I think this may have been part of the natural evolution. And self improvement requires great disciple. So these acrobatic feats, feats of strength and endurance etc are impressive.

But training beyond this seems to not exist. Why do I think this? Because many have said this to me over the last few years. Looking to see if I see it too. Martial Arts training has changed, but it is for the better?

Missing Links of Training

yusho Jitsu has been maligned for years. Actually I think it is a personal attack on George Dillman more then Kyusho. But again I could be dead wrong.  But one reason I see is that Kyusho is not a physical pursuit and people think it should be.  

It is a study of the mind. And honestly not everyone can do it. And today that statement will get me attacked. But it would not be the first time. 

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Not all people are able to do all things. That is not a reflection on them. I would make a terrible musician. Others are brilliant. This is called life and no ammount of political bullshit can change this. 

The issue however is that when someone does not realize that Kyusho is an intellectual entity, then they tend to just mock what they think they see. This is also goes hand in hand when we only focus on physical training and not mental training, expanding the mind. Our minds close and we become very opinionated.

Time has NO MERCY


The big issue with this focus on intense physical training is it is not sustainable! No matter what you feel about that. The body wears out, especially when you use it hard and without rest.  When we are young we never believe we will one day we will be old. That the body will falter and betray us. But time has no mercy.

I have a 5th Dan Black Belt in Taekwondo that I typically do not talk about. The reason I bring this up is I also did all the high, jumping flying fancy kicks. Today as I approach the winter of my life I have bad hips, bad knees and a severed hamstring. But the instructors in TKD do not tell the students what they have to look forward too! And this does not include the head injuries of today's competition!

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And sorry TKD people, there is much more to martial arts than fancy kicks!

Sometimes I wish I could grab the younger generation of martial artist and shake them. Tell them "your training is not even close to being finished."  Tell them to stop mocking what they are not mature enough to understand.  But I know they will not hear me!  

Secrets Kept

Many things have been kept from us by the masters of old. I have been lucky to have had people who wish to share these knowledge's with me. Things like Kyusho Jitsu and Octagon Theory.  Without this kind of information there cannot be a connection from the body to mind and then the spirit. And that is the ultimate goal.  If the mind is not properly exercised, then you only have the body-mind connection. And this connection is reserved only for muscle memory type of improvement.

What other issues come from this incomplete training? Loss of mental focus, inability to control emotions, and tendency to fall for extreme views.  Education today has become indoctrination in a viewpoint, with nothing of substance there.

In Conclusion

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Bruce Lee's quote "all knowledge is self knowledge." echoes in my mind. This is one of the greatest truths ever spoken. And martial arts needs to refocus on the Body - Mind - Spirit of training. Change its direction to what matters in life.

Hopefully this will happen in time.  Martial Arts training came from Buddhism, and the quest for self knowledge. 

Self knowledge is not about egotism, barbarianism and extreme views.

It is about the balance of the body, the mind and the spirit. But the path has no destination. It is the journey that matters. I welcome your comment below. If you are new to the science of pressure point self defense checkout my FREE Courses Here!


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Why Pressure Point Study Matters Today

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Why does Pressure Point Study matter more than ever before today? What makes it critical? Let's examine this idea and see what you think.

Bruce Lee proved to the world that size does not matter. He was about 5'6" of just amazing. And since that time many greats of the woman's world of martial arts have proven this also. Women like Kathy Long.  The only problem with the "opinions" the masses have on these amazing martial artists is they put too much consideration into their physical fitness levels.

And these levels cannot be maintained throughout life. 

Pressure Point Study - Getting Better with Age

When trained properly, in a "complete" or as complete as possible a martial art system, age will not matter, size will not matter, physical fitness levels will no longer matter.  However the issue is that there are very few arts taught today that are even close to what I am talking about.

And sorry to all of those who "think" high fitness levels can be maintained. You are dead wrong. And when you can no longer train that way because of age, health or injury your body will begin the process of packing on weight to protect itself. This is the reason many great martial artist will suffer from weight issues later in life. 

Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training



Martial arts training is Body Mind and Spirit.

Kyusho Jitsu is an applied intellectual study of the working of the nervous system of the human body.

Knowledge Kept from Us

The masters of old kept a lot of their knowledge hidden from western eyes. And I do not blame them either! Things like movement in the Octagon and Pressure Points were removed from their teaching. 

Were the arts taught still useful? Yes, especially when it comes to sport. However without adding the missing knowledge street defense depends far to heavily on fitness. And to my mind that makes them FAILURES. You are far more likely to be assaulted at 55 and a little overweight, than at 25 and the top of you game.

And the criminal element in society is not looking for a fight, they are looking for a target! Someone easy to handle and likely not to resist too much. 

Pressure Points Don't Work 

There are many uneducated people in the martial arts world today who will say pressure points don't work.

Why do I say uneducated? Because today people love to give strong negative opinions on things they know absolutely nothing about. 

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But this kind of egotism is the result of learning incomplete martial art system. Today many martial arts do not know the timeless "tenets" that they should. And while I am 100% in favor of free speech, and if people wish to talk in authority about things they know nothing about that is up to them. However I will call them on their bullshit.

If you have not studied in earnest with a qualified Kyusho Jitsu Master for a least a year, you do not know your ass from a hole in the ground. If you could not make a pressure point strike work, that is a FAILURE of your root art training. 

These are the facts and facts do not care about your feelings.

In Conclusion

Pressure Point Study CONCLUSION

Kyusho Jitsu training, and I mean really getting into the study can help to make you ageless. It can help turn back the hands of time.

Plus if an attacker sees you and decides you are going to be his next victim, he is in for the shock of his life. 

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