The Yin-Yang Symbol is one of the most misunderstood symbols we have today. It is very old and is taken on a very superficial level by most martial arts teachers and even many spiritual masters. For years I thought I understood it! But today I am constantly realizing how much there is to it! One of the issues of course with something this old is translations. Translations can be very self serving for the translator. So let's look at the Kyusho Jitsu Yin-Yang Principle and symbol.
But we see that all the time. So today lets take a deeper look. But this is only going to be the tip of the iceberg!
Kyusho Jitsu Yin-Yang Principle - Meaning
If you have ever been in a room with me you will know I have a Kyusho Jitsu Yin-Yang Principle & symbol with some Chinese writing on my arm. I did this many years before I had any clue of what they symbol meant. I also used it as part of my school crest. The reason I used it was first the symbol was and is public domain. And it also symbolizes balance. I was asked once by an old woman in China Town Toronto if I understood it. From my explanation it was obvious I did not.
However when it comes to understanding the Yin-Yang Symbol that is like saying the sky is blue!
Many years ago I studied to some extent the religions of the world. Often time when people do this come back believing nothing. That was not the case with me. It caused me to search more for truth. It also made me see the many lies about the ancient civilizations and the things we have been told about them. They were far more advanced then we have been told! But that is for another time.
Often times the Yin-Yang Symbol is looked at as opposites. There is truth in this. It does superficially represent the duality of existence. Example of this are:
Yin - Negative - Yang -Positive
Dark - Light
Right - left
Up - down
I know you get the idea. But in truth they are not really opposites because as an example there is no pure good, or pure evil. now religion will argue with me on that. However they do not actually have an argument!
The world, the universe is a cycle. Good travels and finds evil, evil faces redemption and leads to good.
Kyusho Jitsu Yin-Yang Principle Symbol - The Principle
Because opposites do not attract! Like attracts like. And this is a law of nature. Here is where someone will say "like poles of a magnet repel each other." In actually this is not what is happening. Putting like poles of a magnet together is like trying to separate the Yin-Yang itself. It cannot be done because you are trying to stop the energy flow! One cannot exist without the other.
Even the way in which the symbol itself sits has an affect. I talked about this in my Esoteric Kyusho Jitsu Video Series, and it will be a MAJOR part of the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project. The power of the Yin-Yang Symbol and what it represents cannot be over looked!
Below is a short video linking the Yin-Yang Principle to Body Mechanics
Kyusho Jitsu Yin-Yang Principle - Trinity not Duality
Only from a very superficial viewpoint can the Yin-Yang Symbol be looked at as a duality. It in fact is a trinity. It represent the extremes and the subsequent balance. And it is represented by math also. Specifically the numbers 3, 6 and 9.
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You can see here in this image the numbers representing each part. Do you see anything else? The position of the numbers?
This is important and powerful information!
It will beyond the scope of a blog post to explain all this! It really requires a video or a book! Perhaps both! The 3 numbers and the math they represent are very complex. And there are no other numbers like 3,6 and 9. Nikola Tesla stated these numbers are the key to everything and after much research I see his point!
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What are the 5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense? In fact most of what is being taught is dead wrong! It is based on the things people see in movies, therefore making it dangerous beyond belief. There is nothing wrong with practicing fancy gun disarms, and other techniques. However to think they apply to real life is fool hearty at best!
Back a few years ago I posted an article on the 13 Misconceptions of Knife Attacks. This article told the truth from a expert in the field. Today we will look at a different aspect, GUNS. Share these articles! They may help save a life!
This is a NO WIN. It is ONLY about survival, not being a hero!
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense #1
The first of the 5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense is the idea that you are somehow going to disarm the attacker and not get yourself or someone else shot! Back in the mid 90's my first instructor had his variety store robbed at gun point. He very famously disarmed the robber when he saw an opening to do so.
So why am I saying you cannot disarm a gunman? The ONLY reason my instructor was not shot was because the safety was still engaged on the firearm. Otherwise he would have had a hole in him. One thing to understand about this is, that if you have not been shot there is ONLY one reason! The gunman has not decided to kill you yet! The gunman is holding all the cards, you have none!
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense #2
If you grab the gun it won't go off! While there are some firearms this may be true for don't be foolish! It takes very little pressure to squeeze a trigger and the odds are no matter how fast you are you will be shot!
This is a VERY serious situation and you are not in a position to "see what works." The ONLY priority you need to have is to get out alive and survive!
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense #3
"The gun will recoil upward and so I can duck." While there is logic in this idea there is a lot to be considered! If the assailant misses you the bullet is likely to hit someone else who could be behind you! The object is to end this and escape without the gun going off so that the police can then deal with it. Plus, he can still shoot!
This gun would have fired long before it got to this position. If it did not kill you then it will kill anyone in the way!
This is FOOLISH!
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense #4
"If I disarm them I can use the gun." Yeah, well NO you cannot. If by some miracle you disarm the attacker and get the gun you legally become the attacker! This ideal is pure Hollywood and therefore a pile of CRAP.
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense #5
"I can fight back if the bullet does not hit a major organ" Yeah again NO. The moment the bullet enters or even grazes the body you will go into shock! You will not then begin to be able to fight back! Plus there will be a large loss of blood! The object is only to keep the gunman from shooting!
These are all really common sense. However common sense is not very common these days! So let's look at some logical ways to deal with things.
5 Misconceptions about Gun Defense - Solutions
The first step in this scenario is to understand if you have not been shot it is because the gunman has not decided yet to kill you! This is where your skills at de-escalation are paramount! You do train in deescalation right? You cannot talk someone down from this position, but you can find out what they want and do your best to give it to them!
Back in 2010 I had an incident I came out of OK because all they wanted was money. Had I tried to be a "hero" it could have gone very bad, very fast! I tossed the money to one side of the attacker, and I went the other way. This ended the conflict. There is more to the story then this, however time contains do not permit me going into it in great details.
The only opportunity you are looking for is escape! Then allow the police to do their jobs and deal with this!
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What do I mean by Understanding Pressure Point Science? First we need to define what science really is! It has nothing to do with main stream science today as this is no longer science but almost a religion!
1 n. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
2 n. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
3 n. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.
Recently TV star Neil degrasse Tyson made the comment "I am not a professional skeptic I am a scientist!"
Well actually no, you are preacher because science is all about skepticism!
Above is the real, correct meaning of the word. And today it is very important to use words with their correct meanings! Now the reason I bring up the above is because the science of pressure point self defense is all about asking questions, doing study and research. It is also about seeing what works and what does not work. And then looking for the results to be replicated with as high a percent as possible!
Understanding Pressure Point Science
There are many different levels of study when it comes to Kyusho Jitsu. As with any other kind of study. If you wish to advance you must do the work! For the beginners level there is a 10 Day Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course people can take. It is free for a reason! This gives the opportunity to try out real information and then see for themselves what works and what does not.
So how do I approach these teachings? I do so from a combination of eastern medicine and western medicine. Both side explain very well how things work, just from a different approach!
What kinds of things do you learn in this Understanding Pressure Point Science? First there are 5 Basic/Novice Principles that are covered along with anatomy! You will develop a great understanding of how the human body works and how to disrupt its functions. As you advanced you will develop skills in a total of 15 Principles! These 15 Principle of Kyusho Jitsu are the cornerstone of study!
So what do we do in the science? The first step is to learn, and of course memorize the principles and other concepts. Next you take that information on to the Dojo training floor and begin to apply it! At first for most people this is a challenge. Learning anything new is always a challenge! This is because at first we have doubts about what we are doing. But over time these doubts will fade and your work will show progress!
Also remember too, that is science is not a destination but a journey!This is something forgotten today! When you sincerely do the work, you will always get a result!
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The Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project
I am a fortunate man as I can focus on my passion full time. This allows me to explore and do real research that many cannot do because of job constrains, family and time. I do not fall into that category and can do what I love for a living. Therefore I often come up with and test new ideas and theories. And these lead to other ideas and theories.
At first for me it was the idea of something I called Meridian Theory. The concept that you really did not have to focus on pressure points as much as you do the meridian pathways. Then with this understanding I began to add my study of the ancient secrets of the Octagon to it.
it was from here that the idea of Quantum Kyusho Jitsu was born! The first step was then to create a video to give people a basic understanding of the foundational theories of Quantum Kyusho Jitsu. This was released back in June 2018 to rave reviews! I even was asked to teach it at the Romanian Martial Arts Training Camp!
You can learn more about the Introduction to Quantum Kyusho Jitsu from this link!
Then one morning not too long ago I awoke with an idea, a theory. I began to make notes and the idea for Quantum Kyusho Jitsu 360 was born! Below is a short video to give you more details.
Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project
And thus begins a new leg of the journey of understanding Pressure Point Science I am calling the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project! Below are 2 links. The first will take you to the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project page where you can learn more and signup for a special mailing list with project updates. The second is to Quantum Kyusho Jitsu 360 with all the information on that all new upcoming video! This is truly a revolution in Kyusho Jitsu Study and Research!
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What is the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project? It is a truly revolutionary look at the science of pressure point self defense! And the focus is to make learning, understanding, training and application more effective! The first stage of the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project was a video called an Introduction to Quantum Kyusho Jitsu. The feedback I received so far from the video was overwhelming positive.
We also spent about an hour on the topic at the Romanian Martial Arts Training Camp - RMATC RAW.
The Quantum Kyusho Project is about infinite possibilities. It is a look at the "natural laws"of the universe and how they can be applied to the science of pressure point self defense, as well as martial arts and the human body. Therefore this is truly a revolutionary look based on 20 years of research!
Stage One of the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project was released in June 2018 and is called an Introduction to Quantum Kyusho Jitsu. It uses the ideas behind the study of Quantum Physics to look at the electrical system of the human body differently. Understanding energy flow, polarities and angles to make Kyusho Jitsu and therefore self defense much more efficient!
The second stage picks up with the first video left off! Exploring the meaning and reason behind why circular motion in martial arts is so effective. And how it can be better understood, and therefore enhanced!
This second stage video is called Quantum Kyusho Jitsu 360! It will detail exactly how math and science can come together with Kyusho Jitsu to increase it's effectiveness with advanced understanding of angles and shapes and the numbers that represent them!
This is expanded work based on my study of the Octagon years ago!
Below is a short video to explain the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project in more details
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The final stage of the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project is called "Trinity." This is understanding the power of math and how it relates to not just life, but also martial art training and self defense. Learn more about Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Trinity now.
The idea behind all of this is to take an advanced look at how the Natural Laws that govern our world, how they apply to movement and how to use them in a self defense situation.
And yes, how mathematics works in these situations also. What is the benefit to all this? Well there are many! However one of the most important is to depersonalize the attack situation!
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What is the Kyusho Jitsu Mindset? Well it tends to be very, very different from the mindset of the average martial artist. Especially in today's world. Martial Arts study is supposed to be a journey of not just physical movement but true understanding of the mind, body and spirit.
Today it is more about how much money you can win in the MMA/UFC circuits, how famous you can become and who's face you can punch in.
Sadly in much of the martial arts world today ego rules! But for the real martial arts students, and we are all students regardless of rank, it is about learning, developing and a strong code of ethics.
So what is a Kyusho Jitsu Mindset?
The Kyusho Jitsu Mindset - Learning
The first part of this mindset is being eager to learn! Now I see a lot of this at first in the study. But over time this can dwindle off. Do people lack motivation these days?
Yes that is certainly part of it! Also many students want an instant result, without putting in the time and effort. Sorry life does not work like that! It never has! And no matter who says the opposite, they are just plain wrong.
There can never be a world with equality of outcome. All that idea does is promote laziness, shiftlessness and a broken society. So put that garbage from your head! It is a lie told to you by the corrupt! [Politicians]
Life needs to have meaning, and meaning comes from getting off your butt and doing something.
OK, now it is well known that Kyusho Jitsu in already present, or part of every traditional martial arts system. It was just excluded from the teaching of many of the masters of old! The reason can be many! Perhaps it is because of WWII, or even that the Asian cultures just never liked the behavior of the Western Martial Arts mentality.
Kyusho Jitsu Mindset - Self Development
Martial arts training and Kyusho Jitsu study is a journey of the "self." It is the most selfish of endeavors! Now also as part of learning, self development requires you put your ego aside, admit you don't do not know anything about anything, and open your mind for learning! Without that you will fail, and you will fail at just about every aspect of life too!
"The only true wisdom is know you know nothing." Socrates
Kyusho Jitsu Mindset - Ethics
Next we must all have a code to live by. Grand Master Joon Rhee was famous for saying that "martial arts without a code of ethics is brutality." And this is another GREAT truth!
The Tenets of My Dojo
I develop myself physically and mentally based on the martial art spirit.
And I will only fight to protect my life and the lives of others.
Also, I achieve my fullest potential in developing knowledge honesty and strength.
There cannot be a mindset of "trolling" like we see so often! The Bullshido people make me think of this! I know many martial artists love there work, but why?
Do you really need some group to tell you how to think? And that is what they are trying to do! They are an insult to the intelligence of every martial artist in the world. There mission is to show you how much they "think" they know, and how stupid you are and that YOU need them!
"This is "bull" that is "fake" and we know because this is our opinion!"
Do you see a problem with this alleged way of thinking? I don't need any group of self appointed experts in ANY field in life who think it is their job to ridicule what people do, or tell them what to think!
This is a major reason society is the mess it is! Media like Facebook and CNN telling people what their opinions and thoughts should be! Pathetic really. Whenever I see this kink of behavior I know the company in question lacks "ethics". Facebook is a prime example as now the truth of what they are doing is coming out. Yet they, and CNN are 2 of the best finger pointers in the industry!
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Kyusho Jitsu is a challenging study! You need someone to guide you through the process and actually answer the questions you have. You do not need someone to tell you that you are not ready for something. "If the student can ask the question they are ready for the answer" always holds true! So today let's take a look at the Top 3 Kyusho Principles for Beginners.
Top 3 Kyusho Principles #1
The first Principle I am going to talk about is one that everyone "thinks" they understand! However they rarely ever do! And I have since released a FREE way to learn this principle in a detailed video! Since then dozen have come to me and said "I had not idea it was so important!" What is this #1 Principle? The Cycle of Destruction!
Understanding the Depth of the Cycle of Destruction is "key" to Kyusho Jitsu success!
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This critical principle begins very simply with the memory work. However it expands to become a deeply rooted theory with amazing power! Now some people do not teach any of this any longer. Have you ever wondered why? In my new video RMATC RAW which is the recording of the Romanian Martial Arts Training Camp from this July, I go into great details on this principle of Cycle of Destruction.
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The second principle of the Top 3 Kyusho Principles is Yin/Yang. This is another very simply looking principle with amazing powers! So what does this idea have to teach us?
Well contrary to what people like to think opposites do not attract. Why is that? Because they are inseparable to begin with! As an example if you wipe out all the men on the planet, the human race will soon become extinct along with it. And no science will stop this! The same for female! One cannot exist without the other.
And today once again there are many instructors who no longer teach it! But the big issue is that Kyusho Jitsu is not a plug and play system. The more the student understands, the more questions they ask and get answered, the better they are going to do! At the Romanian Martial Arts Training Camp I taught in detail an important aspect of this Principle of Yin-Yang. That aspect is "female" and "male" energies! It will blow your mind!
At the RMATC I taught so much information. The attendees kept saying the same thing. "I love how you hold nothing back!" Top 3 Kyusho Principles #3 is not a normal principle. Rather it was the theme for the seminar. That is learning, understanding and using angles with Kyusho Jitsu. This is a MAJOR part of what Quantum Kyusho Jitsu is all about!
Being able at some point in time to look at Kyusho Jitsu from a mathematical prospective is imperative. And angles allow this! Now this may be being referred to as "Top 3 Kyusho Principles for Beginners" however all principles have foundational roots! The earlier you begin to understand something the better off you are!
So tell me, how far down the Kyusho Jitsu Rabbit hole do you want to go?
Like I have said I teach the "secrets" and "tricks or cheats" to make the science of pressure point self defense EFFECTIVE for all those who sincerely study!
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Are you looking for Real World Self Defense? Or do you assume your current level of training is enough? With today's proliferation of martial sport there is a dangerous illusion that has been constructed. And that illusion is that "if you can fight in a ring, or in a bar you are safe from street attacks." But the FACTS are, that this is very far from the truth!
You can be a REAL martial arts expert and master, and I know many, many such people. But their ego believes that somehow what they learned makes the safe. And the body count over the years proves them WRONG. I knew personally one such gentleman who interfered with a robbery and got stabbed for his trouble. Sadly he did not make it. Most of all his ego cost him his life!
Real World Self Defense vs Sport
I have stated my thoughts on sport and martial arts. I am not a fan, however that is not my point here. In a ring there is a certain mentality. This is one of WINNING and doing so with a certain set of rules. Back in my day competing these rules also included certain values which I no long see today. These men and women are great athletes, but it is always good to know your limitations.
This image is from UFC 131 in Vancouver BC. This might have been a great fight. I don't know because I don't watch.
However my point in the article is this is NOT what a real attack looks like. Nor does any part of this fight ever resemble a street attack.
What is happening here has a purpose and that is WINNING. On the street it is only SURVIVAL!
Winning is based on fitness levels, therefore performance and the ability to counter attack with the right move at the right time. Also the person who wishes to win the most often does.
Real World Self Defense - Martial Arts Linage
I am very hard on my own people. There is a very BAD view that somehow or another you are not truly a martial artist unless you have a direct linage to a founder of a style, or a high name master. This is the biggest pile of bullshit I have ever seen in something that does not tie to politics.
You cannot live vicariously via your linage! Many of these great master understood what Real World Self Defense means. However it does not mean their students do, or that the teachings still have application today! Students have a tendency to believe that their teachers knew it all! That is a very dangerous thought process!
Tradition is OK, as long as it does not become dogma. There must always be growth otherwise you are doing backwards.
What is Real World Self Defense?
Real World Self Defense is a combination of mentality and movement that provides a path to successfully defending yourself on the streets today, in a real attack. What do I mean by a real attack? When someone wants "something" from you and they intend to commit bodily harm to you up to and including death. That does not happen in a ring!
Most knife defense programs as based on the ideas people have seen from Hollywood. Such as someone holding a knife this way and stabbing down.
This is a BIG misconception of how things happen. It is OK to train the idea, but the student needs to know this idea is fantasy!
Many of these criminals have nothing to lose, and there is no one more dangerous than someone with nothing to lose! There are so many misconceptions of really happens in a self defense situation that it is alarming. What is even more alarming is that these misconceptions are being taught as factual! Now I am not saying martial arts teachers should stop teaching the things they do. However I am saying that they need to teach the difference between technique and application.
They also need to make sure that as they evolve their techniques into application that they have done their homework! Not made assumptions that they are right!
Real World Self Defense Solutions
Yes there are solutions for this problem! And it is NOT the systems that automatically come to mind! Learning them is great! However you need to develop a solid foundation in real world self defense skills and then integrate it into your current system. Yes this does include the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. However without a solid base in your root art for self defense Kyusho Jitsu will not be as effective as it could be!
This is where I give you Humane Pressure Point Tactics. This is a 4 level system teaching what really happens on the streets and how to be safe FIRST! It deals with escalation and learning to control any situation. I cover everything from the basics of dealing with a street confrontation to attacks with weapons and gangs. Plus the new Level Four covers the changing world to include mental illness and online stalking.
Depending on exactly what you are studying in the martial arts it is a good idea to always supplement this knowledge.
Now there is nothing wrong with the study of some of the extreme self defense systems that boast being combat oriented.
However, applying this knowledge the street under the wrong circumstances will cost you your freedom! Don't believe the "fear no man" and "defeat any attacker" propaganda!
The Kyusho Jitsu Down Block mechanically is the very same as any arts down or low block. But there is a a big difference in how it functions compared to the traditional interpretation.
To the average person seeing the block their thoughts will go to the idea that they are blocking a front kick. Therefore this is what most people think when they hear the term or see the block. However the Kyusho Jitsu Down Block has a very different interpretation!
Kyusho Jitsu the science of pressure point self defense exists in every martial art. It is an advanced part of all arts. However after WWII in particular the arts began to become watered down for consumption in the west.
Below is the traditional pattern Chon Ji from the International Tae Kwon Do Federation. Basic Kata with several Down or Low Blocks.
Kyusho Jitsu Down Block
As you can see this is a nice clean simple beginners pattern. It is very easy to see how someone would assign a down block as being to stop a front kick. The trick is to begin to see other things within the limits of the Kata, then to learn to apply them. So now let's take a look at a different Kyusho Jitsu Down Block interpretation.
As you can also see when the interpretation is done correctly there is no wasted motion! Now this is only one Kyusho Jitsu Down Block interpretation.
What is the basis for interpretation?
First you need to understand that Kata is not a performance or a dance. This is a modern day idea used because of how sport oriented the martial arts have become. In their true form Kata is a representation of "battle" with many, most of the techniques within being "DEADLY."
You also need to understand the anatomy of an attack. There are ONLY 3 attacks possible and it is the escalation level that is different.
Beyond that the weapon used is what changes. These are as follows.
Push - Someone comes up and pushes you.
Grab - The attacker will grab clothing, arms etc to stabilize and intimidate you.
Punch - when the attack comes to blows. The use of a weapon is the same as a punch because "impact" is the intent.
The Kyusho Jitsu Down Block - No Blocks!
The next thing you need to understand is that the word "block" is a BAD interpretation from the language of the root of the martial art trained in. There are NO BLOCKS only strikes. The brain will by reflex block someone come at it. No training required.
It is instinct to either move out of the way or use the arms to protect. This does not need to be taught. Using a "down block" for a kick is like using a screw driver to change your babies diaper.
Unless you are targeting something on the leg, like GB-31 as an example.
Here is an example of "bad translations or understanding."
My original Grand Master instructor, Mr Chung Oh was from Korea. While his English was OK, it was not great. In our foundation floor exercises he had an move called. Double Palm Downward Block, done in "back-horse."
For years this was called "back-horse." It was his accent, he was saying "backwards."
GM Oh was an amazing martial artist and instructor. He passed several years ago now. He is always remembered.
But because people do not ask questions, and consider these men to be "Gods" things are taken at face value, and therefore often misunderstood! And the "Double Palm Downward Block" was not a block at all, but a strike to the spine of someone trying to take you to ground, attacking the Associated Alarm Points and Governor Vessel. Done correctly the attacker would NEVER walk again.
Do you see how much has been missed?
I do not teach Kata Interpretation, or technique interpretation the way most martial arts instructors do it. The reason is that just "showing" someone what a movement can translate to or mean does not program the brain to use it. Instead I lead the student to see the meaning themselves!
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Learning Kyusho Jitsu is almost a calling. Once you begin to see the way things work you want more and more. I know once I attended my first Kyusho Pressure Point Seminar I was hooked. I could not wait for the next opportunity to attend again! But sometimes the seminars are not what they are supposed to be! And that can be an issue.
A Kyusho Pressure Point Seminar should be a learning experience! It should NOT be a venue for an instructor to book his next seminar! Yes we all hope that happens! But it does not happen as a result of putting on a demonstration, it comes from taking curious people and turning them into students!
Over the years I have traveled and taught many seminars. No where near as many as some of the high profile names. But with time I will get there! However the one difference I have heard time and time again is that I "really teach" the stuff! And this is very true! My focus is leaving students with things that can use afterwards. Not just showing them how good I am, but how good they can be!
Benefits of a Kyusho Pressure Point Seminar
For the school owner, the person hosting the seminar there must be a BIG benefit in doing so! I know one instructor in the USA who hosted a seminar with a very famous martial artists, and out of respect I will not say who as he has passed on, but it cost him students. The reason? A massive ego walking in the door of his Dojo, and a HUGE price tag causing disappointed students. That cannot happen!
The school owner or host is putting money on the line to do this! Yes he or she is looking for some financial gain, and this should happen. The event naturally needs to be well promoted! But when the presenter does the job correctly, giving a real learning experience the host benefits even more!
Why is that? The excitement caused by the Kyusho Pressure Point Seminar motivates students to come to class and train harder! This was how i build a school in Canada of so many adult Black Belts who stay and don't quit!
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I am going to upset a few people today, but a Martial Artist is NOT a Self Defense Expert! In fact most know little to nothing about the topic. They pretend to because they either won a few street fights in their day or some tournaments. Sorry guys, self defense is not the same thing! Now a martial artist can be a self defense expert, but this requires a different type of training and knowledge!
Now I am not saying that these men and women cannot fight, that is an entirely different subject, with almost no relationship between them.
Self Defense Expert - The Fight
I have great respect for fighters. I was an amateur boxer in my youth as well as a full contact and point style TKD fighter. However I discovered one day when I got into a situation I could not handle that there was a big difference between the 2! Yes it did have a lot to with physical skills, but much more of it was mental or psychological than anyone realizes.
You are in a bar with your "significant other" and a problem arises with another person there. Words are exchanged perhaps because you choose to defend the honor of the person you are with. So you take it outside! Depending on whether there are drugs and or alcohol involved the average martial artist will do very well here. But this is a FIGHT. There will be a winner and a loser, because their ego dictates there must be one! And no one is trying to kill the other, at least not in this scenario!
A man is stationed at a military base that comes under attack via ground forces. Without a weapon in his hand he defeats and kills an attacker. This is not self defense, this is combat. In the real world he would likely succeed in most self defense situations. However he will likely end up charged with at least manslaughter and end up with prison time for excessive force.
There is also a difference in the psychology of the attacker. In a military or combat situation the attacker is expecting a problem with the defender. On the street the attacker has chosen a victim!
You are walking out of the movies with your wife and child. 2 guys approach you and demand your money. As you are about to comply, becasue you are smart the situation turns violent. You must SURVIVE not win, and protect your wife and child. You were chosen because you appeared to be easy. And with the right kind of training, both mentally and physically you could survive this! But not if you think the championship you won last year, or your knife fight training will help you.
This is a different UNIVERSE and it is not even a parallel one!
Self Defense Experts - The Real Deal
Do I consider myself a self defense expert? That is a yes and no answer. I am still training and researching to discover the truth of our every changing world and the violence issues we face. They are not the same ones we faced 5 years ago even. Therefore while I am adept, I do not like the word expert.
Can anyone be a self defense expert? It depends on several different things.
Unless you have never been robbed, or attacked on the street it is pretty hard to relate to the situation. You need to have experienced the adrenaline when this happens
You must be trained in a system that focuses on simple and solid movements. It ain't Hollywood and Bruce Lee's movies were pretend.
You need to research situations with people who have been there. Learn how they did, what they did and how they survived the threat!
This is the beginning, getting on the path to becoming a self defense expert. But the lessons never end.
Becoming proficient at self defense or becoming an expert is a no ending journey. Situations change constantly and we must develop our skills accordingly!
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