How to Access Pressure Points


Access Pressure Points

Access Pressure Points

How do you access pressure points? I know you have heard that "pressure points don't work." Spoken by ever pretend "self defense guru" across time. So what they are saying is that hitting or striking the human body does not work? 

"You can't access pressure points on the street!" Another mantra of the clueless and lazy. So you can't hit the side of the jaw or face? You need to seriously look at your training dude! It is not pressure points that are a failure, YOU ARE!

"Pressure Points require fine motor skills and only gross motor skills work." Another training failure!

So you cannot palm heal the "temple" [TW-23] area? And forget getting a firearm as shooting is 100% fine motor skills! So is Krav Maga, BJJ and damn near all the martial arts touted as being "street ready." Funny how the haters are so uneducated in Kyusho Jitsu, but can talk like they have spent more than 2 hours learning.

But I am sure you get my point, so let's get on with the article.

Access Pressure Points

The first problem with people wishing to learn and excel at the science of pressure point self defense is often times their "self defense" skills can be low. Or they are relatively new to the entire martial art world and really do not understand movement as of yet. At first most martial arts teach linear movement, and they do so for a reason. But this needs to evolve into angular movement.

Linear Movement

When someone first begins in the martial arts they are taught "linear" movement. Someone will step forward and punch, the student will step back, block and then follow with a punch. Now this is DEAD WRONGbut we teach it that way for a reason.

You must first "break" the student of the things they think they know! Deprogram and reprogram.

And this method works! But it does take time. But then so does anything worthwhile. Pressure Point strikes here are very hard to do. Thus the failure I speak of above. 

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Circular Movement

Access Pressure Points Circular Motion

Next comes "circular" movement. However this while worthwhile learning is still very ineffective. Circular motion is what works in a ring. The person who controls the ring wins the fight. But on the street is is not effective at all. 

An attacker will not follow the lead, they will close the gap in a linear fashion and attack with all they have. If they are carrying a weapon like a knife you can watch yourself bleed after the cutting begins. If you stand and fight you may have a 10% chance of success. But ONLY if you are well enough trained. 

It is very hard to access pressure points or counter attack effective while doing this. Especially if you cannot get control of the attackers movement, and this is the purpose of this circular movement. 

Angular Movement

The only answer is angular movement. When the assault happens you move first, to an angle and counter from there. The "ideal" is simple, but 99% of martial artists I have found do not know anything of this, or can do this naturally. Therefore, without this motion an attack becomes chance and skill against skill. 

When someone attacks you they are committed! If they are standing jabbing at you they are not serious. They are playing looking for a fight.

This guy is a douche-bag, walk away. As Bruce Lee said in Enter the Dragon, "don't waste yourself."

Access Pressure Points via the Octagon

A committed attack happens very fast. The first line of defense is to move on an angle in the OCTAGON, then counter before the assailant regroups and moves again. 

When you move in the Octagon after the attack, pressure points present themselves like a smorgasbord. At this point things become very simple. takes time and serious training to get to this point!

And this angular movement opens up the most deadly of the pressure points and allows time to attack them. 

In Conclusion

Access Pressure Points Conclusion

Movement is everything in self defense, martial arts and the science of pressure point self defense. How to access pressure points? Like all things in life there is a path. I know Octagon Theories work because I have had to use them in real life. And the knowledge was there when I needed it most! 

Question for today. Who coined the phrase "in true self defense there is no body contact"? Do you understand what it means? Let me know here.

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Secrets of the Octagon

This eBook came as a result of the number of people requesting more information on the Theories and Secrets of the Octagon after completing my Humane Pressure Point Tactics Courses at Kyusho Jitsu University. 

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Kyusho Jitsu Schools


Kyusho Jitsu Schools

Kyusho Jitsu Schools

Martial Art Dojo's are everywhere! In my home town of Windsor Ontario Canada there must be 30 or so. And about 8 being full out commercial like my Dojo is. And Windsor is only 190,000 people! I have heard Toronto is over 450 commercial martial art schools. But when it comes to Pressure Point study Kyusho Jitsu Schools are a different thing. 

And there is a lot of room for instructors to expand into this program! Especially because it is NOT a FAD like other things Dojo's get involved with. Things like aerobic kickboxing or even the short term life of an MMA fighter.  Which on average is less than 18 months by the way.

Kyusho Jitsu Schools Near me?

One of the most frequently asked questions I get via email is, "are there any Kyusho Jitsu schools near me?"

And unfortunately the only answer I can usually give, especially in the USA is to go to George Dillman's website and have a look. I am working very hard to expand in the USA. But the numbers are very low, and there is so much opportunity. But no one cashes in! And this is a BIG opportunity! 

I have been asked over the years of creating a database of Kyusho Jitsu schools. But this is a daunting task, and the other organizations tend to be very paranoid and protective of their organizations. With over a million adults training in martial arts' world wide this is ridiculous! 

Therefore it is much better to work closely with motivated martial artists who are will to put in the time and effort to become Certified Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance teachers! From there we can make a solid database of REAL qualified Kyusho Jitsu Schools and teachers. 

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Kyusho Jitsu Schools - Study Group in Madrid Spain.

When I conducted my very first Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups at my Dojo in Canada I had not idea where it would lead me. I was ready to take on 12 students, for 1 3 hour session per month. I had 15 apply without any effort!

My Dojo was only a few years old and we were working very hard to bring in new people and really make our mark! I took 12 of the 15 students and added $720 per month to my bottom line each and every month. Plus my student retention rate for adults was less than 1% because of the additions of these classes! The industry average is over 10%!

And success running a martial art school is all about KEEPING students. I even have a book about it!

Become a Kyusho Jitsu Instructor

Over the years I have personally in the Dojo taught many excellent martial artist to the various instructor levels.

And I have a total of 6 levels. But for most people who are beginning this journey which is a step by step path you start at Level One. 

In these levels in which not only are you obtaining your own personal rank, if you do not already have it, and you are learning and qualifying for real success teaching Kyusho Jitsu Study groups or running seminars. 

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And all done in the privacy of you own home or Dojo via distance learning. Plus you will more than makeup the cost of the program in your 1st month of teaching depending on what you charge each student. Currently in Canada we are charging $75 per month for the study group. And the most important part is direct support from me personally and my staff in Canada. 

If this is something you think may be of value to you please FOLLOW THIS LINK now to read more about the Level One Kyusho Instructor Certification Course. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Jitsu Schools CONCLUSION

Deciding to become a Kyusho Jitsu teacher was one of the best things I even did personally in my 35 years in the martial arts.

Today in my Dojo Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts monthly Kyusho Jitsu study groups still run.

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Pressure Points That Kill


Pressure Points That Kill

* Pressure Points that Kill

When I write an article or create a new book or video I research to see what people are interested in learning about. Pressure Points That Kill are one of those subject. I have already done articles related to this topic like the 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points, or 5 Deadly Pressure Points. But the articles have never been complete. Today I am going to explain why and how you can really get the answers you are seeking. 

First to understand this you must realize that everything in the body is connected. Nothing is isolated from anything else. I once worked with a man who had a very bad heart attack after having some soup he was eating go down wrong. He had a coughing fit from it. Obviously he had heart problems. But people refuse to understand the connections internally.

Kyusho Jitsu has many "haters." And these are people who either feel "threatened" by the knowledge. Tried to learn and failed, or are just LAZY egotists.

And ironically that hatred effects their heart because of the reactions of the Triple Warmer meridian and its connection to the hypothalamus

* Pressure Points that Kill

Hatred can KILL YOU, just like a correctly placed, correctly implemented pressure point strike can also. But it is a complex subject.

Pressure Points That Kill - Should I teach this?

Now this article with get me emails about being careful about teaching this information. And the answer to this is YES I should teach this. Why? Because I have spent a lifetime researching people, how they think and why they do the things they do.

And keeping things, information from people is always a bad idea. Too bad the governments do not understand this! When you hide things, or make something "forbidden" you make people want it more. This is when you get someone who will misuse information. 

When you make it available, and given a a barrier to entry like having to actually work for it. Then you get the "right" people with the knowledge. Pressure Points that Kill is a classic example of this type of topic.

Deadly Pressure Points for Self Defense

* Deadly Pressure Points for Self Defense

With that in mind I decided to write a new book on the subject of pressure points that kill.

Below is a list of things the reader of the book would have to be to be successful in learning what I am teaching. 

Learning about Deadly Pressure Points


The person or student would need to be a practicing martial artist with a solid foundation in their root art. Someone at the beginning of their martial art journey simply do not know enough about movement, how to correctly strike and use the tools required to get the job done. A beginner who wants to use pressure points for self defense but does not wish to put the time in required should look at HPPT. This is a simpler, yet effective solution to self defense


Have a solid foundational understanding of the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. Without this the knowledge in this new book us useless!


A calmness within, the ability to perform under stress. This comes from hard work and proper training and no other way! 

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

You can, if need be, take someone life with correctly striking certain pressure points. You have a RIGHT to protect yourself with deadly force if required.

And a responsibility to do this also. Part of my student creed from my Dojo in Canada states. "I will ONLY fight to protect my life and the lives of others." I take this statement very seriously. 

As always I welcome your thought and comments. You may comment right here.

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Deadly Pressure Points for Self Defense

On July 1st 2019 Canada Day I will be releasing an all new eBook / Video compilation called Deadly Pressure Points for Self Defense. 

This book will not just explain how these pressure points work, but also how to move to access them and which tools to use to get the job done.

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Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories


Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories

* Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories

I am really surprised I have not written about this topic before. Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories is in a way a  misleading term. However I am a Kyusho Jitsu Pressure Point teacher applying the octagon theories to the science. So it works.

But Octagon Theories are not unique to Kyusho Jitsu. I was first introduced to these in 2000 and added this information to my root art of Hapkido. Subsequently changing it so much as to end up founded by own system because of it. 

About a year ago I wrote an eBook on applying basic Octagon Theories to the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. I expected it would NOT be well received. But it was! So I recreated HPPT Humane Pressure Point Tactics Certification Courses based on this knowledge. Today I will explain the importance of this information.

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories - Why is this Important?

That is the big question, why is this information important? Because for the science of pressure point self defense it allows better access to important pressure points, and provides better angles for attack. And this gives you a better result!

This is ancient information, based on the sword arts and updated to include the natural laws of both physics and biology. And not the modern day "political" version of these sciences.

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories are based on the idea of "movement"  and the universal laws that govern movement. Moving first to reduce the affect and danger of an attack and then countering the attack. It works when integrated into any root martial art system, including ground work. 

But this is an advanced study and requires much training.

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories - Origins of the Octagon

No matter what people like to think. Martial Arts training is the result of a time of peace, not warfare. Today, begin that war is a big profitable business there is much propaganda about war. It is also very common today to see soulless combat being taught as a martial art.

Most of it is honestly ineffective garbage well packaged for the consumer. The origins of the martial arts come from India and Buddhist monks who were disciples of the historical Buddha. They traveled to China and found the monks in poor physical health and therefore began to teach them the war arts, in a time of peace for health purposes. 

An excellent book to read on the history is the Bodhisattva Warrior which I will LINK HERE.

Philosophy of the Octagon

Being part of a Buddhist tradition the Octagon and its movement are based on a Buddhist teaching called the 8 Fold Path of Buddhism. it is believed if you follow the 8 fold path you can reduce the suffering of life, and make yourself SAFE!

It was this knowledge that lead to the ideas and theories of moment in the Octagon. And when you learn, understand and apply this movement you become SAFE from attack. 

But before we can get to the Noble 8 Fold Path we must discuss the 4 Noble Truths of life. Below is a brief explanation. This is an oversimplification, but will work for the purposes of what we are doing here. 

The 4 Nobel Truths

1) The Truth of Suffering. Life is suffering. We no matter how well we try to think and behave SUFFER.

2) The Truth of the Cause of Suffering. We suffer for many reasons but the one which is the root cause is desire. Desire is a good thing, however when it becomes an obsession because the desire is unfulfilled we suffer greatly. Then the tendency is to have actions that make the suffering worse.

* Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories

3) The Truth of the End of Suffering. Referred to in Buddhism as "Nirvana" this is the way life becomes when the suffering ends. I can talk for hours on what this means. But lets just say here that this is when life has REAL meaning.

4) The Truth of the PATH to end Suffering. The Path to Enlightenment, to the end of Suffering is the 8 Fold Path of Buddhism. This is the Octagon of life.. 

The Eight Fold Path

1) Right Understanding - Knowing that the 4 Noble Truths are indeed true and just the way life is. Life is a challenge to be overcome.

2) Right Thought - Thoughts become actions and then become things. Control of our thoughts is a must for a life with less suffering.

3) Right Speech - Speak only when your words are of value. Right speech means to avoid untruth, lies and gossip. These ways of speech only lead to more suffering. If you cannot speak the truth, then at least do not lie.

4) Right Conduct - To never fight to achieve self ends or do unnecessary harm. Right actions in all things. 

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories

You will notice in the image of the Dharma Wheel that its layout is the same as the Octagon we use in training.

5) Right Livelihood - Your work in life needs to be of value to you and your family. If your job does not give your life meaning and is a benefit to your family and the community, then it is not the right job.

6) Right Mental Attitude or Effort - Avoid negative emotions like anger. These happen to us all but staying in the emotion is a choice. As Buddha said "you will not be punished for your anger, but by your anger."

7) Right Mindfulness - Having a clear sense of one’s mental state and bodily health and feelings.

8) Right Concentration - Using mediation or prayer to keep the mind clear and focused.

The Eight Fold Path is also known as the "Dharma Wheel."

Based on these teaching an understanding of movement was created. But much of this information was lost to the world as the martial arts became commercialized. There are today only a handful or us with this knowledge or teaching it. 

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories

In Conclusion

Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Theories are a very deep learning. And it is beyond the scope of any article to teach it.

Plus if you choose to learn this, and add it to your root art as well as your Kyusho Jitsu training you must follow directions to the letter. 

If you add your own twist to things to soon, you will not get the results. This is the foundation on which everything I have been teaching for the last 19 years is based on.

Yesterday I released the first videos in a course on beginners Octagon Theories. I am expecting it to be about 4 videos in length and while the information will seem advanced to those who take the course, it is really only the beginning. 

Learn more about Kyusho Jitsu Octagon Principles and Theories HERE. Right now there is a special price. So do not wait!

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Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]


Pressure Point LI-20

* Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

It has been a while since I last featured a pressure point in an article. So today I am going to have a look at a favorite, that is Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]. Why do I like this one? Because it is a powerful pressure point of the face, that yields some excellent results if you access it correctly. So lets have a look!

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine] - Location

LI-20 is located in the nasolabial groove, at the level of the midpoint of the lateral border of the ala nasal in the quadratus labii superior muscle, in its deep position at the border of the aperture piriformis.

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

Pressure Point LI-20 - Effect

I have done several knockouts using this pressure point as the result is very consistent. This is not a dangerous pressure point, but because the meridian crosses the body (the only meridian to cross the body) the brain becomes very confused because of the strike. Pressing is also very painful! Especially if done while supporting the back of the head sealing at GB-20 or BL-10. The activation is in and down with 2 Way Action.

Sealing causes a disruption of energy where the energy remains in the head, mid skull. This bouncing effect causes an increase in pain. Leverage can also be applied in this situation to increase effectiveness as well. This is the body mechanics element of the activation of the pressure point. 

LI-20 is not a nerve pressure point like ST-05 is. This is an energy transfer pressure point. However it is in very close proximity to an excellent nerve pressure point is Extraordinary Pressure Points M-Hn-9.

However LI-20 is an excellent knockout pressure point because it crosses the center of the body. Anytime mid-line is cross this causes an issue or dysfunction in the brain which will cause confusion and a reboot if there is enough confusion. 

Below is a video of an LI-20 knockout I did a while back.

You can demonstrate the effect of a cross body condition by having the Uki with their hands at their sides. Strike a pressure point like ST-05 lightly.

Then have the Uki cross body with one hand, but the hand not touching the body. Then tap ST-05 once again.

You will see a dramatic increase in affect. 

Pressure Point LI-20 [Large Intestine]

This is caused by the "corpus callosum" and the fact that the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vica-versa. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In a grappling position this can be a wonderfully effective pressure point if you can keep your cool and access it.

But that is why we are training right?

In the knockout above, LI-20 would not be my choice of pressure points. However in that class I was teaching theories. 

These theories are an important learning tool in the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. This is because these teaching open the mind to see the possibilities available to it. This is how unconscious movement is created. 

Have you had any experience with Pressure Point LI-20? Or have you experimented with cross body movement? If yes please tell me about it here!. Of i you have any question please feel free to ask!

Self Defense Movement

Self Defense systems today are VERY top heavy. And there is nothing wrong with that, because it never hurts to learn more.

However in application you will quickly discover the issues of these systems.

Self Defense is NOT stand and FIGHT. II is about movement. 

Back many years ago I trained in a self defense system that was very effective right out of the box. The teacher, and he was a teacher not an instructor, told me the movements I used in my Dojo would not work.

Secrets of the Octagon

 He showed me what to do, but I could not stop doing what I had spent years Finally he said let's do a full out attack and I will prove your system does not work. The Uki attacked, I moved and countered and the teacher said "keep doing what you are doing it works."

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Kyusho Seasons of Life


Kyusho Seasons of Life

* Kyusho Seasons of Life

What am I referring to when I say "Kyusho Seasons of Life?" A long time ago people understood the seasons of life. Today, youth is valued higher than age, which is a critical error in thinking in my opinion. The season of winter is no longer honored in most cultures and what a sad situation that is. Wisdom comes from experience, not books, Facebook, Twitter or opinions. And the elderly are a wealth of wisdom and knowledge, if you listen.

Because Kyusho Jitsu operates in the 5 Element Theory from Taoism and Traditional Chinese Medicine the season because important.  But most people will never be able to understand or apply this knowledge. However, maybe a few will understand this article. Even if one person does, then I have done my job!

In our world, for much of the planet we have 4 season per year. In life because of the 5 Element Theory we have 5 seasons. And each season has an element. Let's take a deep look at all of this. 

Kyusho Seasons of Life - The Seasons

Spring - Wood

* Kyusho Seasons of Life

Spring is the Wood Element. And on a calendar begins with the Spring Equinox.

In life it is your birth. At this point in life your energy fields and meridian systems are growing and developing. 

It is a very difficult task to add an age to these seasons, because everyone is different. But for the sake of argument lets call this birth to 18. 

1st Summer - Fire

Summer begins at the Summer Solstice. This is logically people from lets say 18-25. Again there is not way to be accurate. This is the burning or fire within you to achieve and reproduce. That begins to slow down around the again 25. 

2nd Summer - Earth

The second summer comes when you begin to become rooted. Life takes on a less chaotic form and begins to settle down. Age wise this is from 25 to 40. Time frames today are very different due to the obsession with consumption we see today.

* Kyusho Seasons of Life

Autumn - Metal

The Autumn years of life begin around the age of 40 and run to about 60. Your direction in life changes and you begin to think on a more conservative manner. As you grow older you begin to see the need to save or conserve. Health begins to change and recovery from injuries slows down considerably.  If health has not been cared for in the younger years chronic illnesses begin to show. 

Winter - Water

* Kyusho Seasons of Life

I am entering the Winter of my life. Winter is 60 till death. And because our western culture has become so messed up people think this is a bad thing. It is not, it is a wonderful thing.  If you lived the seasons well winter becomes a peaceful time.

You understand how your body works and moves. And you feel changes in your health.

But only when you understand the season.  Old Man Winter is long and wise. I hope to reflect that wisdom.

Kyusho Seasons of Life -  Why does this matter?

So how closely have you been paying attention? Did you see this is the Cycle of Creation. Not all of Kyusho means destruction. This Kyusho Seasons of Life is about healing. And you cannot defend yourself if your body is in "dis-ease."

But in our fast moving, instant gratification world most have lost touch with this.  The Buddhist in my will give you the following quote from His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

* Kyusho Seasons of Life

The Kyusho Seasons of Life are about healing, as I have already said. And when you understand the Cycle of Creation and were you lie within it, you can then use this information to healing the body, keep the Chi growing and developing. And when the body is healthy, movement comes easy, and the body will flow within your martial arts training with ease and grace.

You can also see this in the levels of martial art mastery. When this is understood and internalized you have mastered the mind-body-spirit that we all strive for.

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

Martial Arts training is not a tough guy competition. It is not a forum to show off your skills to others. If you think that way I feel bad for you. You miss the purpose.

It is a never ending journey of the self. A journey to find balance and peace within. Balance comes from proper training, proper life style and proper thinking. 

What season of life are you currently in? How do you see this time, yor season? Where are you in your martial arts training? I would love to hear. Please comment HERE.

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Healing with Pressure Points


Healing with Pressure Points

* Healing with Pressure Points

One of the oldest arts in the world is that of Healing with Pressure Points. I am sure everyone who will read this article is familiar with acupuncture. Perhaps you have even had some done yourself. I have on several occasions and the results were amazing.  In fact my Kyusho Jitsu teacher GM Dr. Steve Stewart is a doctor of acupuncture. I event took a course from him back in 2012 on healing. 

But that is really not what I am talking about here today. Today I want to examine how important healing is to Kyusho Jitsu. 

Healing with Pressure Points - Balance

The first thing I will mention here is that really success with the science of pressure point self defense means balance. When are are constantly activating pressure points and meridians on your training partner you are doing damage. The damage often times does not show right away either. It can take hours, days or even weeks to appear. 

If you take your training seriously this mean that a lot of emotional energy is put into your work. And that energy can at times be very negative too! Why this this? Because we are human and frustration comes in when we train. 

And since we are activating pressure point, some of which are important energy centers we leave traces of this negativity behind. Not to mention the negativity of the pain the Uki will experience.  Therefore for balance sake, we need to heal the partner or Uki

Healing with Pressure Points - The Uki

Keeping your training partner healthy is a must if you want him or her to continue to work with you. Over the years I have seen some very overzealous practitioners who others just do not wish to work with. Most people have to go to work the next day! Therefore fixing the damage you do is a must! 

In this video below I will show a very simply, yet effective way to heal your partner from certain types of strike and joint locks. 

Healing With Pressure Points - Knockouts

One of the most important aspects of healing is when we are dealing with Pressure Point Knockouts which can be dangerous if not understood. 

Now I have "pet peeve" when it comes to knockouts. And that is when people allow the training partner or Uki to FREE fall after the knockout. I have had arguments with Kyusho instructors about this. it is reckless and stupid to do this!

If the Uki injuries themselves while in free fall you become negligent in the eyes of the law! Not to mention unneeded pain and suffer of your training partner!

* SP-06 Healing with Pressure Points

Have spotters to CATCH the Uki as they fall!

The next step is to revive or resuscitate the Uki. There are 3 methods I teach in my Kyusho Home Study Course and I find these to be the best. There are others also. Here are the 3.

  1. Head
  2. Lung or breathing
  3. Heart

And I will give you a video here of head resuscitation from my course. 

Bilateral Warning

One thing with regard to Uki/training partners health. When you are activating pressure point stick to one side of the body. Do not strike one side to the other. This amplifies the effect and will cause issues down the road. Always be safe!

Healing with Pressure Points Conclusion

In Conclusion

Healing with pressure points should be a major part of your training. And a major priority given to the well being of your training partner.

There is a lot to be said about all of this when working with an Uki, but it is just too much for one article.

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Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy


Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

* Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

The world has tremendous magnetic properties. Have you ever considered the POWER of the North Pole, or more correctly Magnetic North Pole, for it to influence a compass pointer anywhere on the planet? And therefore it is only logical that it has an influence on YOU as well. So today I am going to discuss Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy Theory.

As you train and begin to MASTER the science of pressure point self defense we call Kyusho Jitsu you begin to "Stack" together the various principles, theories and concepts of Kyusho with other more ambiguous theories like the Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy Theory. And when you do the results are amazing! 

So what are you stacking with Kyusho Jitsu Direction Energy? One of the basics, the Cycle of Destruction

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy - Breakdown

These are the directions energy flows. Each element flows from the corresponding direction.

  • North – Water
  • South – Fire
  • East - Wood
  • West - Metal
  • NW, NE, SW, SE – Earth

So how does this work? If my back is to the North, then "water" energy is flowing through me, to the Uki or attacker. Therefore I can use this, in the Cycle of Destruction against their fire. If my back is to the North then I begin the altercation with 3 elements present for my usage. 

The attacker has, or is in "Fire" if their back is to the South, I can quench their fire with this water energy also. But I am sure you are seeing what I am driving at! 

This is all very simple on the surface, but very hard to apply! However not impossible! 

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy - How I have used It

How close have you watch my knockouts on video? Have you ever seen me have the Uki turn around in the line? Whenever I am tired, and most of those older videos were filmed after 8:30 pm, or I am expecting a difficult time with the knockout I will make sure my back is to the North! Unless I am looking for a different effect!

What other principles can you stack with this one? Anything "Cycle of Destruction" based is the best place to begin! These are "stances" "colours" "Sound" and Alarm Points to name a few!

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Is this a powerful principle? Oh yes it is! Are you going to use it tomorrow?

Not a chance!

Yes you can certainly demonstrate it to your students, but we want to be at a level of unconscious application and that takes time! This is part of the 4 stages of learning or competence.

So how do you begin to use this one? First please do not put the cart before the horse! Make sure you have a solid grasp on the basics.

But there is a way to prepare, to begin to get started. Carry a compass with you at all times. Always know where NORTH is. then you will begin to think in directions. Controlling where you are in your environment. 

After time train yourself to know the direction by the position of the sun or stars.

So go back to your Dojo, or work with your Uki and give this a try. 

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

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Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing


Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing

* Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing

Sometimes there are arts within other arts. And when it comes to the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing is an art within an art. This is a very advanced principle and one of the most difficult to do with accuracy. 

But if you can figure it out. You will discover the "POWER" that lies in this understanding. 

As I know you are aware in Kyusho Jitsu we deal with the ancient 5 Element Theory. What this means is that every person is obviously comprised of each of the 5 elements. However each person has a "predominance" of what particular element. And once you can accurately and quickly perform a Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing you can apply the Cycle of Destruction and increase your effectiveness. 

Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing Breakdown 

i can tell you from the onset that it is beyond the scope of a single article to teach you how to do this. Today I will give you an outline, and you see how you do with it. But I will tell you some people are easy, While others are very difficult. And today with the obesity epidemic is is harder than ever to be accurate. 

So lets take look.

First we will look at the fire person. Now I am a fire person. But I hide it well with a beard. In this article I am only going to discuss the "physical" attributes, not the personality, which is also part of the equation.

Fire Person

  • Broad shoulders.
  • Muscular build
  • V Shaped head, with a pointed chin
  • Small hands and feet
  • Less hair on the head and body (Balding does not count)

Earth Person

  • Large body and head
  • Barrel chested
  • Distended belly but not necessarily overweight
  • Wide jaw

Metal Person

  • Triangular build
  • Lean Body but muscular
  • Strong authoritative voice.

Wood Person

  • Small head
  • Long face
  • slender build
  • Average size feet and hands

Water Person

  • Rounded shoulders
  • Out of balance features
  • Round body
  • Odd looking back

This is only as I said the TIP of the iceberg when it comes to Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing.

However these are the most predominant qualities and a great place to start. I would also like to note that it is almost impossible to body type a teenager. They need to be fully gown first. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing  CONCLUSION

I could really write an entire book on this topic. It is really that involved! 

So how do you get good at this?

Take these samples and start to study people. And take notes! When you think you have figured out someone body type, then write down everything else you see about them.

Especially pay attention to mannerisms and personality traits! As an example if you are sure your best friend is earth. Keeping track of his personality will tell you a lot! The next time you encounter someone you think is also earth make a comparison!

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From this information, what body type are you? What brings you to this conclusion? Leave a comment here and let me know!

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Special Purpose Pressure Points


Special Purpose Pressure Points

* Special Purpose Pressure Points

Today I am going to get into some very advanced level pressure point understanding. This is what I call "Special Purpose Pressure Points." This is truly master / grand master level knowledge. And it is beyond the scope of a single article to teach this information. But, I am going to give a brief understanding of these Special Purpose Pressure Points.

When you have become proficient with the basics, things like the 15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu then these Special Purpose Pressure Points will make more sense. Everything ties at some level into everything else. 

There are 361 Pressure Points on the human body. Each with their own function and purpose. Some pressure points have more than one function. And these are the types of pressure points I will be discussing in today's article. 

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Underlying Indicator Pressure Points

The first on my list today is what are referred to as "Underlying Indicator Points." When you understand these pressure points it opens up a Parthenon of possibilities for you. So what are these?

As you should be aware there are 12 Meridians on the body, each with their own relationship to an element. So as an example the Lung Meridian is a Metal Element Meridian.

On each meridian there is a pressure point which has a direct relation to a different element

As an example LU-05 is the Underlying Indicator Point for WATER. Therefore when activated water is added to the lung meridian.

This is an over simplification, but we are looking at the destructive potentials, not the healing potential which is what most people would be familiar with in acupuncture

Special Purpose Pressure Points

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Confluent Pressure Points

The next on the list is the Confluent Pressure Points. These pressure points for Kyusho Jitsu have a very powerful and important effect.  When activated they will cause a weakness to occur in a certain area of the body. Thereby making the area much easier to attack, and the subsequent damage greater. 

The Intercostal Space

This is something very important to the "death touch" of Dim Mak.

PC-06 [Pericardium] is one such pressure point. When activated PC-06 weakens the chest.

Therefore any subsequent strike to the chest, such as SP-21 will have a magnified affect as the chest has lost much of its ability to defend itself.  

There are 5 Confluent Pressure Points.

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Influential Pressure Points

This is another group of very interesting pressure points. These points when activated affect certain meridian and organ groupings. The points in these cases are activated by contact, but once contact is removed, the affect is gone also. 

This group of 4 pressure points not only has an effect on the meridian, but will cause illness under certain circumstances to an entire group of organs. An example is LV-13 which influences the health of all the Yin organs of the body. This is a very powerful pressure point that has a delayed affect on the body. Perfect in Dim Mak setups. 

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Collateral Pressure Points

The final set of pressure points in this grouping of Special Purpose Pressure Points are the Collateral Pressure Points

As I have mentioned before the Meridian system of the body is not as"black and white" as it appears to be.

The meridians are at the surface area of the body but in reality run far deeper.

After all they follow the nervous system which is more complex than we can imagine. 

This is a grouping of pressure points that connect at a very deep level to another meridian

Kyusho Jitsu Nerve Strikes

There are 15 total and these have an important relationship to the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle as well as Yin - Yang. This makes them VERY powerful for Kyusho Jitsu usage, but they are not easy to understand without a solid foundation in the basics. 

As an example LV-06 connects directly to the Lung Meridian. This follows the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle, as well as the Kyusho Jitsu Principle of Yin and Yang. Can you guess the result of activation? 

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

As you can see this is not only very advanced information, but also very fascinating! Using these requires a STRONG foundation in Kyusho Jitsu. 

Now I am wonder have I been clear in this article? Do you get the basic idea of what I am talking about? Comment here!

And all of these pressure points are covered in my eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. It is truly the Gray's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu. 

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