Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu


Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

* Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

Updated May 26th 2019 - IOS Now ONLINE! What is the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu? This is a project that began back in 2017. It is an online reference for the science of pressure point self defense. The encyclopedia will be a reference for information of all aspects of Kyusho Jitsu study.

Now the main idea of this is not for it to be an online website reference. This is completely different. The Encyclopedia on Kyusho Jitsu is about phone apps, for both Android and iPhone. 

What is in this Encyclopedia?

Here is a breakdown of some of the contents in this all new project.

  • Technical Reference for points, and meridians
  • Reference for Principles and theories.
  • Alarm Points, Associated Alarm Points, Special Alarm Points
  • History of Kyusho Jitsu
  • Information on Teachers
  • Terms with definitions for reference

And this is only the beginning! The encyclopedia will be a continuously growing resource of information about Kyusho Jitsu! All within a phone application!

Status of the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu

As of this writing the "Final" version 1.0 is available for Android Phones. It now downloadable from the website.

I am creating my developers account and made available on the Google Play Store very soon! When it it on Google Play links will be sent out to those who have purchased to update.

To the right is a screenshot from the App. This is the "Alpha Test" version but gives the basic structure of the Encyclopedia.

The iPhone App is now available for download also. Next week I plane to make my developers account here and make it available on iTunes, however a manual install is also an option if you do not wish to wait. 

If you follow this link you can read more about the project as well as watch a video that answers many questions you make have. 

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Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

This is a project I am very excited about. Because it will be an ongoing project that will included updated information on a continuing basis. Hence it becomes a great asset for every Kyusho Jitsu student and teacher!

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7 Proven Ways Learning Martial Arts Will Improve Your Health


Learning Martial Arts

* Learning Martial Arts

Today I have something very different for you! The article is called 7 Proven Ways Learning Martial Arts Will Improve your Health. And of course in this day health is something on everyone minds. This is a guest post written by Dr Charles Davies MD.

The word ‘martial arts’ strikes a chord in our minds, it is an interesting mix of physical activity routines that have the primary purpose of improving self-defense.

It is extremely beneficial and in this article, we will be focusing on the health benefits you stand to gain by choosing to get involved in martial arts.

Proven Ways Learning Martial Arts Can Improve Your Health

1. Improved Cardiovascular Health

Research has discovered that the best way to improve your cardiovascular system status is by involving in activities that exercise the heart. Martial arts are known to give some healthy stress to the heart just the way good elliptical machines do.

2. Complete Body Workout

Martial arts is a form of high-aerobic training that utilizes different muscle groups of your body. It improves your stamina, flexibility, muscle tone, strength, and balance.

3. Calorie-Burning

With the total-body workout martial arts gives, a high level of calories is burned with every class. Also, it teaches you discipline, so you are less likely to eat foods that aren’t healthy for you.

4.Improves Reflexes

Research has shown that martial arts can help improve your reflexes. It will also enhance faster reaction times as you get more involved. A better reflex and reaction time is needed for different daily activities like driving. A review done in 2014 showed that martial arts students have faster reaction times and significantly better balance with time.

5. Improve Muscle Tone

Martial arts has an amazing way of improving your body muscle mass. The more your body muscle mass, the more your metabolic demands.  Moreover, with more metabolic demand, you burn more calories each day.  It hence helps in preventing obesity.

Also, having a high amount of muscle mass will results in increased agility, thus it prevents you from falling as you age. Martial arts as being shown to improve posture.

In a Portuguese study, martial arts among the adolescent students showed they have better bone density than the control group. Having strong bones makes your bone less liable to breaking. This gives a good foundation for a future that is free from osteopenia and osteoporosis.

6. Improved Mood

Many Pieces of research have discovered that mood is improving by participating in a regular exercise routine. Martial arts helps in relieving stress and frustration.  It will thus help you stay happy. Endorphins are released during physical activity and they are more active in your body for up to four hours after exercise.

7. Improved Focus and Confidence

Martial art will teach you to be still and focused. One of the great benefits reported by martial arts students is self-confidence. Patience, insight, and calmness are prerequisites of Kung Fu. It reminds participants of the right attitude, frame of mind and virtues.

In research at Bangor University, participants of martial arts had improved attention, focus, and alertness in comparison to the control groups. The learning martial arts requires can help improve your attention span as well.

The exercise is involved in martial arts as a way of preserving mental function. Another study conducted in nursing homes among those who have mild dementia demonstrated a significant positive effect.

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Learning martial arts is beneficial to your body system as a whole.

It improves your cardiovascular system, mental and physical health. Apart from these health benefits, it will teach you a lot of lessons about life. It teaches one never to stop fighting for what one desires.

Guest post by Dr. Charles-Davies, a medical doctor who loves to share health information in relevant ways to help his society make better decisions.

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Kyusho Pressure Point EPS

Kyusho Pressure Point EPS

What is Kyusho Pressure Point EPS?

I have been remiss in my teaching for the science of pressure point self defense. My courses teach a lot of materials, including Kyusho Pressure Point EPS. But I forgot to breakdown exactly what E.P.S means.

Kyusho Pressure Point EPS - Novice E.P.S

Simply put at the Novice Level E.P.S stands for Element - Polarity - Striking Action. This term is linked directly to the study and attack of the meridians of the body.  Let's take a closer look shall we?

Novice E.P.S: The Element: 

Each meridian on the body is represented by one of the five elements. These are either fire, metal, wood, earth or water. When it then refers to Kyusho Pressure Point EPS we are considering the Cycle of Destruction. The cycle breaks down as follows:

The Kyusho 5 Element Theory
  • Fire melts Metal
  • Metal chops Wood
  • Wood penetrates Earth
  • Earth dams Water
  • Water Quenches Fire
  • So when you think about a meridian you ask yourself the question. "What is the element?"

    Which element is being used to attack which meridian within this cycle.

    Novice E.P.S:  The Polarity

    Understanding the Yin-Yang Symbol

    Each meridian and the organ represented has a specific polarity. They are either Yin or Yang. 

    On the human body there are 12 meridians total and 2 pairs of 6 with reference to Yin and Yang.

    Here is a breakdown of polarity

    Yin Meridians

    • Heart
    • Lung
    • Pericardium
    • Kidney
    • Liver
    • Spleen

    Yang Meridian

    • Large Intestine
    • Small Intestine
    • Triple Warmer
    • Bladder
    • Gall Bladder
    • Stomach

    Therefore when thinking about a meridian you would ask yourself "What polarity is this meridian?"

    Novice E.P.S: Striking Action

    Because of the above information each meridian also has a "best method" of attack! What is the correct striking action? These striking actions are slapping, vibrating, chopping, penetrating and grasping.

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    As a full breakdown we have the following

    1. Fire - Slapping
    2. Metal - Vibrating
    3. Wood - Chopping
    4. Earth - Penetrating
    5. Water - Grasping

    This then causes the question. "What is the striking action for the meridian based on the element?"

    Kyusho Pressure Point EPS - Advanced Study

    Kyusho Pressure Point EPS

    Well we can and do go a lot further with the idea of E.P.S than just the 3 in the Novice program. We can actually make this a large equation of questions.


    Yes that is correct at the advanced level we can use the above acronym! So why is this important? Because the brain works by asking questions. Therefore using acronyms like this are a big aid in teaching and successful learning!

    At the advanced level this is not always necessary. But it really does come in handy! So how about I break this entire acronym down for you. Remember this is all in reference to meridians.

    Kyusho Jitsu Factor - stance

    For the purposes of the article and advanced study I will now look at the second part which is S.S.C.T

    1) S - Stance. What is the correct stances to use in an attack based on the meridian element?

    2) S - Sound. What is the correct destructive sound to be used to attack the meridian element?

    3) C - Colour. What is the destructive colour for the meridian and its corresponding element?

    4) T - Time of Day. What is the correct time of day of activation in the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle for the meridian in question?

    Please note that each of these principles above is linked to a detailed article explaining how it works. As of this writing I have not done one yet on striking actions, however I will soon.

    Kyusho pressure Point EPS

    In Conclusion

    The reason for the entire idea of Kyusho Pressure Point EPS is to help with learning.

    The brain learns by association and that makes these kinds of acronyms very powerful. 

    And these tools greatly increase your odds of real success in the science of pressure point self defense.

    So my question today. Did you know about EPS before you read the article? Comment with a Yes or No! I hope this help explain the idea behind Kyusho Pressure Point EPS and how it works in helping you develop a STRONG and clear understanding of how pressure points work. 

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    Kyusho Attack Along Meridian


    Kyusho Attack Along Meridian

    Kyusho Attack Along Meridian

    I has been a while since I did a post about the 15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu. But today I am going to explain and give details on the 1st Principles Kyusho Attack Along Meridian [Attack along the meridian]

    The very basic idea behind this principle is to attack the meridian more than once. And as an example if you hit LU-01, in a perfect world you would then hit LU-11. But LU-11 is just not one of those pressure points that is very easy to attack. But you could have a thumb lock. However activation of the pressure point is not going to be optimal. But aside from that.

    Let's really get into this.

    Kyusho Attack Along Meridian - Beginner

    For the beginner the results you would be looking for is one that is "predictable". As an example if someone grabs your wrist and you strike LU-06 this will cause a release of the grip to your hand, as the attackers hand will open. The pain level they experience will vary with how tightly they were hold your hand. 

    Secondary reaction is the head coming forward and the front leg knee bending. Naturally this effect requires a decent strike using 2 Way Action. Below is a short video example of using this pressure point LU-06

    This effect can be further intensified if I was to strike LU-01 first. Now LU-01 is a VERY dangerous pressure point for several reasons. One of which is it an Alarm Point. However the example is all I am looking for here. 

    Plus if I hit LU-01 on the other side of the body, the effect will be even more intense!

    Kyusho Attack Along Meridian - Deeper Look

    The above examples are based on the beginner level and the idea of trying to cause pain or have a joint release. Pretty simple stuff.

    But a deep look would be to actually cause a prolonged effect in the meridian itself. When a meridian is activated it can remain so for up to 20 minutes depending on the severity of the strike. 

    Kyusho Pressure Point Activation

    Here is another example. This is not necessarily an example valid for street usage, just how the principle works. 

    You have a hold on the index finger. Stimulating Pressure Point LI-01 [Large Intestine]. Next to use a knuckle and strike into LI-20, which is the far end of the meridian. Following this will a strike to LI-10 will bring the Uki to their knees. The arm will become numb and it will be very difficult to open and close the hand.

    LI-20 Painful Face Pressure Points

    Attacking the 2 end pressure points on the meridian causes the energy to meet in the middle of the meridian. Then strike LI-10, which is the middle will yield a very strong result. This will also vary with the severity of the strikes to the various pressure points. And the resistance of the Uki. The more resistance the more pain/dysfunction. This effect can last up to 20 minutes. So in other works you can effectively take the attackers arm out of the equation for up to 20 minutes when this principle is used correctly! 

    In Conclusion

    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    These are the basics of the principle of Kyusho Attack Along Meridian.

    When this principle is stacked with other Kyusho Jitsu Principles like the Cycle Of Destruction and/or the 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle then the effects become devastating!

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    Pressure Point Conception 17


    Pressure Point Conception 17

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    For the last few months I have been doing articles on the various pressure points on the body. Today we will have a look at one of the pressure points that lies on a vessel. That is Pressure Point Conception 17. This is a HIGHLY Dangerous Pressure Point and should not be "played" with.

    Pressure Point Conception 17 - Location 

    The pressure point CV-17 is on the mid-line of the sternum, between the nipples, level with the 4th intercostal space. Pressure Point CV-17 lies on a VESSEL of which there are 2 on the body. This one being called Conception and the second being Governor. The Conception Vessel is the primary source of all YIN energy in the body. While Governor Vessel is the primary source of all YANG energy in the body.

    Both Vessels run up the center-line of the body with their origins in the groin area. Both flow up towards the head and come together in the mouth. This flow of energy is referred to as the "minor microcosmic orbit."

    Alarm Point CV-17

    Pressure Point Conception 17 is also an Alarm Point. A Kyusho Jitsu Alarm Point is a special purpose pressure point on the body that has a direct relationship to the organ in which it represents. In this case CV-17 is the Alarm Point for Pericardium sometime referred to as "heart 2".

    Pericardium is a "sac" that surrounds and protects the heart. It is a working part of the heart. You can read about the pericardial sac here

    Pressure Point Conception 17

    Being an Alarm Point in this case and its relationship to the heart also makes CV-17 a very important Dim Mak Pressure Points as it can be used for delayed death touch.

    Pressure Point Conception 17 - Effects

    As I have stated this is a VERY dangerous pressure points. The first reason is that the sternum can be broke very easily! Death can result from this breakage. This has happened many times in situations like car accidents.

    Striking this pressure point will cause an activation of the pericardium meridian bi-laterally on the body. And it will also cause a bilateral activation of all the rest of the Yin Meridians as well. A hard strike can cause the heart beat to be disrupted, which in someone with a heart issues could be deadly. A solid strike can cause cardiac arrest.

    Hitting CV-17 is a certain manner, in which I will not discuss here, can also cause a change in the functioning of the heart itself with the potential of damage to the nervous system feeding the heart. An energy strike can also damage the arteries in the area with the potential for an aneurysm to occur. 

    In Conclusion

    Pressure Point Conception 17

    I cannot overstate how dangerous this pressure point is. It can be used for setup for many different Kyusho Jitsu situations however it can only be touched lightly for this purpose as physical damage to the area can happen very easily. 

    You can read more about CV-17 and every other pressure point on the body from my boo Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy

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    What Makes a Pressure Point Deadly?


    Pressure Point Deadly

    * What Makes a Pressure Point Deadly?

    I have been for several months now doing extensive articles on different pressure points for self defense on the body. But today I want to answer a specific question with this article. the question is "what makes a Pressure Point Deadly?" How can someone be killed with a pressure point strike.

    So let's jump deep into this topic today!

    What Makes a Pressure Point Deadly - The Points

    I am not going to focus on specific pressure points in the article. I wrote an article back a little while ago called the Top 5 Deadly Pressure Points.  There is nothing mystical about pressure points. They are very simply a place on the body where a nerve ends, crosses over another nerve, or branches off like a "Y." 

    However because of the anatomy of the area, some pressure points are very dangerous, even deadly, while others have little to no effect at all! Today I will be explaining why certain pressure points are deadly, and the reasons why they are. This will also help you to learn to "map out" the body and know in advance that perhaps the pressure point in question might result in death. 

    Where is the pressure point located?

    This is the first element we need to talk about to address this question, what makes a pressure point deadly. 

    We can first divide the body into 3 different categories or areas.  

    1) The Head: 

    * Dim Mak Pressure Point BL-10

    Obviously ANY strike to the head has the potential to cause death. And this is because of the possibility of brain damage due to concussion, hemorrhaging etc. Depending on the part of the head the chances will vary greatly.  

    Many of the initial BLADDER pressure points are very dangerous because they fall in an area of the skull that can be damaged with little impact! In these cases death is not so much related to the pressure point as it is to the strength of the skull itself.

    That being said there are pressure points like BL-10 that can cause serious injury and death because of the pressure points association to the nerve, and the functioning of the nerve and related organs. One possible affect is the shutdown of the muscles in the area that protect the brain stem and the integrity of the skull to the spine. 

    An energy strike will have other effects like those explained here

    ​2) The Chest & Abdomen:

    Naturally when we discuss the chest area we immediately think of the heart and lungs. And the rib-cage which protects them. However here we have a host of nerves and pressure points that have a direct relationship to different arteries and vessels, as well as the organs themselves. 

    As an example we can look at one pressure point that everyone is curious about. This is Spleen 21. I consider this one to be the most dangerous pressure point on the body because it servers many different special functions. 

    But let's look at it purely based on the question, "what makes a pressure point deadly?"

    *Deadly Pressure Point SP-12

    "As you can see from the above diagram 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!"

    SP-21 is also located at the weakest point on the rib cage. A break in the ribs can of course puncture the lungs, which if not treated immediately will result in death. On the left side of the body a badly broke rib can also damage the heart or the "aorta."

    Spleen 21 also has a direct tie into the Vegas Nerve, which is also referred to as the heart nerve and can therefore affect the functioning of the heart itself. This can result in a drop in blood pressure, irregular heart beats or cardiac arrest. 

    If you hit outside the area of activation the result will not be as serious to the ribs themselves and will not affect the nerve.  The more accurate the more devastating the results.

    3) The Arms and Legs

    * Pressure Point LI-10

    The final area of interest is the arms and legs. For this example we will look at Pericardium 2 which is located  2 cun below the end of the anterior axillary fold, between the two heads of the biceps brachii muscle.

    Aside from tremendous and crippling pain when struck because of the radial nerve breakage or the "humerus bone" can result in damage to the artery and death resulting from bleed-out internally. 

    From a purely Kyusho Jitsu or Dim Mak standpoint this pressure point is less dangerous than the ones above. However if used in conjunction with as an example LU-03 has a direct effect on the heart. There are other much more dangerous arm and leg pressure points Like LU-05, and SP-11

    In Conclusion

    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    As you can tell this is a deep and complex topic.

    Kyusho Jitsu study requires perseverance, vigilance and HARD WORK. Then you will be able to get a real result!

    And you need to realize that results come with time!

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    Pressure Point LI-10 [Large Intestine 10]


    Pressure Point LI-10

    * Pressure Point LI-10

    When it come to self defense the arms are critical. Often times people will think only of the head and perhaps doing a knockout. However the arms are always the first part of the attacker to present themselves. This makes Pressure Point LI-10 [Large Intestine 10] of utmost importance. So let us discover this pressure point gem!

    Pressure Point LI-10 - Location & Effect

    Excerpts from Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy

    "One of the most popular and pressure points to access. Pressure Point LI-10 is located 2 cun below LI-11 on the radial aspect of the radius, in the extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus muscles. Located on the Large Intestine Meridian.

    * Pressure Point LI-10

    This pressure point can have a huge effect on the body. A strike straight down and through will paralyze the arm, and in some cases can potentially stop the Heart.

    Striking upward causes a shock wave to rise up the arm into the upper body. It will cause a knock out if struck hard enough. When used with ST-09 it has the potential for a deathblow!

    This pressure point will affect the entire Large Intestine Meridian, especially around the arm, neck and face.

    Hence the reason that ST-09 works really well with this pressure point.

    Again, when struck slightly upwards, the lower body will lose Chi and cause nausea.

    I have personally seen instances of diarrhea that can last for many days if untreated."

    Here is a short video with some information on application of Pressure Point LI-10

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    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    In Conclusion

    This is a very useful pressure point when it comes to hands on self defense. Pressure Point LI-10 also has its healing aspect when it comes to Lung Resuscitation also!

    While i can be dangerous, like all pressure points have the potential to be. This is a still a must learn for all martial artists interested in self defense

    Have you ever experienced a HARD strike to this pressure point? I know I have. This one works on everyone I have ever tried to use it on. What is your experience with pressure point LI-10? Tell us about it here.

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    Right to Self Defense in the 21st Century


    Right to Self Defense

    * Right to Self Defense

    In the USA the right to bear arms is under serious attack, therefore so is the right to self defense! But this is a global issue also! And in reality this should be an unquestionable inalienable right everywhere. But alas it is NOT.

    You see, the governments do not want you to protect yourself. They want to protect you! Of course you have to give up rights like privacy to be protected! And you have been giving the right to privacy up on a daily basis for years now! No matter what the powers say. Things like the GDRP are prime example of this. And even the idea that I need a Privacy Policy here shows how much you are being watched. 

    How does a government protect you? More surveillance, restricted rights and movement. Now i am not saying these measures need to be abandoned. I am saying they are a result of ulterior motives and not just "security." And these were the stepping stones toward the complete regulation of your Right to Self Defense. And we cannot have this happen or lose this right!

    Right to Self Defense - Definition

    In order to fully understand how your right to self defense is in jeopardy you first need to get  a deep understanding of what self defense means. 

    "Self Defense or Self Defence is a countermeasure that involves defending the health and well-being of oneself from harm

    The use of the right of self-defense as a legal justification for the use of force in times of danger is available in many places in the world but not everywhere."

    * Right to Self Defense

    The Legal Definition is provided in the following links

    Now from my research here the Right to Self Defense does not really exist in England. There is NO LAW I can find. It is purely up to the Judge in the court to decide. It falls under this catagory and ideal of "common law."

    And the way things are in England I think it is safe to assume you must prove your innocence, and not that they must prove your GUILT. Here is an article that discussed the idea that to defend yourself in England is ILLEGAL. And when i come to violence,  England is ON FIRE with knife crimes. In 2017 there were almost 40,000 offenses! 

    Right to Self Defense - Violations of Self Defense Laws

    Kyusho Jitsu Pressure Point Self Defense

    Because of the BIG movement world wide to the radical left great attention needs to be paid to any existing laws of self defense and any changes made to them.

    Why is this? Because the left is about BIG government and this causes changes to be made to the system to justify it. 

    When the state gains power, the individual loses power. So let's now get down to what I am talking about!

    As a martial artists in any place in the world were you are allowed to protect yourself you can only use reasonable force. In Canada after the incident the police will decide if you meet the criteria by several investigate steps.

    These are as follows.

    1) Are there prior arrests for either party
    2) Are there ANY weapons involved
    3) Have injuries been sustained?
    4) What actions lead up to the incident?
    5) Is this domestic?
    6) do the parties know each other prior to the incident?

    As you can see this is not "black and white" but many shades of grey! What you think is "self defense" may in fact be viewed as a FIGHT and charges laid AGAINST YOU for assault!

    Right to Self Defense - Reasonable Force

    By law you can only use "reasonable force" to end ANY kind of attack. As stated in the video above. In order to accomplish this you must train to control your own emotional responses to the attack.

    And the fact you are a trained martial artist will come out in court! Do not be so naive as to think you can hide this! Because of this training you will be expected to tow the line exactly the same as a police officer would be! Here is a LINK that explains "Reasonable Force" by the Criminal Code of Canada.


    Bight Brothere Right to Self Defense

    Today "Big Brother" is watching! Everything we do today is seen by someone. This does have a few good aspects, but for 99% I am fully against this! However, at this point in time there is little to nothing you can do about it.

    People walk around day and night videoing everything they see. And this can work both for you and against you in a court of law. Therefore understanding the Laws for Self Defense where you live cannot be overstated. 

    Things you MUST KNOW

    Below is a list of things you MUST know in order to make sure you remain on the correct side of the law in the case of an attack. 

    1) The LAW. What does it say where you are?
    2) Reasonable force - Self Defense is NOT COMBAT and thinking it is will land you in jail!
    3) Escalation. Seeing the warning sights of an impending attack. And being able to end the threat effectively.

    In Conclusion

    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    In order to protect our rights, everything from Free Speech to Self Defense we must be vigilant and make sure we train in ways to always to be within the laws.

    This will help to assure is right is never taken from. us. 

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    Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics


    Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics

    * Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics

    I was surprised to realize today that this is a subject I have really never covered on this blog. I have certainly spent enough time on the floor teaching it. And enough time talking about how today in the martial arts this has become a "lost art." That part of the art is Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics.

    Today in the martial arts world we now focus on the generation of power, often time via the avenue of weight lifting, and other "power" building activities. Because you can bench pressure 500 pounds does not mean your punch is effective. Why? Simple physics. Without correct alignment of the body the power/torque/force generated with NOT all transfer to the attacker. 

    This is one of the reasons you can see a fighter take what looks like a tremendous hit and just stand there. Ineffective power delivery.

    If these guys had a clue about Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics the fights would be over in second, not rounds. But then no one would buy a ticket.

    Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics

    Just for your reference a "hay maker" is not an example of "torque." The illustration above shows what torque really is. A hay maker is the punch of the clueless. Now I am not saying that a hay-maker does not do damage. But it is the technique of the technique-less. 

    Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics - What is It?

    In Kyusho Jitsu, the science of pressure point self defense I teach something called the 3 Power Principles. I have linked the article here for you to reference. This is the start of understanding Kyusho Body Mechanics.

    * The Martial Arts Punch [Sport]

    Like physics, which is the study of natural laws, so is the study of Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics.  Back in the day this was taught in every martial art.

    Today very few do still teach this, and you can see that plain as day based on the "sport punch" which is just terrible body mechanics!  The first to the left is a "sport fist" and what is seen most often in martial arts today. 

    In the article on the Kyusho Power Principles I go into great details as to why this is bad body mechanics.

    Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics - The Basics

    Now let's take a look at some of the things that need to be studied to really understand Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics.

    1) Angle of Attack - You should already have known that a pressure point has a correct angle and direction in which it must be attacked. Now this is a 45 degree angle and direction will vary. But how do you get to the 45 degree angle of attack? This is part of the study of Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics, the 4th of the 15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu

    2) Angle of Defense -  Only an idiot will stand and exchange blows with someone. That is a Black Belt around my waist, I am not wearing a cape with a big "S" on it! You MUST learn to move in a defensive posture and still be able to counter! And from what I have seen in 35 years. Very few do this!

    3) Triangular Alignment - When you learn to break an attack down to mathematics first you depersonalize it, which is imperative to controlling your emotions. [Quantum Kyusho]  And second you can then create a devastating counter attack, based on real efficiently generated power for maximum impact!

    4) Centering - The art of bringing everything back in to your center. And this relates directly with the above.

    5 ) Factors of the Opponent - Here is a link to understand this aspect of body mechanics.

    This is really only scratching the surface. Below I am offering a 2 minute video from my son Master Curt Mason. He is one of the best I have ever seen at Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics. Anyone who has ever worked with him agrees. 

    Yin Yang Principle of Kyusho and Body Mechanics,

    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    In Conclusion

    This is a complex subject. But martial arts study is a lifelong pursuit right? Not a quick fix. And there are NO quick fixes in life! That is just a lie!

    These are the secrets of the master of old, who's teaching for most have been long abandoned!

    Now do you have any questions? Are there part of this article that are not clear? Feel free to leave a comment here.

    And if you are interested in getting started with Kyusho Jitsu Body Mechanics I am going to leave you some links to checkout below!

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    I refer to the study of Kyusho Body Mechanics beyond the basic understanding to be the study of the Natural Laws of Self Defense. And I have address these several times over the years.

    These Natural Laws are the basis of my Humane Pressure Point Tactics Certification Courses! You can learn more about these courses HERE.

    Next I have an eBook called Kyusho Jitsu and the Secrets of the Octagon. This is a beginners guide to understanding the Natural Laws I am speaking of. You can read more here.

    And finally because of the many, many requests I have received for more information on Kyusho Jitsu and the Secrets of the Octagon here is a link to a video course, which is a certificate course on this! 

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    Kyusho Special Alarm Points


    Kyusho Special Alarm Points

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points

    What are Kyusho Special Alarm Points? Today I am going to get into this rather advanced subject. And it is also a subject often ignored by most Kyusho Jitsu students and instructors alike. However this is one of the most powerful "understandings" in the science of pressure point self defense. 

    But first lets lay some ground work.

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points - Types of Alarm Points

    There are 3 different types of Alarm Points on the body. These are as follows 

    1) Kyusho Standard or Front Alarm Points - These Alarm Points are located on the front of the body, with one more or less at the side [GB-25].

    There is an Alarm Point for each organ on the body. These pressure points have a special and direct relationship with the organ they represent/govern. 

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points

    Attacking an Alarm Point can in theory affect the "health" of the organ. Especially if there are health issues for the person in question.

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points

    2) Kyusho Associated Alarm Points - These are located on the back of the body, along the Bladder meridian on the right side ONLY. These points are far more dangerous, and also harder to reach. 

    Kyusho Associated Alarm Points have a direct relationship to the neurological aspect of the organ in question.  A proper strike can shut down the nervous system to the organ and cause failure.  These pressure points while on the Bladder Meridian are marked by their location on the spinal column. 

    3) Kyusho Special Alarm Points - These are pressure points on the body that have an underlying function that is not always apparent to the practitioner. These Kyusho Jitsu Special Alarm Points are what we will discuss here.

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points

    Special Alarm Points when activated affect different meridians bilaterally but also the related organs and energy sources. Here is a list of some of the most useful of the Kyusho Jitsu Special Alarm Points.

    1. LI-06 – Activates Liver and Gall Bladder bilaterally as well as affects both organs
    2. GB-21 – Activates Gall Bladder and Triple Warmer bilaterally as well as affects the
      organs Gall Bladder and the Endocrine Systems
    3. SP-21 – Affects the entire chest and back area of the upper body as well as cause an imbalance between the Qi and Blood sides of the body. Here is more on SP-21
    4. PC-06 - Weakens the area of the chest on the body making it less resistant to strikes.

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points - PC-06

    Kyusho Special Alarm Points PC-06

    PC-06 is located on the wrist, just above the joint.  This is one of my favorite of all the Kyusho Jitsu Special Alarm Points because it is readily accessible.

    To see the affect strike your partner with about a 25-30% force on the sternum. Next press on the pressure point PC-06 and redo the strike with the same of less force.

    You will find a profound increase in the affect.

    The increase in affect is because PC-06 weakens the chest while it is being activated. The affect will stop as soon as the pressure point is release. I have replicated this on everyone I have worked with!

    PC-06 also tends to increase pain when related to any kind of joint manipulation. Having your partner in as an example a finger lock and then pressing on PC-06 will increase the pain of the lock dramatically! 

    Here is a short video demonstrating this. In the video I refer to PC-06 as a setup point, which it also is!

    Special Alarm Point are also tied into many other different kinds of "special function" pressure points like the following.

    • Underlying Indicator Points
    • Confluent Points
    • Influential Points
    Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

    In Conclusion

    I hope from this article you can see the power of Kyusho Special Alarm Points.

    You will also notice that I am referencing other articles on this blog for different pressure points so you will have as much information as possible!

    There are 361 standard pressure points on the human body, each with their own specific characteristics!  And as you can see the study of the science of pressure point self defense is very deep! These pressure points are all referenced from my new book called Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. I will give you more information on this below!

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