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The 5 Best Knockout Pressure Points

So today lets talk about neurological knockouts​​​​ and what the the 5 BEST Knockout Pressure Points. Now what do I mean when I say knockout pressure points?  These are pressure points that CAN result in a neurological knockout when they are the ONLY points struck. No setup required!

5 BEST Knockout Pressure Points

No setup? Really????

I know you are used to people talking about setting up pressure point knockouts, and that is the VERY best way to go! However I will explain more about that later in the article. But, you also need to know pressure points that will cause a knockout with one hit! This is especially important in self defense! An attack must end FAST. Most of all this helps to assure your success. If you do the work! 

How does this happen?

Time for some anatomy lessons! There are pressure points in the body that lie in very critical places.  When you get down to basics, Kyusho Jitsu is really simply nerve strikes. So if we are just hitting nerves why do we need this long study? Because the study, the science behind pressure point self defense, and knockout pressure points helps increase the odds of success. Especially if the target you want to not available when you want it!

So lets get started shall we?

Top 5 Best Knockout Pressure Points

1) Stomach 5 - ST-05 tends to be everyone's "go to" knockout pressure point. The reason this point is so important is the nerve in most people is very accessible. For some it is deeper and less effective.  This is biology, not training! 

To reach the nerve which is part of the Mandibular Branch of nerves your need to use 2-Way Action and strike in and to the back of the opposite side of the head. You may also strike it to the front and across to the other side.

In this area, there is also a branch of the Internal Jugular Vein These nerves and veins are on the underside area of the jaw, protected by the jaw itself.

BEST Knockout Pressure Points
Pressure Point Knockouts

2) Gall Bladder 20 -   Gallbladder 20 is another of the favorite points for Kyusho Jitsu practitioners for head knockouts. This point lies in the 2 hollows at the base of the back of the skull.

Now GB-20 is a Wood element point that is hit up and in to the other side of the head. The direction “up” assumes the person to be standing like the illustration.

This point along with Bladder 10 are excellent knockout points mostly due to being at the back of the head near the spinal column. BL-10 is however an extremely dangerous Dim Mak Pressure Point. 

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In this area run the Greater and Lesser Occipital Nerves. There is also a large but thin mass of muscle in the area, up into the head and down to the shoulder area. The 2 nerves while serving many functions also help to protect the integrity of the spinal columns connection to the skull. 

A hard-enough blow can tear the muscles and therefore cause a tear in the spinal cord. Permanent paralysis and death can occur under the right conditions.

3) Large Intestine 18 - Not as popular but incredibly effective LI-18 is therefore on my list! This point lies at the center of the side of the neck as shown in the diagram below. You can map it directly below, straight down from TW-17.

Striking in and straight across will cause intense pain and if there is setup done it will take little effort for a knockout. As a stand alone point a knockout can be obtained but the best result will come if you can secure the neck with the other hand. 

From the standpoint of the nervous system we are once again attacking the lesser occipital nerve. This nerve has many functions as mentioned previously and a hard strike will basically overload it and cause the attacker to go unconscious.

The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Cool eh?

Pressure Point Spleen 21

4) Spleen 21 - SP-21 is one of the MOST, if not the MOST DANGEROUS​​​​ knockout pressure points on the body. Death can result from hard strike especially on the left side of the body due to the proximity of the heart. The point is located on the lateral aspect of the chest, on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space. I only mention this one because it is a great pressure point in a life or death situation.

The reason this, and other body points are knockout pressure points is because the brain and the nervous system will ALWAYS protect the integrity of the ribs, and assure the safety of the lungs. 



5) Spleen 11 - Yes SP-11, if you know your pressure points you will fast realize this is a LEG point. You can knockout someone out with one shot to this point if you hit it correctly, and HARD ENOUGH! 

How does this happen? This knockout pressure points lies on the femur in close proximity to the femoral artery. If this point is hit with enough force there is a good chance the leg with break. With the potential of a rupture to the femoral artery as a result! Therefore this overload with cause a neurological knockout! 

BEST Knockout Pressure Points

Here is a sample of a Knockout at SP-11

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

There are literally dozens of pressure points on the body that will cause a neurological knockout.

Today I have given you 5 that can be used in self defense without setup provided enough force is applied. 

What you really need to become GREAT and Master the science of pressure point self defense then you need the proper reference materials.

Below is a link to one such book. It will show you an excerpt from Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. This book is a breakdown of every pressure point on the body!

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The Martial Arts Punch [Sport]

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* The Martial Arts Punch [Sport]

One of the worst techniques seen in the martial arts world is the current version of the punch being taught today. And as i am calling it here, the Martial Arts Punch. it is mechanically terrible and in my view has been taught to the western world wrong for many reasons. 

Today I will examine what is wrong with it, and how easily it can be corrected to increase its effectiveness dramatically

Martial Arts Punch - History

Much of martial art history is passed down from master to student. Often times there is really very little written documentation.However the history of the punch we see today in the Korean and Japanese martial arts is a watered down sport version. I am told this style of punch was created for the teaching of children to assure safety.

And then taught to the western military as being correct. And I can understand why too! Right, wrong or indifferent WWII had a profound affect on the Japanese people. 

So what is wrong with the punch? First the fist is over rotated and the position of the thumb is usually incorrect.

Martial Arts Punch - Bad Body Position

The Martial Arts Punch [Sport]

From the image to the left you will notice the rotation of the hand. Mechanically this is 45 degrees over rotated!

Plus you can see how the thumb touches the "middle finger" or Pericardium Finger. And also notice the shape of the top of the hand.

All working together to produce an inferior striking implement. 

We also need to take in to account the 2 bones inside of the arm. We have the Radius Bone [Thumb Side] and the Ulna Bone. [Pinky side] 

Rather than go into a 1000 word explanation of exactly why this all matters please watch the short video below. 

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

The more time, effort and study you put into understanding Kyusho Jitsu & Correct Body Mechanics the more devastating your results will be. It is simply part of the laws of physics and energy transfer. 

You also help greatly reduce the chances of injury, while increasing the effectiveness of your techniques. 

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The ancient martial arts of China still today hold many secrets. And one of these secrets is a method of superior striking with special hand positions. These are called the Ji Hands of Bubishi.

And the very best thing about them is they are not just incredible methods of transferring energy in a strike, but also mechanically very superior to the conventional methods. 

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What is the Dim Mak Project?

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What is the Dim Mak Project? This is something I have not written on in a very long time. So today lets take a look at what the Dim Mak Project is and why it even exists.

Back in 2011 I began my training to become a level five instructor in Kyusho Jitsu with KIA [Kyusho International Alliance]. Some of the things I learned from Grand Master Steve Stewart made me very curious as we had never discussed this before. 

One of the things he was teaching was about the blood/chi division of the human body. This really made me think. And gave me the desire to do some serious research to understand all of this. 

Then in 2013 I began to teach some of my findings in this area, and realized what the difference were between Dim Mak and Kyusho Jitsu. This was a real revelation for me.

Then is 2015 I picked up the study once again. I compared by ideas and notes with Dim Mak information I could find, and tested things out on the dojo floor. And this was how the Dim Mak Project was born.. 

Dim Mak Project - The Book

The first stage of bringing this information to the public was to turn all of my notes into a book. I was very unsure as to whether people would be interested in Dim Mak research from someone who never formally studied the art. But I was very pleasantly surprised to discover there was a lot of interest. 

The release of the book came in late 2017 to excellent reviews. 

Understanding Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

Dim Mak Project - Courses

Because of the success of the eBook I decided I want to do a video followup. Which I did do and released in late December 2017. It was a moderate success also!. Not like the book was, but I have no complaints!

At this point in time i did a pole as to whether Kyusho Jitsu students would like a full course(s) on the things i had discovered. And with that the Novice Dim Mak Project Course was created. Followed by the Advanced Dim Mak Project CourseBoth of which are still available today at Kyusho Jitsu University

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

Are you interested in learning more about the Dim Mak Project. We have a dedicated website to it you can visit,  but I think even better is to get something for FREE to check out exactly what I have been researching and teaching. 

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Kyusho Jitsu Factors of an Opponent

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* Kyusho Jitsu Factors of an Opponent

There is a principle in Kyusho Jitsu that causes some questions and confusion. So today I am going to address the 3 Kyusho Jitsu Factors of an Opponent. This is not a technique or an application that you perform. But rather an understanding of the natural laws of self defense and the world. 

The main idea behind this is we live in a 3 dimensional world, and this FACT can be used to our advantage.

What are the 3 Kyusho Jitsu Factors of an Opponent?

  • 1
    Height - How tall a person is.
  • 2
    Width - The measurement from shoulder to shoulder
  • 3
    Depth - The 3rd Dimension

Kyusho Jitsu Factors - Height - Width - Depth

* Stance Kyusho Jitsu Factors of an Opponent

The actual height of the attacker really has no meaning. it is only the fact that there is height we are concerned about. Why this matters is that in order for someone to stand, and to move forward, sideways or backwards there must be "balance." And this balance is very fragile!

Next we have the "width" of the attacker. Once again the distance is irrelevant. Only the fact that his exists is what matters. 

Finally we have "depth" and without depth movement would not be possible. And that is what the 3 Kyusho Jitsu Factors are all about. Movement and how to control movement by attacking these Factors.

And the idea behind this is very simple. If when I respond to an attack I eliminate 2 of the 3 factors and then the 3rd automatically cancels out. But there is more to it than this as we must be efficient and not end up affecting ourselves. 

Kyusho Jitsu Factors - Balance

The key to this entire process is balance and balance has its primary basis in depth. If we look at a "forward bo" or "walking stance" and add a reverse middle punch we have a very power geometric stance with the focal point of the power being the fist of the reverse middle punch. 

What you have is a "triangle" which is the basis for the power this punch can deliver. You can also say that the "body mechanics" of this punch are excellent. 

This punch delivered with the correct body mechanics will mean the back leg is locked, the front knee is bent, and the punch is centered within the body. The feet at a shoulder and a half wide.

This provides a triangle from the feet to the fist, and also the shoulders to the fist. 

Kyusho Jitsu Factor - stance

Now lets go into detail on how this all ties together in this exclusive video!

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

What does any of this have to do with Kyusho Jitsu? I never once mentioned the words "Pressure Points" did i?

Well you can use pressure points in a grappling situation to make this happen, and when you fully understand how this works and can apply this knowledge you can open the body up for more and better pressure point access!

That is why this is such important information! Plus you should also read the sister article on the Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle too!

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Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle

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* Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle

I have recently had a few questioned asked about the Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle and therefore today I will address this. This is a principle that is really not talked about very often. However in the changing face of the martial arts world today it is a good idea to discuss this.

The Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle is based on 3 different parts. They are as follows.

  • 1
    Mass
  • 2
    Torque
  • 3
    Marriage of Gravity

Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle - Mass

The first of the principles is "mass." I think it is fairly obvious we are talking about body and muscle weight. Now the first thing I have to say about all of the principles is that the "working aspects" are greatly over simplified! Going into the details I will today will help you with proper training!

When we look at mass you will find it is variable. Mass in motion has more effect than mass at rest. This involves different laws of Physics. The first being the Law of Inertia and the second Newton's Law of Motion.

Law of Inertia:

The tendency of an object in motion to remain in motion and the tendency of an object at rest to remain at rest unless acted upon by an external force. 

Law of Motion:

Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle Newton-laws-of-motion

"Force is equal to the change in momentum per change in time. For a constant mass, force equals mass times acceleration." 

This is written in mathematical form as F = ma

Therefore as I am sure you can see that the more body weight the greater the force or power. However force can also be increased by increasing acceleration speed. 

Today there is an incorrect though process about "Bulking Up" to increase power. Mathematically it is correct, however in application it tends not to work very well. Why is this? 

There are several reasons! The first is the more mass the more difficult to overcome inertia! And the second is the extra body mass has a directly negative affect on principle 2, which is "torque."  Now people will argue that is shows more power on the "blunt" striking force tests, and this is true. But this is a "static" test and does not translate well to motion.  

Therefore an increase in mass will impact torque and as a result reduce acceleration. 

Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle - Torque

Movement in the human body is control by the muscular systems, that uses the spine as a pivoting point.

Without the spine being able to move the way it does motions like walking and reaching would not happen. 

Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle

If any part of the system is impaired, then motion also becomes very restricted. This is a 2 part control system, as we look at motion from the hips, and also at the shoulder area. 

The systems of the body in a healthy person are in perfect balance. Power training in excess, and done without regard to this "balance" while providing an increase in mass and therefore an increase in static power will restrict torque. This makes the power increase very inefficient! 

Is inefficiency important? Yes because of energy loss! The harder movement is the more power is wasted and not applied. This is often referred to as "muscle bound."

The goal of the martial artist must be efficiency of movement. This is the true formula to creating power.

Kyusho Jitsu Power Principle - Gravity

This is a rather simple part, however it has generated a lot of questions. First I do not like the word "gravity" as it is overused and has never been proven. it is a theory which is fine. We are accepting observation as law, which is not the correct method of doing things. And most physicists are happy to admit this. 

What we observe in life with objects falling is actually the law of density and buoyancy. This is why object fall to the ground and at what speeds they fall. There are many factors at play here. [a balloon is lighter than air therefore more buoyant]

Kyusho Jitsu Down Block

For the purpose of a martial artist creating power is based on the idea that since our mass is denser than the air we move in, we will create more power moving in a downward arch versus and upward arch. 

Upward motion require we overcome the inertia of our mass, while downward motion we do not need to overcome our mass because we are denser than air.

Now really the terminology does not matter. You can certainly call it gravity if you wish. I just personally prefer using "laws" versus "theory" whenever possible.

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

In conclusion this is basis of power generation for not just the Kyusho Jitsu student, but any martial artist. Today when we focus on power we are missing an important part of the equation. 

This is also how a person of smaller size can overcome a larger opponent! And idea lost in today's competitive martial art environment. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to post them here


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Kyusho 2 Way Action

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Kyusho 2 Way Action

What am I talking about when I say "Kyusho 2 Way Action?" Today I will go into details on this very important aspect of the science of pressure point self defense. Kyusho 2 Way Action is what makes all this work!

Kyusho 2 Way Action - History

2 Way Action has always existed in martial arts. However not as a "teaching." It was something you saw the master do, or you did not. It was Professor Wally Jay the founder of Small Circle Jujitsu who refined this concept and taught it.

But Kyusho 2 Way Action is what makes everything work! 2 Way Action is also referred to as "complex motion."

Here is a short video to help explain how this works

Kyusho 2 Way Action - Striking

Striking is vastly different than as an example joint manipulation. So today I want to really break this all down for you. The video above will give you a basic understanding of what I am talking about. Now let's go into details on what kind of result you would get during a strike.

Kyusho 2 Way Action - Fulcrum/Lever Activation

Kyusho Jitsu Joint Locks

Now Kyusho 2 Way Action does not just refer to striking. It also refers to joint manipulation as well!

And my observations are that most people simply do not understand how a joint lock, or manipulation actually work!

Often time the activation is done in the wrong order, causing a massive decrease in effectiveness and pain when applied.

So how do you tell the difference? The fulcrum is the part of the hand/wrist that is closest to the Uki's body when the lock has been APPLIED

So as an example in a finger lock, the main knuckles at the bottom of the finger are the fulcrum and the fingers are the lever. 

In the final video I go into a great amount of detail on Kyusho 2 Way Action, as well as intent, which is another very important subject!

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

Once 2 Way Action is fully understood and internalized it is a real game changer in all aspects of martial arts training. The martial arts world owes much to the Jay family for their revolutionary work in the martial arts.

Have you ever had the opportunity to train with one of the Jays? Leave me a comment and tell me about it!


10 Painful Pressure Points

When you understand what you are doing, how to activate a pressure point properly for maximum results, the rules for self defense change.

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Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle

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* Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle

One of the most fascinating principles of pressure point self defense is the Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle. Colour has a BIG affect on the body, and often times people don’t realize it!  Colour has been used in the healing arts for a very long time. However they do also have their destructive applications.

Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle - Good Guys Wear Black

Black is often in the western world associated with “bad guys” when in fact black is very important and is a “non colour. 

Black is the absence of colour and so can be used as any colour the imagination can impose on it.  It also happens to be “healing” for water, which makes it very powerful when used by the Kyusho student.

Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle - The Colours

* Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle

Looking at the chart to the left you can see the breakdown of colours. 

Each element of the body has a "healing" colour and a "destructive" colour.

And when fully understood their "effect" on the human body is very dramatic! However, this is not a simple principle to apply. The more "right brained" a person is the more successful they will be with this principle.

Kyuso Jitsu Colour Principle - Affect of Colour on the Brain

Colour, like sound is a controversial subject in the science of pressure point self defense study. But there is a lot of main stream science on the way colour works with the body and the brain. Here is a little for you below.

* Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle

"The first thing to tell you is that colour is part of the powerful spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. These forms include microwaves, x-rays, infrared rays, and heat. In addition, color impacts the brain because it can greatly affect our physiology, since it influences anxiety, pulse, blood flow and arousal."

Color Memory Is SignificantA recent study examined differences in peoples’ recall of words and memory for colors. Results show that people recall color to a higher degree. And when people were asked to recall objects versus color, color memory was significantly greater. Even when people attempted to remember words or objects, color had the greatest affect on recall.

In the body the brain and neurology are everything. Since colour as you can see has a direct affect on the brain, and therefore the hypothalamus, Triple Warmer is very heavily involved.

When looking at colour for the purpose of self defense it does become very involved and requires a lot of training to accomplish the correct result in a live environment.

Applying the Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle

Like all of the other principles you need to memorize these colours and their effects! Here is an example of how this can be used.

You are working with an Uki who is wearing a Red Gi. In your mind that Red Gi will represent the destructive colour for Fire. Try a hit on a fire meridian and see how strong the affect will be! 

Next you are wearing a Red Gi. In this case, you can use the healing aspect on yourself to enhance your fire, and burn more of their metal. The destructive colour used against the attack and the healing colour used to enhance you. Straight forward, right?

Black – If you are wearing black this can be used to represent any colour you wish. You can also use black and its healing properties for water.

White – This is all colours and so is a neutral colour.
You also do not need to have the colour you wish to use present. You can visualize it very easy just by saying the word. The Uki does not need to know anything about colour for it to work.

Play with colour using these basic rules and you will get amazing results!

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Therefore in Conclusion I will state that each element of the body has a certain frequency.

Each colour, varying on intensity also has a certain frequency. Plus each elements frequency also relates to an organ of the body.

And each organ has a frequency also.

When the colour enhances the element, harmonizing with the frequency and therefore increasing the energy level it is considered to be a healing colour for that element.

And when the colour's frequency cancels out the frequency of the element, causing a depletion of energy it is consider to be a destructive colour. 

Have you ever worked with colour? I would love to hear about it! Leave a comment here.


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Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

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* Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

So what are the benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training, aside from the 'self defense" aspects.

If we are honest every action we take in life has selfish motives. Even some of the most "altruistic" examples give us pleasure and this is a big driving force. Martial Arts training as an example is a very selfish act. And one with so many benefits!

And you know what that is a good thing! 

#1- Kyusho Jitsu Training - The Root Art

Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

My root art is Hapkido. I began my training in 1984 and loved it from day one. Setting goals to reach my Black Belt and beyond was easy. And I was not a goal setter at first, but that developed quickly! Because I wanted that Black Belt. And because it stood for personal achievement. I was a quitter in many things in life. 

After I founded my school in 2000 which is named Art Mason's Peaceful Warriors Martial Arts Institute i realized that if I did not do something the learning would truly STOP. And I did not want to stop learning!

This was the main reason I had left my instructor.  We sat in the office and talked while others ran class. I was dying of stagnation!

Then I found Kyusho Jitsu! It revealed to me things locked inside the movements of my root art I had no idea existed.  My self defense training became more effective and I discovered things in my Kata I had not idea where there!

And then I really began to see things clearly and it changed how I looked at every aspect of my martial art training. But then you have heard this before! After all this is one of the major selling points of Kyusho Jitsu.

#2 Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training - Healing

The next thing I discovered as I progress in the science of pressure point self defense, and my knowledge of the anatomy grew was that I could help students out with different pain and injury.

This was done with a combination of Chi Work and pressure point manipulation. 

The restoration of the natural flow of body energy. For me this was HUGE! This allowed me to use my training partners longer, and still have them be fit for work the next day. 

Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

I also noticed because of the extensive Chi work, like creating and controlling a Chi Ball my personal health improved. My pain tolerance increased dramatically and so did my focus.

#3 - Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training - The Brain

Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

After I began my martial arts training I discovered how much I wanted to learn about other things. But when I began in Kyusho this became an unquenchable thirst. Many people refer to my knowledge of Kyusho Jitsu as being clinical, like a doctor.

It drove me to want to organize the information and write books that I could share with the world. I already had a passion for the study of the spiritual, which I had been involved in for better than 10 years at this point. This was Buddhism to be exact. 

However I began to see the connection between the mind, the brain, science and spirituality. And with Kyusho Jitsu being the study of the energy pathways of the body, as well as the neurological systems and therefore the brain,  this all came together for me.

This led me to even realize the methods I had learned to help me study had a massive impact on every aspect of my life. Including my memory and cognitive functions. 

So let's explore this idea a little more!

#4 Linguistic Skills

If you follow the path I have set in the KJWA you will develop better linguistic skills. So what do I mean by this? First of all Linguistics is the study of language. Linguistics of course being the study of words and language. One way to build your intelligence is to try to learn a new word everyday. With Kyusho study, you can do this easily!

What words are these? The way I teach the information, the understanding of human anatomy you learn the correct names of the different parts of the body. An example would be when discussing GB-24 and talking about "intercostal space."

#5 Copious Notes

Successful Kyusho Jitsu Study

I encourage everyone to take "copious notes" during their study. Not to just read the materials, or watch the videos, but to take hand written notes with pen and paper and not on your device. 

Why? Because hand written notes increases memory. The act of writing things, slowly and neatly is proven to increase retention of materials by the brain. Hand written, not printing has many benefits. And to my mind written is the most important and beneficial one!

Now I have heard that when dealing with conceptional topics, and Kyusho Jitsu has a lot of Concepts and Theories that retention improves up to 60% more than using a laptop. Here is a link to study talking about this.

#6 Reading

In today technological world reading is becoming a lost art! From a marketing standpoint I should not be typing all this information out for you to read. 

I should do a video! But the benefits of reading are just too great for me not to write this out!

Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training

Here are some Benefits to Reading: These are from this article.

  • Increased Intelligence
  • Boost Cognitive Brain Power
  • It may help fight Alzheimer’s disease

And this to me is the big one! There is much scientific evidence that reading can help prevent the onset of Alzheimer's disease. 

This is one I personally believe is critical. My mother, who passed away at 96 in 2015 was an avid reader. She had read likely several thousand books in her lifetime. I always saw her with a book!

And at 96 she still had ALL of her MENTAL FACULTIES|

How do I know this for sure? Well for one I took care of her in last years of life, which included her palliative care. She was assessed when she decided on her final requests not to be resuscitated and the doctors were shocked at her still fully functional mind.

I don't think there could be any greater benefit!

#7 Benefits of Kyusho Jitsu Training - Self Defense

Pressure Point Art of Self Defense

With all that being said, there are many other ways to get the benefits listed above. But, since we are all martial artists, and I hope concerned about personal safety and self defense, Kyusho Jitsu is the great path!

You can get all of the above, and increase your self defense / martial art effectiveness and odds of survival during a street attack.

Why would you not do this?

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

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HPPT Self Defense Solutions

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I have some exciting news today! I am bringing forward a NEW Kyusho Club exclusive! it is called HPPT Self Defense Solutions. Or in long form this would be Humane Pressure Point Tactics Self Defense Solutions.

Now this is not actually a course, even though it will have a lot of teaching materials in it. It is also not just a product, because it is part of the Kyusho Club membership. So I do not really have any words to describe it!

Part of this will include "podcasts" in which segments of it will be available on YouTube, but the majority will be JUST at Kyusho Club. Here is a video to give you a few more details on HPPT Self Defense Solutions.

Why Do We Need HPPT Self Defense Solutions?

Apathy, this is the reason this project, HPPT Self Defense Solutions is so very critical to everyone today. Let's look at why!

Apathyis a lack of feeling, emotion, interest, or concern about something of great importance. Apathy is a state of indifference, or the suppression of emotions such as concern, excitement, motivation, or passion. An apathetic individual has an absence of interest in or concern about emotional, social, spiritual, philosophical, or physical life and the world.

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How did this happen on such a wide spread numbers in the population? People today are bombarded by images of violence and no long really even notice them.  So why would they be concerned with their own safety? And they should be!

And we are even hypocritical about it! Out of one side of our face we will condemn violence, and that even go to our favorite bar and watch 2 men beat each other to a bloody pulp and call it entertainment! I mean really think about this?

Why is there so much violence?

There are a few reason that our world has become so violence. The number one reason is as I have said apathy. Even the police are apathetic about their jobs when it comes to violence. Plus the courts release people after they commit violent offense due to prison overcrowded or "first offense." There should NEVER be a 1st offense suspension of sentence for any violent act!

About Gun Crime

Now I am talking about real physical violence here. Not this left wing bullshit that your "feelings being hurt" is due to a violence act. My message to these people is grow up.

Now today the UK is a hotbed of this kind of stupidity! Back in December a woman was arrested in front of her 2 young children because of something she said on Twitter.  And they sent 3 cops to arrest her! What a joke! Perhaps they should have sent the SWAT Team for this obviously dangerous verbal crime. 

All this while there is a 70% INCREASE IN STABBINGS IN THE COUNTRY! And a 23 increase in RAPE at knife-point

And the cops are worried about "offending" the criminals who have created violent no go zones in countries they should not even be in!

Do you think maybe it is time for action yet?

Let's talk Canada

Now crime stats in Canada are little tricky. This is because Statistic Canada has some very interesting rules when it comes to the lies that it tells the pubic. So if you want to know the truth you need to talk to the police themselves. 

An example of this cover up is that a murder is not statistically a murder until someone is charged with the crime.

Murders in Canada are up in 2017 7% on average with some cities being as high as 25%. Here are some statistics for you if you wish to see them.

Violence in our World

Let's talk about how violent crime is handled by the Prime Minister of Canada Justine Trudeau. Mr Trudeau decided without a mandate from Canadian Parliament to give convicted terrorist Omar Khadr 10 MILLION dollars after his release from GITMO after KILLING a US soldier and blinding another with a hand grenade.

Do you see the message this is sending to terrorist? This murdering bastard is now one of the richest men in the country! All because Trudeau care nothing about the people, just the international view he has from his true interests. 

But the fun with Mr Trudeau does not end there!  No Trudeau welcomes back those who went to fight with ISIS back to Canada with all forgiven!

Perhaps Mr Trudeau should stop worrying about things like changing the words to the National Anthem to make it more "inclusive" and his other "identity politics" and start doing what is RIGHT. But that won't happen. 

Canada do you think maybe it is time to stop the apathy and become a more than just concerned? And I am not even going to touch the issues in the USA. I do not know where to even start

Violence Today's Root Cause

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What is the cause of terrorism? Extreme views. Is terrorism the only violent crime we need to worry about? No it is not, but the root cause is the same.

Extreme Views. Extremism is by definition is "the quality or state of being extreme" or "the advocacy of extreme measures or views."

Now extremism, while I disagree with the viewpoint here, is not a mental illness in of itself, but is oftentimes a symptom of a serious mental illness. The reason I do not believe this because there is so much violence today coming from extremest! Be they religious or political! Not that there is a difference.

So i my mind extremism is a mental illness. So how are you feeling today about your safety? 

Now YES I am painting a bleak picture..But that is because as soon as I talk Personal Protect or Self Defense the walls of apathy go up! 

But it does not need to be the case. If you seriously take your own personal safety in today's world seriously, then one by one we can make a safer place. I know you are a Black Belt with years of experience. Awesome, keep training! But complacency is as dangerous as apathy. 

"Chance favors the prepared mind."

HPPT Self Defense Solutions

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In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

What will I be covering HPPT Self Defense Solutions? Well this will be an all inclusive look at the dangers of today world, from street violence, to home invasion to online safety. 

There are no magic techniques, secrets, or any other such rubbish. We are going to deal with something really radical today. Common Sense and wisdom.

So tell me? Are you concerned or are you one of the millions of the apathetic? The warning signs are all there people! Just as they have been throughout history. Please comment here.

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George Dillman Kyusho Controversy

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The George Dillman Kyusho Controversy

Grand Master George Dillman [DKI] is one of the most, if not the most controversial person in martial arts history. So today I am going to give my viewpoint on this very controversial man. All from personal experience. So let's rock!

George Dillman

The martial arts industry is certainly an interesting one. And after 35 years in the arts I have to tell you I am NOT a fan! Martial Arts students and their teachers are supposed to stand for certain values, things like "integrity." But sadly this seems to be missing in a LARGE number of people in the industry.

Integrity Meaning:

Meaning of Integrity

"Integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles, or moral uprightness. It is colloquially a personal choice to hold oneself to consistent moral and ethical standards."

I just do not see in that definition anything that says "envy, jealousy, gossip, back stabbing, egotistical, or manipulative." Now I may be wrong, but this is what I see with every person shooting off their mouths with regard to GM George Dillman. 

AND those of you who do this are PATHETIC!

Over the years I have met MANY martial artists, masters, grand masters who did not impress me. But not ONE TIME have I violated my code and talked about them. It is one thing to discuss or disagree with them. it is another thing to run off at the mouth and SLANDER/DEFAME them. There has been a witch hunt for George Dillman for decades now. ENOUGH PEOPLE! Time to act like adults!

However in the western world today this is just the path people now take. A path that will bring an end to the western civilization, and it will END SOON if this does not stop!

The First Time I met GM Dillman

With Steve Stewart. George Dillman and Louise St Jacques

I first met George Dillman in London Ontario back in I believe 2001. He was doing a seminar at Steve Stewart's Modern Martial Arts. This was an all day event and it hooked me into wishing to learn more about the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. 

Meeting GM Dillman the first time I found him to be somewhat distant. Then as I began to see the childish, jealous behavior of many in the martial arts community I began to understand why.

At this seminar he taught us things i could take back and make work the next day. Many seminars over the years I have attended were designed simply to sell products. George Dillman taught, and he is the REAL DEAL as GM Steve Stewart, my Kyusho teacher puts it!

Over the years as I began to know the man more, the more I liked him as a caring, genuine person. A man with great knowledge, that not all are able to learn and use.

However your shortcomings as a martial artist do not give you the right to slander anyone else. I am not writing this to defend George, he does not need my help, but instead to point out the TERRIBLE behavior of my own industry! 

National Geography

The "report" National Geographic did on GM Dillman was appalling. It was a one sided attempt to discredit someone and damage them.

Then they did a "report" on real vampires and why these people need to drink human blood. They slander one person, then enable those with a SERIOUS mental illness!

National Geographic is just another MAIN STREAM TABLOID. No different than CNN, BBC or CBC! All NO watch stations for me. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Love him or hate him, your opinion is yours and you are entitled to it! You however are NOT entitled to slander of defame someone. AND THIS IS LAWSlander and defamation are not FREE speech and NEVER HAVE BEEN.

It is time to lose the EGOS and put the VALUES of Integrity, self control and honesty BACK into the martial arts. And POLITICS IS NOT A VALUE. You cannot fix the industry nor can I! However I can be responsible for my behavior and teach my students to be responsible also. I have on many occasion fired student over childish behavior like I am talking about.

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