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Understand Martial Arts Pressure Points Self Defense

How do Martial Arts Pressure Points and Self Defense really work together? What is the relationship and do they need to be separated into 3 different topics? Let's go into details today on how these 3 entities all work together, or how they should work together. 

Martial Arts Pressure Points and Self Defense 

Martial Arts World Today

Let's begin today at the martial arts part of the equation. When I began my martial arts journey in 1984 the sign on the Dojo I joined said "learn the art of self defense." Now this was true in one way, but also completely false in another.

The school I join was outstanding!  A combination of Hapkido and Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido being the self defense aspect.  However the school was very sport oriented and I honestly had a hard time relating what was taught to the street.

Being I was a former boxer also, I understood the sport aspect. But what was taught as self defense reached a "limit" in which I did not see any progression afterward.

Honestly it seemed like you were learning more to bar fight than deal with an attacker. And on a scale of 1 to 10 a bar fight is maybe, maybe a 4. Your life is really for the most part not in danger. 

Then in the winter of I believe it was 1994 I met a man bent on harm. He was big, mentally disturbed, and dangerous. And I also knew I could not handle him! It came out OK because I did escape the situation and reported the man to police where they returned him to the PSYCH ward he escaped from.

This was a turning point for me, I began to search for real answers to the street Self Defense Question.

Martial Arts Pressure Points - Pressure Points

Martial arts Pressure Points on the Body

My search led me to look into several different martial arts. These were all life changing as one thing led to another. One of the most important discoveries where the Natural Laws and the Octagon

This knowledge allowed for being safe, avoiding being hit or stabbed. And most importantly ESCAPE. But I also knew I need to improve my ability to strike. Because power is not enough! It never has been. If it was then MMA fights would end in seconds, not rounds. 

The one day I received a seminar invitation from Grand Master Steve Stewart in London Ontario. He was having Grand Master George Dillman in and wanted to let me know. I went and took a few of my senior students to the event.

I was blown away. Not because of "knockouts" or anything like that. What I learned there I could take home to my dojo and actually use! Plus it worked on my toughest Uki's. I was HOOKED. 

I pursued Kyusho Jitsu as a passion. Then thanks to the amazing teaching and personal attention of GM Stewart I became the most qualified person to teach Kyusho in Canada, other then GM Stewart naturally!

The rest is history. 

Martial Arts Pressure Points and Self Defense - Self Defense

From this point I began serious work on creating a self defense system within my school, that I could teach with confidence and KNOW I was improving someone's chances of "surviving the threat" of today's ever changing streets. 

Self Defense for Knife Attacks

This led me to my certification as not only a Child's Safety Expert and Women's Self Defense instructor under the WBA, but most importantly a Level III Instructor in Humane Pressure Point Tactics from GM Stewart.

H.P.P.T a set of courses I have since updated for today's very violent streets! You can learn more about these course below. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

What is being taught today in the martial arts world is not designed for street self defense. And there is nothing wrong with that! Unless the instructor is misinforming people. 

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Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

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What is the difference Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

There is much controversy in the martial arts world about the ancient art of Dim Mak, as well as the not so ancient science of Kyusho Jitsu. Today I am going to do a comparison of Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu. Expose the different between the 2 arts, if there is any and how each can be studied in details. 

Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu - Dim Mak

The legends of Dim Mak are countless! Right up to the 20th century as many people still believe today that Dim Mak was the cause of the death of martial arts legend Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee - Dim Mak vs Kyusho Jitsu

Now myself, I do not think Bruce Lee was killed by the "death touch" however he did have a lot of enemies, and his death is questionable at best.  Then of course after the totally unnecessary and ridiculous way in which his son Brandon died, more fuel was added to the fire.

*Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

The term "Dim Mak" means to "press artery."  Dim Mak is a method in which to "attack" the vascular systems of the human body and obtain a predictable and often deadly result.

It does not mean "Death Touch" as tabloid publications who mock the martial arts, like Wikipedia, like to state.

And just try to update that information! You will not be allowed. They love to mock and spread misinformation.  I have tried and failed many times. 

Dim Mak originates or began in the ancient art of Taijiquan, which lead to the modern day exercise art of Tai Chi. Now today these terms have lost their meaning, however in ancient times Taijiquan was a deadly martial art! Today people tend to think they are the same thing. Which they are NOT.

Dim Mak uses the pressure point systems and meridian systems of the human body to attack the vascular systems. Pressure Points are used as almost a "portal" for vibrating energy strikes to enter the body.  There are hand positions which intensify the ability to strike, and help to transfer Ki or Chi into the attacker. These are called Ji Hands.

Not all pressure points work for this purpose. Therefore not all pressure points are considered to be Dim Mak points. Pressure Point like Stomach 9 are because of their proximity to a major artery. 

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The over simplified explanation for how this works is that a strike is made which damages the vascular system in the local vicinity attacked and damage will occur after a time period. Depending on the area this can be immediate damage of damage that occurs later. An example of this is causing an aneurysm. Which would result in death anywhere from hours, to days, to weeks later.

Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu - Kyusho

Now we will take a look at what I call the "science of pressure point self defense." The main idea behind Kyusho Jitsu is not the attack of the vascular system but rather the neurological systems of the human body. 

Nervous System -Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

The idea with a Kyusho Jitsu strike is to attack a nerve at a vulnerable place, which is a pressure point and therefore cause a dysfunction of the brain, or the area of the body attacked.

This dysfunction can be anything from a numbness in the limb, to intense local pain. And unconsciousness due to an overload of the system. AKA Kyusho Knockout

And a Kyusho Jitsu Pressure Point strikes can cause death. This is depending on the area of the body and the impact of the strike. 

Both Kyusho Jitsu and Dim Mak are complex studies requiring time, dedication and hard work. There are no instant results with either system or art. However with work many amazing results are possible and predictable.

Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu - in Conclusion

As you can see from the information above the major difference between these 2 arts.  However in its purest form Dim Mak covered the neurological aspects also. But it is not easy to find a complete "Dim Mak" art in today's world as much has been bleed out, no pun intended. 

Understanding Dim Mak Vs Kyusho Jitsu

And as I stated, both arts require a lot of dedicated work and training! However the results are worth it! One of the areas that must be covered in great detail is the pressure point system of the body

And I have cover this in details in my new book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy, the Gray's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu. Plus you can take a look at a modern "interpretation" of Dim Mak also from here

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How Kyusho Jitsu Stances Work

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How Kyusho Jitsu Stances Work

Kyusho Jitsu stances

In the martial arts world in my opinion stances are among the most misunderstood of "techniques."  I use the word techniques because I really cannot decide on a word for description!  Perhaps that comes from trying to learn another language. But today I want to address Kyusho Jitsu Stances and their place in the science of pressure point self defense. 

Kyusho Jitsu Stances - Misunderstanding

I will often here martial arts instructors tell their students to get into their stance. And that is OK, as long as the student comes to understand that in self defense a stance is never "taken." As a training point this is fine, but the relationship to self defense is different. 

When you look at a self defense situation there are 2 very important aspect of the defender to understand. That is:

  1. Mobility
  2. Stability

The Kyusho Jitsu stance is obviously the "stability" aspect of the situation. However the confusion comes because of the way we train.  A stance is a transition point, not a place where you remain!

If I was going to compare it to music, the stance is pause between notes.  When you "take" a stance you cripple your movement, slowing yourself down and forcing a power versus power confrontation. Instead we move through stances taking advantage of a level point, then continuing to control or strike as needed. 

Kyusho Jitsu Stances - Kyusho Aspect

Kyusho Jitsu Stances Work

Note: The deeper the Kyusho Jitsu Stance the greater the element effect!

Now from a Kyusho Jitsu aspect, the Kyusho Jitsu Stances also relate directly to an element of the body. However once again in order to get the proper affect, it becomes a dance between mobility and stability!

If you have ever seen my oldest son move you will know how he has mastered this aspect of training! But on the Kyusho Jitsu Stances. Here is a breakdown.

  • Forward Bo [Walking Stance] - Fire element
  • Neutral Bo - Fire element
  • Neutral Bo - Fire element
  • 45 Degree Cat Stance - Metal element
  • Horse Stance Toes Out - Wood element
  • Horse Stance Toes Forward - Earth element
  • X Stance, Crane, Crossover etc - Water element

In Conclusion

This is the basic breakdown based on the traditional stances! This applies to all stances across all arts. If you are curious about a particular stance and its element that is not listed feel free to contact me! 

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Kyusho 5 Element Theory

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The Kyusho 5 Element Theory

It is funny how fast people are to dismiss the knowledge of "old" stating that it has been "debunked" or disproven, when the actual truth is that the knowledge has simply been discarded in light of a different path. The same goes for the Kyusho 5 Element Theory, which in fact belongs to Taoist and Eastern Medicine.

Today many different Kyusho Jitsu instructors who were taught the "old way" not have completely abandoned them for a more modern approach. While I agree with the modern approach aspect I disagree with walking away from the "old ways."

I think that is a mistake and a great disservice to the community.

Kyusho 5 Element Theory - Do they exist?

The Kyusho 5 Element Theory is based on nature. So first lets take a look at this "cycle" that is an explanation for creation.

Water Kyusho 5 Element Theory

Rain [water] causes the growth of plants [wood]. Then these plants and trees are scorched in the summer summer sun and feed the flames when fire comes. [forest fires as an example] From the flames of the [fire] the plants turn to ash, which in turn  become the [earth.] 

Within the earth are formed metal ores. [Metals], when cold [at night], cause water to condense and then evaporate in the sun, forming the rain that begins the creative cycle all over again.

The next question is do these "elements" exist in people? The "modern" look at the world and its dependency on chemicals would say no. But lets look shall we?

Fire - Kyusho 5 Element Theory

Fire: The human body produces heat and does so at an even 37 degrees centigrade. When the body overheats or fails to heat death occurs.

Metals: The body contains countless numbers of metals like iron to name only one.

Wood: Fiber which is a requirement of proper body functions is one such example.

Earth: Does the body have "earth" in it? Many will talk about the idea of returning to the ashes up death which is very true. But we are a "carbon" based life form. Carbon is a non metallic element found in the earth.

The POWER of Water. The Black Sea in Constanta Romania.

Kyusho 5 Element Theory - Water


"Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend." Bruce Lee

Water: Do I really need to address this one? Depending on the part of the body the average amount of water will vary, the brain being the highest content. The average seems to change from authority to authority, but let's call it 60%. And considering the average person in the western world is dehydrated you can see an issue I hope. 

Now this is all oversimplification. A little research and you will find much more information. 

Kyusho 5 Element Theory - Meridians

The Pressure Point Pericardium 6

Now each meridian on the body is linked to an organ. And each organ is represented by an element.  And these are all grouped in a Yin and Yang sequence. There is a pairing of organs, one yin and one yang, which in turn represent and element and a time of day in which the organ is most active. 

Let's take a look at these organs and their groupings.

Yin Organs

  • Heart - Fire 
  • Pericardium - Fire
  • Lung - Metal
  • Kidney - Water
  • Liver - Wood
  • Spleen - Earth

Yang Organs

  • Small Intestine - Fire
  • Triple Warmer - Fire
  • Large Intestine - Metal
  • Bladder - Water
  • Gall Bladder - Wood
  • Stomach - Earth

You will note that each organ has an element association. Now this association is not an absolute! Yes there are people who try to argue against this by saying there is no wood in the liver. And obviously I do not deal with people like this. 

The organ however has a "predominance" of one element but contain all elements. This information is a basis for Chinese and other Asian medicines. And these people are far better at promoting "health" than the western medical world is. Western medicine is about disaster relief. Not about prevention. And I speak from personal experience. 

On to the Kyusho Jitsu aspects of all of this.

Kyusho 5 Element Theory - Cycle of Destruction

Understanding the Yin-Yang Symbol

For every positive there must be a negative. That is how our reality works. And like the Yin/Yang symbol, health comes in the balance, not in the extremes. Using the Cycle of Destruction our goal is to take the body to an extreme.

This imbalance can come in the form of brain dysfunction, often times referred to as a knockout. Body dysfunction, the inability to use a limb temporarily. And even death found in the art of Dim Mak

In the science of pressure point self defense I still teach the Cycle of Destruction and the other "eastern" based principles and methods. I do however associate the western medical view with all this. 

Eastern vs Western Approach

Now why do I still teach this way when other have abandoned it? For one it works! Some will say not for the reasons I say it does.  Seriously! And if you are right, and I do not think you are, WHAT IS YOUR POINT? Aside from driving your ego.

But far more important is this provides a solid foundation for people to learn. And NOT just gifted visual learners.

But this teaching method helps everyone to learn. Here is a SOLID example of why!

Kyusho 5 Element Theory - Learning Kyusho

Kyusho 5 Element Theory wood

If I was ask you to think about "wood" what do you see? Depending the person is what the answer will be. I tend to see a log for a fire! What do you see?

Now if I ask you to visualize the "occipital nerve" what do you see? For the average person there is no response, they need to look it up. We do not under normal circumstance build an association with the brain teaching this way! So why do people teach exclusively this way? Good question! And yes I do have an opinion on this! Email me if you want to know it!

The Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

 But if I teach you about the division of the arm as "fire and metal" you can easily build an association in your unconscious mind and then begin to get a result. The result inspires you to learn more, and with this attitude success comes! 

And then I will add the other information as the student become ready to learn it! This is what being a "teacher" and not an "instructor" means. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In conclusion I hope you can see the values of still teaching the "traditional" methods and not just the current trends.

I believe teaching this way will include more students becoming successful and continuing their study in the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu.

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KJWA Kyusho Weekly News

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KJWA Kyusho Weekly News

Welcome to the KJWA Kyusho Weekly News for the week ending Sunday January 20th 2019. There is a lot going on and I will recap this today!

KJWA Kyusho Weekly News - Kyusho Korner

Back in September 2018 I did an interview with Sensei Mish Handwerker. This was for their 100 episode of Kyusho Korner. Below is the video! Also subscribe to their channel as the content is excellent!  Here is a link to subscribe!

KJWA Kyusho Weekly News - Recent Promotions

Over the past few weeks we have had several different promotions of our members in the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance. I am going to give you a quick recap on all these today. 

  • Arturo Frasca 4th Dan Black Belt
  • Muhammad Ali - 2nd Dan Black Belt
  • Dale Gillilan HPPT Level Three Certification
  • Anne Louise Gillilan HPPT Level Three Certification
  • Philip Turner HPPT Level Two Certification

If I missed anyone please let me know! I have been known to miss these things and it is not intentional! I just get crazy busy with many different project! 

Public Knockout Demonstration

This is just for fun. I was asked at a church demonstration in Windsor back in 2013 to do a knockout at the end of my demo teams performance. This one showed up on Facebook today so I added it here. Pretty basic ST-05 KO on a Uki Billy Borshuk whom I had never used for the purpose before. My catchers in this demo are Master Riccardo Pappini and Master Louise St Jacques. They are the signature on KJWA grading board

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Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy Released

My new book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy has been released in the 1st edition form as of this writing. This book has been far more work than I expected mostly do to all the rechecking, reference for accuracy.

So back last week I released Edition 1 which is not complete. Edition 2 will be coming early next week. Then it will go for editing before the final version is released and the book is translated for other languages. 

I did this for a reason too! Because I did not want those who PreOrdered to wait any longer to get their hands on this than is necessary! After much thought also I left the preorder price in tact for a little while longer. As soon as the book is back from my editor Master Riccardo Pappini then the special price will end. 

All New Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy eBook

Below is an excerpt from the book

The Pressure Point Stomach 5

ST-09:


Pressure Point ST-09 is situated right over the carotid sinus. The carotid sinus is a Baroreceptor, whose purpose is to detect an increase in blood pressure. When it detects an increase, it sends a signal to the vasomotor center of the via the vagus nerve. This initiates a Vasodilatation, and slowing of the heart rate to lower the blood pressure to normal.

When struck this pressure points is struck there is an immediate, violent and dangerous response from the brain. The blood pressure will drop quickly causing a "vascular faint" or knockout. This can be accomplished with a low to medium strike. 

A harder strike can cause serious damage to the nervous and arterial systems of the area which will result in death. ST-09 is also Dim Mak points because an energy strike to this part of the system, both nervous and vascular, will cause enough "dysfunction" to result in death overtime.

Carotid Sinus Reflex:

The serious martial artist should be concerned about Carotid Sinus Reflex when it comes to this pressure point and ST-10. The effect is temporary loss of consciousness or a knockout that sometimes accompanies convulsive seizures. This is because of the power of the carotid sinus reflex when pressure builds up in one or both carotid sinuses.


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Kyusho Pressure Point Reference Materials

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Kyusho Pressure Point Reference Materials

On January 17th 2019 I released the first edition of my Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy book with an update scheduled for early next week. And the final product to follow soon afterwards. I did this because of the tremendous lack of Kyusho Pressure Point Reference materials in the wild. Yes there are references out there. However I have found that often times the organization of the materials is lacking. Which is why I wrote this book!

There are no principles discussed in its pages, only pure reference materials meridian by meridian, pressure point by pressure point. This is truly a Kyusho Pressure Point Reference book, not something you read cover to cover to learn from.

The inspiration for this eBook aside from some great Kyusho / Pressure Point Masters is Gray's Anatomy.  That book, which I highly recommend to anyone serious about the science of pressure point self defense to get a copy of, was so beneficial to me. I decided this book was a must! 

Gray's Anatomy - Kyusho Pressure Point Reference

Kyusho Pressure Point Reference - Excerpts

I have been offering for some time a "Sneak Peak" at this book. The reason is that once completed it is gonna be expensive. The number of hours of work and research that goes into something like this is beyond what I honestly expected!  

And the funny thing is for every 5 people who requests a copy of the "Sneak Peak" only 1 of them will read it! And then they wonder why they have problems with their Kyusho education. But that is another subject! 


Excerpt from Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy below:


The Pressure Point Stomach 5

ST-09:


Pressure Point ST-09 is situated right over the carotid sinus. The carotid sinus is a Baroreceptor, whose purpose is to detect an increase in blood pressure. When it detects an increase, it sends a signal to the vasomotor center of the via the vagus nerve. This initiates a Vasodilatation, and slowing of the heart rate to lower the blood pressure to normal.

When struck this pressure points is struck there is an immediate, violent and dangerous response from the brain. The blood pressure will drop quickly causing a "vascular faint" or knockout. This can be accomplished with a low to medium strike. 

A harder strike can cause serious damage to the nervous and arterial systems of the area which will result in death. ST-09 is also Dim Mak points because an energy strike to this part of the system, both nervous and vascular, will cause enough "dysfunction" to result in death overtime.

Carotid Sinus Reflex:

The serious martial artist should be concerned about Carotid Sinus Reflex when it comes to this pressure point and ST-10. The effect is temporary loss of consciousness or a knockout that sometimes accompanies convulsive seizures. This is because of the power of the carotid sinus reflex when pressure builds up in one or both carotid sinuses.


Kyusho Pressure Point Reference - Doing the Work

The Pressure Point Governor Vessel

As I said above 1 in 5 actually download the "Sneak Peak" after requesting it, and who knows how many read it! To date this has also been my best selling BOOK and I hope upon full release that everyone will use it! 

But I know that will not happen! Kyusho Jitsu study, like root martial arts study requires dedication and vigilance!

One of the issues in trying to study the science of pressure point self defense is finding a local instructor, which for most people is just not possible! I was fortunate as I was taught personally and directly by the best in the world, Grand Master Steve Stewart. And I would recommend everyone to learn from him. This however would be difficult! He runs the MOST SUCCESSFUL Martial Arts School in Canada and has a very success acupuncture clinic in London Ontario.

However my senior students in Canada, and grading board members Master Riccardo Pappini and Master Louise St Jacques still learn directly from GM Stewart monthly! 

And they tell me anything they discover all the time! So you learning linage here with me is still connected to my teacher! 

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

Learning is a life long path. And if you do not do the work, you will not get the result!

That is a truth today that no one wants to hear! We live in an instant gratification culture, and instant gratification is a lie.

One of my mentors Grand Master Keith Hafner used to tell me. "You always get the right result." You have the right amount of money in your bank account. You have the right relationships with people. Why? Because your thoughts and actions together give you the right result. ALWAYS.

What does this mean when it come to the science of pressure point self defense? Simple. "Are you "teachable?" Or is your ego so big you already know everything about everything?

I sure have met enough martial artists fall into that category!

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Today I am going to offer you a few things to help get you in a serious learning mode with Kyusho Jitsu. Below are links to 2 Kyusho Pressure Point Reference Materials I am giving you FREE! Click the links and they will open new windows so you do not lose your place here!


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Kyusho Pressure Point Science

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Kyusho Pressure Point Science

The ability to succeed in your Kyusho Pressure Point Science study has a very clear path. Today I am going to help you to get a solid understanding of how this all works and you can be successful. 

The best way to learn is to follow "systems." Failure to follow a system makes the study of Kyusho Pressure Point Science far more of a challenge. The reason is that you may develop a tendency to not give enough attention to certain topics, and too much to others. 

Kyusho Pressure Point Science - Tip #1

Never ever listen to the opinions of people who have not successfully done the work! Failures in life, and this is the majority of people always want to keep you down with at a level with them. Surround yourself with people who have your best interests at heart. 

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I have a lot of personal experience with these kinds of situations and have had to remove people from my life to pursue my own goals. My closest friend in life decided he objected to my path in life and cut off all ties with me. Which is fine. I need to walk this path and someone who cannot support me is not a friend!

Things in life change and if you can accept that you will do much better in the long run!

Kyusho Pressure Point Science - Tip #2

In order to succeed in your Kyusho Pressure Point Science study you must set time aside for study. It is like training in the Dojo. If you do not dedicate time to it you will not succeed! After almost 35 years in the martial arts world do you know how many times I have heard "if I had stuck with it would be a ...Dan now." And they say it like somehow it actually means something?

The only path to success is work. No one is entitled to anything despite what today's ridiculous ideologies like to preach. 

Time Kyusho Pressure Point Science

Make sure you disciple yourself and set time aside daily for study! Even 10 minutes at first is fine!

Truth: When someone says they have no time it means they do not want to! 

Kyusho Pressure Point Science - Tip #3

Reverse engineer your striking for the areas that you would normally hit in your root art!

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Don't try to find pressure points to hit! I know this sounds odd. However it is only logical. So how do you do it? Take a look at the techniques in your root art, see where are are targeting. 

As an example someone with a system that targets the head with strikes. See what part of the head you are striking, then see what pressure points are there, and learn about those.

This way you will come up with some favorites right away. As an example in my root art of Hapkido we did not target the back of the head. Therefore GB-20 was not at that time on my list of pressure points targets, but ST-05 was!

At the end of this post I have a special free report for you on the 10 Most Painful Pressure Points on the body. Download it, and it will help you!

Kyusho Pressure Point Science - Tip #4

The Cycle of Destruction

Learn the basic principles first! Leave the advanced materials until you feel confident with the basics. This way you do not get confused and frustrated. The 1st Five beginners principles lead into the advanced.  They complete a picture. So take your time and learn them well!

In Conclusion - Tip #5

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Reference materials! You need reference materials.  Not a lot necessarily, but leaving this type of study to memory is difficult unless you are the kind of person with an Eidetic Memory or great study skills. 

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KJWA Weekly News – January 13th 2019

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KJWA Weekly News

Welcome to the KJWA Weekly News for Sunday January 13th 2019. Today I will recap some of the things going on in the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance!

KJWA Weekly News - Master Federico Asensio

Master Federico Asensio

Master Federico Asensio

Today I am once again please to announce the promotion of Master Federico Asensio to Level Six Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Instructor which is the highest level possible! Congratulations once again Master Federico!

KJWA Weekly News - Anatomy Update

The first revision of the Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy book will be released in a matter of days now! Why do I say revision? Because I have revised it even before release! But I do want to make the deadline therefore I will release the book, then continue to work on it! 

All New Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy eBook

One of the reasons is information in the book needs to be checked and crosschecked for accuracy. This will cause revisions. Plus many of the readers of the "Sneak Peak" have made some awesome suggestions that I am adding to the eBook. This makes this project a "living" project! All revisions are FREE to those who purchase the book directly from our website.

If you fill out the form below with your name and email address you can get a copy of the "Sneak Peak." The PreOrder is still in effect for a few more days until the release of the book. After that the special price is gone!


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There will be several new project coming in 2019 and some old ones finally getting finished off! The first of the new projects in the Kyusho Jitsu Iron Shirt training. This is something that many of you have requested of the last few years and on February 2nd it will be a reality! Follow this LINK to learn more!

And also project being finished this year are the Intermediate Dim Mak Course and the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu. No exact dates as of yet, but stay tuned here for updates. 

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Apathy Self Defense Today

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Apathy Self Defense Today

Today I want to talk briefly with you about one the endless issues I see in our world today. "APATHY Self Defense today." Now apathy exists across so many issues in our world including the idea of "free speech." Apathy is a life destroyer!

And when it comes to self defense, is can cost you your life! I know because I have been in some bad spots, and I came out OK not because of my martial arts skill, which is partially true, but the way I approach the subject.

Apathy Self Defense Today - a state of Mind

Self Defense and being safe in our world of ever escalating violence is a way of thinking. Most people "pretend" all is OK and try to go about their lives as if nothing is wrong. And the causes of violence today are very different from the years past. Here are some of the things we worried about 25 years ago.

  1. Robbery - assaults
  2. Violence related to drugs and alcohol
  3. Gangs

There were other reasons such as mental illness, but 25 years ago that was marginal!

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Today we have all of the above because the problems have never and will never be solved. PLUS.....

  1. Religious and political extremism. Contrary to popular "opinion" here the body count is astronomical globally!
  2. SERIOUS enabling of mental illness. When someone is suffering from mental health issues the WORST thing you can do is enable the behavior. 
  3. Failed prison systems releasing dangerous offenders and pedophiles.

And I am sure if I thought about it a while, I could add dozens to this list!

Apathy Self Defense Today - How did this happen?

Apathy Self Defense Today

And the root cause? Apathy, both personal and political. If we look at a country like Venezuela which the UN reports to have a population of about 32 million, which I think is too high consider how people are running to the border to leave, and their murder rate.

Well in 2017 there were over 26,000 murders in Venezuela. This does not count other violent crimes like robbery, assault, sexual assault and kidnapping. Think about this! 

Now New York state is about 20 million people with less than 600 murders the same year. And this is WAY TO HIGH!

But the issue is people think it will never happen in the USA or Canada. APATHY! It is rising yearly, and once year ago Venezuela was nothing like today!

Is there a solution? No, there is a long road to recovery here. But it begins when people wake up! However this happens, it will be one person at a time.

In regard to self defense you need to take your own training very seriously! There is a thought process today that because you are a "fighter" you are OK. Life does not work that way! Sorry! I wish it did! You have to identify the threat, understand the threat in order to deal with the threat.

Apathy Self Defense Today- Causes?

Now these people you "elect" to represent you will LIE and say it is poverty that is the issue. Yet, while talking out of one side of their mouths, they want to bring in more people to the country who cannot support themselves. Brilliant! Just brilliant, and in your apathy you buy this!

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You do see an issue with this logic?

The truth of the matter is that it is the broken family unit that is the cause of the issue, especially in minority groups. Why is this? Because children need guidance from both mom and dad, FULL TIME.  Your "opinion or feelings" on how things "should be" really doesn't matter because the statistics show the FACTS. 

But today the adults are more concerned about themselves than their children. Concerned about the lies of politics and not worried enough about the ones they brought into the world.

And when someone finds this statement offensive, it tells me they need to look long and hard into the mirror. 

The sciences of psychology have proven my comments, and that is where they come from. Fact and feelings will rarely agree.

Take your personal protection seriously. Because your streets are getting more and more dangerous PROVES the failure of the ideologies your governments represent! 

And I will help you get started!

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I have a FREE course for you to get started right now! Taking the street back from the criminal element means eliminating the idea of "victim-hood" and taking charge of your person safety! 

Follow this LINK below, enroll and do the 3 Lesson Course. Share it will family and friends. There will be a part 2 coming in spring also.


Spread the word about just how important self defense understand is! End the Apathy NOW! When you enroll you also get a free copy of my Report on Personal Protection! 


Another GIFT - Apathy Self Defense Today

Because I am very concerned about what is happening on the streets today I am going to give you another gift. Hopefully to help end the apathy Self Defense today. Because statistically it will happen to you or someone close to you!

Fill out the form below, confirm your email address and I am going to send you a free video lesson from my Humane Pressure Point Tactics Level One Course at Kyusho Jitsu University.


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The Top 3 Self Defense Lies

I have an interest in marketing. Not the kind of marketing teaching that comes our of colleges but from the real world stuff. Seeing what works and why it does not work. This is also a lesson in psychology! People buy things for a reason. But in my industry there is a lot of miss information, especially when it comes to self defense. So today we will look at the TOP 3 Self Defense lies told by instructors.

Top 3 Self Defenses Lies #1 - Black Belts are Self Defense Experts

This is the most well known of the 3 Self Defense Lies, and the most believed! Today most of what is being taught in the world as a martial art has little to nothing to do with self defense. More of it is for the purpose of "sport" which is fine.

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As long as you are making this clear as an instructor. Yes a "fighter" can be successful in self defense. But it has more to do with the person, than what they are being taught. There is much more to self defense than any ring fight or street fight. And a street fight is not self defense as a rule.

Top 3 Self Defenses Lies #2 - These techniques are guaranteed!

Yeah, no there is zero truth to this statement! I have seen this crap advertised for years. Things like "fear no man" or "defeat any attacker." Personally, to me this is a scam. You can never guarantee an outcome! 

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Watch out for these kinds of claims. The ones I have looked into over the years where teaching nothing special. Because there is nothing special. Becoming proficient at self defense is a journey, not a techniques. And the only "test" is real life. But even victory in a self defense situation does not make one a expert, or makes what they do better. 

There are no absolutes, only survival!

Top 3 Self Defenses Lies #3 - Fear is not an Option

Fear is the ONLY option! If someone confronts you or attacks you then you will be afraid! Someone who say they are not is LYING. 

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However you can train to deal with the adrenaline rush in a productive manner! This is also referred to as the fight or flight reflex.

The experience of fear is a personal one, unique to every individual person. However it can be overcome. I am going to offer you a video below discussing the "fear" issue.

Self Defense Solutions

Yes there are solutions to things like the Top 3 Self Defense Lies! but, you need to understand the solutions are not simple. They require education, training and lot of it!  You cannot just enroll in any martial art and suddenly be bullet proof.

Humane Pressure Point Tactics - H.P.P.T

Whatever you are being taught needs enhancement! And this way of think will help you to increase your odds of survival! As an example the science of pressure point self defense is an enhancement to your martial art study!

It does NOT suddenly make you unbeatable! Improving your effectiveness striking helps immensely! But if you get stabbed while doing it? Well I am sure you see what I am talking about! 

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

H.P.P.T Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Now this is where you say, "I knew he was selling something." And yes this is partially correct!  Humane Pressure Point Tactics is PART of a well rounded martial art training solution. Not the solution itself!

These course cover the 3 Levels of Escalation from a BASICS level. A spring board if you will to more complex work and study! Follow this course and you can increase you odds of success! If you want a guarantee, see Lie #2 above!

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