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Healing with Pressure Points


Healing with Pressure Points

* Healing with Pressure Points

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

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

Healing with Pressure Points - Balance

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

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

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

Healing with Pressure Points - The Uki

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

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

Healing With Pressure Points - Knockouts

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

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

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

* SP-06 Healing with Pressure Points

Have spotters to CATCH the Uki as they fall!

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

  1. Head
  2. Lung or breathing
  3. Heart

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

Bilateral Warning

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

Healing with Pressure Points Conclusion

In Conclusion

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

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

I also have an excellent Video Course on Healing Pressure Points you can checkout here.

Do you have any experience with the Kyusho Healing arts or other healing arts? Please leave a comment here and tell me about it!

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Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy


Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

* Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

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

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

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

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy - Breakdown

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

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

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

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

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

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy - How I have used It

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

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

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

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

Not a chance!

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

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

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

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

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

Kyusho Jitsu Directional Energy

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Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing


Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing

* Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing

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

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

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

Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing Breakdown 

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

So lets take look.

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

Fire Person

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

Earth Person

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

Metal Person

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

Wood Person

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

Water Person

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

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

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

In Conclusion

Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing  CONCLUSION

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

So how do you get good at this?

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

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

This is how you get excellent doing this! Here is a link to a website called the Platinum Rule, this will help you to understand personality types and then you can relate them to the Kyusho Jitsu Body Typing exercise!

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

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Special Purpose Pressure Points


Special Purpose Pressure Points

* Special Purpose Pressure Points

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

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

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

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Underlying Indicator Pressure Points

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

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

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

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

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

Special Purpose Pressure Points

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Confluent Pressure Points

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

The Intercostal Space

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

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

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

There are 5 Confluent Pressure Points.

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Influential Pressure Points

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

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

Special Purpose Pressure Points - Collateral Pressure Points

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

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

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

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

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

Kyusho Jitsu Nerve Strikes

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

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

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

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

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

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

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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!

Is this project the type of thing you would be interested in? What kind of information should be included? Let me know here

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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.

If you have any questions please feel free to comment here.

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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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    * Deadly Pressure Points for Self Defense

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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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    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.

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