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Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

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Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Continuing with our series looking at specific pressure points we will look at one of my favorites. The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 [LI-18] located on the neck as you can see from the image above.

Why is this one of my favorite pressure points? Because Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 is one of the most Painful Pressure Points on the body when struck correctly and has other crippling benefits as well! It is very close to ST-09 which is a bonus! However I must caution that this pressure point is DANGEROUS if struck hard. 

Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 - Location - Angle and Direction

This pressure point is located one the lateral side of the neck, on the side of the Adam's apple. Almost dead center of the neck between the tendons, towards the from below the jawline. 

The correct angle and direction is straight across to the other side like an arrow. And of course always using 2 Way Action! This is also a great pressure point for use of the Ji Hand of Kyusho Jitsu! These ancient and "special" striking modalities are true game changers! 

The resulting strike will have several different potential affects. All of which come with debilitating pain! So much pain that a strike can end a conflict instantly. 

Effect 1

A solid strike to Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 on one side will cause the person to drop down to their knees in pain. The pain is very slow to dissipate, which allows time for escape in a self defense situation.  

A simple inward knife hand or "ridge" hand will accomplish this very well

The Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

Pressure Point Large Intestine 18

The Accessory Nerve

Accessory Nerve

Effect 2

Hit with enough force and using a tool that will penetrate deeper into the neck [Ji Hands] a strike will cause unconsciousness. This is due to the face that the neck is a major center of blood flow and nerves. As you can see from the diagram below this is the home of the Accessory Nerve, a branch of the Vagus Nerve.

Arteries of the Neck

The Arteries of the Neck

As you can see from this diagram the nerve is responsible for protection of these arteries and veins and this is why Pressure Point Large Intestine 18 [LI-18] is a neurological knockout pressure point.

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Effect 3

If you strike LI-18 bilaterally, at the same time with the same amount of power you cause a massive energy disruption in the system. Likely with a solid enough strike a deep knockout. If the strike is "lighter" a thundering headache on the sides of the head will result! This comes in handy for low escalation self defense situations. If you do this in a demonstration healing the headache is simple.

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Pressure Point Spleen 21 [Dangerous Point]

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Dangerous Pressure Point Spleen 21

Pressure Point Spleen 21

Location Pressure Point Spleen 21 

Warning do NOT play with this pressure point unless you have been properly instructed! And it is best to do so carefully with the help of a QUALIFIED Kyusho Jitsu instructor! So that being said why am I going to discuss Pressure Point Spleen 21 today? Because ignorance is not BLISS, it is just plain ignorance.  Nothing will stop a bad person for doing something bad. However an education will stop a good person from doing something FOOLISH. 

Pressure Point Spleen 21 - Location

As you can see from the above diagram SP-21 is located on the ribs, about center of the bicep with the arms hanging. The exact location is on the lateral aspect of the chest, on the mid-axillary line, in the 6th intercostal space. An intercostal space is the "meat" between the ribs which is a hotbed for nerves!

Vascular System Chest

The Vascular System Chest

Why is this? These nerves help to protect the integrity of the rib cage. Now the obvious purpose of the ribs is to protect the lungs and subsequently the heart from damage. In this are also are the MAJOR arteries of the heart. Pressure Point Spleen 21 and its location are at one of the weakest place in the rib cage.

Also because the heart is located slightly to the left of center of the body. This also includes the major arteries. Therefore a strike to this area has a greater potential for serious damages. But this applies to both points. It is best to avoid them unless a life of death situation exists. 

Pressure Point Spleen 21 - Attack Angle and Direction

The correct angle and direction for striking Pressure Point Spleen 21 is straight in and across like an arrow. Fortunately a fist is a POOR weapon against this area of the body and will usually only "crack" a rib, which is sufficient to end a conflict! Real damage does require a more advanced striking tools, which while not hard to learn or apply does take some time and study.

For the true student of Kyusho Jitsu this is well worth the effort! It is also essential in Dim Mak. 

A strike to Pressure Point Spleen 21 will cause breathing issues as well as a feeling of constriction of the chest. SP-21 is a Special Alarm Point. For Dim Mak this causes an imbalance of the Blood and Chi side of the body. However these topics are beyond the scope of this article. Therefore I suggest you look at the links provided.

The Pressure Point SP-21 is a great pressure point to train for self defense. Striking it will end a conflict very fast! But when training caution must always be used as to not injury your partner.  SP-21 is also an excellent Knockout Pressure Point for the street. But I strongly recommend to never use this for demonstration purposes! 

Below is a short video on SP-21 from our Kyusho Question of the Day

Related Articles

I have been doing a series of articles on specific pressure points. Below are link to the previous posts on this topic.

  1. Pressure Point SP-11
  2. Triple Yin - Pressure Point SP-6
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Pressure Point Spleen 11

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Location: Pressure Point Spleen 11

Today as part of the series on different pressure points and how they work I am going to talk about one of my very favorites! This is a leg point, and one of the most sensitive and therefore important pressure points on the body. This is Pressure Point Spleen 11

Pressure Point Spleen 11 lies on the inside portion of the leg, located halfway between the inguinal crease (groin) and the knee. Slightly to the front. The above picture will give you a good idea of its location. 

Pressure Point Spleen 11 - Location and Purpose

Now that you can see the location of Pressure Point Spleen 11 it is important to understand how this pressure points works and why it works. First it is located on the Femoral Nerve, which runs down along side of the bone in the leg.

The Femoral Nerve Branch

Femoral Nerve Branch

When you attack this pressure point [SP-11] or the nerve with a kick as an example you compress the nerve against the bone. Not only does this cause great pain in the leg but also reports to the brain the possibility of a break or damage to the Femur. The femur is the bone in the upper leg as you can see in the picture to the left.

So what makes this such a big deal? Bones break in many different places on the body. Why does this pressure point cause such a reaction?

Pressure Point Spleen 11 and the Femoral Artery

The reason for the massive dysfunction of the brain, including causing a knockout is the location of the Femoral Artery which is the main heart artery in the leg. 

So what are the reasons for the reaction? Simple: a break in the femur can result in a tear, puncture of severing of the femoral artery which can in many instances depending on severity result in DEATH

This is why as an example people who break their legs in skiing accidents will pass-out,  as the nerve has been stimulated. 

This is a defense mechanism for protecting the body and one all Kyusho Jitsu students need to understand how to take advantage of! This is in my view one of the 10 most important pressure points for self defense!

Femoral Artery

The Femoral Artery

Pressure Point Spleen 11 - Knockout

Below is actual and real video footage of me from about 7 years ago doing a Knockout in SP-11. When you understand how things actually work, you then begin to see the real benefits of the science of pressure point self defense.

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Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations

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Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations

One of the main reasons for failure when it comes to the science of pressure point self defense is NOT knowing the Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations. And the fact is that often times the charts you are using are wrong. You can and will find variance in charts from different countries. So how are you supposed to know? 

Therefore today I will talk about how to find Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations!

Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations - The Charts are Wrong?

Are the acupuncture charts wrong? No they are not wrong. However you do need to understand that acupuncture is an exact healing science / art. Kyusho Jitsu and Dim Mak are NOT exact sciences. These sciences of self defense are ones of exploration, not exact road maps. 

Back many years ago I was doing a demonstration of a knockout back in my home town of Windsor Ontario. I was using a teenager for a Stomach 5 knockout. But, this young man had a very unusual jaw line. He was a very heavy Fire Element person! ST-05 was not where I expected to find it! After I located the point,  before the show I discovered it hurt my hand because of the location to strike there. This was in fact the ideal place to use an "iron bone hand" but I did not want to do that! So I cheated the knockout!

The knockout went fine. But this is an important note to make when studying Kyusho Jitsu. No humane body is exactly alike. You need to study anatomy also to be able to find not just pressure points, but also how the nerves run! 

An example the nerve at ST-05 in my experience is available in at least 2 different ways. And the one I teach, for me has been the most effective place to strike. But if I send you to just a "chart" it will not be obvious to you! Your do need the charts! But you also need more study as well! Personally I also have a copy of Grey's Anatomy, and I am not talking about the TV Show!

Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations - The Nerves
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The Exact Kyusho Pressure Point Locations

In this diagram, one I use often because I have modified it to show the pressure point, we have GB-20. The exact location of the pressure point is in the grove at the base of the skull. Good luck hitting that point well! You will most like hurt your hand doing so! The correct angle and direction is in and up to the other side of the skull. 

And YES it does work! But if you come a little downward, and strike just below this pressure point you get a better result. You are hitting the "lesser occipital nerve" very solidly. Angle and direction, you hit in and down stretching the nerve and getting a very dramatic effect on the body. Striking this way is easier, and more effective. I would still call this a GB-20 strike, but the point I strike is NOT the exact pressure point!

And we also tend to be that "area of activation" I speak of often in novice or beginner Kyusho Jitsu Courses

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Next build your understanding of the different pressure points based on these locations! Map them out and find the best striking locations, in the Dojo with a good partner! Also make sure your partner is learning also.  If you feel the affect of a pressure point strike it give you a much more solid understanding of how they work and how to apply this knowledge!

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Pressure Point Art of Self Defense

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The Pressure Point Art of Self Defense

When I first began my martial arts training in 1984 the sign on the school I chose said "The Art of Self Defense" on it. Many years later I discover just how short the teaching were on real self defense. Today, no matter what root art you study adding "Pressure Point Art of Self Defense" will dramatically increase your effectiveness. 

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Understanding Real World Self Defense

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Real World Self Defense

Are you looking for Real World Self Defense? Or do you assume your current level of training is enough? With today's proliferation of martial sport there is a dangerous illusion that has been constructed. And that illusion is that "if you can fight in a ring, or in a bar you are safe from street attacks." But the FACTS are, that this is very far from the truth!

You can be a REAL martial arts expert and master, and I know many, many such people. But their ego believes that somehow what they learned makes the safe. And the body count over the years proves them WRONG. I knew personally one such gentleman who interfered with a robbery and got stabbed for his trouble. Sadly he did not make it. Most of all his ego cost him his life! 

Real World Self Defense vs Sport

I have stated my thoughts on sport and martial arts. I am not a fan, however that is not my point here. In a ring there is a certain mentality. This is one of WINNING and doing so with a certain set of rules. Back in my day competing these rules also included certain values which I no long see today. These men and women are great athletes, but it is always good to know your limitations. 

Real World Self Defense

This image is from UFC 131 in Vancouver BC. This might have been a great fight. I don't know because I don't watch.

However my point in the article is this is NOT what a real attack looks like. Nor does any part of this fight ever resemble a street attack.

What is happening here has a purpose and that is WINNING. On the street it is only SURVIVAL!

Winning is based on fitness levels, therefore performance and the ability to counter attack with the right move at the right time. Also the person who wishes to win the most often does. 

Real World Self Defense - Martial Arts Linage

I am very hard on my own people. There is a very BAD view that somehow or another you are not truly a martial artist unless you have a direct linage to a founder of a style, or a high name master. This is the biggest pile of bullshit I have ever seen in something that does not tie to politics. 

Martial Arts Linage

You cannot live vicariously via your linage! Many of these great master understood what Real World Self Defense means. However it does not mean their students do, or that the teachings still have application today! Students have a tendency to believe that their teachers knew it all! That is a very dangerous thought process!

Tradition is OK, as long as it does not become dogma. There must always be growth otherwise you are doing backwards.

What is Real World Self Defense?

Real World Self Defense is a combination of mentality and movement that provides a path to successfully defending yourself on the streets today, in a real attack. What do I mean by a real attack? When someone wants "something" from you and they intend to commit bodily harm to you up to and including death. That does not happen in a ring!

Knife Attacks

Most knife defense programs as based on the ideas people have seen from Hollywood. Such as someone holding a knife this way and stabbing down.

This is a BIG misconception of how things happen. It is OK to train the idea, but the student needs to know this idea is fantasy!

Many of these criminals have nothing to lose, and there is no one more dangerous than someone with nothing to lose! There are so many misconceptions of really happens in a self defense situation that it is alarming. What is even more alarming is that these misconceptions are being taught as factual! Now I am not saying martial arts teachers should stop teaching the things they do. However I am saying that they need to teach the difference between technique and application.

They also need to make sure that as they evolve their techniques into application that they have done their homework!  Not made assumptions that they are right! 

Real World Self Defense Solutions

Yes there are solutions for this problem! And it is NOT the systems that automatically come to mind! Learning them is great! However you need to develop a solid foundation in real world self defense skills and then integrate it into your current system. Yes this does include the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. However without a solid base in your root art for self defense Kyusho Jitsu will not be as effective as it could be!

This is where I give you Humane Pressure Point Tactics. This is a 3 level system teaching what really happens on the streets and how to be safe FIRST! It deals with escalation and learning to control any situation. Have a look at the video below and it will explain everything about this new series of courses.

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Best Pressure Points for Self Defense?

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Best Pressure Points for Self Defense

Best Pressure Points for Self Defense Large Intestine 18

That is a GREAT question! What are the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense? The answer is not black and white, and I have done years of research to come up with a conclusion! 

So let's get into it and talk about the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense!

What are the criteria?

First we need to look at what criteria I used to determine the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense. Not all pressure points when it comes to self defense are created equally! There are many pressure points that work very well on pretty much everyone tested. But there "EFFECT" is minimal therefore in self defense they are not much use!

As an example, LU-8 and HT-06. These pressure points when used together will cause a release of both the wrist and the hand! I have never met ANYONE that I could not make this work on! But the problem is on the street "buddy" is gonna be punching my face in while I am working these points! 

Therefore they are not the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense!

How did I decide?

The next question is how did I decide on the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense? 

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Making Pressure Points Work!

Criteria

  • They must have a high rate of reliability on as many different types of people as possible. I typically look for a 90% effective rate!
  • They must be stand alone pressure points that do not require setup or assistance from other strikes to be effective.
  • The result of stimulation must be predictable!
  • They must have a pronounced effect on the attacker, a valuable effect!
What is a Valuable Effect?

A valuable effect is when a strike or manipulation will cause the attacker to be:

  1. Unconscious
  2. Unable to use a limb due to paralysis
  3. Or unable to continue the attack

Without these kinds of effects the pressure point in question cannot be included in this list! Other pressure points can be used in lower escalation situations, which is not the purpose of this list. I am also excluding "deadly" pressure point because they are in a category of their own!

Does Pain Count?

For the purpose of the Best Pressure Points for Self Defense pain is only counted when it is high enough to override the rush of adrenaline the attacker is experiencing! Pain only matters when it is crippling!

Best Pressure Points for Self Defense

Best Pressure Points for Self Defense

Easy Integration

Plus all these Best Pressure Points for Self Defense must be easily integrated into any root art or self defense system! The idea behind the science of pressure point self defense is not to change the martial art you currently study. The purpose is to enhance its effectiveness!

That is the something our teaching at the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance has accomplished! 

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And some great news! On Friday I am going to be releasing an all new video on the Top 10 Best Pressure Points for Self Defense. In this video I will not JUST list these pressure points but give you real information on how to strike or manipulate them. What the correct angle and direction is. I will do into great detail the exactly how to impediment them! This video cover it all!

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One of the best ways to become unstoppable at the science of pressure point self defense is just that. Learn as much about each pressure point as you possibly can! That is why I have an all new eBook coming! It is called Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy!

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Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

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The Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

What do I mean when I say the Science of Pressure Point Self Defense? First I need to define the word science.

Science [Noun]

  1. The observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanation of phenomena.
  2. Such activities restricted to a class of natural phenomena.
  3. Such activities applied to an object of inquiry or study.

Do you notice that nowhere in the definition does it refer to any FACT?

Today science, mainstream science has become a political ideology almost like a religion and that is NOT in anyway the definition of the word. Words have meaning, and you cannot just change them to suit your beliefs.

Now that the rant is out of the way!

How do we approach Kyusho Jitsu as a science?  This is done by experimenting with many different volunteers, of every imaginable body type, and trying to find pressure points, and methods of applying them that give a predictable result.  I consider anything over 85% to be pretty dependable.

Therefore I use this as the benchmark. 

The result of pressure point activation can be as follows:

Stimulation of activation of the pressure point will likely cause.

  • Pain
  • Weakness in the body
  • Unconsciousness

This is all we really need to work about!

Why 85%?

The reason I look for a 85% benchmark for a pressure point working is because these are pretty good odds of success! Nothing is 100%. It is not possible because there are 2 many variables!

As an example if I look at myself. For some ODD and unknown reason I have a VERY high pain tolerance. I have had multiple surgeries due to injury and NEVER take any pain medications. Not even over the counter aspirin.  These injuries include the following.

After Forklift Accident - Achilles tendon

After Forklift Accident - Achilles tendon

  • Was hit by a forklift at Chrysler in 2002 that tore me, from ankle to ankle. Requiring dozens of stitches and a resulting rupture to the Achilles tendon. 
  • Broke Bicep tendon and surgical reattachment. 
  • Torn knee cartilage
  • Torn / severed hamstring muscle
  • Multiple concussions.

So there are a lot of things because of this tolerance that do not work on me. However many of the pressure points I teach do work, but not necessarily from the pain aspect! But they do cause a weakness!

Science of Pressure Point Self Defense
Large Intestine 18

Large Intestine 18

Large Intestine 18 is a strike point that has a better then 85% success rate on everyone we have tried it on.

This pressure point can also when hit correctly and with enough force cause a Neurological Knockout

So I am sure you can now see, the study of Kyusho Jitsu is indeed a science.  And we are honest enough to report the real findings, not making them up! 

Pressure Point study, along with a SOLID self defense martial art system is a game changer!  But again I must stress there is study and work that must be done! I also do not insist that people take my findings as gospel! 

You should do the work yourself and find you own results. And I encourage this! If by some chance you are looking for a self defense system based on Kyusho Jitsu follow this link

FACT - Self Defense is Neurological

Yes it is true, it is a FACT. And there are very few FACTS. Many martial artist these days love to ridicule things that do not understand, and the science of pressure point self defense is one of those! 

So what do I mean?

Well if you punch someone in the face really hard, the resulting pain is neurological. If they receive a concussion, which is swelling of the brain, that can result in sever headache, unconsciousness and even death. This is also neurological!

Concussion

Concussion

So why would you not study the human nervous system to utilize this and optimize your techniques? OK, then this makes sense right? Well a "Pressure Point" is a place on the body where a "nerve ends" or crosses another nerve. it is also a place where a nerve branches into a "Y."

So why are you not studying this?? Especially when it will help you get the results you want, more effectively and more efficiently! 

The main reason many people do not study the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu is because there are so many instructors who DO NOT KNOW because they did not study it, who give opinions that simply not valid!

And believe me there are thousands of them! Also students are often worried about what these closed minded instructors will say! If you have one of these instructors, time to move on to someone still open to learning!

NO ONE knows everything.
And the ones who insist they do usually know the least!

The Grey's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu!

All New Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy eBook

Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy eBook

To be successful in the science of pressure point self defense does not happen by "magic." There is no path other than that of study and hard work. Welcome to life!  However the more you surround yourself with materials that can help you learn, the faster you can learn!

Check out the link below and learn about my eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. This eBook breaks down every pressure point on the humane body meridian by meridian. And it explains everything you need to know about each pressure point!

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Even if you are currently involved in Kyusho Jitsu I still suggest join the course! Why? Because you just never know when your will learn something new!

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Do Kyusho Jitsu Secrets Exist?

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Kyusho Jitsu Secrets

Do Kyusho Jitsu Secrets really exist? Is there "hidden" information out there that only a handful of people know about? The answer is both Yes & No!

One of the most common complaints I get from martial artists who have come from other organizations to join the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance is I was "not really learning anything."

That is very sad, but I cannot say I am surprised!

What are the Kyusho Jitsu Secrets?
Kyusho Jitsu Secrets

Kyusho Jitsu Secrets

There are really no secrets, only information that martial arts instructors tend to keep to themselves so that they can retain their positions above  the students. To my mind that is the wrong thing to do, the wrong way to approach things, and the major difference between an "instructor" and a "teacher."

I am a TEACHER.

Also telling students they cannot talk to, or belong to other organizations is suicide! Your students are your life blood, you need them as much as they need you! Lose the EGO guys! Yeah, this opinion does NOT made me popular. Oh well!

Here is a TRUE story for you from back almost 8 years ago.

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Master Curt Mason - Humane Pressure Point Tactics Windsor

Master Curt Mason - Humane Pressure Point Tactics Windsor

I was headed to Bucharest Romania in fall of 2010 to teach a weekend seminar. As I was in the process of booking this I was approached by another group in Europe to come there the following weekend. 

We talked about price and they agreed to fly me from Bucharest to their city, then return me to Bucharest for my flight back to Canada. Therefore this was a win/win for everyone. And the price I was giving them excellent! It meant being in Bucharest a week, but that was OK. 

Now being that I was not very well known I was not going to command big money like some other instructors were getting. And I was good with that! It takes time to build a solid reputation. 

So everything was setup, I agree to come from Bucharest to their city. But I made a BIG mistake. I did not take a deposit. I arrived in Bucharest on the Thursday afternoon for my Friday seminar. Once there I had a email cancelling the second seminar. 

Now I am stuck in Bucharest for an extra week, and no seminar to teach. I have a school in Canada to run. This did not make me happy. The other group had decided to bring a high end instructor in at 3 times the price.

Returned to Canada

Teaching at a Kyusho Seminar for Steve Stewart London On 2010.

After my total of 8 days in Bucharest I returned home. A few days later I got an email from the guy who cancelled on me. I asked how his seminar went and he said AWESOME. "You should see the things that "Master XXXX" can do.!"

"Cool so what did you learn? Can you do this?" The answer was "well, no but he was amazing!" My final comment was, "so you paid 2000 euro plus expenses for a show?"

A few days later I was contacted by the group about perhaps coming the following spring and teaching some classes. I politely declined. I suggested he stay loyal to Master XXXX. [I will not print his name out of respect to him]

Do I keep Secrets?
Kyusho Jitsu Seminars

Kyusho Jitsu Seminars

The answer as you can asked my students is NO I teach everything! Why? Because first of all my teacher GM Stewart did not keep secrets from me. And I want my students to be better then me with time!

I teach everything! But when the student is ready to understand the information. And I do it for a very reasonable price. This will not always stay this way because the busier I get the more I need to chose who gets what and when. 

My time is limited by the clock, and we all must make a living! This tells you that now is the time to get involved with our programs! Why? Because if you really learn how to use the science of pressure point self defense in real life, then it is time to take the first steps. And I don't keep Kyusho Jitsu Secrets!

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Are you interested in getting a REAL and COMPLETE Kyusho Jitsu Education? One with full support to answer all your questions? Perhaps you would like to teach the science of pressure point self defense also?

I have a few different options for you! We do have FULL Online Courses you can read all about from this link. They are high level courses at Kyusho Jitsu University. Have a look and read the course outline. Follow this link now!

Your second option is our DOWNLOADABLE courses. We have one for students and another for becoming a Certified Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Teacher

Right now the price to get stated and certify is ridiculously low! But it is not going to stay that way! Read more about each course from below!

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I guarantee you will learn what you need to learn, and as long as you do the work you will be successful with the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu! And speaking of no secrets, use the form below and grab yourself a FREE "Sneak Peak" of my new eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy. This new eBook will tell ALL about every pressure point on the body!

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Kyusho Pressure Point Activation - Heart Meridian

I was searching on Google today and saw the question about Kyusho Pressure Point Activation. So I decided it is a good time to address this one! 

What is a Pressure Point?

First I need to start here. What is a pressure point? A pressure point is a place on the body where a nerve come to an end, where it branches off in a "Y." Also where is "X's" another nerve.  The "old timers" called them nerve strikes. And I guess you can see why!

Kyusho Pressure Point Activation

When a pressure point is activated the associated meridian to the point is also activated. This can last anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes. Depending on if the pressure point is hit correctly, and with enough FORCE

The harder and cleaner you hit, the better the result! Note I said NOTHING about "light touch." I really don't know where people get the idea of "light touch."  When working with a partner you don't hit them hard, because they won't be able to continue if you do! 

Common sense right?

Angle and Direction
Kyusho Pressure Point Activation

Kyusho Pressure Point Activation

Every pressure point is hit or attacked at a 45 degree angle.  I cannot in a single article address "direction" for every point because they are all in many ways different. However as an example LI-10 [Large Intestine 10] is hit "through" to the other side, at a 45 degree angle, using 2 Way Action.

What is 2 Way Action?

2 Way Action, also referred to as complex motion is the reason, the discovery that make the science of pressure point self defense work! Without a solid understanding of 2 Way Action none of this will be effective. But the great news is that this motion is natural, and once internalized becomes like breathing. 

Watch this video for exact details on 2 way Action!

The sound is a little bit "buzzy" due to lighting issues in the room. But it gets the point across well! 

Understanding Pressure Points

To be truly effective in the science of pressure point self defense you need a solid understanding of the different pressure points on the body. You do not need to know every pressure point, however learn as much as you can about the ones you would prefer to use in self defense. 

All New Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy eBook

I can help you with this! I have a new eBook called Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy which breaks down every pressure point on the body! This is not a book of theories but a MUST HAVE reference guide! 

Right now you can grab a "Sneak Peak" of this new work! Please note "sneak peak" this is far from a complete look into this eBook. But you will find the information in this "Sneak Peak" to be of great benefit!

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