Today I am going to give you a detailed explanation on the Kyusho Jitsu Vessels and exactly how they work, plus how you can exploit these in a self defense situation. So lets get started!
There are 2 Vessels on the body that run center-line on the front and the back. The 1st is the Conception Vessel running the front of the body. And the 2nd is the Governor Vessel running the back of the body.
The Conception Vessel run up the front of the body from the lower pelvis to the
underside of the tongue. Conception Vessel is the principle source of all YIN energy in the body.
There are 24 Pressure Points on the Conception Vessel with many of them being Alarm Points and very dangerous to strike.
Pressure Point CO-01 lies on the "north" side of the anus while the person is lying on their back. Pressure Point CO-24 lies at the bottom lip on the side of the mouth.
All pressure points on Conception Vessel have a negative affect on the body when attacked. However when it comes to Kyusho Jitsu Vessels, the Alarm Points are the most dangerous.
You can find a detailed account of all pressure points on the Kyusho Jitsu Vessels and the 12 Meridians from my book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy.
The Governor Vessel is located on the back of the body running from the "south" side of the anus while the person is lying on their back, which is GV-01 over the head to inside the mouth.
Governor Vessel concludes at the palette of the mouth with GV-28.
The Governor Vessel is also the primary source of all YANG energy in the body.
I want to look at this part of the system comparing, the Kyusho Jitsu Vessels to the 240 VOLT power service coming into your house (for those of you in the America’s).
Electricity comes into your service box at 240 volts and is then divided or split into 2 – 120 volt services. These services MUST be balanced with similar loads on each side. The Same is true of the body and Chi.
The meridian system is the same way. Yin (negative) energy off Conception, and Yang energy off the Governing vessel. Both energies are mixed together, and then split into the different sides of the body.
This is the basic "western" explanation of the purpose and way the vessels function distributing Chi energy.
When it comes to self defense attacking the pressure points on the Kyusho Jitsu Vessels will yield you a strong result. Many of these pressure points when used in conjunction with other pressure points can also be deadly.
However the body does protect the center-line. This is an instinct, the same as how the brain will protect the eyes. This means once again you cannot just stand and FIGHT. You need to move, and move on angles.
Moving on angles opens up these pressure points, front and back to successful attack. Read more about Octagon Movement here.
I hope you can see from this article how powerful this knowledge is.
A properly timed strike to a pressure point on the Kyusho Jitsu Vessels can cause a disruption of the either the Yin or Yang energy of the body, thus shutting down the meridian systems and their related organs.
Thus endning any attack.
Alarm Points are even more effective! The pressure points of the Governor Vessel also have very special purposes. Discussed in Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy.
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