This is the question of the week. Let’s take a few moments and break this down some. First I consider “advanced” study to be that area after 1st Dan or Level One up to 4th Dan and/or Level Four.
After the first exam and the person is “ranked” either as a 1st Dan Black Belt in Kyusho or a Level One Certified Kyusho practitioner things begin to get very interested.
During Level Two we begin the journey into Alarm Points and that continues up to the master level.
First we look at the basic alarm points on the front of the body, then after 2nd Dan we look at the ASSOCIATED Alarm Points at the back of the body. Now the information I teach on Associated Points I do not give away for free, nor are they found in short course workshop videos like the basic Alarm Points.
Why? They are just too dangerous and I want to know the person doing the study before I give this information out.
This is very true! There are many, many very advanced practitioners of Kyusho Jitsu, and they do some great seminars, but actually getting the information of what they are doing can be very difficult! When information is released it is very fragmented, and requires a lot of thinking to make it work! Here is an example from my own life. Back about 7 years ago I was watching a video of GM Dillman working with elements. It was really cool! But at the end he finished the lesson with a KO to this Uki’s leg at SP-11.
I was very intrigued! A LEG Knockout??? ……..WOW!!!
I watched the video over and never again and I did finally figure out how it was done and replicated it on sever different people. But had I not known as much as I did I was never have figured this out!
With this all in mind I have worked hard to get information out to the martial artist interested in really learning more. One such project happened shortly after I wrote the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Workbook, and that was the Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Workbook! It really does pickup where the Novice book left off. The good news too is that it is available in 3 languages now also! Below are some links!
Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Workbook in English Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Workbook in Spanish Advanced Kyusho Jitsu Workbook in German
Now I have been around for a while, a long while. When I was a kid interested in becoming involved in martial arts training Bruce Lee was alive and Chuck Norris was on the tournament circuit. The martial arts was presented to the public as a self defense art that could be effectively used by men and women alike and that size was irrelevant. Today in the second decade of the 21st century things have changed, a lot.
Today it is mostly about fighting and sport. Men and women who dedicate themselves to before unheard of levels of fitness. And size does matter! There is certainly nothing wrong with change, or the goal of excellence these athletes work to.
But age gets us all!Those levels of fitness cannot be maintained and good health supported. it is an extreme. Bruce Lee lived fitness to an extreme, and that candled burned out.
To me martial arts is till about the old values. Training hard for a personal best. But also making sure the knowledge was there to compensate for age and fitness level. I am still in good shape and great health, but not like in the “fighting” days.
Many arts today are very incomplete. Mostly because so much time is spent on ring related activities. So if you are like me, and think of the years to come, then you know you must expand your learning, to make a versatility and complete defense art, hoping to never need it.
In 2000 after 16 years of training i began to seek other knowledge to help make my root art timeless. I have been fortunate enough to study with many great men. I continue to seek and understand more and more, adding to our teaching.
If you have the same concerns I did, you may want to look a little further into pressure points. Below is a FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course to help you get started.
What is the pressure point system known as kyusho jitsu really? It is exactly that, it is a system.
Kyusho Jitsu is not really a “martial art” even though I and many others will refer to it as one. Why is it NOT a martial art? Because simply it does not teach any style or method of body movement. It rather supplements the movement the student already knows.
If there is no root art, or some type of root combat system, the knowledge really has no application. But all knowledge is good!
So, if it not a martial art then why are Black Belts issued? Simply, the truth of the Black Belt is NOT what most martial arts want to think it is. Back in history of the arts, before the commercialization of the world there was no belt ranking system. Black Belts represent a personal achievement and a teaching credential.
That is really it. A life achievement marker. Now for some, and I honestly find them pathetic, it is some type of status symbol they believe makes the “better” then someone else. But their self esteem problems are none of my business, nor do I engage it.
The student of Kyusho Jitsu can if they chose to obtain a rank, or they can simply learn and apply the information. it is all a personal thing.
Kyusho Jitsu is an excellent supplement to any art, a great learning experience and also a lot of fun to learn!
Yesterday I had someone approach me saying how much he wished to learn Kyusho but there was no one in his area to teach it. And thus the major issue in the Kyusho Jitsu World! We need more teachers!
When I decided to become a Kyusho teacher I paid $1000 per level, and there are 5 levels. I think level 5 was $1500. Did I get my money back? YES I DID and then some! These prices were USD also!
If you don’t believe me visit GM Steve Stewart’s website. Just Google his name.
Right now I want to give the member of the KJWA who are here the opportunity to what I did at a fraction of the cost! Why? Because our organization is new, we need to build it. Building will give access to more people to learn the art. And many of them LIVE in a dojo with you!
So I am giving the best possible deal I can give to get martial artists moving in the direction of becoming Kyusho jitsu Certified Teachers!
Watch the video below for more details and WHY you should consider becoming a Certified Kyusho Jitsu Teacher!
For more information on our Instructor Course follow the link below!
There are very few people who can learn an art, or anything else, like Kyusho jitsu alone, without support. I had GREAT support during my journey through the years. When I asked questions, I got answers. But I also had a physical teacher I could go and see.
The idea of distance learning course began in my mind 10 years ago. I created the Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course which I know many of you have! Then there was online course too.
Today things are much different. We have our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course which is done through email. Even though it is FREE I am still answering questions and giving full support for it.
Today we have so much more to offer. There are instructor and student course via distance with video, EBook’s, charts, misc videos, YouTube, Facebook and…..
My passion – The Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance.
And it is FREE also. The KJWA is a place to discover Kyusho, find teachers, reach Black Belt levels and get support from like minded people along the way.
There are so many benefits to being a member of the KJWA. Plus as we grow so do the benefits!
2016 was a challenging year for many, but I honestly believe 2017 is gonna be a great year for us!
I am also very happy to announce the official release of our Level Two Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Program! Level one came out summer of 2016 and was a huge success. We now have many KJWA members either certified or in the process of doing so!
A great opportunity to be in on the ground floor of the Kyusho Jitsu wave coming!
Rather then write what this 2nd level is all about I am going to send you to our webpage with all the information on it!
Vidcast coming tomorrow! Have an awesome New Years Day!
If you are a reader of this blog, or have some experience of Kyusho Jitsu you will have heard for the 5 principles of Kyusho. But those are the novice principles and there are actually more!
When you enter our advanced course of study you very soon discover another 5 you need to learn! So below is a list of the 10 for you!
Attack Along the Meridian
Attack using the Cycle of Destruction
Attack with Yin and Yang
Attack with correct Body Mechanics
Attack with rhythm or tempo
Attack with Sound
Attack using Colour
Attacking using correct stances
Attack using the Diurnal Cycle
Attack using the emotions cycle
Now in the master level we add even more principles to this! But that is beyond the scope of this post!
Yes! There really is that much you can learn if you chose to do so! And we have not even gotten into the Alarm Points!
Now there are some videos available for some of these principles, and there will be more to follow over the course of time. As part of our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course you will receive information on some of these principles, so if you are not yet part of the course I would definitely join!
Below are links to both the Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course and some video on the principles!
I keep meaning to talk abut this, but I so often forget! Coming the weekend of July 14th 2017 in Brasov Romania will be a brand new and hopefully yearly event called the Romanian Martial Arts Training Camp. It will be primarily a Kyusho event, but there will likely be a few surprises along the way also. Now I moved to Brasov almost a year ago. And one great thing about holding this event in Romania is the US Dollar and the Euro are very strong here so the trip is very reasonable for most people.
The cost of living here is amazingly low as a foreigner!
Now not all the details are in place as of yet, but they are coming very soon! The date however is firm! So if it is of interest to you, visit the Facebook link I am providing and subscribe to the updates.