Black Belt Magazine Article on Using Pressure Points

I was doing a little google search today to see where some of my stuff sits on the engine and I found a very interesting article in Black Belt Magazine from back in June 2012. Here is a excerpt below!

“Defending the Use of Human Pressure Points in Kyusho-Jitsu Self-Defense Moves – In the martial arts community, those who practice kyusho-jitsu (pressure-point fighting) are often subjected to criticism. It all started when their self-defense moves were first brought into the limelight and onlookers didn’t even want to believe the techniques were real. Those days are long past, however, and the reality of knockouts resulting from usage of human pressure points has been convincingly demonstrated time and time again — most notably by Black Belt Hall of Fame member (and kyusho-jitsu expert) George Dillman and his students.”

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Today Street Safety is More Important than EVER!

You have probably notice that violence on our streets is on the rise.  In fact it is becoming epidemic in proportion. The time really has come when you need to be concerned about the safety of your loved ones.

The problem with violent crime is that anyone can be a victim of it. Many times martial artists believe they are prepared, when in fact they are not. Why? Because the illusion that ring fighting skills will work on the street, when in fact they will get you killed.

Many years ago in my home town there was a TKD Black Belt, a very talented man, who did very well in competitions stopped a robbery of a woman in front of his apartment. Now this is back in the mid 70’s long before the sport surge in TKD that crippled it as a self defense art.

After foiling the robbery attempt he chased the man on foot to try to apprehend him. They guy ducked around a corner waiting for the wood-be hero and then gutted him as he rounded the corning.

One dead, misguided hero. Under the illusion he was prepared for a real attack.

Much of what is tough today is purely for competition and not real self defense. However the movements you do practice can be used for real defense, with a few changes being made.

The addition of REAL pressure point knowledge is the answer! Take a look at my eBook on turning Kyusho Jitsu Theories and Principles into REAL and EFFECTIVE self defense applications!

The link below will take you to our page to read more about this exciting resource! And as always, there is  satisfaction guarantee!

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The NEED for Pressure Points in Today’s Self Defense Instruction

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I have been around a long time, seen and done a lot of things. Been in the wrong place at the wrong time many times. I know what the world is really like!

Today sport martial art thrives! However this is NOT the reality of street! I can take the worlds best into the streets of Detroit and they will be eaten alive! Many martial arts instructors leave these people with the idea in their heads that they are “tough” guys, but I am sorry, no there are not!

The truth of street defense is also not “fighting” either.  It has nothing to do with 2 or more guys having their egos clash and they pair off. It is about being in the wrong place at the wrong time and being attacked, by one or many, perhaps with knives and/or guns also.

I have unfortunately seen it all!

Pressure Points training, especially for the martial artist can be a great equalizer! How do I know this? Experience…. one time at the airport in Maiquetía “Simón Bolívar” International Airport just outside of Caracas Venezuela I had a man try to force me to go outside this him, first with intimidation, then force. It however cost him an elbow as it folded like paper after TW-11 was attacked. He ran screaming, the police at the airport watched with disinterest.

The best part is it was so fast, no one really knew what happened.

So it is worth the effort to add pressure point training to your martial art learning and systems? What is this type of thing had happened to you? What if your kids were with you? This is NOT my only dance either.

Pressure point training is the great equalizer, but it is no quick fix. There is no free lunch, no quick fix anywhere for anything that has value. I can help compensate for age, size, and health issue. Time takes it tole on everyone. Martial arts is about getting better with age, not regressing.

To learn more about how this amazing system could one day save your life check out the links below.  Martial arts school owners especially! You own your students the best possible self defense system you can teach. That means one that is always growing and changing with the times.

Below is a link for the 4 different option to learn this amazing system we call kyusho Jitsu.

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Ever More Chances to Learn Pressure Points

All of our different pressure point sites have one thing in common. Spreading the word, and helping those who wish to learn the pressure point art and science we call Kyusho Jitsu as easy as possible!

The truth is there is a BIG lack of qualified teachers available from all parts of the world. Even in the USA and the UK there are not enough teachers to fill the demands.

Many dojo’s will at great expense host weekend Kyusho seminars and bring the big names in to teach at them. Men like my instructor GM Steve Stewart and George Dillman to name a few. But depending where you live, after this it can be hard to continue your study without great expense and travel.

That was how I learned. Driving monthly to see GM Stewart.  I did that for 10-12 years. It was well worth the time, the effort and the expense! He is amazing! Not only a lifetime martial arts, and school owner, but also a doctor of acupuncture. So you can image the depth of his knowledge!

However not everyone can do this! So I created many programs and courses to help people just like you, who want to learn, but time, distance and money can be an issue.

My most recent creation, to try to bring all this information together is Kyusho Jitsu University. At the learning site you have 4 different options for membership. Now I am not going to go into all of it right here. Just lick the like below and you will see it all in once place.

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Below is a video I did explaining the University and the project itself. It is about 11 minutes long.  Also consider subscribing to our YouTube site by clicking the YouTube logo in the video.

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How Long Does it Take until Kyusho Becomes Effective?

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This question was posed to me via email a few weeks ago. I answered the lady directly and she must have been satisfied with the answer as I did not hear back. But what is the answer to this question?

It is 2 parts…

Obviously the amount of time and effort you put into the learning and practice of Kyusho is a determining factor in its effectiveness. You cannot just read as an example my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Workbook and say, “well I know this now” and expect any kind of result. You MUST training with the information.

But also!

How much time and effort do you put into your root art? The more time and effort you spend training period is going to be the deciding factor in how effectively you can incorporation and use Kyusho.

Kyusho Jitsu is NOT a quick fix for lack of training! This is one of the reason I spend so much effort recruiting NEW Certified Kyusho Jitsu Teachers. Yes it does spread the art! But the addition of Kyusho to the schools curriculum or as special programs helps to keep adult students motivated and training!

That is a WIN/WIN for everyone! The more martial art school that succeed, the better it is for all of us! Let’s face it the general public needs what we teach and the discipline we have to offer. The world is not getting calmer, it is getting much more violent!

So in a nutshell that is the answer. There is no answer, it all depends on you!

If you are not currently a Kyusho Jitsu student but would like more information take a look at our Kyusho Jitsu University Website. There is something for everyone there!

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The A-B-C’s of Learning Kyusho Jitsu or Anything Else


As many of you reading this you know when it comes to Kyusho Jitsu, or really any martial art there are a lot of naysayers. Now on the internet, especially places like YouTube there is an issues with low life’s who just like to troll, make bad comments and generally cause trouble. They don’t count. What I am talking about is the closed minded person who basically says “this is all crap.”

Now one reason I think there is so many people like this is because they have no idea “how” to learn.

Most of us have been out of school a long time. But school only teaches you how to regurgitate information. There is no class on how to actually “learn.” I believe this is why North America has fallen so far behind the rest of the world in literacy rates.

Learning, like martial arts is a skill!

So what are the steps to learning a system like Kyusho Jitsu? Well NUMBER ONE, get a notepad! Yes I know the information is on your screen, but to learn it, really learning it you MUST WRITE IT OUT!

Not type it out, write it out! Afterwards you can read through it and type it into a product like OneNote to help you organize it. But you need to do the writing also. It will increase your retention of the information up to 40% the first time around!

This is called taking COPIOUS Notes. This is a key to learning ! You don’t see note taking taught in school!

Now I am a conspiracy theories kinda guy. The school system no longer teach cursive writing, this is because they wish to dumb down the masses. Today our school systems and universities graduate some of the very brightness and best people who know NOTHING.

Learning is part of the human experience and I LOVE TO LEARN!

Now in the KJWA Membership Levels we help you along the way to learn the learning process. This is truly an educational facility!

There are a total of 4 levels of learning with the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance. The first one is the FREE Mini Course, then we have Kyusho Jitsu University!

Check out this link for more information!

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Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance University and Membership Levels

Back during the summer of 2016 when I created the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance I said there would always be a free membership, and there certainly is! It is also an excellent membership with many, many freebees including the Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course and the affiliate program!

But now we have something extra and new. We have 3 new paid memberships, which are Black Belt and Instructor certification and learning memberships at GREAT prices!

Now the Gold Membership is currently online, which is the membership for learning everything you need to know to obtain a Black Belt in Kyusho Jitsu as well as continue your education all the way to 4th Dan if you chose!

Coming online is the next few days is the Diamond Membership which is for the school owner who wishes to teach Kyusho Study Groups and certify as a  teach with the KJWA. It goes up to Leve 5 instructor!

Finally the Platinum Membership which will take a while longer to come online, it has so much in it!

If you would like to take a look at the website for pricing and more information simply follow the link belt!

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How to get the BEST Reaction from a Pressure Point Strike

As I have written many times, the “old timers” called this hitting correctly. But there is more to it, especially if you are not a visual learner, or they simply move to quickly to see that they have done.

Now the first place we need to begin is with the size of a pressure point. The actual size is about that of the head of a pen, but the area of activation is the size of a loony in Canada or a Silver Dollar in the USA.

You must hit the point at the correct angle and direction. The angle is 45 degrees, the direction will vary from point to point. You also need to take into consideration what the best striking action is!

And don’t forget using two way action!

The striking actions are a follows.

  • Slapping
  • Vibrating
  • Chopping
  • Penetrating
  • Grasping

Next, what is the best stance for the point in question? Here are the stances!

  • Forward Bo
  • Neutral Bo
  • Cat Stance
  • Horse Stance X 2
  • X or cross over stances

Then there are many other considerations! So, with all this in mind you can see WHY much of this knowledge went unlearned when it all came down to, HITTING CORRECTLY.

Wanna learn more? Check out our totally FREE Kyusho Jitsu email Mini Course! Yeah it is really free! And yes everything I talked about here is covered in it!

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Understanding Humane Applications of Kyusho Jitsu

Young man being mugged in a dark tunnel by a violent man

Back in 2009 I took a certification course under Grand Master Steve Stewart that is called Humane Pressure Point Tactics, or HTTP for short.  Now I did the instructor course, all three levels and the information was outstanding.

The v=course covered some very important ground, especially concerned with people who may need to defend themselves, but legally there can be issues for them doing so. Like fireman, ambulance attendants etc.

The need is out there! And it is a great opportunity for school owners. There are many different groups who need self defense skill, but they need somewhat to end a situation without damage if possible.

Here is a video example.

Take a look at this link for more information!

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Kyusho Jitsu, Self Defense and When Women Attack Men.

I can feel the defenses going up already! The egos of many of the men who will read this are firing! “I can handle a woman!”

Some of the women I know I would question that statement, however let’s just say you can handle a attack by a women. There are only 2 possible ways you can do it!

  1. Effectively
  2. Poorly

Today there is much more violence against men. I have sadly had several issues over the years with significant others who “lost it” and I had to defend. I did it very effectively. However on a scale of 1-10 in threat, these were only 3-5

How do I know it was effective? There was no damage done to her or myself, and no need for police involvement. Others I know have not been so lucky!

The best scenario on self defense is when everyone gets to walk away and not deal with the legal system. Now there are times when the problem needs to be dealt with in a heavy manner. But that is not what I am talking about here.

And we all know today we do not have a justice system, we have a legal system! What if you are attacked by a minor? Hurt him badly and they will fry you in court!

Is there a solution?  Well right now I am working on one we are calling Humane Kyusho Jitsu.

If you are interested in learning more about this project follow the link below!

Humane Kyusho Jitsu