What is Kyusho Jitsu and Body Typing? The pressure point art and science we call Kyusho Jitsu is based on Chinese Medicine, some even on Taoist Medicine. There are many different theories in all these forms, however we subscribe and use the 5 Element Theory of Fire, Earth, Wood, Metal and Water.
In these theories the body is made up of all the elements, with one being a primary element. Now it is beyond the scope of a simply blog post to explain all this, it would take a lot of writing and time, however if you wonder about as an example “fire”, well your body produces heat right?
Now for our purposes and this is NOT beginners stuff, each person has a predominate element. It is tied to body structure, and personality. I am a “fire” element person, my son Curt is a “metal” element person, and Scott a “wood” element person. With time and practice body typing become easy. There are challenges to do it with today’s condition of people overeating and distorting their appearance that way.
I can recall sitting in a restaurant with Steve Stewart many years ago after a video session and having fun calling out the elements of people in the room. “Get a look at the gall bladder on that guy!” (Wood).
So how does this translate to self defense? After time you begin to think in body types and you just do it all the time! Therefore the attacker is going to get typed because he is there! An example I am a fire person, so attack me with water as often as possible!
Now there more too it then that, but it is advanced information. I touch on it in my advanced or master level eBook, but I don’t spend the time it deserves on it.
Therefore if you are interested in learning about this, and the many, many other things involved in Kyusho Jitsu follow the link below!
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Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania
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