If you take a look at the picture i have on this post what do you think? Professional picture, but not very accurate. But the picture does get its point across. Women can learn to defend themselves, much to some men’s dismay.
I used this picture in an ad for my new eBook on Humane Kyusho Jitsu. It does not fit the book, but people read the ad because of it. I even sold a book within minutes of the ad going up. But I got a comment on it that states “what a piece of sh*t advice between the legs, my grandmother could do better.” Now I usually delete stupid comments, but I want the world to see this idiots.. LOL
Someone who comments like this, knowing nothing of what I am teaching has a tremendous sense of grandeur. Likely he was bullied as a kid and tries to makeup for it now. He is the type who also “thinks” and I use the term loosely, that a fight and self defense are the same thing.
A fight is when two people take a conflict to the level of violence. Conflict can certainly become self defense, but that is when there is only one willing participant. The model is totally different.
Today sport martial arts is bigger than anytime in history. As many of you know I am not a fan. However these men and women are amazing athletes and depending on the circumstances and their training “could” defend themselves in a real life attack. Now I mean attack, not fight. Some of the things I see these fighters teach as self defense, simply is not. Taking someone to the ground with an arm bar style maneuver and breaking the elbow simply won’t happen.
This person is not trying to win, he is trying to kill or maim you and then escape. The adrenaline is much higher then being in the ring with a trained fighter.
Sport fighters also depend a great deal on the fitness level, And that can be a deciding factor on the street. The problem is that level of fitness cannot be maintained by the average person. Only a handful of MMA fighter will ever see big money, the kind of money that would allow them to train like they love to do. Jobs, kids and life get in the way.
This is why pressure points are the key to self defense.
It compensates for age, size, gender, health and fitness levels. In today world, it has become a necessity! One of my students often posts about attacks in real life and why real self defense training is needed. I am honestly surprised being Canada just how much that happens in racially motivated. There is racism everywhere, but WOW!
To those of you who are MMA fighters, I wish your careers well! But as you grow older, and we all do, and someone recognizes you and decides he is gonna take a shot at the title, do you really want to roll the dice on your skills and fitness level, or do you want to end the issue fast and effectively and not hurt the next day?
Kyusho Jitsu has and always will be the answer. It works with anything you have learned, and will as long as you are able to do it!
Have a great day everyone!
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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