Really Getting Into The Cycle Of Destruction


I have had more than a few people tell me over the years, “yeah I know the cycle of destruction.” Really? Well lets’ scratch a little deeper here and see what you know.

First it takes 3 elements in the cycle of destruction to ever hope to get a KO.  Three will give you a KO, but the knockouts intensity will depend on the quality of the strikes.  But it always depends on the quantity of the strikes.

So we have the cycle as follows

  • Fire melts metal
  • Metal chops wood
  • Wood penetrates earth
  • Earth dams water
  • Water quenches fire

Yep, everyone has got that right? OK good! Now lets do a knockout. Her is a good one for you. They punch, then you drop a knife-hand (fire) into LI10 “metal,” then come around with the hand and strike GB-20 with a ridge hand (thumb-side)on the other side of the head.

Assuming correct angles and 2 way action you should get a KO or at least someone who is dizzy.

So how could we improve this and go deeper into the cycle? Well you could lift your foot for a moment before striking LI10, which will give you water.  Now by the time you hit GB-20 you have 4 elements. That works good.

You can step on his foot at the baby toe, where bladder is to give you water too, or the entire foot and then you have all the elements

Here is one you will find interesting, strike LI-10 with your fire, then lift you foot. This is the cycle of creation. Now you have a ton of water, put your foot down, then strike LI-10 again and watch them drop! From there hit GB-24 and may have a body knockout!

OK here is one more for you. One hit KO.  This will work best if they have their hands on you.  A lapel grab with their right hand. You then slap your own body at GB-24 / LI-13 area, then you have fire/metal/wood, hit ST-05 and watch the lights go out!

There is so much you can do with JUST the Cycle of Destruction. Too much for a blog post!

But you get the idea! Check this out!

Have a great day!




About the Author Grand Master Art

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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