This is a question I have been asked on my Facebook page a few times. The answer is, as long as it is properly studied YES it is. What do I mean by properly studied?
Taught by someone qualified to teach it!
But that is common sense right? For the most part neurological strikes do not do permanent harm. And those of us who understand the science behind pressure point strikes stay away in practice from the danger areas. As an example I stay away from ST-09 and 10 because they are dangerous points.
This is why you need to be with some qualified to learn! The internet is full of people, as is the real world who have enough knowledge to be dangerous, but zero for common sense. Be cautious! One way to tell an excellent teacher is attitude. Is the learning about you the student or about the amazing things “he” can do?
In my last seminar in Spain I did not do any knockouts. Why? Because they did not ask me to! I taught the information they wanted to learn, I was not there to show how good I am.
All these things add up to common sense, but common sense is not very common anymore! Here is a little clip I swiped from Black Belt Magazine on Kyusho and Uki safety.
If you are new to the study of Kyusho Jitsu we have some great FREE resources for you to get started. Here are two to get you going.
Have a great day!