Kyusho Jitsu and the 3 Stages of Truth


I had a comment a few days back on a video which was “I can’t believe you defend this. I though you were credible.” That is paraphrasing, but close enough. This is not usual, very common actually.

There are many reason people feel the need to comment in this manner.

  • It challenges their programming. When you see something that causes you anger it has violated your core programming. Programming may be correct, but most times it is not.
  • You are an egotist who read something negative online about Kyusho and are therefore an expert! These days this is a large percentage of people.
  • You have self esteem issues and failed to make the art work for you. “i was in a fight and it didn’t work”

Now I am the first to say that in the 90’s and early 2000’s the marketing for Kyusho Jitsu was terrible! Instructors making HUGE claims that seemed to be outrageous. But martial arts people have been doing that for 50 years.

All truth passes through 3 stages. They are as follows.

  1. It is ridiculed
  2. The violently opposed
  3. Accepted as self evident

Why these stages, because people don’t want truth, they want to be right. That is human nature. So as Kyusho Jitsu students and teachers, how do you deal with this? “Become IMMUNE to the “good” opinion of others.”

What does this mean? It is opinion, and when unsolicited is WORTHLESS. Also do not engage and feed their pathetic ego.  Kyusho is now between the 2 and 3rd stage.  With time, education and proper marketing more and more people will stop feeling threatened and begin to do their own homework from credible sources.

Kyusho is a game changer for self defense, whether the disbelievers believe or not!


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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