If you have not yet been on our Kyusho Jitsu World website go on by and take a look! It is a commercial site, not a teaching style of site like this one is.
The Pressure Points Canada blog is designed to help the martial art student learn more about the art of Kyusho Jitsu. The Kyusho Jitsu World site puts together many different resources all in one place, for the student to be able to find. I know when I first started how frustrated I was with being able to buy good books or video!
The site is also host to the KJWA (Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance) as well as the Kyusho Jitsu World News Blog, which keeps you up to date on seminars, products and basically anything Kyusho!
So visit the sites and bookmark them!
Below is a linked list for you! Don’t forget our Mini Course too! it is free!
I strongly suggest getting a copy of the book Gray’s Anatomy to help you with your study of pressure points / kyusho jitsu. This classic medical text will help you to associate the why and how of how things work!
One of the most controversial videos I ever had online was my doing a knockout on SP-11 on the leg. All the “experts” came out and said “this is fake”“that is impossible” etc, etc. Now for those people in this category, which I refer to as the “Dumbass Closet Intellectual” category I would expect nothing else. But for the student who is going to ask “how is this possible.” The above book with help immensely!
So how was this KO possible? Easy!
The Uki had grabbed me with 2 hands on my wrist. I took him out of my / his center, which cause the brain to compensate and try to recenter the arms to maintain control. Then I quick did a front kick, not much power to SP-11. Strong enough to move the leg, but not enough to break anything. The Uki passed out. Why?
The nerve at this point is designed to protect not only the bone, the femur, but also the femoral artery. If this bone breaks it can rupture the artery resulting in death. How did I learn this? From a EMS person who has had many patients with broken femurs pass out during transport for this very reason! This is medical fact not fiction! This is naturally an over simplification of the event. He had much more details for me. But this is all we need for our purposes.
Does this guarantee a KO by kicking SP-11. No it does not! I set this up well! But, because of where SP-11 is located, a HARD front kick can break the femur and get your pass out as well. But lets be honest, with a broken femur the fight is over with or without the person going unconscious.
To advance in Kyusho Jitsu you must do the work. There are no short cuts!
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I just read online an old article in Black Belt Magazine with regards to Pressure Points / Kyusho Jitsu. It was a good article! I will leave you a link to check it out too!
Now the question, will / do pressure points work in real self defense or fighting situations. The answer? There is no answer because it depends entirely on the person using them.
This is true of ANY martial art. I have heard, seen and read all the propaganda about other arts and systems guaranteeing a persons safety and ability. Sorry dude, that is BS.
The ability to defend or fight is something within the person themselves. Some people no matter how long they train don’t have violence within them. End of story.
I have had students, once in particular who has many times been successful with pressure points, and for him it was REAL combat, and not some asshole in a bar wants to fight.
Martial Artist are very different people. Open your mind and make your own judgement. I love pressure points, but I am tired of conflict. Seen too much action in my life, and so i life in a quiet and peaceful place!
When it comes to pressure points / kyusho there are a lot of skeptics. I am really not sure why either? But that is cool! To each his own. Someones non belief or non interest is of totally no interest to me!
There are many, many martial artist who are interested, but they are not sure if they want to commit TIME and MONEY to learning the art. These people I am very interested in!
Today you have to work like a dog to get ahead in the world, well you actually did but that is beside the point. So about a month or so back I decided to offer a FREE Email Mini Course for anyone interested in discovering more about using pressure point in their current style of training.
Now this mini course is VERYnon intrusive, I don’t bombard you like some people do with as many as 5 emails per day trying to sell you things. I send out one email ever 3 days, until the completion of the course. There are the occasional extra email to tell you about some new product or service, but they are few and far between.
You can also opt out anytime by following the link at the bottom of each session. i also NEVER sell my list!
So if you are interested in our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course, just fill out the form below. If not, have a great day!
The Cycle of Destruction is a cornerstone principle in the art of Kyusho Jitsu. And it takes much more then being able to recite it, to use it effectively!
I spend months and months at the beginning of my Kyusho study years ago to master this particular principle. Over time I have offered and shown many different videos on using this, but today we have something new and exciting for you!
Back in 2010 and 2011 I did many different special workshops for a group of pressure point students at my dojo. Now these workshop are being re rendered and offered to the martial arts public who wish to develop and master the pressure point system called Kyusho Jitsu.
The Cycle of Destruction is the 3rd principle of the 1st five notice principles that must not only be learned, but internalized.
If you are interested in owning a copy of this 45 minute workshop on the Cycle of Destruction, please follow the link below!
Thought is energy, actually everything is energy in one form or another. Great things happen when you begin to understand how energy works, and how you can control it.
Back in 2011 I need a workshop for some Black Belt Kyusho students in Windsor, advanced students that was about these concepts. There is a very big learning curve to all of this, so if you are one of the people in the world who likes “quick fixes” then this workshop is definitely NOT FOR YOU!
Below is a video excerpt from this workshop. Take a look and if you like what you see go to the link below the video for more information.
Well something entirely new is coming to Pressure Points Canada as well as Kyusho Jitsu World! Grand Master Art Mason is going to be doing some Live-Streaming from our YouTube Channel!
Both this blog and our YouTube channel have been extremely popular with so many of our users and students we wanted to offer something different! The beauty of a live stream on YouTube is that it is recorded and made available for view afterwards in case you miss it!
What will be on this first Live event? Alarm Points! There will be an explanation of what they are, what they are used for and how to apply them!
You don’t want to miss this one! Visit our YouTube Channel at the link below and make sure to subscribe so you can get notifications of things coming!
Martial Artists and especially martial arts teachers are odd people. In many ways we don’t fit into the normal society of today. Aside from the values we have, there is something I want to discuss here.
We tend to put others first. I know I have been very guilty of this for a long time. People will say, “how is this a bad thing?” It is if we don’t also think about our own education and our own development.
Many people will get into Kyusho and then stop the study. One reason i hear a lot is how much time it takes. But when you truthfully assess your free time, that “reason” no longer holds water.
I had a excellent student years ago who after reaching is Black Belt level stopped. He said he need more time with his younger children. Really? 2 hours per week is not going to make any difference, especially when the arts help to center you.
Now he is mostly just unhappy.
Invest in yourself, and invest in the education you started in martial arts however many years or even months ago. You cannot be at your best if you deprive yourself of personal development. I was guilty of this until I started to study Kyusho. I taught classes which was and is my job, but I had not pursued any personal knowledge in new things, and in growth.
Tony Robbins said of his Personal Development Programs that he know most people don’t finish listening or watching. And that those that do are the ones who change their lives and succeed.
The same with Kyusho. If you love it, pursue the challenge, obtain all the rank you can and pass that information on to your students and others. Without personal growth we are going backwards!
As my mentor Keith Hafner once told me. “You cannot help the poor by becoming one of them.”
This is an old video series from about 4 years ago that I did for my students, not so the much the martial arts public. I am planning on bringing this back in September, but I figured I would share a few with you now!