Kyusho Jitsu and the 3 Steps of Truth

With Grand Master Steve Stewart 2005
With Grand Master Steve Stewart 2005

Truth is an interesting thing. A few hundred years ago people believed the world was FLAT and they would kill anyone who said otherwise. Religion has and continue to kill today for what they “think” is truth. Anyone who disagrees must go!

Yesterday I was watching a video taken in 2008 at the Dillman camps with my teacher Grand Master Steve Stewart. In this he was doing an energy based KO of a very close friend and colleague of mine Grand Master Chad Barry.

Chad was kicking Steve in the arm full power, as hard as he could. Then the KO happens.

OMG the number of raving haters in the comments was unbelievable! I only read a few, but some must have been 300 plus words long.

Now first off, I just don’t get stupid people. As an example I am NOT a fan of Justin Bieber as an example. Being Canadian I think he is a great no talent doucebag, but I don’t go watch his videos and commenting.

I have a life!!! LOL

But when it comes to the martial arts, all these guys come out because their egos are so big they MUST give their opinion. Makes me laugh. I get my fair share of it too. But I ignore most of it.

Truth comes in 3 stages.

  1. It is laughed at.
  2. It is violently apposed
  3. It is accepted as self evident truth

Kyusho Jitsu is now moving from 2 to 3 on the scale. For those of you who are reading this and who are among the “haters.” Why are you here? Seriously? I feel bad for you.

For the 99% of you who are here to learn, WELCOME! My mandate is to spend as much information on this amazing system as I can. And yes I will make some money doing it. There is nothing wrong with that.

Remember our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. There is over 3 months worth of email in there now to help you learn.  With more added every week!

Yes you will maybe once a week get a promotional email, but that is how we pay for the free stuff by selling the occasional book and course.

Oh I almost forgot! Yes that KO Steve did was for real. And Chad suffered for many months from it.  I will add it to the mini course rather then post the video here.

Saves me from “spamming” the negative comments.

Have a great Monday everyone!

How Good a Kyusho Student are You?

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Note Taking is the key to success!

Question of the week, how good a student are you? Serious?

Most people who will take up the study of Kyusho Jitsu are adult martial artist who have been out of school on an average  15 years.  The dropout rate for the average Kyusho Jitsu student is about 70%.

Many will end up taking the novice classes 2 times before they feel like they have learned and committed to memory what they must know.

Why is that?

We forget how to be a student. Now some of it is ego, but most of  it is we have forgotten how to be a good student. In my distance learning course I lay out all the materials you need to get a Black Belt in Kyusho Jitsu. It is all there in one BIG download. I place no time restriction on doing it, but I suggest at least 6 months of study and preparation for the exam.

But what is the key to success? Watch the video, read the materials, BUT TAKE NOTES.

Not on your laptop, get a notepad and do them by hand. Read them, rewrite them, organize them, and review them.

Re read the materials provided. The workbooks are set out for you to have great success with them. But take notes from them. Print them and add a note section.

Watch the video’s several times and do the same. Then the information will stick in your head.

And of course get a partner and practice. But for the average martial artist the physical training part does not need to be pushed. However in the novice course it is mostly theories. And you need to trace the meridians on someone’s body to know verbatim where they are.

If you are in our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course you should also be taking notes. Otherwise your retention will be very low, and your application even lower!

They tell me my knowledge and application of Kyusho Jitsu is clinical, like a surgeon. Guess what? I am giving you my study methods.

This journey is well worth the effort my friends!

Kyusho Jitsu and Traditional Stances – Do they work?


When it comes to stances there is also a lot of controversy. Back when I actually read magazines like Black Belt or TKD Times there was always someone panning the idea that stances were not required in the arts, that they were wasted motion etc.

But my favorite was “you would never fight in a stance.” No shit Sherlock, and your brain came from where?

Anyone who thinks you would go into a forward stance and wait for an attack is an idiot, and this is why I stopped reading many of the publications. Let’s have an intelligent conversation instead. My objection to these magazines is they have become an infomercial.

Stances are something you move through, they are like the “silence” in music. There are pauses in the music, and stances are the same. Martial arts mastery means you understand that you must always be moving. Not moving, or doing any “technique” while not moving is what we call “constipated motion.”

Each main stance is related to an element, and with LOTS of practice can actually be used effectively! But I again say, LOTS OF PRACTICE

No quick fixes here boys and girls!

Now it is beyond the scope of a blog post to teach about stances, so If you would like to learn more about this and other topics I suggest join our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. The link is below.

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Multi Language eBooks for Kyusho Jitsu


It is really hard to find real good written information on Kyusho Jitsu. There are some awesome books out there and I have bought a ton of them over the years.

But they are not specifically designed to make learning easier!

Mine are different, they are for the student who is learning the system and needs organization of this learning.

That is why they are called “workbooks”

Now we have 3 major versions. The novice, advanced and master level. A few years back I had them translated into Spanish, and in fact these are the most popular ones I have. My guess is there is very little in Spanish for kyusho book!

But right now a new project is underway in which we will be translating our 3 main books into French, Italian and Romanian! As timen goes by Arabic and several other languages too!

If you stay tuned to this blog would will know of release dates and pre-orders as they become available!

Have a great weekend and don’t miss Monday’s Vidcast on Kyusho Jitsu World!!!



The Great Conspiracy… Are Kyusho Jitsu Knockouts for Real?


So much bad press!!! The Kyusho Jitsu world has been steeped in controversy for years! Most of the controversy comes as a result of some high profile martial artists with an axe to grind with George Dillman. But that is always the price of success. I have had my fair share of ridicule for what I am doing too!

But I don’t care!

There are 3 different types of knockouts possible. Here is the list.

  1. Concussion
  2. Neurological
  3. Death

Pretty simple list really! A drop in blood pressure as an example with cause unconsciousness. That is a neurological based cause.  Now concussion knockouts are what most people are used to seeing. IMPACT. This is the norm in boxing as well as MMA events.

So most people only know of this type of knockout and no other. Thus the point of reference for people when they see a Kyusho KO.

Now the Dillman people when Kyusho first came out taught that a knockout COULD be obtained with a small amount of force by hitting the point correctly. This is TRUE. I have done it many times!

However depending the construction of the body, of the person being used it may or may not work.  Depends on were the nerve sits and how much “meat” is surrounding it. Not everyone is the same.

I once had a guy I was working with for a demo who after some setup I would going to tap ST-5 and put him down. It is called a DEMONSTRATION. When we were working it out he lied to me about the effect and when I tapped him on ST-5 Nothing happened.

I realized I had been “had” so I hit him a second time at ST-5 and he was out. I was not nice, and his face hurt for weeks. Tough shit moron!

Kyusho is not about KO’s from light taps.

That is part of the learning process and anyone who things otherwise is a DUMBASS. But the martial arts industry is full of “watch dogs” who are self appointed nobodies. More power to them! They help me more they hurt me!

Kyusho Jitsu is not a magic art, there is a lot of work to do. But the result is more then worth the effort required to learn it!

In real life you are not going to “tap” ST-5, you are going to hit is with a ton of force. But you will get the results you need. Many people can stand up to tremendous FORCE when it comes to a hit. But force done to a nerve cluster, a pressure point, the right pressure point will bring results.

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Kyusho Jitsu and Interpretation of Kata


One of the cornerstones of many style of Karate has been the interpretation or bunkai of Kata. There are many, many very traditions methods of looking at these patterns.

However kyusho also has Bunkai, in which we are looking for any possible pressure point strike and manipulations. Sometimes they are exactly the same as the traditional, sometime not.

I came originally from a Korean system of Hapkido. We had no hyung or Kata in our system so we used the ones from ITF TaeKwondo, however we did not do them in the same manner as the ITF does.

I loved the pattern, but I found some of the movement made no sense at all if I was trying to see it from a street defense aspect. As for an art-form, they were beautiful!

I would ask questions and often time the answers were nonsensical at best! When I entered the Kyusho world I got explanations that made sense!

I was sold!!! In our mini course we will also be cover the interpretation of patterns or Kata. If you would like to subscribe just follow the link below. It is totally FREE.

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Teaching your Own Pressure Point / Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups

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My Kyusho Jitsu knowledge did not come from watching videos or reading  books. That certainly did enhance it however. But really most of the videos don’t teach you anything, they show.

But that is not the point here. I was part of different study groups i Kyusho for about 10 years straight. So I really do understand the benefits of these study groups.

This video is for the Dojo Owners / Teachers out there. Take a look and write me with any questions you might have. Study groups are truly the way to go!


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“Kyusho Jitsu Does NOT Work on the Streets.”

Young man being mugged in a dark tunnel by a violent man

The mantra spoken by everyone martial arts who studied pressure points and lost a fight!

What is the truth? You did not study hard enough, train hard enough and your GIANT ego got your ass whipped. How is that for the TRUTH?

The world is full of wannabes. There are everywhere! My estimate is they number in the billions! Blaming everything but themselves for their shortcomings. Really it makes me laugh.

Does Kyusho Jitsu work? Depends on you. I have spent a lifetime in study of my root art, and in the art of pressure points known as Kyusho Jitsu. Has it worked for me? Yes because I figured out how to apply it all.

Success comes to the martial artist because he continues to learn, and then implements his knowledge into his training! There is no quick fix system that will keep you safe! But you can buy ones that say they are.

If you believe that, I have some property you might wish to look at!

Will Kyusho Jitsu work for you? Only you know if you have the drive to be successful with it or not! I had a man recently opt out of my free course with a great reason. He said the information was amazing, but at this point he did not have time to study it all. Now that is honesty!

So how do you learn to apply Kyusho in real life? Easy, first make sure you are proficient at your root style. The movement need to be automatic and part of you! Then study the most important points on the body and the principles that govern their use.

Next work them together, drill the hits like you have drilled them before. Nothing changes really but the target, and the tool you might use for the target.

You can learn in great details from my new eBook coming October 1st 2016 which points are the most important and why. You can learn more below!

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The Art of “Learning” Kyusho Jitsu or ANYTHING Else!


Yes, learning Kyusho Jitsu is an art unto itself! Many, many martial artists who decide to learn all they can about Kyusho Jitsu have a rough time. So after a few months they get pissed off and quit, then as human nature has it, they begin to bad mouth the system rather then admitting they were simply not prepared!

I have been out of school for centuries…LOL….actually I am  high school dropout. But one thing I did do, I learned how to learn, so my situation was always under control and I had the skills needed to succeed!

For many martial artists their first contact with Kyusho Jitsu is a George Dillman or DKI seminar. They are quiet a show too! My first contact was this exactly! But when I decided to pursue more, I knew I need to become organized, because this was not the usual martial art learning process.

First you must become a GREAT note taker. Copious notes as it is referred.  Then after the event rewrite these notes in more detail before what you did take note of loses its meaning.

Next you must practice! This is most time not a problem for the martial artist. But you need to use your notes as you practice. This is NOT a cardio workout event!

No matter what your rank is lose your ego! Become a REAL wide eyed white belt again! The experience is wonderful! Now as you are training and discover things take more notes! Don’t rely on your memory. I have an photographic memory and I take notes! Most people only retain 20% of what they hear! You need to bump this up to 80%+

If you like the art, and wish to pursue it then INVEST in YOURSELF! You are worth it! Find GREAT books, videos, charts, courses anything that can help you, that you can afford without taking food from your table. The education will improve you as a martial artist no matter the style of the rank! I began at 6th Dan to learn this!

If you don’t know where to begin, then start with our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. Yes it really is FREE! There are several hundred people just like you in it, and they love it!

I am going to get some testimonials soon from the members and post them. But the great thing about the course is there is no obligation to do anything, and you can leave anytime you wish!

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How to BEAT the Kyusho Jitsu Learning Curve

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As I have said many times, the Kyusho Jitsu learning curve is very high, and that is why i believe so many people never finish the education process in it.

Why is the curve so high? Lack of organization of the materials into a system to promote easy learning. To facilitate learning, there MUST be systems in place to make it easy. Especially when the majority of the students are adults who have been out of school a very long time.

Now when it comes to teaching the martial arts, or kyusho I am the system guy!

In my school I have systems in place, as well as curriculum to the rank of 5th Dan Black Belt.  I have made more Black Belts in 17 years of running a school then most will do in 50 years.

Why? Systems……..

Systems keep people learning and motivated so they train longer! But system also assure the QUALITY of the learning. In my dojo my teachers go through an arduous training program before they begin on the floor.

Now these same system I have brought to Kyusho. These system have been in place in the Kyusho programs I teach in the dojo for years, but now they are being applied to distance learning, as well as unparalleled support for the student.

Read more from the link below about beginning a formal Kyusho Jitsu Education.

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