Making Pressure Points Work! Self Defense is a Mind Game

Mind Games of Self Defense

Mind Games of Self Defense

Have you ever watched professional boxing (sorry I don’t watch MMA) and seen how at the beginning of the fight they will stare at each other trying to intimidate the other fighter?

Self Defense is a mind game, just like sport fighting is. No matter how great the condition or training of a fighter is, if he has self doubt, he or she will lose.

So how does this in any way relate to Kyusho Jitsu? The meridian called Triple Warmer of Triple Heater.  As some of you will know this meridian is involved in the regulation of body temperature in the 3 regions of the body.

But that is NOT why we are interested in it.

It is one of the most active meridians in the body because it is also tied to the endocrine systems. The endocrine system controls the hormones released in your body, thus is tied to EMOTIONS.

In novice kyusho when I began we were taught that any strike to any meridian would activate Triple Warmer bilaterally on the body. This is true because you cannot be hit and not have an emotional reaction to it! Actually you are having an emotional reaction right now to reading this, no matter how small that may be!

Changing the emotions of an attacker can lead to victory, this can be done both physically and verbally. In sport it is called being taken off your game! Now this takes presence of mind and confidence, but that is why we are training right?

Now that is all I am going to say here, because I really want you in my free mini course? Understanding in details how triple warmer works, and how this makes other parts of the body more vulnerable is what this study is all about!

Self Defense is about being in control of the situation, control leads to victory. This is not me talking out of my hat either, this is from experience.

I hope you will join us on your FREE Kyusho jitsu Mini Course. There is nothing you are required to buy. It is just free.

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Grand Master Art Mason

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The Size of a Pressure Point – Kyusho Jitsu Study



The other day I read a comment from someone who said you cannot use pressure points in a real fight or street defense.  His excuse was “they are too small.” Good excuse! Failures are so good at excuses! I love it!


What is the actual size of a pressure point? The actual size is that of approximately the head of a pen, but that size is irrelevant.

The area of activation is what matters, and this is what matters is the size of a loonie, or silver dollar in the USA.  There are over 350 points on the body, plus another 350 extraordinary points. Consider the body now cover with 350 plus silver dollars, and you can’t hit those?

If you can’t hit those, you need to train more or take up knitting!

Now it does require what the old timers called “Hitting correctly.” What a concept!!!!! Hahahahahaha.

Now we call it correct angle and direct! What is the correct angle? Hmmmmmmm, I could tell you here, I could also tell you the direction in this post too! And I was going to!

But hey, join the FREE Mini Course, you WILL find out there, and a lot more too!

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Kyusho Jitsu Black Belt Certification Course

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Kyusho jitsu Black Belt

I have been doing Kyusho Jitsu Study Groups at my dojo in Windsor Ontario Canada for the last 11 years I believe it is. Each year I accept 10-12 people to learn the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Program. After that the majority continue on in the advanced and master level groups. It has been a great addition to our school!

Back in 2007 I created a DVD course called the Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course. I still cannot believe how well that one sold! Several hundred, and I put very little effort into promoting it! But it was only for information purposes, not advancement and certification.

Recently I put together the first of many levels of Black Belt Certification Courses. I had to get my mind around all of what is involved in doing a distance training, and the amount of personal support the student would need. One of the most important aspects is the Skype support given to the student to answer questions and check progress,

My in dojo course for my students is $60 per month for 12 months, Someone from another school or dojo who joins in pays $75 per month. At the end of the 12 month course there is an exam and the fee is $300 per student. This is exactly what I paid in 2002, so by today’s standard this is a steal and the students know it!

So when you consider the idea I am charging right now $497 for the entire package as distance learn, including the Skype sessions and exam this is a STEAL! As I am writing this I think I must be crazy!

Very shortly the course for 2nd Dan Black Belt will be available and I know it will be a BIG hit like this 1st Dan Course has been! The number of students has been overwhelming so I have added some support staff to help me keep up!

The Kyusho Jitsu World is an exciting place, with so much to learn! If you would like to know more about this awesome course just hit the link below!

Don’t forget our FREE mini course either! It is a REAL course and will definitely get you started on the journey!

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New Pressure Point eBook on Street Applications

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New Kyusho eBook Coming!

I have been working on this one for a while, but this is the first time I am mentioning it. I am in the finishing stages of my 4th Kyusho Jitsu book, but this one is on taking the theories of Kyusho Jitsu, and turning them into street applications!

There are many people out there who “say” that pressure points don’t work in real life. Well that is JUST NOT TRUE.

Now I am not going to spend a ton of time of space in explaining this right here, but I am going to send you to our website for more information about the entire topic!

This book will be released no later then October 1st 2016. Now as a bonus as I always have done in the past I am going to take pre-orders at a heavily discounted price!

Follow this link for more information!

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Kyusho Jitsu World Websites and Alliance


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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!

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Pressure Point Study – Do Your Research!



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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Do Pressure Points Work in Real Life? -Black Belt Magazine Article



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!

Here is that article

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Would you like to learn about using Pressure Points for FREE?

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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 VERY non 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!

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Understanding The Cycle Of Destruction


The Cycle of Destruction

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!

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More Real Pressure Point Mondays


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Here is another from the series we did a while back called Real Pressure Point Mondays. This is a good one on 2 Way action.

2 way action is the cornerstone of success in kyusho Jitsu, without it, and a full understanding of it, nothing works.


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