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!
See you there!
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.”
Pursue your dreams!
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!
This is on Large Intestine 10
I hope you enjoy it!
I think of the things that is in the blood of every martial artist, is that need to pass on the information, the things they have learned to other people. I started to teach, or should I say help, at the rank of Green Belt in 2005. My instructor saw something in me, that he know I would be a good teacher. 31 years later it is how I make a living.
Teaching Kyusho Jitsu is a very exact thing. So is teaching any martial art really, but Kyusho is not a full martial art. It is an extension to any other art. It is also very system oriented.
Some students are not ready when they think they are, some have been ready a long time. The better the “style” foundation, the better the Kyusho student.
I have been teaching Kyusho for over 11 years now. And I have been fortunate enough to be taught by the best. But being a career martial artist and school owner I understand what it takes to develop great teachers. Not everyone can do it!
I love the term that floats around today. The McDojo. Well thank you! That is an amazing compliment! McDonald’s is one of the most successful companies in the world! BUT…they never said their food was good. Me on the other hand, I run my school like a system, to create great teachers like I have, and awesome students,
MY ART IS, WHAT WE TEACH IS EXCELLENT QUALITY!
McDonald’s could have GOOD food if they chose too. But they sell fast and cheap, that is their mandate.
So if you are interested in the idea of teaching Kyusho Jitsu in your school, or in private I have developed the Level One Instructor Certification Course to help you!
One of the most important things with regard to these courses, any of them, is you are NOT left alone afterward to your own vices. We are with you all the way, as you develop and make GREAT students and Black Belts
This is an interesting fact, but if you study the effect of visualization in all parts of life you see a common thread. Visualization makes things happen.
This is also true of using pressure points, or for that matter any martial art technique. Below is a video I did years ago doing a visualization on the lung meridian and a simple strike.
The difference in the effect is extreme!
This is an older video, but it is still good of a workshop we did for a group of fighters back in 2009. We all had a blast and these people are still very close to use today! In fact we share a facility with them, Kihon Karate in Windsor.
Take a watch of the video, there are a total of 3 in the series!
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First before I even begin I am not referring to anything on YouTube. YouTube is one of the world biggest brain dead social network societies. Yes I use YouTube to post content, but I watch very little because of the way the culture.
I have been known over the years to speak my mind. There has been a lot bad press about Kyusho, mostly due to the fact that the teachers of the art are trying to hard to legitimize it, when it does not need to be. It stands on it own just fine.
Nothing will destroy a good product faster then bad press. And the media does not have any interest in reporting the truth, only what they think can help them make money.
As for the martial arts teacher who bad mouth Kyusho and those who practice it, well they are not very good at integrity are they? Any one with low self esteem is always the first to throw stones at someone else. Perhaps they are either too lazy, or not smart enough to understand the materials.
Most like both.
Kyusho is a wonderful education, a great way to stimulate your mind in mindless world. Take a look at our FREE Mini Course to give you an idea about what Kyusho Jitsu, the Pressure Point art is all about!
There is a brutal fact I am going to tell you about, as you read this, regardless of your current age, you are getting older by the second……
But there is something you can do about it!
Today we live in a world obsessed with physical fitness, and many of these people are training like maniacs for a fight that will never happen. Bruce Lee was a prime example of this. i know martial arts Grand Master who insist on their students being able to run 10k for a Black Belt exam. There is nothing wrong with that, however it has nothing to do with martial arts.
When I was a kid and they talked about martial arts it was always that size didn’t matter. There was once truth in that, but today it is about fitness, not martial arts. No matter what you think, you cannot stay in top physical peaks of fitness all your life. And the fitness junkies are the ones that nature is the cruelest too when they slow down. Look at boxers, they pile on weight because they have abused the body so much.
In a martial art, as you grow older and wiser, you should become more deadly, not less. What is the solution? Something that has been missing from systems for years. Pressure Points…
Now I mean the real thing. I have heard and seen many instructors talk about it, but when I watch them they know little to nothing. Sorry but despite your ego, that is likely true!
But here on this website you can learn for FREE and take the AGE factor out of your martial art. We have an awesome FREE Mini Course you can access very easy here and join, but I post a ton of real working content free also.
Consider joining the KJWA (Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance) it is FREE also, and can help to enhance your learning more. After you see what Kyusho can do for your art then perhaps you may wish to study more intensively and pursue rank, but that is all up to you!
Follow the links provided for more information.
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason
My first martial arts teacher was a very well known TaeKwonDo style fighter before it was ever an Olympic Sport. He was 7 years running as North American Grand Champion. So why do I bring this up? One night he told me the secrets to his success. He said the average TKD fighter only see what is possibly the opponents next move, a good fighter could see 3 moves ahead and a world champion 4 moves ahead.
In a sense this is also the secret to pressure point success. You need to know the basic principles so well, that you can combine them together as you are defending, which will give you a devastating effect on the attackers body!
Below is a short video that gives an very simple example of this stacking principle. The value of this cannot be overstated. When something is studied so intensely it become a normal part of your thought process, the it becomes 1000 times more effective.
Think about it, when a professional basketball player picks up a ball and shoots at the hoop, does he think about what he is doing? Does he aim? No he just does it!
We have courses to help you get this good!
Our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course being the 1st step.
Enjoy the video!