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Pressure Points of the Arm

Pressure Points of the Arm

Today I was thinking about the pressure points I will be adding reference too in the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu. Now I have already added Alarm Points, Associated Alarm Points as well as Special Alarm Points. However I want to add a good reference for certain "regular" pressure points that could be considered as "important" or critical to learn. Therefore I am asking for a little help.

I am getting myself in deep here! But I do want this to be the premier Kyusho Jitsu reference on the planet.

Points to add

So the following pressure points will be part of this reference.

  • ​St-05
  • GB-20
  • TW-17
  • BL-10
  • ​LI-18
  • ST-09,10
  • SI-16
  • LU-10
  • ​LU-5
  • PC-06
  • TW-11
  • TW-12
  • ​SP-21
  • SP-11
  • GB-31
  • SP-06

​Now I have excluded Alarm and Associated Alarm Points from this list. Plus I did it so the layout here would work too. But aside from that what other points should I give specific references too? What ones would you like to see referenced as part of the Encyclopedia Of Kyusho Jitsu?

Please comment below and tell me what else I should add! If you are not yet familiar with the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu use the link below and read more.

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Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Pressure Point Angle & Direction

​Pressure Point Angle & Direction

Pressure Point Angle & Direction

Pressure Point Angle & Direction

Understanding the Correct Pressure Point Angle & Direction to attack is a "master key" to success in self defense and therefore Kyusho Jitsu. We often overlook the simple things in favor of the complex and this one such example. Pressure Point Angle & Direction is a novice concept, often forgotten for more exciting things.

What is the correct angle and direction to strike a pressure point? Well the angle is ALWAYS 45 degrees. The direction will vary from pressure point to pressure point across the 12 meridians and 2 vessels.  Achieving the 45 degree angle is done each time using what is called 2 Way Action. Some will call this complex motion, however it is really just natural movement. But when you are ​learning a martial art you often have to circle back to natural movement.

Linear Movement is Death

At lot of self defense I see in the wild is based on 2 different things. One is linear movement, which is OK for beginners but it must not remain that way. That is meeting force with force and, well you just don't want to play that game.

The second is "circling," or responding to an attack like a boxer would usually circling to the right. That will also get you hurt. Why? Because the attacker is always going to move in a linear motion. They are DRIVEN by emotions such as anger, hate and desperation. You cannot control this "intent" like you control a "fight" in a ring.

Proper Movement

Proper movement is learning to use angles. This first and most importantly moves you out of danger momentarily because it is defense. You are not meeting their power!  Now if you were standing in the middle of the road with a car speeding at you would you backup? Of course not! That would get you killed! So why would you do this with someone attacking you?

How do I know what I am talking about works? Here is a true story!

​True Story

Back in 2002 I was hit while working at Chrysler by a fork lift. I was severely lacerated and had lost part of my Achilles tendon. Therefore I end up in a cast on crutches for 3 months. After which I was put into a walking cast. My first day back on my feet in a walking cast I was out on the Dojo floor while my son Curt was teaching this movement. Now in my root system we train this each night. He was having some issue getting someone to understand what he wanted so I stepped in to help. Now when we train this we train FULL SPEED. If you don't move you are going to get CLOCKED in the face. Curt punched at me forgetting I was in a cast. he came FULL SPEED and I move out of the line, to the correct angle to counter attack flawlessly. He look up at me and said, "sorry you OK?" My response was "Yes, I guess we see how we this works!" There is much more to this, too much for a single post!

Kyusho Jitsu and the Secrets of the Octagon

If this has you curious, take a look at the link below to my new eBook called Kyusho Jitsu and the Secrets of the Octagon. It will really open your eyes to the possibilities for successful street self defense.

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Yours in the arts,
​Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason


The Fight or Flight Reflex and Self Defense

​Fight or Flight Reflex

The Fight or Flight Reflex

The Fight or Flight Reflex

Understanding the Fight or Flight Reflex is a "master key" to teaching and accomplishing successful self defense. But from what I have seen in the industry only a hand full of teachers actually understand it. Below is a definition.

Fight or Flight Reflex: "The fight-or-flight response is a physiological reaction that occurs in response to a perceived harmful event, attack, or threat to survival."

Now pretty much everyone understands this on an intellectual level. The issue is people do NOT understand it on an application level.

Application of Fight or Flight Reflex requires some specific training. Some people have "natural" control when it comes to this, I was lucky to have been one of these people. But this is a psychological occurrence and not related to normal martial arts training like some think. I will also say this categorically, this response has nothing to do with ring fighting, or sport. You DO NOT experience the Fight or Flight Reflect in a ring.

Training it

When this reflex kicks in one of two things are going to happen. You will freeze like a deer in the headlights, or your will fight back (or run). This is a massive dump of adrenaline to the systems, chancing blood flow, heart rate, breathing rate and many other physiological occurrences. You can train this in a martial arts setting by slowing ramping up "stress training." My favorite methods were to simulate an attack in the dark. This was a student favorite, and also multiple attacks. What martial arts teacher often don't get is this is the students response is look at first. Then after they get used to these things happening you worry about the defense.

Step by step!

Next we need to look at the tools required, once the student can deal with the response of the nervous system, required to end the conflict FAST! The very best scenario is to be able to end the attack in no more than 3 strikes, preferably one! Before i go on I will point out that everything happening here is due to a neurological response. So why would you not learn to take advantage of that?

The One Hit Knockout

Recently I was at a seminar with a Hapkido presenter, a very well respected man and rightfully so. What he was teaching as street caused me concern because it seemed to be the wrong level of escalation. If you put someone in an arm bar who is trying to kill you what will you do next? What will you do if h​is buddy is near by and is going to cut your throat?  Self Defense is not 1 ​dimensional. You are also not going to press a point and finish the fight.

You need to strike the correct place, the correct way and fortunately there are MANY such places on the body. Your root art training should be able to get you there! If not you need a new system.

There are also many systems out there and teacher who want this kind of information, but do not wish to commit to a full study of the science of pressure point self defense to get it. I have a solution for this! Back in 2017 I released a book called Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts which teaches how to knockout someone out with ONE HIT pressure points.

Follow the link below and read more about this eBook!

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below. He is a link also to another great self defense oriented post on the 13 Misconceptions of Knife Attacks. Please share our content on social media with like minded martial arts friends.

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Using Yin & Yang in Self Defense

​Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Using Yin & Yang in Self Defense is not as complex as it might appear to be. It does however require some very specific training and thinking to do so. On the surface it might appear that you just become the opposite of the attacker. This however is only a partial truth. Therefore there is much more to it. Aside from understanding this very important principle of novice Kyusho Jitsu you need to also understand the emotional side. How it all works.

Triple Warmer

This is the meridian of the body that is tied to the endocrine system of the human body. In other words the emotions. When there is a conflict, be it a "fight" or an "attack" the first meridian to be activated very intensely is Triple Warmer. Now Triple Warmer is ALWAYS active to some point, striking it also increases the activity. But controlling it thus requires some training. Once you begin to get a handle on it, then self defense becomes very successful. You need to be in control of your own emotions, and then can move between the various states of Yin & Yang. 

Is this possible? Yes it is! I have done this training personally for years, but I don't expect you to believe me. However if you look at Navy Seal training you will understand. That is "combat" and an extreme! But even those who fail that training come out much stronger and in more control. For the street we don't need to be so intense. 

How?

How do you do it? I will train often train my senior adults in the dark. Mocking attacks and defenses. Also great is multiple attacks. You begin easy because you are not trying to show the student they can't do it! This is a mistake many teachers make. You are not training seals! Success in martial arts requires time and perseverance then you ramp up the intensity. I often see instructors expecting too much, too fast. Slow and easy so the student develops, not quits!

I was when I was in Canada doing this about once per week. The results were astounding! I should someday do a video course on this topic. But play with it! Also take a look at the multiple attack scenarios of Systema. They have some great ideas!

Yin & Yang in Self Defense

Next you need a SOLID understanding of the Kyusho Jitsu Principle of Yin & Yang. I have a great video that goes into this principle to a depth most teachers never touch!​ This is the most advanced Yin & Yang video on the market in my view. It sells for $25 which is a steal! But why would you pay $25 for one video when you can get the entire set of the 10 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu for $47! This is total around 6 hours of Kyusho Jitsu instructional video on these principles.

Follow this link and read more about this HIDDEN deal!

If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also share this post and other content with like minded martial arts friends on social media!

Have a great day, stay safe and train vigilantly!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

​Pressure Point Self Defense

Pressure Point Self Defense

​Pressure Point Self Defense

The world seems to be going crazy therefore the Science of Pressure Point Self Defense become more and more important.  Now I am not going to bother to get political about this. But the problem is the people putting up with it, not fighting back. For me, here in Romania, in east Europe which is very safe, quiet and peaceful it is about protecting my own.

No matter what style of martial art you study it can always be improved and made more "street" and "combat" ready. It is is really just movement we learn. Beyond that there is knowledge to be added to this movement.  The rules change all the time, and we need to change with the rules. Why? So we can break them effectively!

​First are you new to the study of pressure points? The very BEST thing you can do if you are is join my 30 Day Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. This will get you started on the path. You don't need to change what you are doing, just enhance it! Fill out the form below and get started today!

Self Defense Today

As I have said the world has gone crazy and the face of self defense has changed. Today you are being WATCHED. Even more than you know! For most people this is insignificant, wrong, but insignificant. Until something goes wrong. Many people end up on the wrong side of the law because they defend themselves and the surveillance video makes them look guilty.

So how does pressure point self defense help this? It allows you to "mask" what you are doing by using the attackers body against him.  You are able to "hide" techniques and get maximum results. When you "clock" the guy you can look as if you are using "excessive" force. A neurological knockout is much better and very different in appearance! But for this you will need to spend a few dollars. Not much JUST $7.97 to get a 10 video beginners course that will really get you started! Learn more from the link below! It is ONLY the price of 2 coffees at StarBucks!

​Chance Favors the Prepared Mind

I love this quote from a Steven Seagal movie but it is true! "Chance Favors the Prepared Mind." There is nothing more important than you safety and the safety of your loved ones. This can no longer be guaranteed by anyone. So you must be vigilant and do the work!  Don't wait, get started NOW!

If you have any questions please comment below. Also share this and other posts with like minded friends on social media. In conclusions take a read of this post from last fall on the 13 Misconceptions of Knife ​Attacks. There is a lot of great information here.

Have a wonderful weekend! Stay safe, train hard and be vigilant!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason​

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

What are Alarm Points?

​What are Alarm Points?

Importance of Alarm Points

Importance of Alarm Points

After you progress through the novice learn of Kyusho Jitsu you discover Alarm Points. This is a special set of pressure points that have a direct relationship and affect on the organ they represent. But the funny thing is many people do not pay attention to them.

When you understand how Alarm Points work it enable you to get a much faster result using Kyusho theories and techniques. But as with all the other information, such as the 15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu they require memorizing and training.

I won't say using these points is a cheat, however the results are astounding. Below is an example of a body knockout done using an Alarm Point, which is GB-24.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about these very special pressure points follow the link below to a video of a workshop I did a few years back.

​There is a lot to remember when you study the pressure point science of Kyusho Jitsu. Therefore you really need the best possible reference! There are some great eBook available to do this. But having the information at your fingertips is far better. Checkout the link below and learn more about the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu NOW!

Thank you for reading! If you have any questions please feel free to comment below! Also share our posts with like minded friends on social media.

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

The Art of Teaching Kyusho

​The Art of Teaching Kyusho

Learning Kyusho Jitsu

​Teaching Kyusho

I have to tell you I love Teaching Kyusho Jitsu!  Since martial arts is a pursuit of body, mind and spirit, with Kyusho being an intellectual and physical discipline, they just go hand in hand. It is great when you are conducting a class and the questions come up. Especially when they are challenging questions. Because questions help me grow and learn too! But for many people, there are BIG obstacles to teaching Kyusho.

Clearing the Path

Since the creation of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance I have been doing my very best to remove obstacles in way for martial artists who wish to teach Kyusho Jitsu. I have given massive deals on our Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Course over time. Actually right now the LEVEL ONE course is ONLY $97 with a payment option! But NOW I am going one step further!

New eBook!

Coming in the next few weeks is an all new eBook, putting on the table EVERYTHING I know about Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu! I have running study groups and doing seminars since 2006. And in the last 12 years I have figured out all the ways to promote and integrate Kyusho Jitsu into your school or system.

This eBook will give you all of my systems for success, having some fun teaching kyusho and making a profit doing it!

Take a look at the link below here and discover the master keys to Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu for Fun and Profit!

This is a business eBook and will also enhance your effectiveness in all aspects of Dojo operations.  If you have any questions please comment below, or email me. Also consider share this post with like minded friends on social media.

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

​Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast

The Kyusho Jitsu World Vidcast is something I have not posted about in a long time. But today I will focus a little bit on it! Back 96 episodes ago I decided to do a weekly news type vidcast of everything going on with the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance. This week is episode 96! It is posted to YouTube every Monday, and this weeks is below for you to have a watch!

Today I am discussing the end of the beta test for the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu as well as a new eBook I have coming out very soon called Success Teaching Kyusho Jitsu for Fun and Profit.

If you would like information on either of these 2 products you can click their respective links above. Also if you have not seen any of our content on YouTube consider subscribing to our channel. We do offer daily content!

​Plus if you have any questions please feel free to comment below! As always consider sharing this and other posts with your friends on social media!

Have a fantastic week!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

How Sound Works in Self Defense

​How Sound Works in Self Defense

How Sound Works in Self Defense

How Sound Works in Self Defense

Do you wonder how sound works in Self Defense? People underestimate the dramatic effect that sound can have on the human body. But the results can be devastating! Sound can be used for both healing and destructive means. But since we are talking about self defense we will focus on the destructive side.

The Effect of Sound

We have all listened to music that gives us a headache. Now what the music is will vary from person to person. And age is a factor because the body changes with age. But you will find the effect is pretty level across the board. But in Kyusho Jitsu, the science of pressure point self defense we have a few different sets of sound. These all provide different effects.

The first ones I will discuss are directional sounds. Below is a video sample. It is too much for a single message to do into great details on this. But watch the video and see.

The second are what I refer to as element sounds. These sounds will temporarily weaken the element thus making them more susceptible to a strike. These are all pretty cool too! But as with anything else in Kyusho Jitsu there is a lot to commit to memory!

If you are like me sometimes you draw a blank on things like this. What is the sound to attack the fire meridian. Would it not be AMAZING to have a FAST reference right on your phone! Therefore giving you access in seconds? Check out the link below. I have a solution for you!

Please share this post and others like it with your friends on social media. This helps us to ​spread the teaching of Kyusho across the world! Also comment below with any questions you may have!

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason


12 Meridians of the Body

​12 Meridians of the Body

12 Meridians of the Body

12 Meridians of the Body

Kyusho Jitsu study is based on the 12 Meridians of the Body. Without the understanding of these meridian, everything about them success is very difficult. The meridians have very distinct characteristics, plus along these lines is where the pressure points are found. 

And there is a lot to know!

​As stated above there are 12 meridians of the body, with each one representing an organ. Plus each meridian is mirrored on each side of the body. So in a sense, you are dealing with 24. They each have very distinct characteristics that must be committed to memory. Also being able to trace them on the body is essential! Why? Because they are like a map, and without knowing the routes you will get lost!

Element - Points - Polarity

Aside from tracing the very basics of meridian understanding this short list of items.

  1. Elements - Each meridian is represented by one of the five elements
  2. Polarity - Each meridian has a polarity, either Yin or Yang, negative or positive.
  3. Number of points. Each meridian has a distinct number of pressure points on it.

Yes you must remember and memorize all this! Plus as you progress with this knowledge other things come into effect like "striking action," "time of day," and "stance" to name a few! I do have some great books that deal with all of this!

But sometimes you just need a solid and fast reference! And so I decided to create that reference. Hence the Encyclopedia of Kyusho Jitsu! Most of all right now you can have a detailed look at this project for free! We are in the beta test stage, but very soon I won't be accepting any more testers!

Follow this link and read more about the project NOW!

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment! Also sharing our content with friends on social media helps us to develop more great content!

Have a great day!

Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason


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