Understanding the Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory is not for the faint at heart. It is far more complex than anyone realizes. I have been contemplating this theory for a very, very long time. But first, before we get deep into the Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory let's get some history.
The origins of Yin and Yang go back to about 500 BC with the founding of a philosophy we called Taoism [Daoism]. The father of Taoism is considered to be Lao-Tzu. There are also heavy ties to Confucianism as well.
Now I have linked back to an article on Wikipedia, because, well why not. But even the headed of the article is wrong. Because it is NOT Yin and Yang. It is simple Yin Yang [however I separate it with a "-" usually]
The symbol is most often time viewed as opposites. In fact many people will teach it like this. However, while not wrong, it does not represent the true meaning.
It is looked at like a collection of opposites, like the following examples.
But again this is VERY superficial and so really not accurate. The symbol represents the illusion of "duality" that we live in, within this reality we call life. What does this mean? That one cannot exist without the other. PERIOD.
Therefore duality is an illusion.
You cannot have good without evil. Positive without negative and male without female. No matter what political agenda says otherwise. They are inseparable!
Contrary to what people like to think opposites do not attract. Why is that? Because they are inseparable to begin with! As an example if you wipe out all the men on the planet, the human race will soon become extinct along with it. And no science will stop this! The same for female! One cannot exist without the other.
Like attracts like, and then turns into the same whole once again. So now lets look at this and the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu.
So in self defense there is a particular way in which we need to look at the Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory, and that is by "order & chaos."
Order obviously is peace, and chaos obviously is violence. That is the experience of the reality we live in and therefore it will never change. It is how nature functions, so it will always remain with us.
Today we are in a time of chaos, OK, better "approaching" chaos due to the proliferation of "extreme" political and religious ideological views. You can see this in the Yin - Yang symbol also! But it will, over time swing back to more order than chaos. It always done!
But my guess is not for a while!
So where does Kyusho Jitsu lie on the Yin-Yang symbol? The same place that your life should lie. One the "S" curve between the 2 sides of the whole. One foot in order and the other in chaos. In other words, in BALANCE.
This is where self defense must lie to be successful, and for life to have real meaning also. This is the place of NOT being affected or pulled into either extreme. The middle ground.
When you are here, in the middle you are not sucked into the conflict, you do not take it personally. You respond, not react.
It is only an experience you are having. Now a word of suggestion here too. Do not over think this! Don't look at it as some Karmic life lesson. It just is life!
Next we need to look at the attacker as a whole. Not separate parts. Being that the Yin-Yang applies to everything, When you "attack" one part of the body, the whole is affected. Often times fighters do not realize this. That is why there is so much "head hunting" in boxing. When a properly executed strike to leg point SP-11 will cause a knockout.
As Bruce Lee said, "be water my friend." When they attack, you defend, when they advance you contract. You first complete the Yin-Yang, then move to the 3rd stage and take control, ending the conflict.
Honestly most people will not get this. They will state that it is more irrelevant theory. And that is OK. Most people today are not ready for this. You will know them when you meet them. They are the ones not listening, but waiting only to talk.
As you might know, or have guessed the body is constructed of Yin-Yang. We have 12 meridians in the body. 6 of them Yin and 6 of them yang. Each element has an Yin-Yang pair. Each organ, and area of the body is either Yin or Yang. But as in the symbol, this is a predominance, not an absolute!
Here is an article specifically on using the Kyusho Jitsu Principle of Yin and Yang in self defense. But I will elaborate more now.
OK I can ONLY go so deep into this. But here is a beginning breakdown of this powerful theory and principle. When someone attacks you they are in a predominance of YANG state. Therefore you must be YIN. You help them to complete the cycle, being Yin before they become Yin.
What you will be next depends on them. If they remain YANG, let's say they missed as an example with the strike, then your next move/strike will be a YIN STRIKE. Like attracts like and so to have an devastating effect you remain this way.
Now if the attacker is hurt during his initial movements then he or she will become YIN, which means you become YANG. Follow?
Don't worry if you don't! But once you understand this FULLY it is also the "KEY" to conflict resolution also!
Believe it or not this is a Novice Kyusho Jitsu Principle. However it is also a cornerstone principle that holds up the study as part of the foundation. This is in my teaching a intermediate to advanced look at Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory.
But I can give you a more detailed and hopefully an easier to understand explanation.
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What are Kyusho Jitsu's Yin and Yang Hands? These are a set of 6 different hand positions coming from various ancient martial arts. Sometime referred to as Ji Hands. This is some really cool stuff! So why do I not talk about it? Because I am breaking it down to a different level.
From my understanding of this there are 6 different hand positions. They are all mechanically very sound and work quiet well! But they work for very specific reasons. This has to do with 2 things.
So why do I not teach it directly? Mostly because I am more concerned about the real life self defense street aspects of Kyusho Jitsu and not the addition of tradition forms from other martial arts. However the hand positions are very easy to find if you wish to learn them.
Most of all these hand positions will do you no good without a solid understanding of the Principle of Yin and Yang, plus 2 Way Action in all your strikes and/or joint manipulation work. Here is a short video on 2 Way Action.
Now the hands are an interesting subject. The are both Yin on one side and Yang on the other. Plus the transition areas. However this is too much to be able to cover in a single blog post. I do however have an excellent video on the subject of the Principle of Yin & Yang that goes into great details on the many aspects of it! Follow the link below and read more!
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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.
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 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!
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.
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Grand Master Art Mason