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.
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 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!
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!
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Have a great day!
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason
Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania
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