Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle


Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

The Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle is an advanced principle in the science of pressure point self defense. It is also one that many Kyusho students do not spend anywhere near enough time understanding. 

Which is the reason why many have issues getting Kyusho to work as well as its potential is! The Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle covers more than just Kyusho Jitsu. It is essentially based on the idea of energy flows in the body during a full day period or 24 hours. Here is one reference to the term Diurnal Cycle.

The idea in Kyusho is that each organ on the body has a specific "period" in the 24 hour cycle in which it is most susceptible to attack. This is the same cycle as in Chinese Medicine, except used for destructive, rather than healing purposes.

Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

The Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle breaks down as follows.

  • 3:00 am - 5:00 am - Lung (Yin)
  • 5:00 am - 7:00 am - Large Intestine (Yang)
  • 7:00 am - 9:00 am - Stomach (Yang)
  • 9:00 am - 11:00 am - Spleen (Yin)
  • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm - Heart (Yin)
  • 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm - Small Intestine (Yang)
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Bladder (Yang)
  • 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Kidney (Yin)
  • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Pericardium (Yin)
  • 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm - Triple Warmer (Yang)
  • 11:00 pm - 1:00 am - Gall Bladder (Yang)
  • 1:00 am - 3:00 am - Liver (Yin)
Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

During the cycle time for the organ it is essentally rebooting from an energy standpoint. Thus making it more susceptible to attack. In Kyusho Jitsu we do not concern ourselves so much with attacking at the correct time of day.

That is somewhat premeditated and falls more into the Theories of Dim Mak rather then Kyusho Jitsu.  But more importantly in the science of pressure point self defense the Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle shows the flow of energy in the human body.

Therefore it connects directly with the principle of Attack Along the Meridian. So energy flows from Lung to Large Intestine. This gives you a map of places to strike.

It is also tied to Chi Development and the Major Microcosmic Orbit. See how everything ties together? 

Microcosmic Orbit

Microcosmic Orbit

Yin - Yang Pairs

The next thing to realize as you are looking at the Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle is that it come in Yin-Yang pairs.  One of the most difficult and complex of the principles of Kyusho it the Yin-Yang Theories. However they tie directly into the 24 Hour Cycle. So it is well worth the extra reading! 

Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory

Kyusho Yin-Yang Theory

How are you doing with all this so far? Feel free to use the comments section below for any questions!

Now I am going to give you a video to watch. This is part of the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course, but this is only part one of the series on the Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle.

Other Principles

Now as I have mentioned this principles ties in with the Theory of Yin - Yang, the Microcosmic Orbits, but also the Cycle of Destruction. If you read the article linked HERE on the Cycle of Destruction you can watch a FREE 45 Minute Video in which I basically tell you everything! 

Mastering Kyusho Jitsu

Mastering Kyusho Jitsu takes work, time and training.  However success is very possible when you follow certain rules or system. One is to become proficient at as many of the 15 Principles as possible! 

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What is the Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle and how does it work? One of the advanced principle of the science of Pressure Point Self Defense. Learn what it is and how it works in Self Defense.
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