Today I am going to answer in detail exactly what is Kyusho Jitsu? This is going to be a detailed NO BS answer to this question. It is time to really clear the air and let the world know the truth, without any HYPE!
Let's break this down into section so you can see exactly what we are teaching. Kyusho Jitsu is really just a name. It has been translated into English a few time over the years. But the translations are really not that accurate. But we need to call it something right?
The first I will address is Grand Master George Dillman's translation. He refers to it as 2 Second Fighting. Literally we could break it down as "Kyu" for under, as in Kyu Belt. And "sho" as in high. Interesting and I have heard this one many times before too.
My explanation? I don't have one! I just use the name. It's just a name.
So I just refer to it as the "science of pressure point self defense." Why do I call it science? Because it fits the Websters definition of science. We research what works, and what does not work, the probability of success and the percent of success. Science is about research. It is NOT a religion like it is becoming today.
What is Kyusho? Kyusho is a way to look at the neurological components of the human body and exploit weakness. As an example I know there is a very sensitive nerve just above the elbow joint.
We have all hit our "funny bone" and it ain't funny! When stimulated properly it causes great pain, and more importantly causes the muscles in the area to "relax" releasing the elbow for easy dislocation.
I have never seen a case this did not work either!
This is an involved answer, but here we go! A pressure point is a place on the body where a nerve ends, branches off into a "Y" or crosses over another nerve. Here is a FULL article and explanation of exactly "what a pressure point is and how to activate one."
The basic, down to the root level is that Kyusho Jitsu is nerve strikes. Nerves have many different functions on the human body and Kyusho is exploiting these. When I teach I do a combination of eastern and western medical approaches.
I find this gives a much better understanding for people! So we have talked about "what is kyusho," now lets talk about WHY we need Kyusho!
I was asked this question on a forum back a while ago. I had made a post on pressure points that give a response with a single strike. Like GB-20 being a knockout point with no other setup needed as long as it was hit correct and with enough force.
So why is the study needed? The answer is simple really. In an attack, or a fight if you prefer that term, opportunity for an accurate "powerful" strikes are not always there! The fact is the target is moving therefore accurate power strikes are difficult!
When pressure points are activated the "effect" on the nerve can last up to 20 minutes. This causes a weakness in the body. If you accumulate these effect with other pressure points strikes you create opportunities that do not exist otherwise.
This takes "luck" out of the self defense equation!
You need ONLY 2 things for success with Kyusho Jitsu!
This will lay the foundation for your success in a bad situation on the street! There is no "quick fix" as you often see online with "self defense gurus." You just gotta do the work! But I am here to help you!
Hey, even if you buy a gun, you have to learn to shoot properly right?
Now I have answered the question what is Kyusho Jitsu. Now I will give you the 2 best options to get started learning! I suggest you do both! Really!
The first is my FREE 30 Day Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course. This is a lesson every 3 days for 30 Days sent to your email inbox. This is real information about using Kyusho Jitsu, not fluffy BS like some other course.
Second is my Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course. This is a FULL certification course with everything you need to the level of 1st Dan Black Belt, including your grading.
I know what you are thinking! "This is going to be expensive!" And you are right! In Dojo this course runs about $1000 and online the regular price of this course is $797!
But for the next few days you can get everything for $67! Seriously!
But this ends in the next 3 or so days!
Thank you for taking time to come by and read What is Kyusho Jitsu! Here is another great article on the 5 Reasons to Study Kyusho Jitsu.
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Have a great weekend! I am looking forward to working with you personally!
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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