Kyusho Jitsu Stances – How They Work


Kyusho Jitsu Stances

Kyusho Jitsu Stances

Kyusho Jitsu Stances

In the martial arts world in my opinion stances are among the most misunderstood of "techniques."  I use the word techniques because I really cannot decide on a word for description!  Perhaps that comes from trying to learn another language. But today I want to address Kyusho Jitsu Stances and their place in the science of pressure point self defense. 

Kyusho Jitsu Stances - Misunderstanding

I will often here martial arts instructors tell their students to get into their stance. And that is OK, as long as the student comes to understand that in self defense a stance is never "taken." As a training point it is fine, but the relationship to self defense is different.  

Kyusho Jitsu Stances

Kyusho Jitsu Stances

When you look at a self defense situation there are 2 very important aspect of the defender to understand. That is:

  1. Mobility
  2. Stability

The stance is obviously the "stability" aspect of the situation. However the confusion comes because of the way we train.  A stance is a transition point, not a place where you remain! If I was going to compare it to music, the stance is pause between notes.  When you take a stance you cripple your movement, slowing yourself down and forcing a power versus power confrontation. Instead we move through stances taking advantage of a level point, then continuing to control or strike as needed. 

Kyusho Jitsu Stances - Kyusho Aspect

Now from a Kyusho Jitsu aspect, the Kyusho Jitsu Stances also relate directly to an element of the body. However once again in order to get the proper affect, it becomes a dance between mobility and stability!

If you have ever seen my oldest son move you will know how he has mastered this aspect of training! But on the Kyusho Jitsu Stances. Here is a breakdown.

  • Forward Bo [Walking Stance] - Fire element
  • Neutral Bo - Fire element
  • 45 Degree Cat Stance - Metal element
  • Horse Stance Toes Out - Wood element
  • Horse Stance Toes Forward - Earth element
  • X Stance, Crane, Crossover etc - Water element

This is the basic breakdown based on the traditional stances! This applies to all stances across all arts. If you are curious about a particular stance and its element that is not listed feel free to contact me!

Kyusho Jitsu Stances - Learn More

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Grand Master Art Mason

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Kyusho Jitsu Stances - How They Work
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Kyusho Jitsu Stances - How They Work
Understanding Kyusho Jitsu Stances. All martial art stances have a relationship to the elements of the body and therefore can have an affect on Self Defense.
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Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance
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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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