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Where to Get Kyusho Jitsu Training

Kyusho Jitsu Training
Kyusho Jitsu Training

Kyusho Jitsu Training

Where is the best place to get Kyusho Jitsu Training? How do you find qualified instructors in the science of pressure point self defense? This can be a challenge for sure! There is a shortage of qualified teachers world wide! 

What do I mean by "qualified" teachers? There are some out there who have attended a few seminars and decided to teach Kyusho Jitsu. They made ridiculous claims and this can damage the entire way people think of the system. Real Kyusho Jitsu Training requires a path, a way to learn and train to get a deep understanding. And yes we can help!

Kyusho Jitsu Training with KJWA

Back over 2 years ago I founded the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance with the goal in mind as to spread the teaching of Kyusho Jitsu globally. I wanted to create as many real life teachers as possible in order to provide a great experience in Dojo for those wishing to learn.

Kyusho Jitsu Training

Kyusho Jitsu Training

And we continue to grow around the world, adding to our certified Kyusho Jitsu Instructors list. This page listing the teachers needs an update, it needs to be rebuilt actually and I will accomplish this shortly! But here is the LINK to the listing. 

Kyusho Jitsu Instructors

How am I doing this? Well that is by using "systems" of teaching to make sure the prospective instructors learn what they needs to learn, and then follow the same structures as they teach students. This provide a standard of excellence, and assure the integrity of the art. 

Best Way to Learn Kyusho Jitsu

Best Way to Learn Kyusho Jitsu

Because economically it is almost impossible to travel the planet creating instructors we do this via various ONLINE courses. This method is not for everyone because you need to be a motivated person! Once the online student passes their exams they are ready, along with my help, to begin to teach real live students the science of pressure point self defense.

We are successful due to the excellence of the programs provided and the high level of support to the students!

Kyusho Jitsu Training - Instructor Certification

If you are a person who is serious about learning the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu I have several options available to you. Currently I have torn down the financial barriers to success by offering an incredible break on the cost of our Kyusho Jitsu Level One Certification Course. Right now I am offering Level One for $900 off the regular price!

You can grab it for $97!
This includes everything you need! 

Follow the link above and you can discover all the details of this course and the other level available! Make sure you check this out if you think this is for you! The price will not and cannot stay that low forever! 

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Our Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

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Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

Today I want to take a few minutes and answer some frequently asked questions about earning a Black Belt in the science of Pressure Point Self Defense. So today I am offer a Kyusho Black Belt FAQ.

Hopefully this will help make things clear for all!

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - Courses

There are basically 2 different ways you can take your understanding and knowledge of Kyusho to a level of a Black Belt in the art. We offer 2 basic course for the beginning in 2 different forms.

The first is the Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course, which is for the martial artists who wishes to acquire a working proficiency in the art, and then grade for a Black Belt level. 

The second is the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certification Course which is for the martial artist who believes they would like to teach. Everything in the Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course is included in the instructor course, plus the additional for teacher levels.

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - How complete is the course?

The course themselves cover the same information and the same requirements that we use for in Dojo classes. There are no shortcuts, and nothing missing! These systems have been in place and working well for 15 plus years of teaching.  And the courses also have full email support from myself and my staff. 

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - What does grading cost?

In these downloadable distance learning courses grading is included in the price. This includes the issuing and mailing of real certificates of rank. The same certificates I issue to my in Dojo students. The normal cost for an in Dojo grading is $300. 

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - How is grading done?

When you feel you understand the content you can submit your grading.  For Novice Level there is a written exam and a practical exam.  The written exam is completed and emailed to myself.

Pressure Points of the Arm

Pressure Points of the Arm

There are 2 days that the practical exam can be done. The best method is to video yourself completing the requirements and submitting them perhaps by Dropbox or other cloud services.  The second is via Skype, which is much more complicated due to scheduling issues. 

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - Can I fail?

Yes you most certainly can fail and people do! One free retest is allowed. After this there is a FEE for further retesting. However I believe the majority of martial artists take their training seriously so this has not yet been an issue. 

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - Do you honour rank from other organizations?

Yes I certainly do! There are many outstanding Kyusho Jitsu Masters and teachers in the world, and therefore I respect their work! You will need to provide images of certificates for recognition.  

Also if you wish certificates of rank recognition from us there is a FEE. Please email me for details.

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - What is Taught in the Courses?

To answer this is a LONG list. There is a ton of information! But here is a partial list. 

Course Outline:

Basic Anatomy – Vital Points

  • 8 arm points
  • 8 leg points
  • Meridian and their destinations
  • Cycle of Destruction
  • Cycle of Creation
  • 3 Power Principals
  • What are pressure points and their locations
  • Striking elements
  • Chi exercises – basic and advanced
  • 5 principals of Kyusho Jitsu
  • 24 hour cycle
  • Describe Yin/Yang and location on the body. (Which organs Yin/Yang etc)

Stances:

Kyusho Jitsu and Stances

Kyusho Jitsu and Stances

Which stance to use when striking specific meridians and the purpose of the stance (Neutral, Forward, Reverse, Horse, Cat, Cross Over), thus increasing you chances of successful self defense!

Strikes:

Which type of strike to use when attacking a Meridian, therefore making each strike count!

Blocks are Strikes

Blocks are Strikes

Form (Kata)

  • Breakdown and pressure points attacked
  • 1st Level – Punching
  • 2nd Level  – Grab or Combination Punch
  • 3rd Level  – Grappling with pressure points
  • Resuscitation – Head – Heart – Lungs – (Both individually and together
  • Breakdown 3 self defense including pressure points and Meridians
  • Basic Joint manipulation with Power Stances and cycle of destruction and Meridian attacked. (3 only)

And Much more!

Kyusho Black Belt FAQ - What is the format?

The format of the course is video primarily.  However there is also a copy of our Kyusho Jitsu Workbook included in the course. 

That cover the most commonly asked questions!

Kyusho Jitsu Home Study
Kyusho Instructor Certification

Kyusho Instructor Certification

Now is the best possible time to get started on the journey to getting your Kyusho Jitsu Black Belt! The cost of these courses rangers from $797 to $997 for the Instructor Certifications.

But my mandate is to build a strong organization, especially one with Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Certified teachers! Therefore for a limited time I have MASSIVELY discounted these 2 courses!

Below are links to read all the details of these amazing courses and opportunity to get them without spending a ton for money! 

But for a Limited Time the cost of the 
Home Study Course is
ONLY $67! 
And the Instructor Course
ONLY$97!


You do not want to miss this!

Kyusho Jitsu Home Study

Kyusho Jitsu Instructor Certifications

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15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu

15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu

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Possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

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Possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

I have been asked many times how I can find topics to post on each day. It is pretty easy really. One of the things I do is look at the searches in Google to see what people are looking to know. Also, one that shows up a lot is Possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations. Therefore today we will talk about this a little!

So, how many possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations could there be? Well the answer to this is limited to the imagination only! Hence when you develop a SOLID foundation in the science of pressure point self defense this then becomes easier! Without that foundation it is very hard!

Possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

One area you can look at, the base level is to use the Cycle of Destruction [click for free video] to accomplish different Kyusho Jitsu combinations.  This is pretty simple. You have fire and metal in the hands, so depending on your root art you can then stack these elements and attack wood pressure points. After you can go to earth.

Then you have setup points that can also be worked in here as well. The 2 most popular setup points are SP-06 [called Triple Yin] and my personal favorite PC-06

Here is a short video about setup points! These are the ultimate types of pressure points to use for Kyusho Jitsu Combinations!

Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

When you get a solid grasp of some of the special types of pressure points on the body and their functions then Kyusho Jitsu combinations become easy and also yield a much higher result! 

Example of the kind of pressure points I am talking about are:

When you get a grasp of these, and use them with the basic 5 principles of Kyusho Jitsu they result in an infinite number of possible Kyusho Jitsu Combinations!

Kyusho Masters Principles

Kyusho Masters Principles

The first 3 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu especially will help you to put together the different Kyusho Jitsu combinations what will get the best results! These are the Principles of "Attack along the Meridian, the Cycle of Destruction, and Yin-Yang."

Final Thoughts on Kyusho Jitsu Combinations

Did you notice that at no time did I tell you to strike, "here, there and then here" again? Application of the science of pressure point self defense is linked to your root art and your style of movement!

I can explain principles and give examples, but ultimately you need to do the study, and then work with your root art to get a result! This is the only true method to achieve success! 

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15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu

15 Principles of Kyusho Jitsu

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Kyusho 24 Hour Diurnal Cycle

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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! 

And you can get started on the road to mastery without spending a ton of money either! Follow the link below and take a look at my eBook called the 15 Principles Plus One of Kyusho Jitsu.

This is one of the best investments you can make in your study of the science of pressure point self defense!

Questions?

Do you have questions? Feel free to email me at master@kyushojitsu.ca and I happy to answer them for you! 

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Secrets Inside Your Kata [Kyusho Jitsu]

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Secrets Inside Your Kata

Secrets Inside Your Kata

Are there Secrets Inside Your Kata?  This is actually a controversial subject especially if you speak to a very devout traditionalist! But there are Secrets Inside Your Kata waiting to be seen and unleashed!

Traditional Kata Meaning

Kata [patterns] has very traditional meaning or interpretation within them. This includes all styles of martial art being taught.  These interpretations, which the term actually offends some traditionalist, are very important.

But there is MORE in their than people think! There is also a SOLID self defense reason to look at Kata in a different light!

Tradition vs Dogma
Kata Interpretation

Kata Interpretation

There is always a danger within the ideal of tradition that is can become "dogma" very quickly. Therefore tradition should be looked at understanding all things do change, and there is no exception.

Nothing in the world stays the same. Most of all, it is best to honour tradition, with the idea that growth also needs to happen. 

Teaching Tradition Interpretation

I very much believe in the teaching of traditional interpretations for Kata. These helps the student learn and understand the techniques and movement.  And it also links what they are learning to a high purpose, honoring those who created it. 

However for the sake of self defense, the student also needs to begin to see what else is there! Hence learning the Secrets Inside Your Kata. 

Secrets Inside Your Kata
Secrets Inside Your Kata

Secrets Inside Your Kata

When you teach someone a predetermined movement the brain is then taught, over time to develop the movement as motor skill. This is also called "muscle memory." The problem however is the student does NOT see the application as they should!

Therefore the student needs to be taught to "see" their own meaning, based on the 3 different attack methods. AND ever move in every Kata can be interpreted for the 3 attack types.

These are:

  1. Push
  2. Grab
  3. Punch

Let's look at an example.

The Down Block

The "Down Block" or Low Block as I was taught to call it is often times looked at for the blocking of a kick. Sure that can be done. But there is much more to it than just that! Below is a short video looking the Down Block applied from a GRAB.

Now teaching that is one thing! But when the student begins to study the movement and see this for themselves, the brain acts differently. This type of learning will dramatically increase the chances the student could use the technique on the street!

It is more than JUST muscle memory! It is also how the unconscious mind see the techniques. This is what the Secrets Inside Your Kata are! Then when related to pressure points in the vicinity, the movement becomes VERY effective in self defense.

And the great news? This is all part of the teaching of the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu.

Secrets Inside Your Kata [Kyusho Jitsu]

If you find this interesting, and something you want to discover more about I have something for you! I have an awesome mini course that can get you started on the road to a DEEP understanding of your own Kata, and the secrets locked inside!

Follow this link and learn more now!

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Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

Today I am going to talk about the Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points. Pain is a great deterrent! Understanding these 3 painful face pressure points can come in very handy in a bad situation!

So let's get started!

1) Large Intestine 20
Pressure Points of the Head

Pressure Points of the Head

This is a wonderful pressure point. Located beside the nose in a hollow when it is pushed / rubbed can cause intense pain! One of the reasons for this is that Large Intestine is the only meridian that crosses the body. Plus we are dealing with an area of dental nerves as well as sinus cavities. If you hold the back of the head at GB-20 the effect will intensify! 

I have also successfully used this as a knockout point! See the video below.

2) Governor 26

This is another GREAT painful face pressure point! Located right under the nose at center-line this is another RUB point. You can strike it, but if you seal the head like in the previous point, and rub side to side the pain is unbearable!

This is an excellent pressure point to use if you are on your back and have been mounted. 

3) Small Intestine 18

If you saw Steven Seagal's movie Under Siege 2 - Dark Territory this is the pressure point his niece attacked on one of the mercenaries.  Another point of intense pain mostly due to the proximity of the sinus cavities. With pollution today most people have sinus issues also. 

She does a good job of the grab, however you would support and seal using the left hand at the GB-20 area.  But it does do a decent job of demonstrating the pressure point!

Painful Face Pressure Points

So what is the advantage to understanding Painful Face Pressure Points? These are control points! This allows for the application of techniques, using these kinds of points, to control a BAD situation. One that has not yet turned to out and out violence.​

This is the basis for Humane Pressure Point Tactics!

H.P.P.T Courses
Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

What is H.P.P.T? This is a 3 level certification course in Humane Pressure Point Tactics. These courses cover 3 levels of THREAT and escalation and include actual scenarios and techniques you can add to your martial art style of self defense system.

This first course, Level One covers the following. 

  • Basic anatomy with reference to painful pressure points
  • ​Using angles to control a disruptive person therefore prevent attack
  • Removing a disruptive person from the ​area.
  • Restraining a disruptive person until the authorities arrive
  • Assessing situations for use of proper force.
  • And Much more!
  • If you would like to learn more about our H.P.P.T Courses follow the link below to our Kyusho Jitsu University website.

    Also if you missed this article on the Cycle of Destruction you can read it HERE. This includes a detailed video on how this Kyusho Jitsu cornerstone principle works! 

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    The 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points

    3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points

    Dangerous Pressure Points

    The 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points

    What are the 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points and why are they dangerous?

    First and foremost I will advise these pressure points should ONLY be used in life and death circumstances. They should also only be seriously studied under a QUALIFIED Kyusho Jitsu teacher.  This information is for reference ONLY.  

    No information will be given on angle and direction in this article. 

    Spleen 21
    Kyusho Setup Points

    The Spleen Meridian

    In my personal view this is hands down the most dangerous pressure point on the human body. I always advise my students to research and understand this dangerous pressure point. But under no circumstances to use it for demonstrations. Hence self defense only! 

    Located as you can see above in the seventh intercostal space directly under the armpit area. This is the weakest point on the rib cage. Therefore a solid strike can easily break the ribs, causing a lung puncture. And possible damage to the heart. SP-21 is also a Special Alarm Point with very important ties into the Study of Dim Mak.

    Conception 17
    The Conception Vessel

    The Conception Vessel

    The second on my list is the most dangerous pressure points is CO-17. Conception 17 lies as you can see in the image at the xiphoid process at the base of the sternum. CO-17 is also the Alarm Point for Pericardium.

    An Alarm Point is a special pressure point on the body that has a direct relationship with the ORGAN they represent. Pericardium is the "sack" that holds the heart. You can learn more about Alarm Points from here

    Fortunately proper activation of the Alarm Point does require special knowledge. You will not accidentally strike this point and cause death. There is a method of activation for use in Neurological Knockouts, however it is not the same as affecting the organ directly.  But, much damage can occur strike this point, therefore cautious is ALWAYS suggested!

    Stomach 9 & 10
    Stomach Meridian

    Stomach Meridian

    These 2 are together because it is not possible to hit one without the other.  These points are often mis-located by many practitioners which may not be a bad thing. However they are on the neck, lateral to the Adam's apple at the carotid artery. 

    Striking these very dangerous pressure points will cause a drop in blood pressure that results in unconsciousness.  It is also possible if "plaque" exist in the artery in this location for it to dislodge and end up causing a "stroke" by logging in the brain. Here is a link to an article written by Dim Mak Master Erle Montaigue back in 1988.  You can also learn more about our Dim Mak Courses here

    This set of point should be studied but only used in real life or death situations!

    Many Other Dangerous Pressure Points

    In conclusion these are what I consider to be the 3 Top Most Dangerous Pressure Points on the human body. There are however many, many others.  The study of the science of pressure point self defense is a deep one. However the benefits to the study, taking your self defense skills to a total new level is worth the effort!

    Do you want to learn more?

    If you would like to learn more about this science and you are totally new to Kyusho Jitsu then consider joining our FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course.  This is a 30 Day Course via email, with a new lesson every 3 days. But it does not just end there. After the 30 Days there are many options to continue. And this includes many FREE surprises along the way!

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    Concerned about Violence on the streets today?

    Then take a look at our NEW H.P.P.T Humane Kyusho Jitsu Tactics Certification Course.  This is a course designed with today chaotic streets in mind. Here is a short video explain the course. 

    Follow the link below for all the information.

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    3 Effective Pressure Points of the Arms

    3 Effective Pressure Points of the Arms

    3 Effective Pressure Points of the Arms

    3 Effective Pressure Points of the Arms

    What are the Top 3 MOST Effective Pressure Points of the Arms? The arms are critical in self defense because this is what the attacker brings forward first! Therefore a solid understanding of the most effective Pressure Points of the arms is a must!

    When I say effective pressure points I am referring to the ones that work on the MAJORITY of people tested. Nothing in self defense can be guaranteed. Even if you have a gun there is no guarantee, ever!!

    Large Intestine 10
    How Pressure Points Work

    Large Intestine 10

    This is an outstanding pressure point, located on the upper part of the forearm near the elbow. This is a STRIKE point, however you can also "press" on it, but I personally do not recommend that in a self defense situation. 

    This Pressure Point is struck straight through like an arrow.  Note the "through!" You hit this point HARD, striking through  towards the ground.  There is no "light touch" for pressure points. Always remember light is for training and therefore not hurting your partner. The streets are DIFFERENT!

    When this point is hit hard there is intense pain, and the hand will open slowly as the pain shoots towards it. The entire arm will go numb from the elbow to the hand. Any weapon will be DROPPED. The effect can last 10 to 20 minutes depending on how hard and clean the hit is. But always assume a short recovery time! 

    Lung 6
    Lung Meridian

    Lung 6 Location

    This is another very effective pressure point located on the inside of the arm halfway between the elbow and hand on the thumb side.  This point, located mid radial bone works on everyone I have ever tried it one. This is why it is such an effective pressure point.

    Striking all pressure points and getting a good results means you need to be using 2 Way Action. Below is a short video demonstrating both Lung 6 and 2 Way action. 

    Also note, the tighter the grip, the more painful the result! There is also something else very interesting about this pressure point. If the attacker has any chronic lung issues, striking this point will cause them to cough. Therefore telling you more about them and potential attack points. 

    Triple Warmer 11
    Triple Warmer Meridian

    Triple Warmer Meridian

    This is the last of the 3 most effective pressure points of the arms and it is one of my favorites. This point also works on everyone I have ever tried it on! I also had the occasion many, many years ago to use it in self defense. This was an incident in 2007 in Caracas Venezuela at the airport. The result was a fleeing attacker with a dislocation of the elbow.

    Now this pressure point is located just above the elbow joint at the tendon.  The best result will come when the hand is twist so the palm is in the same direction as the elbow, exposing the point more clearly. However a hard strike will compensate for the hand position. Striking or rubbing this point will cause the elbow to release making dislocation easy. 

    Here is another short video explaining how to active this point!

    This is a VERY effect pressure point therefore caution is needed during training as to not dislocate your training partners elbow. Always train safely!

    Effective Pressure Points

    The arms have several other very effective pressure points you can use, but this is a great start! Some of the others are TW-12 and PC-02.  There are also some great setup pressure points like PC-6. But I will leave those for another day! Here is a link also to another great article on the 3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points.  

    There is a lot to learn in the science of Pressure Point Self Defense called Kyusho Jitsu. If you like the charts I have used here follow this link and you can get a copy of the 12 meridians plus the 2 Vessels. These are also printable! 

    Are you ready for more?

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    What is Kyusho? A NO BS Answer

    What is Kyusho Jitsu? [No BS]

    Pressure Point Basics

    What is Kyusho

    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!

    What is Kyusho?

    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.

    Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

    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! 

    What is a Pressure Point?
    knockout pressure points

    Pressure Points of the Head

    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."

    Kyusho Jitsu is Nerve Strikes

    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!

    Why do 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!

    What does this require for success?

    You need ONLY 2 things for success with Kyusho Jitsu!

    1. Training in a SOLID root art!
    2. Study in the science of pressure point self defense

    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?

    How to get started!

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    3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points [Self Defense]

    Leg Pressure Points

    Leg Pressure Points

    Leg Pressure Points

    Today we will talk about 3 crippling Leg Pressure Points for self defense you need to know! There is an old saying, that when in doubt attack the legs! 

    But what is the most effective way?

    3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points

    The bigger the attacker the most fragile the legs. Legs do a lot of work as I am sure you realize. But when someone is BIG they work beyond what they should. Today there is an epidemic of obesity in the world. Especially in men. 

    But that does not stop them from wanting to fight, or be a criminal! And you must understand your attacker, and what his weaknesses are! That is part of the study of the science of pressure point self defense.

    Let's Attack the Knees!

    This is the usual train of thought in the martial arts. And yes the knees are a weak area, especially on heavy people. There is a cluster of 4 pressure points around the knees that make great targets! I discuss these in DEPTH in the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course!

    But today we will bypass the knees and go for PAIN! 

    Leg Pressure Points

    Let begin with the first of 3 leg pressure points with GB-31!

    Leg Pressure Points GB-31

    Leg Pressure Points GB-31

    1) Gall Bladder 31- This point is located as you can see on thigh, midway down on the Yang side. It is hit straight in like an arrow! The knee makes a GREAT weapon against it too! What happens? The leg will CRAMP. If you strike it hard enough when the leg cramps the quadriceps will cramp so badly they will TEAR.

    You cannot walk let alone continue to fight under these circumstances!  

    2) Bladder 56 - As you can see from the diagram this on of the leg pressure points that lies mid calf. 

    Leg Pressure Points BL-56

    Leg Pressure Points BL-56

    Striking this point, like GB-31 will cause an INTENSE calf cramp. I accidentally hit this point once too hard on my Uki and he ended up with a muscle tear. I know you are getting the idea! The best weapon for this is the heal of your foot! If you have heave boots on you will get an even better result! You can also use BL-57 or BL-58. But I have found BL-56 the most effective. 

    If you can't walk....can't fight!

    3) Spleen 11 - I have talked about SP-11 many times! Located mid upper thigh on the inside this is perhaps the BEST of all leg points. I know people expect me to go with SP-6, which is a great point! Most of all it is a setup point. 

    Leg Pressure Points SP-11

    Leg Pressure Points SP-11

    But today I want PAIN!

    Because of where the point is located it can cause a neurological knockout if you hit is hard enough. The attack is straight in like an arrow. The knee is a great weapon and so is a front kick! If you want to know HOW it can cause an knockout read 5 Best Knockout Pressure Points Here. 

    There is also a very good possibly with a hard strike of cracking or breaking the femur bone in the upper leg. As I said before, this ends the altercation.  

    Do you want to learn more?

    These are only 3 of several more very useful leg pressure points. I don't know of ANYONE who can take a strike to these points and still walk normally afterward.

    I want to once again emphasize that you hit pressure points HARD. In training you need to pull back and use a light touch to avoid injury. 

    This has unfortunately become a misconception many martial artist have about Kyusho Jitsu. It is NOT about light hits!  You must however use the correct angle and direction, and add 2 way action in order to get the best penetration and therefore results.

    Are you new to the science of pressure point self defense? Than perhaps you may wish to join our FREE 30 Day Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course! I will link it below.

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