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Making Self Defense Effective

Making Self Defense Effective

Making Self Defense Effective

Self Defense is something people just do not like to talk about. They especially do not wish to train or learn about it. The mantra is always spoken in silence. but they all think "it will never happen to me." Even martial artists are guilty of this! But self defense needs a ego-less approach. And then Making Self Defense Effective becomes simpler. 

Making Self Defense Effective

So how does one work at making Self Defense effective? It is far more than learning about some "techniques" or building your power. Yes that is need too, but you must also understand the human body, and how to best disable it. 

In Kyusho Jitsu there is a minor principle that many people do not understand fully. Therefore I will beginto explain it here today. It is the "3 Factors of the Attacker." This is as follows:

  1. Height
  2. Width
  3. Depth

Below is a video that will explain in great details more!

The information on angles and trianges in something I am going to be cover in great details in the Quantum Kyusho Jitsu Project. The coming video Quantum Kyusho Jitsu 360 is the one this is going to be address in! 

Quantum Kyusho Jitsu

Quantum Kyusho Jitsu

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Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

I believe in the theory that self defense, someone attacking you is like a living breathing entity.  Bruce Lee spoke of this also in his epic book Tao of Jeet Kune Do. And this is what I mean when I am referring to "Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense."

Back in the 80's and 90's I read everything on Bruce Lee I could get my hands on. Many of the books more than once too! I did not care about his "style" or his movie fame. I was interested in the way he thought. 

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee

Bruce Lee was an extraordinary thinker. He was someone who was always on the outside of the box!

What is Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense?

This is a different view of self defense. A more all inclusive idea and a way to pursue excellence in the field. There are many, many different reasons why some people win and some people lose when they are attacked on the streets. 

There are many very negative people in the self defense world. The reason is that they reflect their lives and their experience.  Soldiers have been to hell and back, so have police officers.  But there experience is vastly different than what you or I, the average person will ever face!

Why is that? In a confrontation the attacker knows he or she is going to have their hands full with a Cop. They expect a powerful response and therefore are prepared for this. When someone chooses a victim on the streets, they are NOT expecting a formidable response. 

This is our advantage! Long ago I had someone in a bar who was told who I was come up to me and say "you don't look like a Black Belt." When I said "thank you" he was kinda surprised.

Building Blocks of Self Defense

Physical movement is the foundation of self defense. At a foundational level martial arts training is only about movement. It is not about blocks or strikes, it is about understanding how your body moves, and then mastering that movement so that you can respond to someone trying hurt you. 

The more well rounded the training obviously the more different situations can be compensated for.  

The next stage or what should be the next stage is mental preparation.  The mind is everything! If you think you will fail then you will 100%.  Stress types of training are also very beneficial to see how the Flight or Flight reflex will play in. 

The Fight or Flight Reflex

The Fight or Flight Reflex

Understanding the Attacker

The next stage that is involved in Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense is to understand the attacker. In a perfect world you would be able to make some kind of judgement on the attacker from a psychological standpoint. Now this is something I find of great interest so I practice trying to figure out anyone I meet!

However most people give little thought to this aspect of self defense.

But, it is VERY important while training to learn about how an attacker will move, will attack you. And the natural laws that dictate how this all works!  There are several ways to do this, but the most important one will happen on the Dojo floor!

You need a training partner who attacks in a realistic manner.  Now there is a learning curve here, because we deal with a wide range of students.  But in time the attack needs to be full power, and without notice of attack!

Science of Pressure Point Self Defense

Along this path of both understanding the attacker and the defender is where the science of pressure point self defense sits.  It takes the study of movement, the natural laws of motions and adds a way to increase effectiveness. 

It is like going from a car that gets 10 miles to gallon to one that gets 50 miles per gallon. And it does so without a sacrifice of power! So why would you not want it?

Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

Extraordinary Quantum Self Defense

The movement you learn in your Kata all have an application related to Kyusho Jitsu. Many of these moves are deadly also! 

Seeing them is enlightening!

As an example every movement is a Kata has a purpose. But these are not always easy to see! Why is that? Actually the majority, not all, but the majority of women will see these meaning before men? 

Why is that you ask? Because women "tend" to be more right brained, more creative. Men are usually left brained, more logical. But once you begin to see this, then everything falls into place! 

Kyusho Jitsu makes everything you learn in your martial art have meaning and real life usefulness!

Quantum Kyusho Jitsu
Quantum Kyusho Jitsu

Quantum Kyusho Jitsu

As I have told students on many occasions, I am almost possessed by figuring out how to teach people to be successful on the streets, or in their home if they are attacked. 

Hence I have been compiling and working this information quietly for years. But now I am going to begin to make it available! And I am going to call it "Quantum Kyusho Jitsu."

The information will come in a few stages, all in video format.  The first video which is almost ready to go will be released on July 1st 2018. Now there is a reason for this. I am Canadian and it is Canada Day! And I have always done something Kyusho to celebrate it! 

Are you interested in learning more about Quantum Kyusho Jitsu? Follow the read below! As I have been doing for years now I am also offering a PREORDER discount!

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Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Fact - there are many self defense programs available today for women and most of them fall short of accomplishing anything.  However, the right program with Kyusho Self Defense For Women added to it can work wonders!

So is there specifically Kyusho Self Defense For Women? No there is not! The science of pressure point self defense will work for anyone who does the study correctly from a qualified teacher! 

What is Kyusho Self Defense For Women?

When I speak of this idea I am thinking of an all encompassing program that will truly benefit the student.  However it does need to be a program that can and will work for anyone who take it! 

But when it comes to violent crime women are targeted most often! Therefore we need to discuss the specific needs for women in this article.

One of the issues with this particular subject is much of what is taught is just plain ineffective or BAD.  If you look at the image below you will see some of the things taught that simply do not work!

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Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Let's breakdown the ideas here!

1) Knee to the groin. The idea is not bad, the application won't work! Unless the attacker is short the woman is putting herself in a BAD and unbalanced position, striking an area that will have a delay in response, plus increase the adrenaline level, and anger level of the attacker!  Plus this area is instinctively defended!

Solution. Attack Spleen 11, which is a much better angle and will when hit with force drop the attacker and perhaps break the femur. Pressure Points at the knees are also a good target!

2) Elbow to the face.  Even if she successfully hits ST-05 her body mechanics and leverage so bad there will be little to no affect! However she could very easily get a finger or thumb lock which when correctly applied will decrease the attackers cognitive thinking ability by 70%. 

3) Stomping the Instep. I cannot believe this is even taught! The foot can take a lot of abuse! It does everyday! The large bone in the foot is very strong, plus do you really think the attacker is bare foot? This is just BAD. 

The solution is the same, attack the fingers, thumb or hand. The 4th part of the image is OK, but I will discuss this more below.

Kyusho Self Defense for Women - What works
The Truth about Knockouts

Kyusho Self Defense for Women

In the image above the lady is going to use a palm strike to the face. If hard enough this can certainly slow things down however there are better places to strike. She is directly in the line of fire, with the attacker very much able to stop her from striking. 

She could however turn the arm, get far more force and strike in the area of ST-05, or ST-09, ST-10 with an elbow. The movement would also help prevent the attacker from grabbing her arm before the strike.

Now each situation is different, but effectiveness of what is being taught is critical!

Kyusho Self Defense for Women - Awareness
Kyusho Self Defense For Women - Awareness

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - Awareness

Now lets get on to solutions. The first step in any kind of course that hope to teach any group of people about self defense needs to begin with awareness. Unless people pay attention to their surroundings, to their environment they are inviting trouble, and greatly reducing their chance of survival! 

But every day I see people walking down the streets, on their phones totally oblivious to everything going on around them. This invites an attack!

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - Escalation Levels

The next part of the equation when teaching Kyusho Self Defense For Women is escalation! You must learn to see that a potential problem is developing and have the tools and ability to deal with it! 

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - escalation

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - Escalation

You cannot wait till the situation become explosive! In the picture above a lot has gone wrong for things to come to this point! 

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - The Law

In conclusion it is also very critical when teaching the subject of Kyusho Self Defense For Women and for anyone else you discuss the law. No matter who you are, what gender you are, what race you belong to, or any other groups you need to know the law as it pertains to self defense in your area! 

Kyusho Self Defense For Women

Kyusho Self Defense For Women - Know the Law!

Without this part of the training you can say or do the wrong thing and end up with your claim of self defense thrown out and charges laid against you.

It happens every day!

Self Defense Solutions

Yes there is a solution for all of the above! At Kyusho Jitsu University I have a program that covers all of the things discussed here an more!

This is our Humane Pressure Point Tactics Courses. These are 3 different courses which cover the 3 different levels of basic escalation! Plus they are for everyone! Martial artist and non martial artist alike!

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

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New Self Defense Paradigm

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New Self Defense Paradigm

New Self Defense Paradigm

New Self Defense Paradigm

I believe it is time for a New Self Defense Paradigm! As I have said on many different occasions what I see being taught as self defense is either pure trash, or antiquated and very out of touch with the world today.

Yes the student of self defense does have a "learning curse" that must be addressed. But if the system does not go beyond this, then it is a FAIL. And I speak from experience because from a self defense aspect what I learned in my root art WAS and epic fail! But not anymore!

Self Defense Paradigm #1

The first BAD Self Defense Paradigm is that somehow a "fight" proves your worth and that this is self defense. Nothing could be further from the truth! A "fight" is not a self defense situation! I have seen so many martial artist sucked into this idea! 

Self Defense Paradigm

Successful Self Defense Paradigm

Real Self Defense is a process of conflict resolution.  Be it someone upset with you and has mental issues and therefore wishes to do harm. Also, up to being in the wrong place, at the wrong time and you are straight out attacked for no reason. 

A bar fight is 2 or more MORONS. with over inflated egos, who wish to prove their worth. This is not proving anything but how pathetic you are! Perhaps stop drinking! The cemeteries and prisons are loaded with these clowns!

Self Defense Paradigm #2

Combat and self defense are not the same thing! This is a massive misconception today and a lot of what I see is simply BAD stuff.

It is fun to learn, and learning is ALWAYS a good thing! However it is a fail on the streets, unless you are interested in a prison sentence! 

But I hear the food in prison is good! [laughing]

There are some great combat systems to learn like Krav Maga and Systema. I have done some work in Systema myself and they have some great stuff!

But it is not street ready! It is military combat!

New Self Defense Paradigm

New Self Defense Paradigm

Do I really need to tell you everything that is wrong with this one? Both sides are unrealistic! Look at how the knife is being held! And the defense? Only if you want to bleed!

Do I think these systems are of value? For sure! I always encourage martial artists to expand their knowledge whenever possible. Are they a STREET self defense solutions? No they are not because they are COMBAT oriented! 

Self Defense is NOT combat! But there is some good things you can integrate into a self defense system. But they are not for the average person. 

Self Defense Paradigm #3

This is the most dangerous of all New Self Defense Paradigms! That is that there is any one system that can and will guarantee you success in self defense on the streets! That is simply a LIE! And a dangerous lie!

New Self Defense Paradigm

BAD Self Defense Paradigm

Yes this kind of garbage is being taught as street self defense! There is nothing wrong with learning it, but thinking it will work in an attack is a different thing!

This defender is putting his femoral artery at risk, that is DEATH!

Read this article on the 13 Misconception of Knife Attacks!

Referring to Self Defense Paradigm #2,  people die in hand to hand combat everyday! If these systems were so perfect there would be no casualties! 

But nothing is perfect! Therefore we need a New Self Defense Paradigm!

New Self Defense Paradigm

So what is the New Self Defense Paradigm? Lets take a look at a formula for increasing the odds of success in a real life and death situation.

New Self Defense Paradigm #1

The first thing that needs to be taught, considered and understood is prevention. The best, most successful self defense is one that never happens. When you are out know where you are!  Know the neighborhoods and the risks. 

Carry a cellphone in your pocket or purse to use it to call 911 or other emergency numbers. But you are NOT holding it in your hands and using it! Pay attention! Don't make it easy for someone to attack you! But the damn phone away!

Self Defense Kyusho and Knockouts

Self Defense needs to be taught properly!

New Self Defense Paradigm #2

Understand the law when it comes to where you live! In self defense you can only use reasonable force. That is enough force to end the attack and nothing more! Never assume anything! Know the facts. As an example here is a link to the Criminal Code of Canada for self defense.  You will find this online for your country very easy!

New Self Defense Paradigm #3

No matter what martial art you study. Learn and incorporate a system(s) that teaches escalation from low to high and how to handle each one! Also learn about stress training, real stress training and not that crap they used 20 years ago with the padded man.

There is a Psychology to Self Defense that must be understood!  You must know yourself and how to respond to an attack. And you must understand the attacker! Both from a psychological and physical aspect so you can do the most damage with the least amount of time involved!

The conflict must end FAST! The clock is not on your side!

Self Defense Solutions
Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

So is there anything that can cover all the basics you need to know to build a really effect self defense system? Yes there is! 

At Kyusho Jitsu University I am offering a 3 Level Course called Humane Pressure Point Tactics. And don't let the word humane fool you! These courses cover everything from low escalation situations and how to prevent escalation, all the way up to the life and death weapons seen, multiple attacker scenarios!

This is SOLID realistic information that can help you, provided you do the work, greatly increase you odds of success in a bad situation!

Follow this link and read about the 3 different levels! But don't wait the incredible price will be gone soon!

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Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

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Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

What is a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert? That is really a good question, and the answer goes far deeper than most people will think! Today "self defense experts" are a dime a dozen! There are so many different "certification" programs out there, some really good and some total SHIT.  How do you tell the difference? How is a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert different?

Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

Honestly I never use the term "Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert" because it really says nothing about anything. What am I? A Kyusho Jitsu master, yes. And I have a ton of self defense experience and knowledge.  Plus 34 years in the martial arts. All traceable!

But it is my ability as a teacher that will decide if I am successful teaching self defense to people. 

Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

Now I really have to think about this term. Because Kyusho Jitsu is a science, not a self defense system. It is the study of the human body and how to best "disrupt" the neurological system to increase the odds of self defense success.

Self Defense is Not Fighting

Self Defense is Not Fighting

It [Kyusho] does not tell you to "hit A, B and C" and then you will be safe! That is foolish! So what is a self defense expert? Really to me it is someone with a SOLID self defense training background. But someone who has also had experience on the STREET in an attack situation. But NOT someone who has had more than an handful of issues!

Why? Because when someone talks about all their battles, and all their victories on the streets, well I tend to think they live in a lie. 

So what exactly is a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert?

  • Someone with a solid pressure point knowledge.
  • A person with experience on the street. Win or lose, it is all about learning.
  • That they continue to learn, grow and pursue knowledge in their field!

Is this not logical? 

Something else to watch our for!   BIG claims of YOUR success! There are so many of these guys bragging about "defeat any attacker with no experience." When you see that, it is about 99% sure it is a scam! Here is a real "heads up" article on the topic.

Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

Kyusho Jitsu  Self Defense Expert

What is a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert

Now I keep adding Kyusho in front of self defense expert because I teach Kyusho! However a real expert knows that no one wins a fight.  When someone attacks you it is about ending the threat FAST, and/or hopefully avoiding the situation entirely! 

But unless you are first mentally prepared no amount of training can help you! And even if you are physically successful you must also deal with the trauma afterwords, win or lose! There is a HUGE different between winning a world title in a tournament and having someone TRY TO KILL YOU! Now I can tell you something from experience here.

Self Defense is a serious thing

Self Defense is a life or death situation!

My first teacher was 7 years running North American Grand Champion in the TKD circuits.  Then one day he had a 9mm stuck in his face.  He disarmed the man, and the attacker fled. But he had nightmares for years afterwards.  Most likely he still does. 

Military men, who are prepared for combat, and that is not you, come back home with PTSD , a condition that can destroy their lives. Mental preparation is everything! 

Here is a link to something that may help you here. 

Physical Self Defense
The Psychology of Self Defense

The Psychology of Self Defense

When I refer to physical self defense I am always thinking about the movement including the science of pressure point self defense. But there are things about self defense you must know! 

Obviously there is situation awareness that needs to be understood and practiced! I have a great report on Personal Protection you can download here!

But the physical has its own "rules" for a lack of better term.  You need to understand escalation and how to deal with each level.  Let's look at this now.

  1. Before the attack. What is happening, can the situation be avoided? If not is there something I can do preemptively to end the threat before it turns from verbal to physical?
  2. The confrontation of a situation has turned to physical. A punch or grabs has happened and now everything turns to pure defense to end the threat and get out of dodge. 
  3. A weapon or other attackers come into play

These are the basic understandings of the Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert!

Next what you are training in or teaching needs to be simple. Complicated techniques do not work for the average person.  Once you master the simple, you can then explore other things. 

Effective Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Systems
Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Now if you come to the science of pressure point self defense from a solid and realistic self defense martial art or system you are likely OK. But today these systems are fewer and fewer. Yes there are a lot of "self defense" combat types systems. But most of what is taught today on the Dojo floor is oriented towards sport.

How about adding something simple, and effective? In walks Humane Pressure Point Tactics.  This is a specialized system, using pressure point knowledge, to help people to become more effective in their self defense skills and therefore on the streets.

This is a 3 Level Certification Course that will give you what you need to also teach the materials with the backing and support of the Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance. It is based on the 3 rules you read about above! 

Who is H.P.P.T For?

H.P.P.T is for anyone interested in becoming safe on the streets, and proficient in self defense based on pressure points. It is also for someone who is willing to do the work, put in the effort and time to become a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert!

Could you become one, a Kyusho Jitsu Self Defense Expert?

Follow the link below and read about the courses. Plus you can take advantage of the unprecedented price while it lasts!  Because it will not last long!

Do you have any Questions? 

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

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Fact! Pressure Point Self Defense WORKS

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Pressure Point Self Defense


​Pressure Point Self Defense
H.P.P.T Class in Canada

The fact is Pressure Point Self Defense WORKS! Plan and simple, however you do have to know what you are doing in order to make it work.  Today I am going to give you a true life personal example.

There was a BIG party being held at a local pub back in 2011 I believe it was. They were relocating to a new place down the road. This was closing day for the old one, and so there was a celebration. I joined my son at about 7:00pm there for dinner, and spend the evening with a few drinks and some friends. It was a great time!

A Disruptive Person

We all know that alcohol consumption tends to have 2 effects. It makes the person and happy and silly, or angry and miserable. In this case it made a man there, lets call him Tom a little on the aggressive side.

I was sitting at a big table late in the evening with Tom beside me. There were about 12 people at this particular table. As things often due the subject turned political. I hate when this happens because politics can turn a good man or woman stupid, especially when booze is in the picture.

Tom was arguing with a young woman across the table, she said something that set him off. He stood up and reached across the table for her. Yeah he is a ​piece of crap, but there is a story to that too!

What Happened Next

So what happened next was I stood and redirected Tom's ​right hand towards me, which was open and ​took a finger lock,  very easily with his index finger. From here my left hand went in for support, and I pressed on PC-6, while applying low pressure to the lock, enough cause pain and control him. He screamed and I told him "firmly" to sit his ass down NOW!

Finger Lock

Finger Lock

I then told him very strongly "Tom you don't want to do this, because if you do it again I am going to throw you through that F***ing window." Tom was then told by management it was time to go home. They put him a taxi and no one say him for several months.  

FACT Pressure Point Self Defense WORKS!

​Bad Situation Contained

Now this could have very easily become a police matter. Perhaps it should have. But I really did not want a nice evening destroyed by one drunk, especially over a stupid political discussion.​​​​​ What controlled the​​​​ situation was Humane Pressure Point Tactics, a dedicated serious training to understand and control "bad" situations. Therefore keeping them from getting worse!

Without the training I had, this confrontation may have gone very bad, resulting is serious injury, to Tom not me, and police involvement.  The best part was about a year later Tom and I sat and had a drink together. I had a beer and he had a virgin drink. Tom stopped drinking. Nice end to things for all concerned.

Understanding Escalation

Understanding how and why situations escalate is a critical part of serious self defense training. ​​Most of all being able to control a bad situation before ​they gets worse.  ​And then because of this understanding being able to switch gears with the appropriate force necessary to deal with ​any escalation.  

From what I see in the wild few martial artists understand this. Even fewer can apply it!

This is where Humane Pressure Point Tactics come into play!

​Getting a Proper Pressure Point Education

You can look at self defense and threat at several different levels. But lets just look at 3 for the moment.

  1. Low escalation, which is what I described above.
  2. Medium escalation, which is approaching serious and requires a FAST resolution.  The best solution being a Neurological Knockout.
  3. Serious, which is life and death and requires very specific training to handle.

In a later articles I will discuss the other 3.  However for your reading pleasure take a look at this article on the 13 Misconceptions about Knife Attacks written by a real former Detroit police officer.

However back on topic today we are talking about dealing with the low escalation and how pressure point self defense can help you to handle these kinds of situations. Beginning in June of this year we are going to be offering very specialize training course at Kyusho Jitsu University.

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

Humane Pressure Point Tactics

There will be a total of 3 Levels of what is called Humane Pressure Point Tactics. Below is a link so you can learn more about this very special training. The exact system I used in the example true story above!

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Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

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​Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

Self Defense & Terror Attacks [Toronto]

The topic of Self Defense & Terror Attacks is a complicated one.  As I am sure you are now aware there was a "terror" attack on Yonge Street North in Toronto [North York] on Monday April 23rd. A man drove a white van down the sidewalk kill 10 and injuring another 15 at the last count. Here is a link to CTV News regarding this attack. 

Could something have been done?

From the information available thus far most likely nothing could have been done to prevent this. At least as far as I have seen there is little to no talk about "social media" clues of him having issues. But it is really beyond the scope of this blog to find answers to these complicated questions.

But there is one thing we can say!

The man was seriously mentally ill. And this is becoming a BIG problem.  Whether it is a radical religious or political view, or the man was just homicidal because of personal issues, the result would have been the same. What can we do? Outlaw vans? No we need personal solutions for the other times these things happen.

Knife attacks last night.

Toronto is a big city. About 2.7 million people these days. It is a beautiful city too! Being that I am Canadian, from Windsor Ontario I have spent a lot of time in Toronto. I love the city!  In a city that size and with the stats for crime in Canada there was likely a knife attack.

We can't stop a van, but a knife?

The only thing you can do when someone is coming at you with a truck is get out of the way. But there are skills the martial artist can acquire for the "one on one" situations including knife attacks. And yes Kyusho Jitsu is part of this scenario.

First I will tell you that there are many things martial artists believe about knife defense that is simply not true. So I refer you to an article written by a police officer about this sunject. Here is a link to read more.

There are no guarantees

Successful self defense has no guarantees! In fact there are no guarantees in life. However you can prepare for as many situations as possible. That is part of what martial arts training is supposed to be about. This is why in my teaching I cover a broad base, and relate it all back to the science of pressure point self defense [Kyusho Jitsu].

The entire idea or process behind martial arts training is to not just prepare the body for self defense situations, but also prepare the mind.  Doing this will always increase your odds, and increasing odds is all we can do!

Psychology

In order to be successful in self defense one must prepare the mind! This requires some very specific training, and most of all "thinking" to get the jobs done. This link here will send you to my Kyusho Jitsu eBook website where your can grab a FREE copy of the first chapter of my Psychology of Self Defense eBook. Click here to download now.

Preparing the Mind

​I hope you read the article linked above on the 13 Misconceptions of a Knife Attack because it far more likely this type of Self Defense & Terror Attack situation will happen then a van coming at you. Chance favors the prepared mind, and we need to training hard and remain vigilant in our training.

Today the world is an unpredictable place, and self defense needs to be taken very seriously. The good news is that adding the science of pressure point self defense to your current system of training will enhance everything you do. And increase your effectiveness, thus your odds of success.

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Yours in the arts.
Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

Career Martial Artist Grand Master Art Mason

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