We all have heard of pressure points. But do you know where they are and how to use them effectively in your techniques?
We can use pressure points to distract someone, to incapacitate them or even cause a KO.
Kyusho Jitsu is a modern Japanese name, given by Hohan Soken to a system which was developed in the 13th century in China, based on the theory of acupuncture and the energetic approach of Chi Gung.
It is all based on the Eastern approach of energy through the meridians, Yin and Yang, the Five Elements, etc…
But also the Western approach has an explanation which we mostly find in how the nervous system works.
The difference between Kyusho Jitsu and Dim Mak is mainly in the energetic way pressure points are activated by mainly using kinetic energy Fa Jin which originates from Chi Gung.
Kyusho Jitsu is actually a part of all martial arts. In Japanese martial arts we know Atemi, but an Atemi is only effective when you hit the correct spot.
Kyusho Jitsu allows a skilled practitioner to perform highly effective defense techniques regardless of age, size and strength.
Often Kyusho Jitsu is associated with Karate, however this is not true. The ability to manipulate active points can be applied to all martial arts, including weaponry.
Kyusho Jitsu is taught during our regular classes in Aikido, Aiki Jujitsu and Ju Jitsu.
By explaining the use of Kyusho Jitsu in techniques, the student understand the technique better.