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Kyusho and Chi

Articles on USAdojo.com about Kyusho Jitsu which focuses on pressure point targeting and about Chi energy.

CHI – Life Energy or Inner Energy

By examining the history of various peoples around the world, we often stumble upon the concept of energy which resides in the body and...

Hayashi Tomio

Hayashi Tomio or Christopher Goedecke is a career teacher of Okinawan Karate Do, 8th dan and headmaster of the Wind School of Karate Do...

The Four Interconnecting Roots of Martial Arts, Monastic Martial Science &...

If someone tells me there is a dimension of martial practice beyond the obvious, above the commonly held mainstream methodologies and techniques, I want...

Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online

Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online: Articles by an Expert Evan Pantazi Kyusho Online shares Evan's website articles related to Kyusho and other martial arts topics written...

Don’t Mislead Me: Inadequate Explanations For Kata Movements

The question showed that this student was troubled by the woefully inadequate explanations for kata movements that he had been given over the years. Since...

Dancing With The Dark Side

At some point, the true martial artist must come to grips with this messy, brutal reality. I call this "dancing with the dark side." Let...

Anyone Can Beat Anyone: There Is No Such Thing As Invulnerability

I know that invulnerability is often what we seek when we are beginning our training. We watched many a martial arts demo in which...

The Sub-Arts of Karate: Tuidi-jutsu and Kyusho-jutsu

Tuidi (Grab-Hand) "The Grappling Aspect of Karate" All bodies can be weakened - they all have nerves, vital points, joints, tendons and muscles that will...

The Motobu Fist: Lost Fist Tools Of Okinawan Karate

There is an unfamiliar side to traditional martial training similar to encountering a foreign language that runs through authentic karate-do practice. The Okinawans labeled...

Kyusho Attacks the Inner Body

Inside – Outside Typical Martial Arts attack the outer body, while Kyusho attacks the inner body. We looked at this idea a bit in the Blog on...

A Frank Conversation About Internal Power in Martial Arts

Internal power training merits every martial artist’s attention because it is seldom presented in the current traditional understanding of Karate, Kung fu or Tae...

Chinkuchi

Chinkuchi - Karate's Hidden Internal Face: I recently reread Rememberances of Okinawa: Chinkuchi by Lt. Col. Charles Murray (USAF) written in 1971, with the intention...

Dim Mak vs Kyusho

Dim Mak vs Kyusho: They are very Different Dim Mak / Dian Xue: 點穴 Death Touch or Delayed Death Touch Kyusho: 急所 Vital Point Although it appears...

Becoming the Total Warrior

We all search for personal refinement and fulfillment, but in the martial arts we work tirelessly to help empower others to become the total...

The 5 Dimensions of Kyusho

All Martial Artists work in 3 - 5 dimensions with the 4th & 5th being the more advanced practitioners realm. Each dimension has a...

The Mysterious Art of Chi Power

Much of the mystical power surrounding the martial arts and its superhuman deeds stems from the Eastern concept of chi or "energy," in Chinese, and...

Anatomical Targeting vs Techniques

Tools, Targets or the Technique: Anatomical Targeting vs Techniques Today we can see a divergence from the more ancient practices as the mainstream martial artist values techniques...

Kyusho: Anatomical Targets in Deep Tissue

We have been talking about pressure points not really being Kyusho for the past few years as the evolution of Kyusho has progressed. No...

No Such Thing as Pressure Points

I realize this is controversial, it will upset some, it will anger others, but that should not prevent it from being said. We need to...

Most Important Pressure Points?

What are the Most Important Pressure Points? A popular question for Kyusho beginners is what are the most important pressure points to learn? Well that is...