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Kyusho and Chi

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

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...

Immobilization Makes Pressure Point Techniques Work

In the martial arts community, those who practice kyusho-jitsu (pressure-point techniques for fighting) are often subjected to criticism. It all started when their self-defense...

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...

Chris Thomas Kyusho Jitsu Expert

Chris Thomas is a master instructor of self-defense, unarmed combat, and classical fighting methods, who has studied, trained and taught for over 37 years...

Isshin-ryu and Pressure Point Fighting

When traditional karate practitioners are introduced to pressure point fighting and shown how it unlocks the secrets of kata and other aspects of classical...

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...

Kyusho is Real and Simple

Most Martial Artists today spend decades of their life researching and practicing the physiology of a punch, kick, grab or manipulation of the human...

Chris Thomas: To The Point Pressure Point Fighting

Chris Thomas is sometimes asked, "How come you aren't a regular columnist for Black Belt or some other magazine?" The answer is that he...

Yin and Yang: The Significance of Gender in Karate Pressure Point...

One day George Dillman called me and said, “Weave been teaching women incorrectly!” Most martial artists will only reluctantly admit when they are wrong;...

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...

Pressure Points in Shotokan Karate

Pressure Points in Shotokan Karate from Shotokan Karate Magazine, July, 2004 - There is a well known photo of Gichin Funakoshi in his 80’s performing...

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...

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...

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...

What is Important to Know About Kyusho

So what is important for an individual to know who wants to excel in Kyusho: 1. Know the target inside and out. This seems like...

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 Other Way of Sanchin Kata

Many karate systems teach the Sanchin kata as an external training method to strength-condition practitioners with a series of breath-controlled tensions. This mainstream understanding...

Pressure Point Fighting in Tai Chi

In the early 80's, I wrote some articles about tai chi. After one of them, a letter to the editor from a tai chi...

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...