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Kyusho and Chi

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

Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets: Pressure Points Questions #11

Pressure Points are only the size of a pen nib ~ How can you hit them for real? The point itself is only that size,...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

Regular Training Routine

I thought I would give you a heads up as to what we are currently doing in our "Regular Training Routine" in our "normal"...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Own a Technique

This is a difficult one! How many repetitions are required to own a technique? 100? 1000? 10,000? Multiply that by the amount of techniques available and...

Thanks George Dillman: Understanding Pressure Point Fighting

For some years before I met George Dillman, I had been trying to do interpretation of kata. I knew these movements must have some...

Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Guessing Game #3

Over the last six or seven years that I have been teaching seminars on Pressure Points, whether it be Kata Bunkai or 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...

Martial Arts The Hidden Secrets – Making It Work #1

You have to earn the right to land your technique! How do we earn that right? How do we put ourselves in a position...