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Chris Thomas articles on USAdojo.com about Kyusho used in the martial arts.

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;...

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...

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...

Redundancy: The Secret to Idiot-Proofing Your Martial Art

The secret to idiot proofing your martial art lies in learning Pressure Point Techniques. Among the most important elements of the traditional martial arts are...

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...

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...

Sharing Martial Arts Knowledge Openly

Since I had originally trained in the Shotokan style, I decided to attend a seminar by Shotokan master Hirokazu Kanazawa. During the seminar, Kanazawa-sensei...

No Martial Arts Masters Here, Just Ordinary Men

A Buddhist friend showed me a video featuring some Tibetan yogis. These were people whom she greatly admired (some were her teachers). She saw...

Blocks in Martial Arts are Strikes

I recently was explaining our concepts to a man who had been training at a local martial arts school. It was almost as if...

Redundancy in Martial Arts Techniques Makes for Success in a Fight

Back in 1997, DKI member and physician Chaz Terry helped set up a small investigatory study of pressure point techniques which was conducted at...

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