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Shin Entry

Shin Entry

July 3, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Tibial Nerve As Kyusho does not need power to create severe dysfunction in an opponent, smaller less detectable actions can cause great affect. The Shin Entry is such an action which is powerful or devastating depending on the power and intensity you focus on the real target of the Tibial Nerve. This nerve […]

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Dragon Posture

Dragon Posture

June 26, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    From the Bubishi In Article 21 of the Bubishi, as well as other pages, books and scrolls, there are drawn human figures in certain Martial postures. In the Bubishi, these postures are given the names of a particular Shichen, in particular for this article and film, the Dragon. Most people read the Bubishi […]

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Needle to the Sea Bottom

Needle to the Sea Bottom

June 19, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    The Hidden Meaning The move in Tai Chi Chuan with the fingers sinking downward, has long been an enigma for many Tai Chi Practitioners. Conventional self protection ideas popularized have been to use this action as a throw, or joint locking method. this is great as a beginner level understanding and practice method […]

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Ferguson vs Gaethje

Ferguson vs Gaethje

June 12, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Where’s the KO? This question was posed by one subscriber onYouTube: Greg’s Best Best This question relates to Kyusho in general. In the recent UFC fight between Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje, it looked like Justin nailed Tony a few times with punches to the head and neck that were in the right […]

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3 Palms of Saifa

3 Palms of Saifa

June 5, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Literal vs. Conceptual When studying Kyusho you can derive both literal and conceptual bunkai from any action in any style. In the literal version you would use the exacting action and or posture. One example would be the three Palm and Backfists of Saifa (translated as “smash and tear”) pictured to the right […]

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Online Kyusho Training Session

Online Kyusho Training Session

May 29, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Platinum Subscribers May 8, 2020 With Kyusho practitioners from around the world Austria, Morocco, Canada, Switzerland, Ireland, England and US…  this link was available fora limited number of Platinum Subscribers as Zoom only handles 20 – 40 online members at a session.   Full 1:09:00 Film  For our Platinum Subscribers (click here)   […]

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Kata Rokkishu

Kata Rokkishu

May 22, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

      The 6 Ji Hands of Gokenki 六つの風手 (六気手) Rokkishu translates into 6 hands (as seen in the ancient Bubishi as the 6 Ji Hands) and originated in Chinese Martial Arts.  It is widely thought to be the precursor of the Goju Ryu form called “Tensho”.  (Image:  Gokenki performing at left, Kenwa Mabuni […]

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Monkey Shichen

Monkey Shichen

May 15, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    White Ape  Tongbeiquan (通背拳) This is but one Monkey Style among many, however it is of note that this is also designated as (White), a distinction called out by the Bubishi many times throughout the text. The full name of the original Tongbei Quan is Baiyuan Tongbei Quan (Baiyuan means white ape). Tong […]

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Juji-Uke

Juji-Uke

May 8, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    4 Directional Blood Chokes The hand posture pictured is a common action in most Karate Styles. It appears in many an advanced Kata with a few variations depending on the style. The hands are placed in an X shape and holds many possibilities. But many are also too complex for actual combative use, […]

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Taikyoku Hand Pattern

Taikyoku Hand Pattern

May 1, 2020 | By | Add a Comment

    Kyusho Applications Taikyoku has a predominant hand action sequence, which seems simplistic, but is almost profound in it’s depth of possibility. Let’s start by looking at the benefits to the practitioner in their Mind, Body and Spirit as the pattern exercises the body, yet also accomplishes many stimulus to the Brain and Central […]

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