Archive for November, 2013

Kyusho Self Protection

Kyusho Self Protection

November 29, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

  Not Defense The term “Self Defense” has a negative connotation that from the start can yield failure for the user.  The problem is that this label already portrays in the mindset that the individual is a victim of a violent act or aggression and that the practitioner should perform a defensive action.  This premise […]

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Uechi Ryu Seisan Archive

Uechi Ryu Seisan Archive

November 29, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

Uechi Ryu Seisan Kata (Circa 1997) SEISAN (十三) In Mandarin Chinese, the name translates into Thirteen and is the second of the three core katas.  Usually interpreted as “Thirteen modes of attack and defense” or “13 positions to attack/defend from” (with alternate explanations;  ’13 Hands’, ’13 Fists’, ’13 Techniques’, ’13 Steps’ or even ’13 killing […]

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Uechi Ryu Sanchin Archive

Uechi Ryu Sanchin Archive

November 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  Uechi Ryu Sanchin Kata (Circa 1997) I met Steve DiOrio in 1996 (3rd Dan in Uechi Ryu at that time) at a JuJitsu AMerica Gathering that I was presenting at. He wanted to know if I could give him a Kyusho explanation for a move from Uechi Seisan. From there we decided to collaborate […]

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Nai Han Chi Archive 1

Nai Han Chi Archive 1

November 28, 2013 | By | Add a Comment

  Nai Han Chi Shodan – (circa 1996) Nai Han Chi has always been a revered Kata as the versatility and unlimited possibilities standing or on the ground are ever expanding.  With so many possibilities one has to wonder, can the entire pattern be used against a singe target area…? Working with only 3 points […]

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Cutting Edge Technology

Cutting Edge Technology

November 26, 2013 | By | 23 Comments

Personal “Kyusho Cloud” A new advancement in your Kyusho Education: As the leading Kyusho Educational website, we want to thank all of our past and new readers alike during this Holiday Season. These days we are hard hit with people selling us everything under the sun, we too at Kyusho.com have done this, but now […]

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Situational Awareness

Situational Awareness

November 23, 2013 | By | 4 Comments

  What???? Most people wander around without “Situational Awareness” (awareness of the current situation they are in)… without thought, preoccupied with their phones, conversations, inner thoughts or tasks at hand…. they are easily recognized in daily life… unless you are one of them. Definition: Situational awareness refers to being aware of your surroundings as ‘the […]

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Normalcy Bias

Normalcy Bias

November 21, 2013 | By | 6 Comments

  The first step in self protection is getting beyond Normalcy Bias. Normalcy Bias is condition of the brain that believes all is fine (mostly because we have not experienced this level of stress,danger or trauma). Those who believe in preparedness, Martial Arts being only one level, understand that the future is not at all […]

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KO Game

KO Game

November 19, 2013 | By | 5 Comments

  Where are we heading? We are always in uncharted waters… with social unrest now escalating our responsibilities are increasing exponentially. The new KO Game is becoming a viral antic by mostly inner city teens and adolescents. Nothing is sacred anymore… as there is no regard for innocent existence.  This is a dangerous game being […]

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Lung 8

Lung 8

November 12, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Radial Nerve Let’s call it what it is. This is a great Kyusho target to start new Kyusho enthusiasts on as it is not only benign (less fear and apprehension from novices), but very versatile in martial and control aspects. Start by finding a point on the wrist which is located 3 finger widths from […]

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Complexities

Complexities

November 9, 2013 | By | 2 Comments

  “If you can’t explain it to a six-year-old, you don’t understand it yourself.” Albert Einstein With the internet it has become too easy to obtain information on any given subject and this is definitely true for Kyusho as well. And so it was in Modern Kyusho’s rise, instruction came from a single source and […]

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