Fighting Range

In the "Fighting Revolver" series... we examine close fighting ideas using a revolver, but it can also be understood in terms of hand to hand need and Kyusho deployment as well.

In the video we are discussing proper weaponry for belly to belly fighting.  Just as with firearms some are better suited for this type of fighting situation.

In Kyusho we have increased capability with the weapons or tools called the "6 Ji Hands."

These were developed more as a fighting range (body on body) set of tools as compare to the longer range ballistic strikes using fist, foot, leg and forearm.  At this more distal range extra capacity to deploy many more strikes or attacks (shots or capacity needed with handguns), but at closer range other restrictions will make this a moot point, just as throwing punches and kicks at body to body distance is not the important factor as they are all severely muted or stopped.

The Ji Hands are close range fighting tools that enable body to body control and domination in the encounter.  Their structure,rotation and penetration cannot readily be stopped, blocked or dodged as can a longer range attack could be.  Very often in fact the opponent will not even see the attack coming as the hands are already in contact and too close to see.


We see these hand formations in many old Kata or forms from Chinese, Japanese, Okinawan and even Korean styles.  This indicates that the Katas or Forms are designed for close range fighting as opposed to the often practiced sparring type methods.  The hands are meant to be body to body attacks and as such they retain the power and their deployment for this fighting range.


Just as a carpenter or plumber selects the right tools for the job, so to must we in an attack situation.  The old expression; "you don't take a knife to a gun fight" so too should we add, you do not bring a fist to a fight (or a pistol to a close combat need).



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