Kyusho Hack #2
The second Kyusho Hack to faster Kyusho skill attainment is in understanding the "Tools"of the trade. We understand that the first Kyusho Hack was that Kyusho is not "Pressure Points" and once past that model and working with the correct anatomical "Targets", you will understand it faster.
However even understanding the correct Target is only the first step, from there you must learn how to correctly access these anatomical structures. The secret lay withing the torquing actions or drilling actions of the 6 Ji hands,but what many also miss is that these Hands were named primarily after Iron. Names like the Iron Bone, Iron Palm, Iron Sword and the Iron Claw were depicting not only strength, but the forging necessary to create these formidable tools. Even the Single "BLADE" of grass connotated a knife or dagger which also needs to be forged. Maybe even the Blood Pool hand was indicative of the iron is the blood, needing forging itself.
Forging the Tool
So how does one forge a strong tool to penetrate the outer protective structures of the body and access the weaker inner structures (Nerves,Veins, Arteries,Organs, Etc.)? Through consistent and increasing training is the only way... in days of old it was from striking wood, stone or metal objects, as well as digging into sand, pebbles and rocks to strengthen and toughen (Forge) the tools. This is the old way and it works brilliantly, however it disfigures as well as disables other actions or uses for the tool such as fine motor skill and sensitivity use.
For the clinching, seizing and grappling skills the Giri Jar and other forging exercises and equipment was used. But today with modern times and life, we need those fine motor skills and therefore can nt forge our hands as they once did. We now need to work on the conditioning received from Seizing, Ji Hand applications for Martial as well as Healing processes. The consistent use of these tools develop them to a high degree, as it is not only a long process to develop them well, you need to maintain them.
Maintaining the Tool
Just as with any Iron Tool, without use they begin to rust, pit, dull and weaken over time. So as quick as the tool is to make and use, time and dedication is needed to maintain the sharpness and quality of the tool.
Kyusho as always is a journey, not a quick skill or Dojo trick.