We really need to grow up!
In Kyusho there was a time and place for showing KO's, but that time has long passed.
The Martial Arts community does not and will not take us seriously if we keep promoting KO's on social media, the general public think we are idiots or frauds. In fact even kids have copied some of these basic KO's they see and have duplicated them... yup, right on the same social media networks you use to promote your "high skills".... even though a kid not even trained can do it!
This is what people see, no matter what you may think of your KO, even those "Advanced" ones... it looks bogus, kids can duplicate it without training, people ridicule it (some admittedly with good reason) and it shows an immaturity (of look at me, look what I can do, am I cool or what). And worse, these KO's are the same thing we have seen for over 20 years... no growth, no maturity... no wonder people have a disdain or aversion to it.
Kyusho is so vast and deep in possibilities, to stay focused on this one avenue is not gaining mass appeal, never will... in fact the only people it attracts are those of the same level of maturity. We are running in circles folks, not reaching out to help people as we should, just staying mired in the old "look how long my belt is" mindset.
Kyusho must be treated as the sophisticated educational and study of the anatomy it really is. But these immature KO's, especially on the social media outlet where people post even that they brushed their teeth this morning, is really not the promotional platform for this amazing body of information.
I know this is rather inflammatory and there will be slack and negative feedback... but it is absolute truth.... if we are to mature and grow, we need to present ourselves as doing the same.
We are in a period of mental and spiritual awakening around the world, we can no longer stay in the past.
Yes, it will be interesting to hear of the feedback.
Regardless of what quality is returned in information, e.g., positive, negative or even no response (because that to is still feedback) what is more important is that each person takes repsonsibility for their own thoughts and actions and realise that if what was communicated wasn’t liked and one is left experiencing the situation in an unproductive way…well sorry folks, that’s your problem and responsibility to deal with. Take it as an opportunity to learn to do something different from now on.
Sometimes we all have moments where we “Can’t see the wood for the trees”.
I believe all the tools and possibilities already exist for the Kyusho practitioner to readily achieve the KO, without the need to actual blast someone for the sake of feeling powerful. Perhaps, the demonstration of the KO is more about the person wanting to convince themselves that they can do it as apposed to whether or not the Vital points work.
Training correctly under the guidance of a skilled teacher with the knowledge is the key.
Do certain thinks the right way in the basics and the KO is a predetermined outcome without have to necessarily prove it.
Unfortunately, there is no real substitution for practice, practice, practice.
I agree, the KO’s being showed on the social media outlets are getting annoying, though that was an initial point of intrigue for me when I started martial systems training “1995” to be precise. Training in a good environment with the proper tools being enforced is essential for what the goal is, and I think the goal is not to demonstrate a KO (not that there might be a time and place for that) the goal at lest for me is to have sufficient ability to survive a violent encounter, and to understand what works for me and what does not work for me. So much more can be achieved then just KO someone with Kyusho. The healing side is beginning to interest me more then the hurting side of Kyusho as I get older and my own body starts to slowly hurt from the abuse I have put it through. A demo of how Kyusho works is good for showing what you can achieve through dedication and hard work and having the proper mindset. When it gets to look at what i can do, I to tend to tune out. Sometimes it is hard to tell if the person is genuine in why they are showing you the technique, but usually time will bring out the persons attitude if it is humble or egoistical attitude in my humble opinion. Practice practice practice, very good advice!
No I say fortunately there is no substitute for Practice, Practice, Practice as in time all will know who does and who does not.
Skill is in the hands not the words.
Knowledge is in the soul not the mind.
IMHO, although we use words as one part of our ability to communicate and process what we experience…the variables of meaning can be many. A word can indeed paint a thousand pictures (to repeat a quote not mine by origin).
We believe what we are willing to let ourselves believe. From that, we colour our reality with that preference. How much do we all realise that we live a self fulfilled prophecy.
Actions from continual practice that produce results that equate to multiple person agreement in what is considered an achievement and milestone is a closer more accurate account of progress in action.