Yes Judo Kyusho

Kanō Jigorō (嘉納 治五郎, 28 October 1860 – 4 May 1938) was a Japanese educator and athlete, the founder of Judo. Judo was the first Japanese martial art to gain widespread international recognition, and the first to become an official Olympic sport.

Kanō began the Tokyo Imperial University in 1877, where he started looking for Jūjutsu instructors. He first looked for bone setters, called "Seifukushi" as he believed that doctors who knew the martial arts were better teachers and could teach through experience.

It was only after the student had attained some proficiency that he taught them traditional forms (kata). This method was difficult, as there were no special mats for falling, only the standard straw mats (tatami) laid over wooden floors.[7]

At the age of 52, Kanō began studying with Iso, who had gained a powerful build from jujitsu training. He was known for excellence in kata, and was also a specialist in "Atemi, or the striking of vital areas.

In our modern time, Kodokan Judo is practiced mainly as a sport competition, giving priority to Nage waza and Katame waza. However Atemi waza and the study of vital points (Kyusho) are hardly practiced. Old writings of Jigoro Kano's opinion about atemi and self-defense, "Atemi" and "Kyusho", are included in unpublished documents of the founding master of Kodokan Judo.

For the downloadable PDF file of Kanos Kyusho and Kuatsu

 

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