Kyusho is a foundational pillar of all Kata

It has long been written by many masters of old, that anatomical Kyusho was a basis of their particular styles.

John Hagman takes us through the rudimentary stages of Kyusho in Heian Shodan... including 4 Kyusho Knockouts.

  1. Kata
  2. Arms Attacks
  3. Head Attacks
  4. Body Attacks
  5. Leg Attacks
  6. Takedowns
  7. Grappling (standing or ground)
  8. Joint manipulation
  9. Weapons attack
  10. Kyusho Knockouts


John Hagman
Location: Mansfield (MA)
Exclusive Certifying Instructor Level 6
Certification License to Practitioner/ Level 5
Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai 急所術国際師範會 - 6th Degree Black Belt
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This was a project to help spread Kyusho in Kata, showing not only the form and Bunkai, but also using that Kyusho Bunkai in more spontaneous sparring.  It is to illustrate to the Kyusho beginner, how it could integrate withing your style as well as how you can also build your Kyusho Kata.


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