K.I.S.S.

January 5, 2013 | By | 3 Comments

 

 

kiss-red-lipsKeep It Simple Stupid

We have all heard this expression from all facets of life and endeavor, but how many actually strive for this?

In today's society everything has gotten so complex that many people have difficulty discerning the simplicity of each need... and so it is in Kyusho as well.

When a person first begins learning Kyusho they see the devastating results and seeming simplicity or "Magic".  They know they have not and can not duplicate this by themselves and begin to imagine some special information is needed to make it work for them.

They search the internet, purchase multitudes of books and videos and become overwhelmed with theories and complex models or anatomical study. They seek to find the tricks or special sequences or intricate qualities, but not the simplicity of training hard to access a moving target correctly under stress and spontaneity.

Yes it can be fun and even intriguing to research in an attempt to understand what Kyusho is or to think their is a need for special information and how it actually works based on medical concepts, scientific concepts or ancient beliefs... But in time of need or stress does it really matter?

As an example; do you need know how electricity works to use it or do you just need to know which switch to flip to gain the benefits? Yes we still need electricians and scientists to know what it is exactly or how it works, but for 99% it is not what matters, what does matter is can they use it easily, simply, quickly and reliably?

What the simple "real" need is, is simple, serious, continuous practice under increasing stress and demand, to be able to flip that switch. If more people used this simplistic approach, more people would work with it and realize the benefits.

Keep it simple, don't make people feel stupid from lack of theory or science; empower them more with actual skill.

 

-ep

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  1. Euphoria64 says:

    There is a book in the market place called – “The Paradox of Choice – Less is More” by Barry Swartz.

    In this book, the author a psychologist, argues that eliminating choice actually reduces anxiety. His book is directed at consumer behaviour but in my mind it equally applies to learning because if you have way to much options available, your mind go into shutdown and you no longer are receptive to wanting to learn or have your RAS on alert looking for the information your subconscious mind intends for you.
    It is great to have choice and freedom, but there does come a stage where to much becomes a detriment not an advantage to our ability making decisions and acting on them.

  2. k4wers says:

    I think that all depends on the objectives, so not always less is more, if you want to learn with your mind(what and why), it seems to me that “simple” is not the right choice for success, but if you want to learn with your body (movements and techniques), and apply that knowledge under stress, simple is the best if not the only option for success, and therefor i think that this two aspects must be applied side by side, first understanding what an why, and second doing it without thinking at all (no options, less stress).

  3. lsanches says:

    Aprender kyusho é maravilhoso faz bem ao corpo e á mente .Desde que comecei a aprender esta nobre arte marcial pela qual fiquei apaixonado ,dediquei-me a pesquisar e estudar fui a seminarios ,até que conheci os mestres Evan,Jim,Mark e Gary,são todos exceletes ,pessoas simples e afaveis,um muito obrigado pelos ensinamentos.
    Continuo a estudar pelos dvds que adquiri ao mestre Evan e como tenho dificuldade no inglês para falar e escrever estou a tirar um curso para poder falar com os mestres.
    ACONSELHO A APRENDER KYUSHO É MUITO BOM.

    ABRAÇO A TODOS.

    LUIS SANCHES

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