What is your training like?
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- Do you train Kyusho by technique?
- Do you memorize charts and TCM?
- Do you take written or oral exams to prove your memorization skills?
Well for years Kyusho International has been training people far better and faster than any other Kyusho program and the reason is simplicity, realism and stress training.
Here is a clip from Peter Pinard during a segment of his test to pass from instructor level 2, into instructor level 3. He accomplished this multiple (5) person KO from spontaneous and simultaneous attack.
The reason this is so special is that we do not know of anyone from any other Kyusho organization (even 8th & 9th levels), able to do this... Unless they trained with us. And this was only the old curriculum, the new is even more advanced.
But more importantly all that witnessed this typically private testing learned an incredible lesson that was multi faceted. Enjoy the film first, understand the incredible Kyusho skill (not just in his own mind, but in the proof from his hands) and we will break this down lesson by lesson.... subscribe to the blog post so you stay up to date on any comments and explanations as it will greatly benefit your studies.
Stress; Peter knew he was going to test, however he did not know it would be in public (as this level testing has always been private). He was instructed 5 minutes prior to the demonstration to find 5 volunteers to work with, asking them to in group come at him all at once (no pre-meditated or practiced technique or choreography was possible). Now what this did was to place Peter in an urgent win or fail position, where thought and technique did not enter the equation, his correct training would show or not.
Even though he was visibly stressed (illustrated by the shaking hands and body jitters from the adrenaline dump), he started the process on the offense (instead of conventional defensive actions), which is key in Kyusho. You can see him visibly target one of the attackers at one of the distal attack positions, again Key.
Peter started as most would by picking one individual that was more removed as it was less of a perceived threat, but this caught him as the others quickly began to surround him. Had he instead moved toward his left (see film), the grouping would be easier to handle and he may not have been surrounded (using our vortex principle).
Once he got the first man down he stopped to look back and stop his forward momentum, when he returned to his original path, this hesitation of direction and momentum allowed another to get catch him from behind.
As Peter felled each attacker, one regained conscious ability and again attacked, for which he was summarily knocked out again. The lesson that must be obtained here is that some people do revive when they fall, never believe that if you have knocked out an individual you should then not keep watch for further actions on their part. Always be ready to continue...and train for it.
In the aftermath, Peter was visibly shaking due to the rush of adrenaline. He stated that his body would not allow the kicks he was trying to use and that although everything speeded up it seemed to take forever to finish. The lesson here is that the affects of adrenaline on the body will be profound and must be trained for to overcome. This is something that most Kyusho practitioners do NOT do train for but believe they can handle. Do not get trapped in that mindset as it will not serve you in reality.
He also mentioned not seeing all the attackers after it started and only focused on what was directly in front of him. This is because of the tunnel vision that can also occur and why we have training that covers this (see Lesson 3). We did not ask him about his hearing, but often times that also becomes distorted... again you need to prepare for this, train it and only then know how to work with it.
Feel free to comment or ask any questions.