Every profession, club, group, business, organization etc. has a set uniform or suit that they wear.
Kyusho is no exception, but it is not the group logo, the uniform, the belt... no the Kyusho Practitioner understands that the suit or uniform they wear is just like everyone else... it is the suit of nerve structure that encases, protects and controls our bodies and the responses, reactions and function.
Lets examine the threads of this suit:
Sense - the nerves are in part a sensory mechanism that allows us contact, analysis and response to outside as well as internal stimulus. This lets us know when it is cold, hot, windy, wet or any external conditions to understand how to best cope in the environment. It also receives information to analyze if we must avoid it (more in protection), cope with or enjoy it. As example when a person touches you, you will either enjoy the feeling and accept it, tolerate the feeling and cope with it, or dislike the feeling and withdraw from it. It is our main communication tool with the outside world.
Protection - when the nerves detect an incoming stimulus, they will either respond as mentioned in Sense, or they will autonomically or subconsciously work to protect the body from that influence. When the nerves detect too much sensory input or overwhelming stress on physical structures, it will enact the muscles automatically and instantly to pull away from that stimulus... this is called the "Withdrawal Reflex" (which includes "Muscular Defense" and "Startle Reflex"). There are more reflexes in the human body, but for our brief analysis we will incorporate only the main factors influenced. This serves to pull the body away from the over stimulation and possible damage or unbalancing of the normal physical function.
Response - the nerves also enact the muscles to respond to sensory input such as shivering to warm the body in the cold, or pull your hand away. They also influence the motor skills to empower certain muscles to react or respond such as running to avert an oncoming vehicle or mass headed for them. They can accelerate or slow the internal and automatic functions we have no conscious control of to enhance other systems for escape or response. As an example under stress the nerves system will slow the digestive operations to channel more energy to the motor skills like the legs to run, or the arms to fight.
The care of your suit:
Conditioning - Your training program must involve the concepts that govern the nervous system and the number of changes, actions, or limitations it goes through in daily life as well as under stress of danger or eminent attack. We work with our suit, to reduce the potential and unexpected issue with it... ifyou are not trainingfor this and only workin a clean or sterile "Dojo Setting", then you are going to be surprised when a seam gives way.
Enhancement - We can and should take care to enhance and refine with actions to promote greater nerve flow and functionality. Take the Ba Duan Jin as an example, which stretches not only muscles, but all major nerve branches to stimulate and improve functionality. With improved nerve functionality comes improved health and physical abilities.
Maintenance - How do you maintain the nerve suit when you constantly abuse it in your training or daily routine (working hard physically or adopting poor postural positions in your profession)? Awareness of your body position and or posture can be realized and improved with martial arts, yoga, chi gung, massage (nerve specific) and or intimate nerve stimulation.
Kyusho International's unique programs are all systematically designed to operate and train the practitioners attributes to optimize your performance, health and life.... for more info click here.