Old Fist

Old Fist

    Better for Kyusho Documented as far back as 1935, Gichen Funakoshi (Founder of Shotokan), detailed in his book "Karate-Do Kyohan" how to make a proper Old Fist (before regulation and sportification) changed it into the New Fist used in modern Karate-Do....
Koshi-Gamae

Koshi-Gamae

  Kyusho - Unlimited Bunkai Learning Kyusho gives us the ability to create unlimited Bunkai, or work with spontaneously even though there are set targets and weapons to apply. Well in the past I decided to experiment with one posture found in most Karate Kata,...
Mimi Explained

Mimi Explained

    From Hohan Sokens notes Vital Points of Jyodan (Upper Row) and Spots to be attacked Mimi (Ear):  Fainting - Attack by Isshiken (Phoenix Eye Fist), Uraken (Back Fist) and Dagger. Affects:  Fainting -Because of nervous disorder caused by severe concussion...
New Seisan Film Release

New Seisan Film Release

    Collaboration is the key to success All through Kyusho's modern history and even in ancient times, collaborative efforts to gain more knowledge, skill and understanding (you can never fully understand if you do not apply the knowledge hands on to develop...
Radial vs Ulna Nerves

Radial vs Ulna Nerves

  What's the difference? An Arm nerve is an arm nerve right, there is no difference... well there is a big difference, it is called affect. First we must get into real anatomic structures like nerves, vascular tissue, muscles bones and tendon to better understand...
Ever Try to KO yourself?

Ever Try to KO yourself?

      Seriously Now Let's face it, when we first started in Kyusho,we always tried to knock ourselves out to feel what it was like and to gain the skill.  But it didn't work out so well, it just hurt and made you dizzy or nauseous.  So why is it that...
Origins of Kata

Origins of Kata

      Where did Tai Chi and Kata begin Jacob Mcclintock So interesting how you see a lot of the taichi long form movements in seisan/hangetsu kata. I wonder if it came from Tai chi, or if there is at least some common root. Evan Pantazi Sir, I do not think we...
Shichen

Shichen

  時辰 Shi A time, season, period, hour, era, or age. Chen An Earthly Branch, part of life. Shichen ("Long Hours") typically refer to time periods. The ancient Chinese referred to 12 segments of time after the 12 months and the 12 corresponding animals. The day was...

Karate-ka or Kyusho-ka

Definition of Karateka  a practitioner of Karate We have always called folks the study and practice of Karate (irregardless of what style), we called Karate-Ka.  This means that you learn, practice and utilize the set postures, transitions and Kata in self defense...
Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

Chaining the Occiptial Nerves

  How to work the target Taking a soft cupped hand first place it where the base of the skull and neck meet.  Rest the whole palm there with equal pressure... slowly withdraw the hand and quickly slap the same are with the whole palm uniformly toward the...
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