The fourth target
This target is not listed as a "Fatal" target, but rather a "Feinting" or as we tend to say in modern times a "KO". With a broadened weapon we can avoid the damage and gain all of the neurological affects in varying degrees based on power and location of the strike.
In the early years of Karate and beyond that into Shaolin teachings, Kyusho was the foundation. Learning the weaker anatomical structures with the best tools to access them and the trajectory needed to cause the greatest affect, was the base. From there the technical body actions and systematization for training all emanated (in forms and katas).
In the Hohan Soken Secret Notes, we will be adding these extended videos with intro, anatomical study, original notes,modern uses (can't go around killing people), and many demonstrations of the affects.
- Grade 1. Confusional state. The person has not lost consciousness and there are no gaps in their memory, but they are not following what is happening.
- Grade 2. Presence of post-traumatic amnesia and classic symptoms of concussion – such as dizziness, headache, and nausea – for at least 15 minutes.
- Grade 3. Loss of consciousness.
To learn the method, targets and see the affect in real time, the extended films are located at these links: