Self Protection  

I realize there are many readers here that do not practice this Kata or any Kata for that matter. However they are libraries of past warriors experiences and profound knowledge of the human anatomy, physiology and functionality. The lessons we can derive from them are invaluable for other disciplines like BJJ, MMA, Krav Maga and all other styles. They are also invaluable to cross reference into any other martial forms.   As we open the body, we must also open the mind, there are so many doctors as example, that have intimate knowledge of the body and it's functions. However they have never crossed that information (Hippocratic oath and the focus on healing rather than reverse health applications) into defensive application. But as practitioners we must never restrain our minds and spirit from seeking greater information or experiences.

Oyata's Passai - Application 16

In Kyusho, nerve attacks, we always stagger the amount of force as well as timing of the strikes to cause a greater imbalance in the physiological function.The human nervous system has several overload protections that retain the stasis under many shocks. As an example under an acute shock such as bumping your head on a sharp corner, your body instinctively and reflexively make the body rub the shocked area. This dissipates the acute messaging from the bump by overloading it with multiple smaller sensory input messages. This re-balances the system and negates not only the pain, but also the affects. The same follows for inducing imbalance in the nerve system, by overriding such balancing safeguards.

In a self protection scenario or even a fight, you can not always land a solid strike due to proximity or restraint on your striking limb. So to still have an effect on an opponent with limited striking force, we can...

Learn the application, the anatomy, tool, trajectory and see the affects in the private extended sections below.

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