Many people that start Kyusho quickly get lost in the plethora of information they find.
And like most people they can get frustrated as they feel they are way behind the learning curve and need to know it all now.
But the best way to start is to understand you have a new journey in front of you, rushing to an end point (by the way there is no end point in Kyusho), is not fun... and you will miss so much.
Enjoy being a novice and enjoy the amazement of new possibilities.
We all started with the flash that there was something new, exciting, dynamic and that would change all we did in our art. It was like a door opened to the summer sun after a long dark cold winter. We want to rush out and smell the smells, feel the warmth and bathe in the light. But we do not know which way to go first... so here is a primer of 10 steps to help the beginner on this journey:
1. Relax, you will not know it all quickly so settle your mind to this fact.
2. The more you rush your study, the less skill you obtain.
3. Start with the arms.... easiest to practice for all beginners... and there are all the components for full Kyusho application.
4. Take one point at a time... learn what it is, where located and how to access it (forget all extra theories, keep it as simple as possible).
5. Work each point through all possible uses you can imagine within your natural body actions or training.
6. Train with like minded partners who are not in a rush and want the best and most usable skills.
7. Work to make your partner better, that way you will see more as you help them refine their skills.
8. Train consistently to instill natural targeting.
9. Involve more training partners so you can see, feel and actualize each point on a variety of body types.
10. Have fun, the human mind learns more and retains longer as well as instills it into natural attribute better when you enjoy the process.
There are just so many points in the body, there are fewer you will find in time that work for you and they will be different for each individual. So learning slowly and in an enjoyable manner will help you find this equilibrium. So if there are just so many points to learn, take your time and work to learn them thoroughly and practically, when you are competant and can access them successfully in varying situations, then and only then should you add complexities like faster action, stress and demanding situational training.
Remember don't pressure yourself to learn too much too fast and too soon, as it will slow your progress!