Traditional Kyusho

October 14, 2016 | By | 3 Comments


Kyusho is Traditional

In fact Kyusho was around before most styles, they grew up around Kyusho as it is the foundation of the Martial Arts.  What warrior did not study the anatomy to land the decisive and life saving attack to their opponent.

It is the modernization, sportification, dilution and literal growth explosion of Martial Art Schools around the world that caused the break from the Kyusho Tradition.

Modernization... many people studied only a short while with an actual instructor and therefore did not get the full art.  When they began promoting their way of doing there style, however the core was missing.

Sportification... the advent of tournaments that were centered around the high skills of the Modernized Martial Arts.

Dilution... as generations grew faster, left the schools faster to start their own schools, less and less skill was replaced by more and more business systems.

Expansion... there is now a school on every block of the city and more in health clubs and garages... this explosive growth did not allow most to adequately train for long periods of time with the true Sensei's to obtain the Kyusho Skills.

Most Martial Artists are missing half of their training... they were not privileged to the core tenants of their styles doctrines and wholeness.  But that is now rapidly changing as more and more books, documents and films of Traditional Instructors working with and teaching Kyusho.  The film compilation above is only a small sample for your understanding that even or maybe, especially Traditional Instructors are showing more publicly.

I also think that since they keep this so guarded and set to a handful of people, that the modern Kyusho practitioners far exceed the rudimentary training, understanding and even skill of those that kept it so "Traditional" and locked away.

Traditional Instructors featured working with Kyusho in the film above are:

  • Tetsuhiro Hokama - Goju Ryu
  • Masaaki Hatsumi - Togakure-Ryū
  • Taika Seiyu Oyata - Ryu-Te
  • Master Bando - Shorinji Kempo
  • Tsutomu Nakahodo - Uechi Ryu


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  1. hwoodtli says:

    “First, you must study the vital points and attack those. Forget about your powerful reverse punch to the stomach. Self-defense is a whole dif4 ferent situation. Attack the eyes, the throat, the groin, the knee and all the vital areas where you can infringe a lot of pain with simple natural weapons. If you train with this concept in mind, you’ll always have real karate in your hands. You will also have an effective karate, and this will bring self-confidence to you. It is not about muscle; it is about knowing what tool to use and what targets to hit. The art of karate is practiced barehanded and its essence is to render an opponent unable to fight by using a single tech nique. If you want to put a nail all the way into a piece of wood, you don’t use a screwdriver. You use a hammer. Learn what weapons are more appropriate to hit certain parts of the human body, especially when you have to protect yourself against a much bigger aggressor. In that case, you want to hit the targets that really hurt him. Attacks to vital points require speed and accuracy. Otherwise, all you get is an aggressive opponent!”
    Tetsuhiko Asai Shotokan

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