Kyusho Jitsu

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Kyusho Jitsu is the name given by Hohan Soken and means “one second fight” in Japanese. Which means: finishing the fight in one second. In Japanese the addition ‘jitsu’ means: skill, disciplines.

It is an additional aspect of martial arts in which one uses vital or sensitive points on the body in order to inactivate the opponent totally or partially.

Kyusho Jitsu is making use of the acupuncture theory which claims that if one influences the energy flow true the meridians, one influences the general or specific condition of the body temporary or permanent. By using the theory of the five elements or the 24 hours cycle, one can determine the order or rank in which one has to activate the points in order to generate a maximum effect. Very typical in Kyusho is the specific Kyusho knock out. With an apparently light tap, one seems to be able to cause a knock out to the opponent.

But Kyusho also has a Western scientific explanation. Every acupuncture point lays above a nerve; Which means that, if one hits a acupuncture point, one activates a nerve as well! Hereby we enter into the neurological logic so that all the neurologic laws are valid for kyusho jitsu.

A kyusho knock out is nothing else than a syncope or a drop of the blood pressure which is generated by activating the nucleus tractii solitari in the brainstem. This can be done by activating several nerves at the time or by activating specific nerve points like the vasovagal points.

Kyusho Jitsu is the modern version of the old Chinese martial art discipline Dim Mak which was invented in the 13th century after JC. That was in fact, the base of the modern Taiji

We can find Kyusho application in almost every martial art as there are: karate, jiu jitsu, aikido, taekwondo, Hapkido and it is the most important part of the integral holistic martial art Daochi Dim Mak.

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