Tag: Dim Mak

Beat a Dead Horse.

Beat a Dead Horse.

January 16, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

Over repetition? I think not. Training in spontaneous manner with tools and targets is far superior than technique training.   An account of failure (or magnificent victory from the opposition) in the UFC fights from years back that will illustrate this. The fight was Hughs vs Gracie, where Hughs employed a picture perfect side arm bar that […]

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Knees

Knees

January 9, 2015 | By | 1 Comment

Duh So as we just discussed in the last blog entry with the elbows, the knees generate massive power that does not need Kyusho for greater effect… Or do we? With massive power comes massive exertion, instability and limited time window for use.  Let’s look at these ideas one at a time first before exploring […]

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Winter Blog Flash

Winter Blog Flash

January 7, 2015 | By | Add a Comment

    The long winter days of the New Year may have you a bit stir crazy so while we await the Friday Blog for this week, I thought I would share a quick Blog Flash: So a few years ago, someone asked me how valid Kyusho would be wearing gloves in the winter.  They […]

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Elbows

Elbows

January 1, 2015 | By | 3 Comments

  What are you crazy? Are you suggesting you hit Kyusho targets with your elbow?  Our answer… “Of Course”. You are to use whatever you are comfortable with, head buts, knees, open or closed hand… even your shoulders… but for now lets look close at the power of the elbow.  With the correct adaptations to […]

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Dynamics of Kyusho

Dynamics of Kyusho

December 26, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

Efficiency is the vital point Blocking:  in most mainstream martial arts people spend inordinate time training to block incoming strikes.  This generates a reactive tendency and dependent on following as well as trying to compensate the opponents momentum and initiative… One step behind.  In Kyusho the practitioner is trained in targeting of any incoming attack […]

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Compounding

Compounding

December 18, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

  What the heck is that? Once the basics are understood (I mean really well), then you will naturally tend to compound the basics into a natural ability. If forced it will be non functional under real stress and conflict, so do not push the process, let it occur. When you repeatedly apply the basic […]

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Uncovered

Uncovered

December 12, 2014 | By | 1 Comment

  Field Tested  As all we do in the Kyusho realm, we take an idea based on our past experiences and fully explore all the possibilities.  When we finally arrive at a conclusion we field test it on as many people as possible all over the world for a minimum of 5 years.  When it […]

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Mook Jong

Mook Jong

December 6, 2014 | By | Add a Comment

    This is the apparatus and form used to practice Dim Mak / Kyusho for centuries. Used by several styles of Martial Arts for conditioning and training this ancient device is best known in the Art of Wing Chun. Wing Chun’s infamous Wooden Dummy or more accurately the Mook Jong is an incredible training […]

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Deeper Study

Deeper Study

December 5, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

    Down the rabbit hole of Kyusho As we train Kyusho we get more involved and  deeper into the human anatomy… the deeper we go the deeper we can keep going, which makes the study of Kyusho infinite and also intriguing. Once you get into the martial work, we are amazed at the common sense […]

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Kyusho Sparring

Kyusho Sparring

December 3, 2014 | By | 3 Comments

  Makes Sense… But… Sparring is a form of training common to many combat sports. Although the precise form varies, it is essentially relatively ‘free-form’ fighting, with enough rules, customs, or agreements to make injuries unlikely.  – Wikipedia It’s a game… and fun, but counter productive in combative training or real protection. Now sparring is […]

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