Kyusho Jitsu - Pressure Point Martial Arts

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Kyusho Jitsu - Pressure Point Martial Arts

Kyusho Jitsu (or Pressure Point Fighting) is a martial arts focused on targeting pressure points. Pressure points are areas of the body where people can apply pressure or strike in order to cause pain. According to Kyusho-Jitsu UK, Kyusho-Jitsu is "a way of attacking the nervous-system to control an attacker or subdue an attacker to maintain your advantage and stay in control".

Kyusho Jitsu teaches a variety of self-defense techniques such as using a pressure point in order force an attacker to release their grip on your arm. According to Kyusho, students of Kyusho Jitsu learn many of the following techniques:

  • Healing techniques
  • Mobile arm point manipulation
  • Striking and grabbing motions that use pressure point targets
  • Take-downs utilizing pressure point targets
  • Grappling and escapes using pressure point targets
  • Pressure point defenses against weapon assaults
  • Pressure point KOs

Demonstration Video of Kyusho Jitsu Techniques

Reference Sources

  1. Kyusho, Kyusho-Jutsu Kokusai Shihankai,, Added - 07/22/15
  2. Kyusho-Jitsu UK,, Added - 07/22/15

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