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What is a Pressure Point?
A pressure point is a place on the body where a nerve ends, where a nerve crosses another nerve or where it branches off in a "Y". Pressure points lie on what are called "meridians" of which there are 12 total. Each meridian has a relationship to an organ in the body. There are 309 classic pressure points in the body, plus 50 on the Vessels. There are also "extraordinary" points discovered after the initial set of pressure points where mapped.
Pressure Point Size
The size of a pressure point is that of the head of a pin. However the area of activation is approximately that of a silver dollar in the USA or a "looney" in Canada. To activate a pressure point you must strike it at the correct angle, which is $5 degrees and the correct direction, which will vary from pressure point to pressure point. The strike needs to be done with 2 Way action to be effective.
Here is an article from a while back explaining a little more about pressure points
This is only scratching the surface of the science of pressure point self defense.
Free Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course
If you are interested in learning more about the art and science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu we have some excellent resources for you below. However we do also have a FREE Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course you can subscribe to and begin learning today! This course is totally free and you can opt out at any time.!
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Kyusho Jitsu Resource Links
Below you will find a wealth of links or everything you could ever need Kyusho Jitsu Related! First are the main link to our most important pages, then links to deeper pages with products details and access links.
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Kyusho Jitsu eBook
You can access a detailed list of our eBook here Kyusho Jitsu eBook
Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course
A new and revised version of our old Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course for Novice Students is bow available. Take a look at this LINK.
Kyusho Jitsu World Alliance Instructor Certification Course
One of the mandates of the KJWA is create real physical instructors all over the world, to make the teaching of Kyusho Jitsu accessable to more martial artists worldwide. We have a total of FIVE different instrcutor certification levels that cover everything from beginner to senior master levels.
Here are links to the different Levels of Certified Kyusho Jitsu Instructors.
If you have any questions feel free to contact Grand Master Art Mason