HISTORY OF KYUSHO JITSU
The name Kyusho Jitsu was given by Hohan Soken (1889 – 1982)
Kyusho Jitsu is the modern version of the Chinese Dim Mak which originates in the 13the century and is part of the Qin na.
Modern Kyusho Jitsu was founded by George A. Dillman, he met Hohen Soken (1972) and Seiyu Oyata (1980) from Okinawa, who involved him in studying Kyusho Jitsu.
Eliminated the legend, the myth, and magic, just like the Dim Mak of Qinna, the Kyusho Jitsu is the study of the main nerve points of the human body, and weaknesses in general, and how they work and how to hit them for damages. The solar plexus is the example that most of the martial arts practitioners can understand. A blow to the stomach hurts, but to the solar plexus hurts much more, inhibits the breath and knocks. This martial art, such as Dim mak, and in general the study of the Vital points, can be considered a supplement to the other martial arts. Learn exactly where to hit to do more damages, or press a point of the body of an opponent to cause him pain only with a finger; it is useful, for example, in the close and ground fight, for exsample if immobilized, victims of a lever, or a choke. In these situations, you have a chance to grab the nerves and press the weak points of your opponent and force him to let go, or worse.
In Kyusho Jitsu you deepen the study of the nervous system and the energy system (according to the Chinese theory of ki and the 5 elements) for health and medical benefits, well to restore practitioners from blows received in training that can put them temporarily out of order (the shots in the neck, for example, can give a strong shock and fainting, or the continuous blows to the radial nerve).
To deepen this topic see also the section dedicated to vital points.
See also: Akban wiki Kyusho pressure points