Bujinkan Koto ryu Kyusho/Atemi





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Published on May 15, 2007

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This Animated Chart of the body's weak points according to the Koto Ryu.

Is meant as a reference material to those people who are Practicing Bujinkan Koto Ryu, But my also be of interest to others training Martial Arts who are in need of an "Accurate" Chart of points. The "Kyusho" (weak and lethal points) of the Martial Arts have to be understood because they differ from healing points ("Tsubo") used in Acupuncture and Shiatsu. The learning and eventual mastering, Involves experience, both in using on others as well as having it used on oneself by others.
1. Ura Kimon, the gap between the 4th and 5th ribs right under the nipples.
2. Yanagi Kaze, the Adam's Apple.
3. Rangiku (or Kasumi), the temple.
4. Hiryûran, the eyeball.
5. Shishiran (or Suigetsu), the area a little bit lower than the pit of the stomach.
6. Kosei (or Suzu), the testicles.
7. Yû Kasumi, the soft dimpled area right behind the earlobe.
8. Tsuyu Kasumi, directly under the ear.
9. Ryûmon, the soft dimpled area on/near the clavicle.
10. Jyujiro, the front part of the shoulder bone.
11. Jyaku Kotsu (or Hoshi Shita), the gap between the upper and lower bones of the arm at the elbow joint.
12. Daimon, the gap near the shoulder joint.
13. Asagasumi, the chin.
14. Hoshi, the armpit.
15. Kimon, the nipple.
16. Kinketsu, the ribs.
17. Koshitsubo, inside the hip bones.
18. Koe, the leg joint at the lymph nodes.
19. Tenmon, above and below the eyes and nose.
20. Amado, the area where the lymph glands are, about two inches below the ear.
21. Jin Chû, the area below the nose, above the upper lip.
22. Hachi Yô, the ear.
23. Menbu, the face and the forehead.
24. Shoku Kotsu, the Adam's Apple.
25. Gorin (Tsuki Kage), the right side of the area around the navel, alongside the navel.
26. Gorin (Inazuma), the left side of the area around the navel, alongside the navel.
27. Sai, the inner thigh, specifically the left inner thigh.
28. Usai, the right inner thigh.
29. Yaku, the calf.
30. Matsukaze, the areas left and right of the throat's indention.
31. Murasame, the area immediately below the Adam's Apple.
32. Hoshisawa, the elbow joint.
33. U-in, the area immediately below the right eye.
34. Sa-in, the area immediately below the left eye.
35. Tentô, the top of the head.
36. Shin Chû, the chest.
37. Wakitsubo, the root of the thumb.
38. Butsumetsu, the side of the ribs.
39. Kyôkei, the top of the five toes.
Hadome, one inch below the ear lobe. The effectiveness will undoubtedly differ from person to person, so be aware that there are some people who will feel absolutely no pain in some points and a lot in others, in which case the solution is taught only by word of mouth. Further more Learning Kyusho points is more than a Matter of looking at a chart and knowing where the points are, You have to be shown the application by some who has spent many years actually striking and pressing the points, The Kyusho points must be strike in the right direction and with the right body weapon, The next stage is to be able to hit the points while moving in combat this takes years of practise! The stage after that is to be able to strike the points in combat in complete darkness then you Know that you can Always get them! I trained outside in the dark with my students for nearly five years doing that until we were competent! Overall I have been training in Kyusho for over 32 years and I am still learning about them! Note: Let me state here and now that these charts have nothing to do with "DimMak" "Death Touch" These charts show "Atemi" striking points that cause (Nerve) Pain, Muscle spasms and Bone breaks (in Some Cases) They are physiological! (Nerves, Muscles, Tendon insertion points and bones ) These Charts are just Where to Hit! that's all. For example: if you punch at me.. I Don't block it, I counter by punching the "ulnae" nerve on the arm thus rendering it (the arm) numb..... IF I hit it right, It's physiological! Note although great care has been taken to give the correct names to the points the names of Atami/Kyusho points may differ according to peoples notes.. Trevor Robinson (7th Dan Shihan) Geki Ryu Dojo Barrow-in-furness Cumbria UK Note: that I will not answer questions about the points in the "comments" as I will not take responsibility for the curious playing around with them and hurting someone consult a competent Bujinkan Teacher Note: There is a typo on the web address on the free images page g to the end of the vid for correct address For the stills .
Trevor Robinson Shihan teaches Bujinkan and systema in Barrow in furness UK.

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