In today's blog article I am explaining a very little know principle of Kyusho Jitsu, which is the 5 Element Hand.
What is the Kyusho 5 Element Hand? Today I will jump into a detailed look at the elements within the hand, and how to take advantage of these elements in the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu. and this information is directly link to the importance of the Kyusho 5 Element Theory.
This is also something that many instructors do not teach and often ti
mes guard it as being "Secret" Or maybe they just don't know.
Kyusho 5 Element Hand - How it Works
The picture above is not completely accurate. However it will do. Remember there is no absolute in anything! And this applies to the elements of the body. The hands are "predominantly" fire and metal, however they do contain traces of all the elements.
You will also notice that they are using the Kyusho Jitsu Colour Principle, but the mix is healing and destructive which is odd.
It appears in the image that the entire finger is, as an example with the metal or ring finger, to be entirely metal. This is not true. The element change begins at the knuckle and grows more and more as it reaches the finger tip. Therefore the "tip" of the ring finger is more "metal" than any other part of the finger.
This is why the "middle" finger is so effective to use as a fire finger.
Using the Finger Tip Elements
Before we really get into this lets talk about using the finger tips as a weapon. Now you certain can condition your fingers with "iron palm" training to be used as weapon. But you can also attack a pressure point, depending on the pressure point with a pressing action.
Not all pressure points are "press" points. However Pressure Point LI-10 is a great example of being both a press and strike pressure point. Which finger would work best? The "middle" or Pericardium Finger, because you are following the Cycle of Destruction. Try this with a partner! You will see that the middle finger will cause the most pain!
Experiment with all of these. You will see very predictable results!
Kyusho 5 Element Hand - The "Secret"
But there is something that few people know about all of this. The "secret" aspect! Now I could be wrong, because I have met many Kyusho Jitsu students who are aware of the above information. But thus far no one other than those I have taught about the "secret" method, which was taught to me by Grand Master Steve Stewart.
Have a watch of this short video for all the details!
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Have a great day!
Yours in the arts,
Grand Master Art Mason