[wawr-ee-er, wawr-yer, wor-ee-er, wor-yer]

1.a person engaged or experienced in warfare; soldier.
2.a person who shows or has shown great vigor, courage, or aggressiveness, as in politics or athletics.

So lets take a look at this word, based on the above definition with regards to self defense.
One thing my wrestling coach drilled through our head, "What you do in practice you will do in the match."  

This is something I carry with me to this day.

So why is this important you ask?  I know you are asking this!!
Most of you who are reading this are martial artists.  The world martial refers to warfare or warrior-like.  To prepare for combat you study certain strategies and ways to implement said strategies.  Each piece has to have a practical value...or else...people die....PERIOD!

When I look around and see courses that people are teaching, there are some things that just drive me nuts!
They are offering to teach you things right out of the gate like:

- Cycle of Destruction
- Cycle of Creation
- 24 Hour Cycle 

and much more nonsense like this.

Do you honestly think the Viking in the picture on this page would "play" at the above or would he put his time and effort into skills that would increase the likelihood of survival and conquest?  

Who knows...maybe that is why they went the way of the dodo bird...they started training in everything but those that would move the ball...or their case...the axe...forward and their skills waned because they wanted to focus on nonsensical training methods, that while these are great if you are intending to become a healer, because in most cases, your opponent is not your opponent, but your patient and is willing to let you work on them, even if there is some pain, to alleviate something that is ailing them.

The warrior mindset involves training for success to neutralize the enemy and complete the mission.  Adding in a whole bunch of bullshit will only get people killed.

How do I know this?  I have been training in Kyusho for 28 years and martial arts and wrestling since I was 12 (38 years).  

I think I have a good idea about what works and what does not as I have been doing this a long time and was originally taught the cycle's, etc. and either I am not smart enough to make these things work (I like to think I am somewhat intelligent), or this approach is not for the martial arts warrior mindset / applications.

Please consider this when looking into what to study and who to study with.

My question for you today is, of the many different methods of learning Kyusho available online...can you spot the difference between the one's that will enhance your martial arts ability and those that mainly deal with fantasy land?

Until next time KO your obstacles by keeping it simple, keeping it safe, and train with PinPoint™ accuracy.


Mark Kline is a short, bald, professional martial artist from NJ.  He is the architect of the PinPoint™ Method of Pressure Point Education for Martial Arts which is hosted by the Kyusho Institute.  He has thousands students and followers around the globe training in his unique method of learning through a combination of live seminars and online education.  You can can find more information about this unparalleled Kyusho Educational program here, where you can get 30 days free to try it outhttp://www.KyushoInstitute.com and he can be reached directly by email - mark.kline@kyushoinstitute.com


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