Please read in full as there is more to this article than politics.

This past weekend in Berkeley, CA there were protests.  Some were involving the release of of President Trump’s tax returns, some involved other issues.

In the United States we have the right to peaceful assembly.

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances

The AntiFa group ( mostly, not all, wear masks to hide their identity.  Now why is that?  If you feel strongly enough about the topic to show about showing up fully.  What ever happened to “Stand up and be recognized?”  Oh wait...there are some, not all, of these people are paid by master manipulator George Soros groups to stir up trouble and therefore would be in violation of the 1st Amendment because what has happened at many of these protests has been anything but peaceful...coming from both sides.

The Pro-Trump group participants showed up at the Berkeley protest wearing helmets, gas masks, etc.  They were pelted with rocks, pepper spray (by AntiFa supporters), punched and kicked, and also a M80 was thrown into the crowd.  Did they cause some of this?  Quite possibly.  Showing up in itself is not a cause to create harm to people or property.  Neither is a strong debate.  

The problem is that neither side is actually listening to each other and nothing will get solved this way.

There were at least 16 people arrested from the Pro Trump side and Anti Trump side.  

So what does this have to do with Kyusho or self defense for that matter?

You always have to be aware of your surroundings, not just the landscape, but the people and you have to be able to make quick, on the fly decisions at times. 

It’s great to be passionate about your cause and much can be accomplished without causing harm as this can actually have the opposite of the desired effect.  

So my question for you today is, When you are no longer tolerant of intolerant people, what does this make you?

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 out and he can be reached directly by email -


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