Kyusho Jitsu (Pressure Point Fighting) Seminar

Date - Sunday September 21st, 2003 Time 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location - York Karate 42 Goodmark Place Unit 10, Toronto, ON M9W 6S2

Introduction to Pressure Point Self Defence 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Gordon Travers Certificated D.K.I. Master Level Instructor

How can a 98-pound woman or child defend himself or herself against a 250-pound attacker regardless of their fitness or skill level? The only way is with the effective use of pressure points.

What is a pressure point? A pressure point is a place on the body where a signal or message can be entered directly into the nervous system. Muscle and bone cannot feel pain, only nerves can feel pain. While blunt force trauma can be effective the reason is a message sent to the nervous system. The problem with blunt force trauma is not only does it require size and strength it also results in damage – bruises, broken bones and cuts. This damage, if severe enough, can cause permanent injury it also places us at risk because of the chance of infection resulting from exposure to open wounds such as cuts.

Pressure points – Kyusho- Jistu - provide the tool to effectively, safely and humanely defend oneself

Martial Signing™ : The New Language of Self-Defence As Featured in Black Belt Magazine May 2002

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Matt Hayat Certified D.K.I. Instructor

Observing that the human body can only move in so many ways, it is not surprising to note that many martial movements are similar to or the same as words or phrases used in the manual language of the Deaf. Martial Signing™ uses this relationship as a tool for learning and applying effective self-defence techniques.

This deep-rooted connection between manual communication and martial movement helps the martial artist understand movements in their kata in a unique and new way. Emotional content and intent are readily understood and available with each physical action!

This new approach speeds up the learning process and time it takes to internalize movement and techniques, making for self-defence in the dojo more readily accessible under the stress of a violent encounter!

Open to all Styles

No Martial Arts Back Background or Signing Skills Required

Open to anyone interested in learning to effectively, safely and humanely defend themselves against a realistic attack.

As Professor Wally Jay states “Pressure point knowledge will enhance any martial arts style” so it doesn’t matter what art you study you will be able to apply these principles to it and enhance your understanding and advance your ability.

Program Fee Just $25 in advance $35 at the door. The Knowledge You Receive Will Be Priceless!