Kyushojutsu (Kyusho-Jitsu) meaning “Vital Point Art,” is a term used in Japanese martial arts which refers to any of the various systems for attacking vulnerable areas, weak points, pressure points, or the vital points of the body.
The difference between the term “Vital Point” and “Pressure Point” is that the body will instinctively protect “Vital Points”. Examples are groin, throat, eyes, nose etc. The body will not instinctively protect “Pressure Points”. This is why learning the system can be so valuable for any Martial Art Practitioner.
This ancient Okinawan art uses the same meridians and pressure points as those used in acupuncture. The first level of Kyusho training is devoted to healing and revival by striking pressure points that correlate to nerves and organs throughout the body.