Kyusho-Jitsu involves the striking or
manipulation of the body’s natural energy points or
pressure points, of which many are shown on this
These points are located along 14 meridians traversing
the head, arms, legs, and trunk.
With the exception of the Ren (Conception Vessel) and
Du (Governor Vessel) meridians, all meridians are
bilateral, traversing both side of the body.
(Note: Although this chart shows meridians on both
sides of the body, only one side is labeled)
These meridians are
channels through which Qi
or the body’s vital energy
flows throughout the body.
If the flow of Qi is
insufficient or interrupted,
then the body becomes
unbalanced and reaction or
injury will occur.
Effects may include
abnormal pressure on
nerves, lymph nodes, and
blood vessels, muscular or
skeletal damage, dizziness,
or neurological shutdown.