Kyusho-Jitsu is for anyone who wishes to expand their martial arts knowledge into the realm of pressure points and other anatomical weak points with an in-depth, scientific, step by step approach utilising Kyusho-Jitsu ("One Second Fighting") principles.


This includes pressure point application using correct angle and direction of attack. It also covers energy flow and the "cycle of destruction" principles that can assist with the application of Hapkido techniques in a real self defence situation.


You need to be enrolled in Hapkido to attend, and a Hapkido black belt or a black belt in another to grade to 1st Dan in Kyusho Jitsu. A probationary Black Belt can be awarded for people who are less than 3 years away from attaining a black belt in Hapkido. 


Grand Master Fab Cella

Master Fab Cella - BIOGRAPHY
"Kyusho Jitsu" is the ancient art of pressure point fighting. Literally translated "Kyusho" means "One Second", and "Jitsu" means "fighting". "Kyusho Jitsu" is "One Second Fighting" meaning that within the first second of a conflict the control of the situation is in the hands of the Kyusho practitioner. Attacking anatomical weak points on an opponent is also a key aspect of Hapkido.

We take a pragmatic approach to this aspect of our training because not everybody responds the same way to attacks on these points. On some people they work very well and on others they have no noticeable effect.

Because of this we don't teach the use of pressure points in our regular Hapkido classes and instead focus on developing the correct technical skills to make our techniques work on anybody. Adding the application of Kyusho-Jitsu on top of the correct technical application of our techniques may amplify the effects of these techniques.

Kyusho-Jitsu includes the detailed study of pressure points and can also provide a great foundation if you want to study acupressure for self-healing and other aspects of traditional Asian medicine.

Our Hapkido Pressure Points Instructor is Grand Master Fab Cella from KMA Condrell Park in Australia who will be training and assisting our own Instructors in the delivery of this training to our students. Grand Master Cella is an 8th Dan Black Belt in "Kyusho- Jitsu".

The Upper Hutt Hapkido Academy teaches a system of Kyusho-Jitsu adapted to compliment Hapkido. But it is also a standalone martial art that you can earn a black belt in from Grand Master Cella at our Academy. 

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