Kyusho Do

This page is for those interested in learning more about Kyusho system of vital points and training for self-defence, health and healing.

Kyusho Do Training Activities and Programme

Kyusho is 'pointing the way' in the art of striking or otherwise manipulating vital points on the body for both self-defence (martial) and health purposes. Kyusho is the Okinawan term for what is vicariously referred to Japanese as Atemi and in Chinese arts as Dim Mak, Dim Hsueh and/or Dim Ching and is indelibly linked with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), acupressure and shiatsu. More info from: Articles & videos etc.

Kyusho however, does not specifically require the detailed study of TCM in all its complexities, making Kyusho much more manageable and easier to learn. Modern Kyusho is also safer to learn and use in real life street self-defence situations, because it focuses mostly on the neurological vital points rather than blood and organ attacks, making it less lethal, but non-the-less effective.

The system and programme of learning we follow is organised under the tutorship of Kyusho International (KI), who are arguably the foremost authority on the subject in the world, and without doubt a world-wide and reputable organisation. They engage in both practical and medical research with medical professionals to learn and better understand the true effects and potential of Kyusho and also examine the use of Kyusho within the kata codes of Karate, Wing Chun and many other different martial art styles. Learning can be done via the KI on-line learning educational programmes and honed into practical skills locally with the Kyusho Study Group (KSG), Helsinki and other international seminars held by KI and the Okuuden Circle (a derivative organisation that broke away from KI).


Kyusho, the KI to a whole new world of learning!

Kyusho Study Group, Helsinki

Reference Websites



  • Okuuden Circle
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Training & Activities

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Study sessions with a Kyusho Study Group are not a martial / self-defence training class a such, being  primarily focused on the vital point training along with some simple exercises to enhance the fun & skills acquisition. However, some practical applications from various styles are practised as represented and shared by the SGL and other members where it aids understanding  and the ability to use the vital points with confidence, whether for healing, self-defence or law enforcement / security guarding. It is intended by KI design to be style and school independent so that people of all martial arts styles and other interested parties can come together, train and perfect their skills in the spirit of friendship, cooperation and mutual support. Thereafter you can integrate them into your own art or professional work as you see fit.

KSG training is on a once per month basis, which nicely supplements and compliments any other training you already do. It provides a dedicated and fast track training programme for safely learning, practising and/or enhancing your knowledge and skills in Kyusho to their full potential.

Within this site you will find information about Kyusho in general, the Kyusho International programme for studying Kyusho as a style independent complimentary art and the Kyusho Study Group, Helsinki for supplementary practical training in Kyusho.

We have also provided links to other groups, clubs and other training service providers that work with us as members of the Personal Security Network.

Visit our pages on Facebook for more information on group activities and become a friend to receive your personal invitations and ensure your place in the study sessions.

Membership application forms can be downloaded from the Join us page. These should be completed ready for your first visit.

For more information about Kyusho, see the articles listed in the sub-pages below.