Shihan Robert Rohrey has been studing Kyusho Jutsu (vital points techniques) - the art of attacking the body's internal energy pathways and nullifying an opponents Ki energy - under Sensei Vince Morris after attending one of his seminars in 1996. Rob is a Certified Kyusho Jutsu instructor and former IIKR Coördinator for the Netherlands.
The IIKR (International Institute for Kyusho Jutsu Research) was established at the behest of experienced martial artists who after many years of training came to realise that many of the concepts and values within the art of Karate-do were either misunderstood or simply not available within the mainstream of sports orientated practice. The IIKR served to research and promulgated understanding of the dangerous and effective hitherto secret bunkai to the Kata.
The attack on the active points disrupt the normal flow of Qi through the meridians. Like a stone thrown into the water; a blow to a vital point can disrupt the flow of Qi through the meridian system. Such a disturbance of the meridian system has an impact on the inner harmony of the body, resulting in a physiological response. An important element in Kyusho Jutsu is the study of the reaction of the body when the active points are being attacked or being manipulated. Gaining this knowledge about the anatomy of the human being is an important part of Kyusho Jutsu and a study in itself. Instead of using force, we use the knowledge of the human body to overpower an opponent. Without the proper knowledge and understanding of the human body Kyusho Jutsu will not work.
Defending yourself by traumatizing active points in your opponent can not only cause severe pain but also unconsciousness and even death. NEVER under-estimate Kyusho Jutsu. The matter is not only tremendously complex and extensive but VERY dangerous. Avoid prolonged hitting or grabbing pressure points. Nobody knows what the effect is in the long-term. A solid basic training and extended research is therefore needed.