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Please note: This article is about Mushin, or Martial Kiho. For other uses of the term, please see Mushin (disambiguation).

Martial kiho mostly take the form of precise strikes against a targets nerve centers. The strikes are called atemi, and while they rarely inflicted much damage to their target, they could render their target completely immobile. The non-nerve strikes are just normal jiujutsu attacks. [1]

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The term mushin means "thought without thought" and is suggestive of the rigorous, repetitious kata practice these kiho demand. Mushin kiho depended upon physical contact, practiced to the point where action no longer required thought. Mostly all were delivered via unarmed attacks. [2]


  1. Legend of the Five Rings; Third Edition, p. 253
  2. Way of Shinsei, p. 54

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