Section 1. Sanchin position may have been used this way for measurement purposes or to avoid the wiring or instruments attached to his body as a lot of the KOs had to be adjusted for these and other reasons. As I was taught the RyuKyu Sanchin and that stance is identical to Uechis'.
Section 2. I second the hoorah!
Section 3. This was not about Chi thus no mention, it was about what western approaches could ascertain about Kyusho KO's.
Section 4. Chris Thomas is a Sixth Dan in RyuKyu Kempo (last I heard) and a clergyman, of what denomination or other signification I do not know. And the article was "dumbed down" I suppose cause it was Black Belt first and second they get final edit. Chris Thomas is an extremely intellegent individual didn't get alot of feedback to report on from the inconclusive reports from nuerologists and other medical professionals in the study.
Section 5. The "first study" was just a means to eliminate the obvious, (drop in blood pressure, brain or heart stimulation...), there will be more.
Section 6. The sarcasm got my chi into a dander Bill San. This was not reported (nor did the photo record the true sight, but the amazing thing with this palm mark was not a red print, we've all been there, but rather the hand print after 20 minutes mirror imaged over to the other kidney (a predicted event). This was not as complete as to see the "Life Line and Joint Lines" as was in the original (through a double weave Judo Gi as well), but a red palm mark that was not in the original photo in the magazine just after revival. The original palm print had faint red lines eminating for lack of a better word from the print thus the "Krilian" image.
This was the first medical study ever compiled on this we should respect the effort and the cut and dry reporting of it devoid of the typical Hype.