KAATSU at Health Rocks

KAATSU at Health Rocks

KAATSU Showcased at Health Rocks Festival in San Diego

KAATSU Global, the pioneer of the global Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) market, will be exhibited at the inaugural Health Rocks Festival in Escondido, California on October 8th – 9th.  The Congress is organized by Palomar Health, a large primary and specialty care provider that serves San Diego County in Southern California.


On the heels of presentations made at the 37th World Congress of Sports Medicine under the guidance of Professor Yannis Pitsiladis, Chairman of the International Scientific Committee and member of the Medical and Scientific Commission of the International Olympic Committee, Steven Munatones and Pete Hogan will demonstrate and explain a host of KAATSU applications and protocols in the areas of athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery from training, competition, and jet lag.  They will also launch the new KAATSU B1 tubeless device that is controlled by a smartphone app.

The demonstration will be held in the midst of live music, a Ninja Warrior obstacle course, free health screenings, meet-and-greet with Olympic gold medalists, food trucks, beer garden and wine bar, and a host of games, giveaways, and contests.


Hogan and Munatones will explain the unprecedented effects of the Progressive KAATSU Cycle modality on metabolism, perceptual, mood, and cognitive responses to resistance exercise and its practical applications on jet lag mitigation and post-exercise recovery.


The benefits of the KAATSU Cycle were recently published and contribute to the growing body of evidence of BFR (blood flow restriction).  


It is gratifying to know that Professor Pitsiladis, Dr. Nikolaidi, Dr. Giannopoulou and Dr. Guppy are exploring the benefits and outcomes of the patented KAATSU Cycle modality and our proprietary protocols.  As they delve deeper into the advantages and profound simplicity of the KAATSU technology, their knowledge will help many others in Europe and around the world better understand the numerous applications that can improve athletic performance, rehabilitation, and recovery for elite, competitive and recreational athletes – and those of any age,”

said Munatones.


KAATSU is the world’s most intelligent automated pressure system for training, health and recovery. Invented in 1966 by Dr. Yoshiaki Sato of Tokyo, Japan, and protected by 47 patents, KAATSU next-generation equipment and protocols, including cycle, have a unique and unprecedented safety track record used in over 100 million individual KAATSU sessions in 49 countries around the globe.