KAATSU is the pioneer in the BFR (Blood Flow Restriction) market with the longest track record of safety, research, and success. Its pressure system is versatile and is used for recovery, rehabilitation and training.
KAATSU Global established the BFR market and remains its leader. Its equipment is used globally for recovery, rehabilitation and training applications among people from all walks of life with a wide variety of abilities and disabilities.
The new KAATSU C3 model is easy and convenient to use at home, in the office, and during travel. The KAATSU C3 is a ruggedized, compact, handheld device that improves blood circulation and produces significant hormonal responses to help the body heal and become more resilient.
Used by Olympic and Paralympic athletes, pro sports teams, elite military personnel, disabled individuals, and working parents, KAATSU is the most convenient, time-efficient, effective BFR system in the world. It can be used anywhere anytime.
"I returned to the gym for the first time in several months due to COVID – and I was stronger and more fit than ever before. It was also unbelievable how my back pain went away and my strength improved after regularly doing KAATSU Cycles in the comfort of my home."
Dave Carlson is a veteran high school military history and financial literacy teacher. He also has coached one of the top high school swimming and water polo programs in Southern California for over 20 years. A USA men’s national water polo team coach for 6 years, Dave has also been recognized with several Coach of the Year Awards by CIF (2), Los Angeles Times (2), Orange County Register (3), and Long Beach Press Telegram (12).
A lifelong advocate of athletics with a competitive spirit, Dave has experienced his fair share of sports injuries from his back and shoulders. After years of visiting chiropractors to seek relief of pain in his lower back, Dave tried KAATSU. It was not long before he realized tremendous pain relief and stopped going to chiropractor treatments.
Dave typically does KAATSU in the morning before heading to school and periodically throughout his day. He quickly realized the pump in his biceps, triceps and forearms and was able to confirm his increased arm size and strength with periodic visits to his local gym. He even used the KAATSU Cycles before and after going to a tattoo studio in order to eliminate inflammation and pain of getting a tattoo.
His mission is to introduce and teach KAATSU to others - from teenage and college student-athletes to retirees and public safety officers. He helps people realize the same benefits that he has experienced himself – safely, effectively and efficiently in the comfort of their own homes.
"I am greatly indebted for this huge blessing that has helped me regain some independence back into my highly affected life due to my combat injury."
Joseph Lowrey retired as a U.S. Army Green Beret Sergeant 1st Class. The Long Beach, California native is a twice-daily KAATSU user after improbably surviving a horrific gunshot wound to his head during a combat tour in Afghanistan. While serving with the 7th Special Forces Group in July 2014 in Afghanistan, Lowrey led his fellow soldiers to enter an area known to be a Taliban stronghold. His injury occurred during Lowrey’s third overseas deployment while manning the gun turret on top of a truck during an intense firefight against Taliban insurgents. When a PKM machine gun bullet pierced his Kevlar helmet and he was hit, the medic gave him an emergency tracheotomy on the battlefield. After surgery, his colleagues were told that Lowrey would not survive the night. He ultimately emerged from a coma after a month.
The Purple Heart recipient endured years of excruciatingly painful rehabilitation. Lowrey incorporates KAATSU as part of his unlikely and unexpected recovery. Doing KAATSU twice daily, he has made strides to where he is able to walk with a cane and significant decreases in spasticity and increases in strength.