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Pressure Point Fighting
"Applying Theory to Application"

Applying the theory of pressure points to actual pressure point fighting can be a very daunting task. Especially given the fact that many of the theories associated with pressure point are based on traditional chinese medicine and acupuncture

Even when examining pressure point theories from a western or more scientific approach the original concepts of these fighting techniques are still derived from chinese medical research and concepts. Chinese medicine is based on clinical observation, where western medicine is instead based on controlled experimentation.

So, how do we peel away the layers of the onion to reveal the center of truth? Aa ah, now that's a good question, the same way all truth is revealed through..

Investigation
Research
Experimentation

These are the only way to discover the techniques that will increase your pressure point fighting abilities, unlocking the mysteries and secrets of former warriors. Fortunately, the past several decades have seen an explosion of information related to the pressure point fighting concepts of..

  • dim mak
  • kyusho-jitsu
  • tuite
  • chin-na
  • and others


  • In recent years several different martial arts schools across the United States and Europe have begun to embrace the once taboo subject of pressure point fighting. The internet is now pushing this further into other nations of the world.


    This accumulation of information has been spread and documented via server al different avenues such as..

  • seminars
  • books
  • videos
  • movies
  • and most recently the internet
  • It is important to understand that there is a difference between pressure point fighting and self defense pressure point application. Pressure point fighting is a conceptional investigation of the application of these concepts and techniques.

    That is not to say that self defense pressure point training is less effective, nor is it less important. It is a natural part of you pressure point fighting journey and pressure points can be explored primarily for self defense.

    Pressure point fighting will require a much deeper commitment from the practitioner and will not only investigate the aggressive/offensive methods of fighting using pressure points, but the practitioner should also be prepared to investigate the passive/defensive techniques and concepts.

    This will create a well rounded pressure point fighter, one who understands the complete cycle of life from destruction to healing and back.

    One of my favorite martial arts movies has an very good example of this complete understanding of pressure point fighting. It is Jet Li's remake of the Chinese Connection (originally starring Bruce Lee)

    Jet Li's remake was called Fists of Legend and although the story line is the same, it has several variation from the original. Ok, I am rambling.

    The scene I am referring to has Li's character defeating several Japanese martial arts students using pressure point fighting and then after the fight is about completed. There teacher comes in and begins reversing all the damage done using counter pressure point fighting skills.

    I once had a instance where a boxer/street brawler told me that pressure point fighting and my warrior training arts in general were useless against an experienced street brawler and/or boxer.

    Now, I am a big fan of western boxing and it is a part of my warrior training. It is a very effective fighting style and a skilled practitioner can quickly defeat the unprepared artist. But the claim of this person was simply that pressure point fighting could not defeat a straight up brawler.

    So, I asked him to attack me at 1/2 speed and I would show him why I thought a skilled fighter using pressure points could quickly defeat a brawler. He was not small and moved pretty quick for a big guy, so I knew that if he connected with me I would know it.

    He proceed to make his move, going slower that 1/2 speed, by turning my body sideways I positioned myself on the inside of his first punch quickly striking a few points on the inside of his arm. I dropped my inside arm tight to my body with my elbow just above my hip bone and protected my ribs from his body jab.

    After attacking his arm that he punched with he quickly pulled it back to his side (reaction mostly) we weren't trying to hurt each other. This gave my the opportunity to reverse my stance and give him what he thought was an opening.

    He quickly jabbed with his other had and I attacked the inside of his other arm and raked a few points on the top of his hand. He pulled that one back and we stopped. His reaction was classic "Hey that's not fair, besides you didn't land a punch".

    Ah, life isn't fair. And what he didn't realize was that I did land my techniques and accomplish my goals of eliminating the weapons of a brawler, the arms. Of course he wanted to try again, so I said, Ok.

    I suggested that we keep everything friendly, he agreed. Yet he came at me 3/4 speed and tried to catch me off guard. Instinctively I attacked the inside of both arms quickly and without prejudice. Once he pulled them both back I move quickly behind him and place my foot on against the inside of his leg, brought my hand just under his chin, gently bringing him to one knee.

    I didn't take it further and neither did he we were just messing around and it was for fun. we weren't trying to kill one another. He certainly got the point and said that anyone with my background and training should be able to do that.

    Although my life long pursuit of the warrior arts helped me react without hesitation, this level of pressure point fighting can be achieved by anyone willing to follow the path of..
    Investigation
    Research
    Experimentation


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