Learn About Martial Arts Pressure Points

Martial Arts Pressure Points

The curiosity of martial arts pressure points training and dim mak information has soared in past years. Pressure points of the body are certainly not a new concept in the vastness of human history. 

Ancient warriors of the Orient, India and Asia have long studied, investigated and developed martial art pressure point theories.

It has, in the past, been a very guarded and shrouded subject. Taught only to select few, and only after they had proven themselves through years of warrior martial art training. 

There is very good reasoning behind the suppression of these techniques and concepts. 

  1. On one side is the legal, moral and ethical implications of executing these techniques and concepts.
  2. On the other hand is the total reliance on a belief that by learning a few concepts or that knowing a specific dim-mak martial arts pressure point technique. You have somehow have gained an extraordinary ability to defeat an opponent. 

The above must be taken into consideration prior to, during, and after the exploration of different martial arts pressure points training concepts.

Pressure point theories do not only apply to death touch and dim mak training, quite the contrary. Pressure points of the body are often used for healing and first aide.

So, by now you may be asking yourself -

  • What are pressure points of the body?
  • Does everyone have them?
  • Do they really work?
  • Is dim mak death touch possible?

Together we will investigate and discover different martial arts pressure point training concepts, revealing answers to these questions and more!

Lets start by learning what pressure points are and how they operate. Pressure points of the body are generally points where a nerve or blood vessel have traveled close to the skin. 

By applying pressure to these points, depending on location, you can cause different reactions in a persons body. For example..

  1. If a particular point has a nerve or nerve bundle near the surface a reactionary or nervous impulse may be generated.
  2. If blood vessels are near the point then you may impede the flow of blood through an artery of the body.

By applying the correct pressure or striking in the proper directions, pressure points of the body can be for;

  • Self Defense
  • Healing
  • Control Tactics
  • First Aide

There are some 361 pressure points that are used in Oriental medicine practices such as acupuncture and acupressure. There are close to 400 other points that have been identified but are not generally used in chinese medicine.

There are different types of martial arts pressure points each that create different responses in the body, while different types of pressure points are activated differently.

Nervous System Chart

Here are the different types of body pressure points:

  • Pain pressure points 
  • Reflex pressure points
  • Muscle pressure points

A majority of the pressure points of the body are located along pathways of the nervous system. These are often referred to as meridians in chinese medicine and in most pressure point training styles.

Here is an excellent description of two of these types of pressure points;

Pain points for example, use tendons, ligaments, and muscles; the goal is to temporarily immobilize the target, or, at the very least, to distract them.

"Reflex points" produce involuntary movements, for example, causing the hand to release its grip, the knees to buckle, the target to gag, or even for the person to be knocked unconscious. -- Read More

We will examine some of these vital strike princibles in coming pages. Exploring these vital martial arts pressure points giving examples with the use of everyday items. Such as:

  • your fingers
  • keys
  • pens
  • hair pins
  • shoes
  • combs
  • brushes
  • pocket knives
  • or any hand held object that may be at your disposal

We will also examine the different martial arts pressure point fighting concepts of..

  1. Ryu Kempo
  2. Tuite
  3. Kyusho (Kyusho Jitsu)
  4. Dim Mak

We will reveal how many martial systems include some form of pressure point training in there curriculum. 

All while helping you discover some of the secrets hidden in forms you may already study in your martial art style. You must use judgment when deciding to strike a vital pressure point!

You should only defend yourself if no retreat is possible, and only with force equal to or less than that of the attacker's force, or intent of force. 

Read the side bar for more information on force.

The Dim Mak Martial Arts Pressure Points Concepts and Training present here are derived from the Bear Warrior's personal fighting style, Kuma Goshin Jitsu.

Which is backed by his training in Goshin-jitsu or "self defense techniques" of the Okii Kuma Ryu and further training in Ryu Kyu Kempo, Tuite, Chin Na and Kyusho.

It is always good to supplement your warrior training. Different sources will sometimes give you a unique approach or explain it in a way you personally understand. 

So, please take a moment to review some of the sources below. 

  1. Free Martial Arts Pressure Point Chart - Have you been looking for a free pressure point chart? I have found a few and this article will send you on your way to viewing a few dim mak pressure point charts I have found..
  2. Pressure Point Training Article "How I got Started" by the Bear Warrior - This is an article of my pressure point journey and the books, seminars and instructors that help me acquire the concepts I have today.
  3. Dim Mak "Death Touch" - An examination and explanation of this misunderstood, often exploited hidden gem of warrior martial arts pressure points training.
  4. Self Defense Pressure Point Training explore how pressure point training can increase your self defense, with examples of the most efficient and effective self defense pressure points!
  5. Pressure Point Fighting "Applying Theory to Application" - Explore the concepts and insight of how the bear warrior applies pressure point fighting theory to application!

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Use of force in pressure point application and Techniques

Force can be broken down into Three Levels. 

  1. The First Level of Force is Non Lethal with no permanent injury to the attacker.
  2. Second is Semi-Lethal or less than lethal Force with possible permanent injury to the attacker.
  3. Third Level of Force is Lethal, when your life is in danger and you must bring grave bodily harm or even death to the attacker.

Law's vary from state to state and you should check your particular area for the specifics.

**A great source of this information can be found in section on Self Defense Law