Vital Point Strikes: The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-defense and Combat Sports
Turtle Press, 2008 - 416 pagina's
Vital Point Strikes is a guide to pressure point striking for the average martial artist. Sang H. Kim demystifies the lore of vital point striking and shows you realistic applications of vital point strikes for self-defense and combat sports. For those new to the concept of vital points, he begins by examining the Eastern theory of acupoints, meridians and ki (qi) and the Western scientific concepts of the nervous and circulatory systems, pain threshold and pain tolerance, and the relationship between pain and fear. This synthesis of accepted Eastern and Western theories helps the reader understand what makes vital point striking work and why it can be not only useful in fighting, but deadly. Based on this introduction, you'll learn about 202 vital points for use in fighting including the name, point number, location, involved nerves and blood vessels, applicable techniques, sample applications, and potential results for each point. The points are illustrated in detail on an anatomical
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Abdominal acupoints Acute pain ankle artery and vein attack backfist Bend Blood Vessels Blood Vessels:The body bone Bone≠Orifice ST03 Brachial brain branches ofthe Cardiac Plexus Celestial Center choke cutaneous nerve damage downward Effective techniques elbow strike Excruciating pain Eyeball AD≠H1 facial nerve femoral femoral artery fingers Fingertip thrust foot footwork forearm strike front kick gastrocnemius muscle Gate greater occipital nerve Groin AD≠T1 hammer fist hand headbutt inner intercostal nerve knee kick knifehand strike knuckle punch lateral Location lower Lumbar malleolus medial Meridian move muscle neck nervous system occipital onthe opponent opponent’s pain inthe Palm heel strike palm strike paralysis Philtrum Pinyin posterior Protuberance Assistance LI18 pushing kick radial rear region roundhouse kick saphenous self≠defense Sharp pain shoulder side kick Solar Plexus spot causes stomp kick Striking this spot tactical Temple EX≠HN5 Thebranch thigh thumb press thumb tip tibial tothe vertebra vital point strikes weapon