Pressure-Point Fighting

A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts

Author: Rick Clark

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462907504

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 208

View: 3944

Supplement your martial arts skills with this expert guide to pressure point fighting. Western students of Asian martial arts have long been haunted by the aching suspicion that something is missing from the arts they love and practice wholeheartedly—something intangible, but something so essential that its absence leaves an unbridgeable void. For many, that missing ingredient is a true and thorough knowledge of the body's vital points: what they are, where they are, how to quickly find them under duress, how to use them, constructively or for destruction—and how to recognize them in the kata, hyung, or forms they thought they knew so well. In Pressure Point Fighting, martial arts expert Rick Clark offers a systematic introduction to this knowledge and to the tools needed to ferret out more of this information from forms and techniques already in place—knowledge and tools that are not dependent upon acceptance of the tenets of traditional Chinese medicine, or modern Western medicine, for that matter, but which are based solely upon open-minded observation and willingness to try new, or old, approaches to martial arts training.

The Secrets of Kyusho

Modern Pressure Points Fighting

Author: Stefan Reinisch,Jürgen Höller,Axel Maluschka

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 1841263613

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 228

View: 885

Every action in martial arts and self defense aims at discovering the opponents weak points, exploiting them, and finally disabling him/her without injury or to bring him/her under control.

Advanced Pressure Point Fighting of Ryukyu Kempo

Dillman Theory for All Systems

Author: George A. Dillman,Chris Thomas

Publisher: Dillman Karate International Publications

ISBN: 9780963199638

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 6068

Precise anatomical locations of pressure points coupled with diagrams, and striking methods. personal self-defense. Has been called a must read for every serious martial artist.


The Dillman Method of Pressure Point Fighting

Author: George A. Dillman,Chris Thomas

Publisher: Dillman Karate International Publications

ISBN: 9780963199614

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 271

View: 1093

Thorough detailing of how to use pressure point strikes for personal self-defense.

Pressure Point Fighting Secrets of Ryukyu Kempo

Author: George A. Dillman,Chris Thomas

Publisher: Dillman Karate International Publications

ISBN: 9781889267142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 5803

World-reknowned experts, George A. Dillman and Chris Thomas reveal the Secrets of Pressure Point Fighting in unprecedented detail. In a work destined to become a classic of the martial arts, the authors reveal combative treasures kept hidden for generations. Copiously illustrated, and profound in its depth, this book is a must for all who practice martial arts and value the ancient wisdom of the world's greatest warriors.

Vital Point Strikes

The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-defense and Combat Sports

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 1934903051

Category: Martial arts

Page: 415

View: 1012

This 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-defence 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 will 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 anatomically correct human model, with English, Chinese, and Korean names as well as point numbers for easy reference. In addition to identifying the vital points, Sang H. Kim gives you detailed information about the type of techniques that work for vital point striking including a discussion of fighting zones and ranges, plexus strikes, stance and footwork, bodily weapons, striking directions and angles and dozens of applications for common empty hand, grappling, groundfighting, knife and gun attacks. Based on over thirty years experience in the martial arts and in-depth research, Sang H. Kim has created one of the most complete books available on the art and science of vital point striking.

The Power of Pressure Points

The Most Common and Effective Martial Art Pressure Points

Author: R. Barry Harmon

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457543419

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 6583

“This Book introduces martial artists to the most effective and commonly used pressure points”. R. Barry Harmon, License Acupuncturist, 9th Dahn Black Belt in the World Kuk Sool Association Any mistakes in the research or information in this book is the total and complete responsibility of the writer. In no way should any contributors be held responsible for the writer’s opinions or mistakes. This book is meant to help martial artists understand the power, use, and effectiveness of using pressure points for striking and grabbing purposes. This book will cover the most effective, the most common, and the most practical pressure points in martial arts; therefore, I will not cover every single pressure point that is used in martial art, acupuncture or healing. It will also include points or areas that are not regular pressure points but specific common areas that are used for martial art striking or grabbing. I will not be discussing the anatomical or energetic effects of each point when struck but the effects of the strike on the pressure point. In other words, I explain what may happen to the individual when a particular pressure point is hit. It was a very difficult decision to choose how much information to place in this book. The goal of this book is to include enough information to help the reader understand the pressure points and their possibilities. I have tried to avoid overwhelming the reader with more information than most martial artists are interested in studying. That said, I decided to include a little more information than most might be interested in concerning the theories of Ki, Um (Yin) -Yang, Five Elements, Channel theory, and pressure points. This information is specifically included for those martial artists that are interested in a more in-depth study.

Self-defense Nerve Centers & Pressure Points for Karate, Jujitsu & Atemi-waza

Author: Bruce Tegner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780874070293

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 124

View: 9351

Describes the effects of blows to nerve centers and pressure points on an equal adversary, a smaller person, and a larger assailant as well as discussing pain, the psychodynamics of self-defense, and the differences between martial arts systems

Pressure Point Karate Made Easy

A Guide to the Dillman Pressure Point Method for Beginners and Younger Martial Artists

Author: George A. Dillman,Chris Thomas

Publisher: Dillman Karate International Publications

ISBN: 9781889267029

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 4242

Practical self-defense explained in words and photos. Includes illustrations showing the pressure points used in self-defense techniques.

Essential Anatomy

For Healing and Martial Arts

Author: Marc Tedeschi

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated


Category: Medical

Page: 143

View: 5122

The entertaining companion novel to the best-selling The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid. Michelle Lawrence's perfect life has been just as she's designed it. But then her husband, Chad, ruins everything by taking a job in San Francisco, about as far from their comfortable family home as it's possible to get without actually emigrating. Up until now, Chad's primary focus has been keeping her happy, and Michelle can see no good reason why this should change. But change it has, and Michelle now has to deal with Chad's increasing detachment, while building a new life with her two small children in a place filled with cat-eating coyotes. On top of that, Michelle's oldest friend is turning against marriage while her newest is a little too obsessed with clean taps. And down the redwood-lined street, there's Aishe Herne, a woman who could pick a fight with a silent order of nuns. Aishe has designed her own kind of perfect life, in which there's room for her, her teenage son and no one else. But when cousin Patrick lands in town like a Cockney nemesis, both Aishe and Michelle must begin determined campaigns to regain their grip on the steering wheel of their lives. The Catherine Robertson Trilogy Book 1: The Sweet Second Life of Darrell Kincaid Book 2: The Not So Perfect Life of Mo Lawrence Book 3: The Misplaced Affections of Charlotte Forbes

Death Touch

The Science Behind The Legend Of Dim-Mak

Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581602814

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 389

The martial arts world is rife with tales of ancient masters who could cause instant or delayed death or illness by attacking secret points on the human body. But to the Western mind, the concept of striking acupuncture points to disrupt the internal energy, or chi, seems like hocus-pocus. Thus, many serious martial artists dismiss the ancient art of dim-mak (also known as kyusho jitsu), which is literally translated as "death touch," as nothing more than fiction. However, if one can accept the idea that a dim-mak point is an avenue for attacking the nervous system, then it becomes easier to understand how striking specific points or groups of points can devastate the organs and the cardiovascular system. In this book, Dr. Michael Kelly, an osteopathic physician and experienced dim-mak practitioner, explains dim-mak's effects based on medical science. In layman's terms, Dr. Kelly reveals the physiological basis for what is clearly a very real and dangerous method of fighting. In the process of unraveling the mystery of this legendary art, Dr. Kelly makes the true genius of its founders brutally, and painfully, apparent.

The martial arts

Author: Susan Ribner,Richard Chin

Publisher: Harper Trophy

ISBN: 9780064401395

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 181

View: 3470

Presents the history, philosophy, and meaning of the most well-known and popular martial arts.

1,001 Street Fighting Secrets

The Principles Of Contemporary Fighting Arts

Author: Sammy Franco

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873648875

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 4323

This exhaustive collection of streetfighting secrets covers every aspect of author Sammy Franco's eclectic, no-nonsense system of self-defense, from training and conditioning, the attributes of combat, and tactics and strategies to specialized areas such as grappling, stick fighting, knives and firearms.

Secret Karate

The Hidden Pressure-Point Techniques of Kata

Author: Ashley Croft

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: 9781861265951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 8937

When creating karate kata, the Okiniwan masters included deadly techniques targeting vital points. But they kept these techniques secret from outsiders, and when karate was exported to Japan, it appears they chose not to pass on their full knowledge of vital-point striking. Here Ashley Croft demystifies this hidden corner of the art and explores its practical application. This book offers historical perspectives on the evolution of karate, the possible intentions of the ancient masters, and the development of vital-point striking, as well as the location and description of the pressure points, and the practical application of pressure-point strikes.

Savage Street Fighting

Tactical Savagery as a Last Resort

Author: Sammy Franco

Publisher: Contemporary Fighting Arts, LLC

ISBN: 1941845088

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 234

View: 9112


SAVAGE STREET FIGHTING - A New Generation of Self-Defense!

Welcome to a new generation of reality based self-defense! In this revolutionary book, self-defense expert Sammy Franco reveals the science behind his most primal street fighting method. Savage Street Fighting: Tactical Savagery as a Last Resort is a brutal self-defense system specifically designed to teach the law-abiding citizen how to use “Tactical Savagery” when faced with the immediate threat of an unlawful deadly criminal attack. Savage Street Fighting is systematically engineered for the most dire circumstances - when there are no other self-defense options left!


  • End a street fight fast - real fast!
  • Defeat any ground fighting system
  • Bypass the time-consuming grappling game
  • Develop a true "savage "mindset for combat
  • Inflict swift and severe pain at will
  • Psych-out the toughest street thugs
  • Quickly escape from all types of choke holds
  • Defeat any attacker regardless of his size or strength
  • Force your attacker to immediately retreat from a fight
  • Defeat multiple assailants
  • And much, much more

It's a Ground Fighter's Worst Nightmare!

Savage Street Fighting is a ground fighter's worst nightmare! Unlike every submission fighting system taught today, Savage Street Fighting scientifically circumvents the laborious and time-consuming grappling game and ends the ground fight instantly. But, when you combine Savage Street Fighting with any grappling or ground fighting system, it makes you unbeatable on the ground! Savage Street Fighting is the combat program mixed martial artists and grapplers don't want you to see!

Savage Street Fighting is Ideal For:

  • Civilians
  • Law enforcement
  • Military personnel
  • Security specialists
  • Executive protection
  • Martial artists
  • Self-defense practitioners

It's Quick and Easy to Learn!

With over 300 photographs and detailed step-by-step instructions, Savage Street Fighting teaches you Franco’s most ferocious and barbaric street fighting techniques. They are simple to learn and easy to apply. As a matter of fact, you don't need any previous self-defense or martial arts training to apply these devastating combat techniques. But, if you do have previous training, Savage Street Fighting seamlessly integrates with any martial art style or self-defense system.

It's Time to Unleash Your Inner Beast!

Savage Street Fighting truly is the 800-pound gorilla of self-defense tactics. This is a must-have book for anyone concerned about real world self-defense and who wants the knowledge, skills and mindset required to dispense extreme punishment when faced with a deadly force self-defense situation. Now is the time to learn how to unleash your inner beast!


Traditions, Philosophy, Technique

Author: Marc Tedeschi

Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780834804449

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 1135

View: 8378

A classic, prize-winning novel about an epic migration and a lone woman haunted by the past in frontier Waipu. In the 1850s, a group of settlers established a community at Waipu in the northern part of New Zealand. They were led there by a stern preacher, Norman McLeod. The community had followed him from Scotland in 1817 to found a settlement in Nova Scotia, then subsequently to New Zealand via Australia. Their incredible journeys actually happened, and in this winner of the New Zealand Book Awards, Fiona Kidman breathes life and contemporary relevance into the facts by creating a remarkable fictional story of three women entangled in the migrations - Isabella, her daughter Annie and granddaughter Maria. McLeod's harsh leadership meant that anyone who ran counter to him had to live a life of secrets. The 'secrets' encapsulated the spirit of these women in their varied reactions to McLeod's strict edicts and connect the past to the present and future.

Krav Maga for Beginners

A Step-by-Step Guide to the World's Easiest-to-Learn, Most-Effective Fitness and Fighting Program

Author: Darren Levine,Ryan Hoover

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 156975537X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 2563


My Fight / Your Fight

Author: Ronda Rousey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1941393853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 5297

THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK “The fight is yours to win.” In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm, barbed wit, and undeniable power, Rousey’s account of the toughest fights of her life—in and outside the Octagon—reveals the painful loss of her father when she was eight years old, the intensity of her judo training, her battles with love, her meteoric rise to fame, the secret behind her undefeated UFC record, and what it takes to become the toughest woman on Earth. Rousey shares hard-won lessons on how to be the best at what you do, including how to find fulfillment in the sacrifices, how to turn limitations into opportunities, and how to be the best on your worst day. Packed with raw emotion, drama, and wisdom, this is an unforgettable book by one of the most remarkable women in the world.