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: 7825

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.

Vital Point Strikes

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

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934903445

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 418

View: 4940

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.

Dim-mak

Death Point Striking

Author: Erle Montaigue

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9780873647182

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3984

Revealed in this book for the first time are the long-held secrets of dim-mak: a system of deadly strikes to vital acupuncture points at the root of t'ai chi ch'uan. Learn the martial and healing applications of the most dangerous points, plus set-up points, multiple point strikes and neurological shutdown points. For information purposes only.

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: 8787

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.

Ultimate Flexiblity

Complete Guide to Stretching for Martial Arts

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 1934903981

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: N.A

View: 924

Ultimate Flexibility is the book you've been waiting for. More than a collection of exercises or an explanation of technique, Ultimate Flexibility is a complete guide to stretching for martial arts, from the very basics of why you should stretch to detailed workout guidelines for every style and level of martial arts practice.Written by acclaimed author and martial artist Sang H. Kim, Ultimate Flexibility is your guide to achieving maximum flexibility in your training. Begin with an in depth look at the hows and whys of flexibility and stretching.

Taekwondo Self-Defense

Taekwondo Hoshinsool

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 9781934903179

Category: Tae kwon do

Page: 155

View: 6202

Sang H Kim adapts traditional Taekwondo skills for the modern day Taekwondo classroom. The self-defence techniques presented blend Taekwondo kicking, blocking and striking skills with locks, throws and takedowns drawn from other Korean self-defence arts. Learn how to use your Taekwondo skills to defend against a wide variety of common empty hand attacks including holds, locks, chokes, punches, kicks and pins. Plus, learn defences against an attacker wielding a blunt weapon, knife or gun. Each defensive scenario is illustrated with high quality photographs and explained in step-by-step detail that includes key points to successfully applying advanced techniques, multiple ways of defending against the most common attacks and alternative responses to help you prepare for the fluid reality of a real-life self-defence situation. Features defences against: Strikes; Punches; Arm Locks; Wrist & Arm Grabs; Wrist Locks; Bear Hugs; Kicks; Tackling; Ground Pins; Choking; Headlocks; Club & Stick Attacks; Gun Attacks; Knife Attacks.

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: 8801

“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.

The Brutal Art Of Ripping, Poking & Pressing Vital Targets

Author: Loren W. Christensen

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581605259

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

View: 2968

There is nothing pretty or clean about brawling. It hurts, it's frightening, it's brutal and it's ugly. If you accept the fact that all fighting is dirty all the time, then you must take advantage of every dirty trick you can muster. That's where this book comes in. The ripping, poking, pinching and pressing techniques in this book emphasize quick, vicious delivery to the eyes, throat, ears, groin, nerve points and other acutely vulnerable targets on the human body. They range from annoying (to distract an attacker while you set up other moves) to devastatingly destructive, when there are no other options but to cause intense pain and potential injury. The criteria for their inclusion are that they must be simple, they must hurt and they must work in close-in fighting. No streetfighting education is complete without the arsenal of nasty tricks in The Brutal Art of Ripping, Poking, and Pressing Vital Targets

The Anatomy of Martial Arts

An Illustrated Guide to the Muscles Used in Key Kicks, Strikes & Throws

Author: Norman Link,Lily Chou

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757879

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 135

View: 1110

"With detailed anatomical drawings, this book precisely illustrates the inner workings of your body during key martial arts moves. Its color drawings, helpful photos and clear text make it easy to identify the specific muscles you need to train for maximum speed, power and accuracy. More than just an anatomy book, each section is accompanied by exercises and stretches to strengthen muscles, prevent injury, and improve form."--P. [4] of cover.

Death Touch

The Science Behind The Legend Of Dim-Mak

Author: Michael Kelly

Publisher: Paladin Press

ISBN: 9781581602814

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 6279

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 Secret Art of Pressure Point Fighting

Techniques to Disable Anyone in Seconds Using Minimal Force

Author: Vince Morris

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1569757569

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

View: 5843


Taekwondo Step Sparring

Author: Sang H. Kim,Kyu Hyung Lee

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 9781934903216

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 157

View: 6138

Step sparring is a traditional form of drill training used by Taekwondo students to practice and perfect stances, blocks, strikes and kicks with a partner. In Taekwondo Step Sparring, Sang H Kim progressively teaches you nearly 70 step sparring techniques, from beginner to black belt. The step sparring techniques in the book incorporate dozens of strikes, blocks, stances, kicks and footwork in sparring and self-defence style partner applications. In addition to detailed instruction, Sang H Kim shares training tips and mastery points to help you take your fundamental Taekwondo skills to their highest level. Each step sparring sequence is illustrated with clear photographs including reverse views, close-ups and transition photographs so you can perfect each skill. You will also learn how to adapt blocks, strikes and kicks for step sparring applications and how to create your own step sparring techniques. This is a comprehensive introduction to step sparring for Taekwondo students of all skill levels. Learn: What is Step Sparring?; How to Practice; Step Sparring Etiquette; Practice Progression; Beginner Techniques; Intermediate Techniques; Advanced Techniques; Skills Reference Guide; Variations; Training Tips; Mastery Points; Adaptations; Multiple Views; Teaching Step Sparring; Create Your Own.

Complete Kicking

The Ultimate Guide to Kicks for Martial Arts Self-Defense & Combat Sports

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 9781934903131

Category: Martial arts

Page: 256

View: 9917

This is a comprehensive guide to the kicks of Taekwondo from white belt to black belt and beyond. Sang H. Kim shares his expert knowledge of fundamental, jumping, spinning and multiple kicks. You will get in-depth instruction for over 40 kicks, including the purpose of the kick, key points to pay attention to when practising, step-by-step execution of the kick, the best targets for each kick, applications for sport fighting and self-defence, plus the most common kicking mistakes and how to fix them. As you progress, you'll also learn exercises designed to improve your kicking flexibility, power, speed and balance. This book goes beyond the basics and explains the concepts behind awesome kicks including how to generate power using your whole body in every kick, how to generate maximum impact, how to use body mechanics to kick higher, and how to get the most out of every practice session. This is the ultimate reference for martial artists of all styles who want to master the art of kicking. Kicks included: Front Kick; Roundhouse Kick; Side Kick; Knee Kick; Raising Kick; Outside Crescent Kick; Inside Crescent Kick; Axe Kick; Whip Kick; Twist Kick; Pushing Kick; Flying Side Kick; Back Kick; Turn Kick; Spin Whip Kick; Hopping Kicks; Jumping Kicks; Jumping Spin Kicks; Multiple Kicks; Combination Kicks.

Kyusho-Jitsu

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: 3309

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

When Violence Is the Answer

Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is at Stake

Author: Tim Larkin

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316354635

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 9787

In a civilized society, violence is rarely the answer. But when it is-it's the only answer. The sound of breaking glass downstairs in the middle of the night. The words, "Move and you die." The hands on your child, or the knife to your throat. In this essential book, self-protection expert and former military intelligence officer Tim Larkin changes the way we think about violence in order to save our lives. By deconstructing our assumptions about violence-its morality, its function in modern society, how it actually works-Larkin unlocks the shackles of our own taboos and arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the unthinkable event of life-or-death violence. Through a series of harrowing true-life stories, Larkin demonstrates that violence is a tool equally effective in the hands of the "bad guy" or the "good guy"; that the person who acts first, fastest and with the full force of their body is the one who survives; and that each and every one of us is capable of being that person when our lives are at stake. An indispensable resource, When Violence is the Answer will remain with you long after you've finished reading, as the bedrock of your self-protection skills and knowledge.

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: 1076

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.

Low Cost Marketing for the Martial Art School

Author: Sang H. Kim

Publisher: Turtle Press

ISBN: 9781934903155

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 100

View: 1492

Grow your martial art school without breaking your budget! This book is packed with hundreds of free and low cost marketing ideas on a wide variety of topics including: ADVERTISING - 42 ways to pump up your ads; PROMOTION - 25 ways to promote your events; PUBLICITY - 21 ways to master public relations; IMAGE BUILDING - 28 ways to polish your image; NICHE BUILDING - 17 ways to establish your speciality; CUSTOMER SERVICE - 30 ways to provide awesome service; SERVICE BUILDING - 20 ways to improve your staff; ONLINE TOOLS - 38 ways to power up your website; STUDENT RECRUITING - 23 ways to bring students in the door; STUDENT RETENTION - 28 long-term student retention tools; MERCHANDISING - 20 keys to generating product sales. BONUS: Discover how to create a professional marketing plan Pocket-size so you can carry it everywhere!

Barefoot Zen

The Shaolin roots of Kung Fu and Karate

Author: Nathan Johnson

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 1609253965

Category: Philosophy

Page: 352

View: 9981

Most books about Kung Fu or Karate deal with techniques or history. Few examine the underlying purpose of these arts, or approach them as a tool for spiritual, rather than physical, development. Barefoot Zen is a brave new approach to the martial arts, which clearly demonstrates that the traditional movements of both Kung Fu and Karate, contained in the solo choreographed sequences of movements known as forms (or kata), grew out of the spiritual practices of the Shaolin order of Buddhist monks and nuns. Nathan Johnson explains that this mystical and non-violent teaching is a profound and beautiful expression of Chan (Zen) Buddhism and its pur-suit of wisdom, peace, and enlightenment. Contrary to popular assumption, he contends that it was never intended to be an actual means of self-defense. Barefoot Zen bridges the gap between Kung Fu and Karate, and reveals their common origin through the disclosure of vital research material on three of the world's most important Karate kata. Part I explains the spiritual disciplines that contributed to what we know as the martial arts. Part II explains the creation of the art along with practical instruction for performing kata. Part III explains the formation of many of the world's Kung Fu styles. We learn that the original "empty hand art" was used as a method of kinetic meditation between pairs and was designed as a practical tool to assist practitioners in transcending the fear and insecurity of everyday living. Barefoot Zen makes the legacy of the Shaolin way accessible to all, releasing the art from the clutches of popular images and painful concerns about self-defense. The legendary courage of the Shaolin (Chan/Zen) order was not developed by fighting with enemies, but by not fighting! The Shaolin teaching was designed to free us from fear, the only true enemy.

Speed Training for Combat, Boxing, Martial Arts, and MMA

How to Maximize Your Hand Speed, Foot Speed, Punching Speed, Kicking Speed, Wrestling Speed, and Fighting Speed

Author: J. Barnes

Publisher: Fitness Lifestyle

ISBN: 0976899809

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 184

View: 7168

Based on proven concepts of martial arts masters such as Bruce Lee, this guide contains advanced training methods to maximize speed and reflexes for competition and self-defense.

Fight Like a Physicist

The Incredible Science Behind Martial Arts

Author: Jason Thalken, PhD

Publisher: YMAA Publication Center, Inc.

ISBN: 1594393397

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 296

View: 3554

CRUSHES MYTHS. UTTERLY BRILLIANT! An in-depth look into the physics behind martial arts Whether you are an experienced martial artist or a curious enthusiast, this book gives you an “unfair advantage” by unraveling the complex science of effective fighting techniques and examining the core principles that make them work. Did you know? • Momentum is for knocking people over • Energy is for breaking bones and causing pain • A haymaker travels 3.14159 times farther than a jab • You are only an “object” when you are rigid Fight Like a Physicist blends inquiry, skepticism, and irreverent humor—all while punching holes in myth and mysticism. Highlights include • Making physics your “unfair advantage,” in the ring and on the street • Examining center of mass, pi, levers, wedges, angular momentum, and linear momentum for martial artists • Reducing traumatic brain injury in contact sports • Exposing the illusion of safety provided by gloves and helmets • Overturning conventional wisdom on compliance during an assault • Busting up Hollywood action clichés Fight Like a Physicist reads like a manifesto on the rational practice of martial arts. It’s intelligent, fun, and dangerous—and nothing short of iconoclastic.