Vital Point Strikes: The Art and Science of Vital Target Striking for Self-Defense and Combat Sports

Vital Point Strikes: The Art and Science of Vital Target Striking for Self-Defense and Combat Sports

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By (author) Sang H. Kim

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  • Publisher: Turtle Press
  • Format: Paperback | 418 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 277mm x 30mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 1 June 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Santa Fe, NM
  • ISBN 10: 1934903051
  • ISBN 13: 9781934903056
  • Illustrations note: 1, black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 74,381

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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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!Not only does it show you where the vital points are on a diagram but it also offer various techniques that can be used to exploit these points. With Vital Point Strikes, Sang H Kim has put his thirty years plus experience in martial arts to good use to bring us a comprehensive resource on vital points." -- Martial Arts Unltd co.uk