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    Default Pressure Points

    With more and more threads discussing pressure points and cavity strikes would it be worth the effort for me to post the pressure point break downs and merridians here on KenpoTalk?

    I did this on MartialTalk a few years ago, and I know the area got quite a bit of viewing. If it was to be done onthis site it woudl be another piece for our reference library.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    ... pressure points and cavity strikes would it be worth the effort for me to post the pressure point break downs and merridians here on KenpoTalk? I did this on MartialTalk a few years ago, and I know the area got quite a bit of viewing.
    Rob, do you ever sleep? It's 12:38 here on the left coast, and you're the only one on, as usual (I don't count, smart eh).

    If you've already done it on MT, it should be easy to do here, and might be a useful addition to the reference library. So, sure, why not? I voted yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedan View Post
    Rob, do you ever sleep? It's 12:38 here on the left coast, and you're the only one on, as usual (I don't count, smart eh).

    If you've already done it on MT, it should be easy to do here, and might be a useful addition to the reference library. So, sure, why not? I voted yes.

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    Default Re: Pressure Points

    Nothing wrong with adding more information! Im sure it could open up a couple more threads on pressure points. Plus that information might attract new members and questions. Good Suggestion Rob.
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    This is a grat idea. I think that pressure points are sometimes left out as many people think they may not work or are some sort of voodoo. As someone that has felt the immediate and sometimes residual effects I think it is a great addition to everyones dictionary of techniques.
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    I think it seems like voodoo to some people because it usually takes a lot of study to even get a basic understanding of their nature.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackcatbonz View Post
    I think it seems like voodoo to some people because it usually takes a lot of study to even get a basic understanding of their nature.
    Agreed.
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    Here is a sample of the one of the points.

    Heart 4: LINGDAO (Spirit's Path)
    On the radial side of the tendon of the muscle flexor carp! ulnaris, 1.5 cun above the transverse crease of the wrist when the palm faces upwards.
    This is a metal and jing point, usually used for ‘local’ problems In the healing area. It adds fire to the heart and causes high blood pressure immediately.
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    Wow! That's very interesting. I didn't know all that, though I knew that was a good area to target (if I'm thinking of the same location) for blocks.

    Can you post pix of the areas discussed?
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    Each of the 14 Merridians will have a chart at the beginning of the thread that will have all the points of that Merridian.
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    I'm kinda under the idea that if there's not a qualified instructor in front of you, most should not be messing around with this stuff. The uneducated can do more harm than any good can come up with messing with the meridians and/or striking points of the body.

    I felt first hand Patrick Kennedy's knowledge of pressure points. I'm not too ashamed to admit that at one point I thought my elbow was being ripped apart while down on one knee getting ready to cry due to the pain. With very little effeort done on his part.
    I've also felt people who knew nothing of what they were doing to only go harder to just make things work. This is certainly not the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfarnsworth View Post
    I'm kinda under the idea that if there's not a qualified instructor in front of you, most should not be messing around with this stuff. The uneducated can do more harm than any good can come up with messing with the meridians and/or striking points of the body.

    I felt first hand Patrick Kennedy's knowledge of pressure points. I'm not too ashamed to admit that at one point I thought my elbow was being ripped apart while down on one knee getting ready to cry due to the pain. With very little effeort done on his part.
    I've also felt people who knew nothing of what they were doing to only go harder to just make things work. This is certainly not the way to go.
    Agreed, but it could be used for reference. Thus the term 'reference' library.

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    I would like to see it, but I agree with jfarnsworth and Amy that it should be used just for reference. I think that there is a great risk with experimentation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arizona Angel View Post
    I would like to see it, but I agree with jfarnsworth and Amy that it should be used just for reference. I think that there is a great risk with experimentation.
    If it is posted, sure as heck someone will try it. But I'll be careful- honest!

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    Default Re: Pressure Points

    Here is what is found on MartialTalk in the reference library where the pressure points are listed.


    Pressure Point Reference Guide Even though MartialTalk.com has posted the information about pressure points, we want to make sure everyone knows that if they do attempt to manipulate them they do so at their own risk. It is suggested that the Pressure Point information found on MartialTalk.com be only used for reference material, and that you seek out a qualified instructor to learn this material from.

    Please use this material responsibly



    In the pressure point listing there are NO strings of points listed to create various effects. You will also in many points the healing aspects of the point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Broad View Post
    Here is what is found on MartialTalk in the reference library where the pressure points are listed.


    Pressure Point Reference Guide Even though MartialTalk.com has posted the information about pressure points, we want to make sure everyone knows that if they do attempt to manipulate them they do so at their own risk. It is suggested that the Pressure Point information found on MartialTalk.com be only used for reference material, and that you seek out a qualified instructor to learn this material from.

    Please use this material responsibly


    In the pressure point listing there are NO strings of points listed to create various effects. You will also in many points the healing aspects of the point.
    the thing to understand about this also, is that no single point is used by itself for healing.
    using that info by itself can also cause more harm than good.

    !!beware!!

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    In a vote of 6 -1 the Pressure Point will soon be posted in the reference library.
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    The Pressure Points have been added tot he Reference Library. At this point in time there are no charts just the written breakdowns.
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    Default Re: Pressure Points

    With any information posted to the web, there is the risk someone will read it then try it. Unfortunately, we cannot control the stupidity of others who will play with dangerous ideas without proper training and/or supervision.

    All we can do is post clear warnings, and hope that they do the smart thing.
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    Alternatively, it could be made available to supporting members only.

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