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    Default Great Online Pressure Point Resources

    I've been asked in the past if there is a good online pressure point chart. I personally use Acuxo.com, since it's both interactive and easy. While this site helps with locating points, it does not instruct on how to use them for martial arts.

    My personal favorite among instructional sites is kyusho.com, but I'm sure there are other groups that offer good instruction.

    Also if you are interested in talking to other individuals studying pressure points (under terms like Kyusho, Dim Mak, et cetera) you might want to check out kyushospace.com. It's a pressure point social network.

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    Pressure points are places where nerves and critical blood vessels - arteries - are accessable. The old timers used meridian points too, which are not necessarily helpful in a fight.

    Some points cause pain, others cause unconsciousness and some are potentially fatal. The good thing is the ability to stop an attack without causing serious damage.

    Find a good source and learn some cardiovascular and neural anatomy. Then be very, very careful - - - practice 'tapping out' - - - - a lot.

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    Psssst. We have a pressure point reference section on this site
    Quality outweighs quantity every time.

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    http://learn.kyusho.com is a 3-D interactive online reference encyclopdia and training course, with interactive models (anatomy layers, 3d camera movment etc) and commentary from senior kyusho teachers. However it si not free
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    I am familiar with learn.kyusho.com since my teacher is one of the founders of Kyusho International, but I have never used the website. From what I understand those who have have learned a great deal from it, and it is a perfect resource if you don't have a professional instructor near you who specializes in nerve work.

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    mainly for anyone out there just wanting to poke around, no pun intended.. well okay maybe a little bit.

    i dont know much at all about pressure points, and meridians and all. but i do know that alot of the stuff on charts, unless specified for attacking, will mainly work for healing/medicinal purposes.. its called tradition Chinese medicine, for a reason.. as well as some spots, the body needs to be in a specific position, or other spots been activated first.

    with hurting or healing, you have to make contact using different energies, or going different directions, etc. for instance if im not mistaken, the one right at the base of the throat. continual pressure, pressing into it can work sometimes, but a sudden darting deep poke will achieve a much better effect.
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    Default Re: Great Online Pressure Point Resources

    Quote Originally Posted by madeku View Post
    mainly for anyone out there just wanting to poke around, no pun intended.. well okay maybe a little bit.

    i dont know much at all about pressure points, and meridians and all. but i do know that alot of the stuff on charts, unless specified for attacking, will mainly work for healing/medicinal purposes.. its called tradition Chinese medicine, for a reason.. as well as some spots, the body needs to be in a specific position, or other spots been activated first.

    with hurting or healing, you have to make contact using different energies, or going different directions, etc. for instance if im not mistaken, the one right at the base of the throat. continual pressure, pressing into it can work sometimes, but a sudden darting deep poke will achieve a much better effect.
    Thanks for the reply. A few things.

    1. A pressure point is nothing magical. It's simply a place on the body where the nervous system can be accessed. It's easy to get bogged down on energy, diurnal cycle, elements, etc. but the simplest way to approach nerve work is to understand it in a fundamental, biological sense: activating a nerve to gain a known response.

    2. Whether a nerve is activated for healing or harm depends on intent and the method it is used. The nerves don't change.

    3. A sudden dart into the base of the throat (where the clavicals meet) will garner a more profound effect than pressing in at a 45 degree angle, but the method employed depends on the reaction you want to achieve. For example if I want the body to drop and arch so that I can access the head I would press. If I want the body to arch severly to open up the torso for a strike I would dart in.

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    Thanks for the website link. It's always great to learn new information and before this I didn't know some of the Japanese names for the points. I generally use either Western medical terms or traditional Chinese medicine names for the points.

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