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5 Deadly Pressure Points

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Deadly Pressure Points

Well here is goes! Today I am going to talk about 5 Deadly Pressure Points on the body. I am going to exclude ST-09 & 10 as I have discusses these are several difference occasions. 

Never play with the pressure points I discuss here today. And always speak with a qualified Kyusho Jitsu teacher before you ever do knockouts or other high risk techniques. To do so without proper instruction is Gross Negligence

Deadly Pressure Point LV-14

Deadly Pressure Point

LV-14 is the Alarm Point for the Liver Meridian. This is an interested pressure point located on the mamillary line, 2 ribs below the nipple, in the 6th intercostal space.

This pressure point is 6 cun above the navel & 3.5 cun lateral to GV-14, near the medial end of the 6th intercostal space.

This is a very important pressure point because it can have many different dangerous effects. A solid strike on the left side of the body can cause the Heart to stop and the Lungs to collapse.

Vision issues or a knockout can occur from a medium strike. Serious Liver damage can occur instantly on a strike to the right side  and continue into the future if untreated.

Deadly Pressure Point GB-25

Another Alarm Point GB-25 is extremely dangerous. GB-25 is located on the lateral sides of the abdomen, on the lower border of the free end of the twelfth rib.

This is another very dangerous pressure point due to its proximity to the Kidneys. A medium strike can cause a knockout, a more sever strike can cause Kidney failure. If the Bladder is full it will be evacuated. GB-25 is also the Alarm Point for the Kidney.

* Deadly Pressure Point GB-25

This is one of the reason why Kidney punches are outlawed in Boxing and other sports. Sticking a knife into GB-25, metal to wood will result in death without even a scream. This pressure point, like all listed here are Dim Mak Pressure Points.

Deadly Pressure Point SP-12

*Deadly Pressure Point SP-12

Located superior to the lateral end of the inguinal groove, on the lateral side of the femoral artery, at the level of the upper border of the symphysis pubis, 3.5 cun lateral to Conception Vessel 2 (CV-02).

Striking this pressure point can cause immediate and severe damage to the femoral artery. The strike can cause damage to the femur at the hip, as well as damage to the hip itself. Damage to the femoral nerve can also paralyze the leg. NEVER use this pressure point as a demonstration point! Liver 12 (LV-12) is also located in the same space.

This is a VERY dangerous pressure point!

Deadly Pressure Point - TW-18

* Deadly Pressure Point TW-18

I usually discuss TW-17 as a very dangerous pressure point, which when struck hard and correctly can result in death. However this feat is not very easy with TW-17 to accomplish. Now TW-18 is another story.

Located in the center of the mastoid process, at the junction of the middle and lower thirds of the curve by TW-17 and TW-20, posterior to the helix at the root of the auricle.

This is a very dangerous strike as the brain is shocked or in other words an electrical storm in the brain. A concussion is very likely from this strike, even with a medium hit. And a hard strike can cause death. A neurological knock out will occur with a medium strike.

Deadly Pressure Point SI-16

SI-16 is in the lateral aspect of the neck, on the posterior border of the Sternocleidomastoideus muscle, posterior to CO-18, 3.5 cun lateral to the laryngeal prominence.

Striking this pressure point will often cause the person to laugh, however the possible resulting damage is nothing to laugh at! If struck on the left side of the body hard enough it can stop the Heart resulting in death. 

SI-18 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

A lighter strike can cause Heart issues in anyone with a disposition to Heart problems. Sometimes this pressure point is used in knockout demonstrations, but this is fool-hearty as death can result.

Save this pressure point for life and death situations!

Deadly Pressure Point BL-15

The Associated Alarm Points

This pressure point is the Associated Alarm Point for the heart. Associated Alarm Points, all of the them are very dangerous as they relate directly to the neurological aspect of the organ involved. 

BL-15 is located 1.5 cun lateral to the lower end of the 5th thoracic vertebra.
A strike to this pressure point can stop the Heart as you will be affecting the actual neurological wiring to the Heart.

The nerves for the Heart exit the spine at this location. This is also a resuscitation pressure point in case of Heart failure. Striking correctly to BL-15 on the right side of the body on a person whose Heart has stopped has the same effect as jump starting the Heart electrically.

Warning: Do NOT play with this pressure point!

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

I am really just touching on the potentially deadly pressure points on the body with these 5. There are dozens more to consider. Which is the reason I wrote the book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy which I consider to the be Gray's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu.

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Why Are Pressure Point Strikes Painful?

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Pressure Point Strikes Painful

Why are Pressure Point Strikes Painful? Are they all painful or only a few? How do I know which one causes the most pain? How do i need to strike a pressure point to cause enough pain to be effective in self defense?

All great questions! So let get to it and answer each one!

Why are Pressure Point Strikes Painful?

Pressure Point Strikes Painful

Pressure Points are painful due to their proximity to certain nerves.

And this will also depend on how dense the muscle tissue is withing the area.

As an example, a very painful pressure point of the leg is GB-31. Let's look at GB-31 or Gall Bladder 31.

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The Pressure Point GB-31 is located on the mid-line of the lateral aspect of the thigh, 7 cun above the transverse Popliteal Artery "crease."

When a person is standing erect with hands by their sides, the pressure point is located where the tip of the middle finger touches the leg. 

There are many different effects from striking this pressure point. But we are talking about pain, so I will stay on topic.

As an example driving your knee into this point with the attacker have his weight on that leg will effectively crush the nerve into the bone. 

The brain will interpret this at possible damage to the Popliteal artery and react very strongly.

It is very common for this strike to cause muscle tears as well, due to the brains reaction.  The attacker will no long be able to walk. 

Pressure Point Strikes Painful

Are all Pressure Points Painful or only a few?

The answer to this is both yes and no. Can you think of anyplace on the body that when damaged does not cause pain? However this being said it depends on if the pressure point can be successful struck and how much protection the area has with muscle tissues and fat. 

The are many pressure points on the abdomen, in this heavily muscled area, that are not worth any attention. But where there is a strength there is a weakness. This means there will be a pressure point in the vicinity that will cause intense pain. 

How do I know which ones cause the most pain?

I have a very different definition of certain terms used today, so let's begin here. As I stated above when asking why are Pressure Point Strikes Painful we need an understanding of  human anatomy. 

As an example many martial artists refer to striking "vital" places on the body. Example are the "eyes" "groin" etc. The issue with this idea is that the brain will instinctively protect these "vital" places. And this WILL AFFECT the effectiveness of your strike!

Let's look at the eyes as an example. What happens when someone or something comes close to your eyes? They SHUT right? This protects the eyes and actually does a decent job of it. When this line of defense fails, or is perceived to fail the head will turn. 

Ex=HN-9 Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

But if I instead attack a pressure point in the area, as an example Extraordinary Pressure Point M-HN-09 I will cause great pain!

The brain will close the eyes to protect them, but not defend this pressure point!

And there are many pressure points on the face you can use! All still in the area of the eyes.

So if you want to be really effective and get a great result from striking pressure points. Learn the body's anatomy well!

How do I need to strike a pressure point to cause enough pain to be effective in self defense?

This is pretty basic too! You begin by reverse engineering your martial art style or system. Where are your striking? What areas of the body?

From there you reference the pressure points in the area and what functions they have. This will give you a clear picture of which pressure point strikes will be the most painful. 

Now the answer to the direct question is, your then strike HARD, with 2 Way Action and then you will get a result!

Pressure Point Strikes Painful
Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

Pain is not the only result of striking pressure points. There are many, like brain dysfunction that can occur depending on the pressure points being used.

These dysfunctions include, paralysis, unconsciousness and even death. You can learn more about which pressure point does what from my book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy.

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Pressure Point Fighting is it Effective?

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* Pressure Point Fighting is it Effective?

What is Pressure Point Fighting? What does this "term" really mean? Today I want to discuss this very commonly used term that is used to refer to the science of pressure point self defense Kyusho Jitsu.

Pressure Point Fighting - Meaning

I draw a very big thick black line between the terms "fighting" and "self defense." And for me I believe this is a very important differentiation. 

The "fight" people are referring to is a disagreement or an argument that turns to violence. The cause can be many different things. However it is a lack of discipline on both parts. And it does seem to be the human condition. But when we glorify violence like we do today this cannot be a shock.

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So how is Pressure Point Fighting a things? What makes it different than any other kind of fighting?

I had to really consider if I was going to write an article referring to "Pressure Point Fighting" at all. Then after some consideration I decided to do so, hoping perhaps I can make people see this in a different light.

Today the world is all about marketing. Your data is harvested and sold by Google and Facebook really without your permission. Yes you signed a terms of service, but to understand this most of us would need a lawyer!

Right to Self Defense

Martial Arts is no different. Some of the best marketing I have ever seen is in our industry. And that is not necessarily a bad thing. As long as we question and look at things objectively.

An great example of great martial arts marketing is and was the Gracie's. They sold the martial arts world on the idea that 99% of fights go to the ground, which is not statistically true, but then creating a venue for their product to prove their claims. They became, and rightfully so martial arts icons. 

I market to the martial arts world non stop the ideas of integrating pressure points into your self defense system to make it more effective. But I do not want you to believe me! I want you to question and try it out, to make your own "informed" decisions! 

Does Pressure Point Fighting Work?

The Pressure Point Stomach 5

This is a very common question, however the wrong question. And how questions are asked is very important!  If I strike ANYONE in this world on ST-09 I will get a devastating result up to and including DEATH.

Now if you refer to a "fight" once again the question really is "do I have the skill and level of training to deal with a stronger, bigger appointment?"

Now if you refer to a "fight" once again the question really is "do I have the skill and level of training to deal with a stronger, bigger appointment?"


Or in a "Self Defense" situation "do I have the training and presence of MIND to deal with an attacker?" 

Are pressure points themselves effective? That question has been proven time and time again my men and women who have been trained in their usage, who's livelihood has them in high risk jobs.

I personally have trained several military and police personnel who will confirm this claim And the ones who say pressure points do not work are those who did not do the work, study and apply the knowledge

Opinions can vary, but if you have never done the work, your opinion has no value. This is why I do not comment on combat systems like Krav Maga.  I have never seriously studied it! So how can I have an opinion? 

I do however believe that selling people "​combat" systems is a reckless idea. But that also depends on how it is promoted and if the ideal of "reasonable force" is explained. In true combat there is no need for reasonable force. 

Self Defense Solutions

Since the mid 90's after being in a bad situation with a very dangerous man I began to pursue what real self defense means. And this was after 10 years of intense 7 days a week martial arts training. I could not have handled him alone. Very few people could have. 

What saved me was my "presence of mind" which allowed me to take the best possible action and let the police deal with the man. And they did. 

Humane Pressure Point Tactics - H.P.P.T

After many years of non stop study, taking courses and other martial arts from some amazing teachers, I developed what I call "holistic" systems that can be incorporated into any martial art, or taught alone, to improve the odds and your effectiveness on the street without ending up in prison. 

Back around 2009 I was introduced to a certification course Grand Master Steve Stewart offers called Humane Pressure Point Tactics. This was the BEST heads up information I had seen to date. I took the courses and certified as a teacher.

I also taught these courses non stop back in Canada. But recently I took the information and updated it. Why? Because to my mind the original courses are aimed more at law enforcement. I wanted to create something for the general public.

So what is the difference? In my systems I have added information that pertains more to the "civilian" looking to protect him or her self and their family. Not someone in law-enforcement who is looking to apprehend the assailant.

However I do use the same term, as I include all the same information, and I am a certified instructor in these courses. 

In Conclusion

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

Do pressure points work in a fight? As long as you have done the work they most certainly do! But you must always keep in mind, win or lose, die or survive is up to the person and their training, awareness and common sense.

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Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous?

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Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous?

So are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous? Today let's take a look at what is a controversial question and see if we can put the controversy to bed! Controversy comes from a misrepresentation of Kyusho Jitsu, and usually perpetrated by those who do not know. Time to clear up the mystery.

Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous - Not Light Touch

Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous? The answer is a resounding YES. This is where I must start! However some pressure points are more dangerous than others, and some are not dangerous at all.

And not all pressure point will result in a knockout. While others will do so very easily!  How dangerous a pressure point is depends on its location on the body of the pressure point in question. These points are not magic! That is a common misunderstanding of what a pressure point is. They are tied to the neurological systems of the body.

Standard pressure point lie on energy flow channels called meridians. There are 12 main meridians on the body, each with varying numbers of pressure points on them. Now some pressure points are purely energy related, while others lie in critical areas with important nerve functions. 

Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous

Below is a list of some of the common pressure points that are used by many Kyusho Jitsu practitioners and exactly how dangerous they can be. 

Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous?

Pressure Point ST-05

This is most likely the favorite of all pressure points for knockouts. The reason is that it is very accessible and give a great result about 90% of the time. Is it dangerous? Yes, depending on how hard you strike it. Let's take a look!

The first thing I must add is all pressure points of the head are dangerous! Hitting them correctly and hard can cause death. This is for many different reasons too! And this includes ST-05.

What makes this pressure point dangerous is its proximity to the  "jugular vein" under the jaw bone. This vein is monitored by the vagus nerve which is also called the heart nerve. 

You can read all about Pressure Point ST-05 here. Below is a video of a knockout on ST-05 done in a way as to protect the Uki and still get a clean knockout. 

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Pressure Point CO-24

This is a knockout I did that came under fire for doing [below].  Many of the Kyusho people in world were concerned because this can disrupt the Yin energy in the body and result in long term issues for the Uki. There is also a concern of permanent and serious jaw damage. However the way I did the knockout was to assure the safety of the Uki, and prevent damage.

Striking this pressure point shocks the brain and therefore causes dysfunction.  In this knockout because the body was out of alignment, the head back, it was easy to get the result without much impact. 

I do understand people's concerns about this knockout, as this one can be very dangerous. However that being said I have done my homework for years.

I know these pressure points inside and out. And I never strike a pressure point in a demonstration, or teaching environment just to see what happens.


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Pressure Point GB-24

Is Pressure Point Gall Bladder 24 a dangerous pressure point? OMG YES! It is however often times used for demonstrations not realizing the potential dangers of striking too hard.

GB-24 is located on the upper abdomen, directly below the nipple, in the 7th intercostal space, 4 cun (finger widths) lateral to the anterior mid-line of the chest. This area of the body, the rib cage is monitored and protected by the intercostal nerves. The intercostal nerves are part of the somatic nervous system, and arise from the anterior "rami" of the thoracic spinal nerves from "T1" to "T11." 

Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous?

GB-24 is not the most dangerous pressure point in the area. There are several others, however a solid strike can break the ribs and cause serious lung damage. GB-24 is also an Alarm Point

Here is one more knockout, this time on GB-24 using sound as to not have the need to strike hard. Caution is required with sound. But once again I have done my homework.

Are Pressure Point Knockouts Dangerous?

Now that I have discussed the dangers of a few of 3 pressure points found on the body lets tie this in with the effect of a knockout. 

I have been very cautious doing knockouts as demonstration in order to prevent issues later on. In other words I have done the work! There is nothing more important than cautious, responsible training. I have seen Kyusho students do serious damage in the past and it is all unnecessary. 

So where do I begin? First and foremost understand FULLY the pressure point you intend to strike. Set the pressure point up properly so you do not need a ton of impact to get the brain dysfunction you are seeking. 

On the street is different, in Dojo responsibility is a MUST!  First, NEVER allow the Uki to free fall after a knockout. This is careless and STUPID. Leave your ego at the door.

 You cannot guarantee the fall will not result in a neck injury that may result in the Uki being paralyzed or even DEAD. You cannot have a student sign a waver to protect you against GROSS negligence! And this is GROSS negligence.

Next study resuscitation and understand it FULLY! No one will want to work with your of they feel terrible after a knockout. 

Now let's take a look at one more Pressure Point in reference to "are pressure point knockouts dangerous."

The Pressure Point Stomach 5

Pressure Point ST-09

One of the Top 10 Most Deadly Pressure Points ST-09 is NOT to be played with!

Striking this pressure point with "low to medium" force will result in a knockout due to the drastic drop in blood pressure the strike will cause.

Depending on the health of the Uki, and you NEVER really know, this can result in the heart stopping because of the drop in blood pressure. It is also possible as the blood pressure comes back quick for a stroke to occur (yes there is more to this, which I am not going into here.)


Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In Conclusion

To wraps this up, the only way you should be doing knockouts is to have done the homework first!

I have heard so many times people saying "I tried using pressure points in a fight and it did not work."

Well when you do not do the work, you will not get the results PERIOD. And if you do some of the work, the result may NOT BE what you want!

Many years ago I know of a situation personally where a inexperienced man accidentally killed some playing around with ST-09. He was a Novice student in the USA.

There was an inquest and I know one of the witnesses personally. No charges were laid, but this man must live with his carelessness for the rest of his life. Not to mention the family of the man who lost his life.

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Which Pressure Points Make you Faint? Why?

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So Which Pressure Points Make you Faint?

I saw this question the other day in a search that gave Quora as the source. I did not answer on Quora, because I am not of a fan of the website. Too many big ego who are trying to impress people with how intelligent they are. Yeah right! But the questions,  Which Pressure Points Make You Faint? Why? Is an excellent question.

So lets discuss this one today!

Which Pressure Points Make You Faint?

There are dozens of pressure points on the body that can cause a faint. But we also should define the word faint. 

Faint: pass out from weakness, physical or emotional distress due to a loss of blood supply to the brain. Drop in blood pressure.

Vagus Nerve Which Pressure Points Make you Faint? Why?

There are several pressure points on the body, due to their proximity will cause a serious drop in blood pressure result in a "vasovagal syncope."

But this is only one type of "knockout" practiced in the science of pressure point self defense called Kyusho Jitsu. 

The prime examples of pressure points that will cause "vasovagal syncope" are ST-09, and ST-10 to name just two.

This is caused by an overreaction of stimulation of the Vagus Nerve, which is also called the "Heart Nerve."

To answer the question at this point one such pressure point that will result in a faint is a strike to Pressure Point ST-09.

ST-09 lies in the Carotid sinus, and when struck the reaction of the Vagus nerve to the brain is an increase in blood pressure.

This result in an instant drop in blood pressure and the resulting "faint."

This is referred to as the Carotid sinus reflex."

You can read more about ST-09 from by book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy by clicking the button below.

Which Pressure Points Make you Faint? Why?

Now these types of pressure point knockouts tend to be very dangerous for many different reasons. This ranges from the drop in blood pressure to nervous system overload that causes the brain to shutdown to protect the body. They can have serious consequences up to including death.

Other type of knockout results can also be referred to as Brain Dysfunction. The person may not go fully unconscious, however they will not be able to function "normally." The extent of the effect or reaction depends on many different circumstances. Many of these are discussed in my book Understanding Neurological Pressure Point Knockouts

What is a "knockout?"

There are 3 different types of knockouts and their cause. But the root no matter what they cause all end up being neurological events. Here is a breakdown of the 3 basic types,

  1. A concussion can be caused by heavy impact to the skull such as a martial arts strike, a fall, car accident, etc. However trauma does not always cause unconsciousness, but when it does it is a neurological event. Therefore these are very dangerous and can result in death.
  2. Next on the list is the neurological knockout. A neurological knockout is caused by a short circuit, overload, or imbalance in the central nervous system. [involving both the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems. Therefore this can be done using Kyusho Jitsu techniques.

    And these may also be caused by extreme stress, emotions, shock, or extreme trauma to any area of the body. [A broken bone or crushed limb for example]. Neurological knockouts also occur due to excessive use of drugs or alcohol. What is often called "fainting" is also a purely neurological event. As an example someone may faint at the sight of a needle. Since some do not believe that pressure point knockouts are real does this mean the person fainting is not real also?
  3. Then we have cardio/respiratory. This type of knockout is caused by limiting the oxygen supply to the brain. Therefore this can be caused by choking or strangulation involving the air supply, the flow of blood or both. These can also be caused by impact to veins or arteries. Which cause a disruption in the flow of blood,  possibly dislodging plaque from the arterial walls causing clots.  

The question today with the term "fainting" refers to the 3rd type of knockout listed here. This is also part of the Dim Mak systems of training. 

Below is a short video example of the 2nd example from above.

Kyusho Article CONCLUSION

In conclusion

In conclusion today I am only touching on one pressure point that when activated will cause a "faint." This is a very in depth topic, and therefore a complete answer requires several chapters of a book. 

Is there a specific pressure point you would like to learn more about? Please ask in the comments here!

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Painful Face Pressure Points

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*Painful Face Pressure Points

Today I am going to talk about the Top 3 Most Painful Face Pressure Points. Pain is a great deterrent! Understanding these 3 painful face pressure points can come in very handy in a bad situation!

So let's get started!

Painful Face Pressure Points - Large Intestine 20

LI-20 Painful Face Pressure Points

This is a wonderful pressure point. Located beside the nose in a hollow when it is pushed / rubbed can cause intense pain! One of the reasons for this is that Large Intestine is the only meridian that crosses the body. Plus we are dealing with an area of dental nerves as well as sinus cavities. If you hold the back of the head at GB-20 the effect will intensify! 

I have also successfully used this as a knockout point! See the video below. To activate push in and down! 

Painful Face Pressure Points - Governor 26

GV-26 Painful Face Pressure Points

This is another GREAT painful face pressure point! Located right under the nose at center-line this is another RUB point. You can strike it, but if you seal the head like in the previous point, and rub side to side the pain is unbearable!

This is an excellent pressure point to use if you are on your back and have been mounted. The attack will fly off your because of the intense pain. And I have never encountered anyone who could withstand the pain!

Painful Face Pressure Points - Small Intestine 18

If you saw Steven Seagal's movie Under Siege 2 - Dark Territory this is the pressure point his niece attacked on one of the mercenaries.  

Another point of intense pain mostly due to the proximity of the sinus cavities. With pollution today most people have sinus issues also. 

SI-18 Most Painful Face Pressure Points

She does a good job of the grab, however you would support and seal using the left hand at the GB-20 area.  But it does do a decent job of demonstrating the pressure point! 

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SI-18:


This pressure point is located directly below the outer canthus, in the depression on the lower border of the zygoma, level with CO-20.

Best attacked with a small penetrating weapon like a single knuckle. This pressure point will cause a rush of energy to the brain causing a knockout.

Painful Face Pressure Points

So what is the advantage to understanding Painful Face Pressure Points? These are control points! This allows for the application of techniques, using these kinds of points, to control a BAD situation. One that has not yet turned to out and out violence.

In Conclusion

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The more you know about each and every pressure point the better off you will be! Knowledge is not power, but applied knowledge is power. When you look at where you strike in your training, and then see what pressure points are available to you the more success you will have.

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Most Painful Arm Pressure Points

What are the Top 3 MOST Painful Arm Pressure Points? The arms are critical in self defense because this is what the attacker brings forward first! Therefore a solid understanding of the most effective and painful Pressure Points of the arms is a must!

When I say effective pressure points I am referring to the ones that work on the MAJORITY of people tested. When I say "painful" I am referring to a result from pain that does not allow the fight to continue. Nothing in self defense can be guaranteed. There are no guarantees in life.

Painful Arm Pressure Points - LI-10

Painful Arm Pressure Points

This is an outstanding pressure point, located on the upper part of the forearm near the elbow. This is a STRIKE point, however you can also "press" on it, but I personally do not recommend that in a self defense situation. 

This Pressure Point is struck straight through like an arrow.  Note the "through!" You hit this point HARD, striking through  towards the ground.  There is no "light touch" for pressure points. Always remember light is for training and therefore not hurting your partner. The streets are DIFFERENT!

When this point is hit hard there is intense pain, and the hand will open slowly as the pain shoots towards it. The entire arm will go numb from the elbow to the hand. Any weapon will be DROPPED. The effect can last 10 to 20 minutes depending on how hard and clean the hit is. But always assume a short recovery time! 

Reference - Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy

LI-10:

One of the most popular and easiest to access pressure points on the body LI-10. Located 2 cun below LI-11, on the radial aspect of the radius, in the extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus muscles.

This pressure point can have a huge effect on the body. A strike straight down and through will paralyze the arm, and in some cases can potentially stop the heart.

Striking upward causes a shock wave to rise up the arm into the upper body. Will cause knock out if struck hard enough. When used with ST 9 has the potential for begin a deathblow!

This pressure point will affect the entire Large Intestine Meridian, especially around the arm, neck and face, hence the fact that ST 9 works really well with this pressure point. Again, when struck slightly upwards, the lower body will lose Chi and cause nausea. I have personally seen instances of diarrhea that can last for many days of untreated.

Painful Arm Pressure Points - LU-06

LU-06 Painful Arm Pressure Points

This is another very effective pressure point located on the inside of the arm halfway between the elbow and hand on the thumb side.  This point, located mid radial bone works on everyone I have ever tried it one. This is why it is such an effective pressure point.

Striking all pressure points and getting a good results means you need to be using 2 Way Action. Below is a short video demonstrating both Lung 6 and 2 Way action. 

Also note, the tighter the grip, the more painful the result! There is also something else very interesting about this pressure point. If the attacker has any chronic lung issues, striking this point will cause them to cough. Therefore telling you more about them and potential attack points. 

Reference - Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy

LU-06:


This Pressure Point is located on the palmar aspect of the forearm, on the line joining LU 9 to LU 5, 7 cun above LU 9. The point is in the brachioradialis muscle, in the lateral margin at the upper extremity of the pronator teres muscle and the medial margin of the extensor carpi radialis brevis and longus muscles.

When struck hard the arm will immediately begin to go numb down towards the hand. The hand will also open slowly if the fist was closed. The tighter the fist is held the more pain associated with the strike.

Chest pain is also common. Striking too hard, too often can also cause sever breathing distress which can lead to death. This Pressure Point like LU-05 can also be used for Lung resuscitation.

Painful Arm Pressure Points - TW-17

TW-11 Painful Arm Pressure Points

Painful Arm Pressure Points

This is the last of the 3 most effective pressure points of the arms and it is one of my favorites. This point also works on everyone I have ever tried it on! I also had the occasion many, many years ago to use it in self defense. This was an incident in 2007 in Caracas Venezuela at the airport. The result was a fleeing attacker with a dislocation of the elbow.

Now this pressure point is located just above the elbow joint at the tendon.  The best result will come when the hand is twist so the palm is in the same direction as the elbow, exposing the point more clearly. However a hard strike will compensate for the hand position. Striking or rubbing this point will cause the elbow to release making dislocation easy. 

Here is another short video explaining how to active this point!

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TW-11

Located 1 cun above TW-10. This pressure point weakens the elbow joint itself making it very easy to break or dislocate the elbow. Basically, stimulation releases the joint.

This is an excellent point to stimulate in any self defense techniques in which the arm is straight. This is one of my personal favorite pressure points.


In Conclusion

There are literally a hundred pressure points on the body that can cause intense pain when attacked. However not all are very accessible, which in self defense is a BIG consideration. This is why I chose these 3 to begin with. 

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The path to success is a deep understanding of what you are doing. In this case it is the understanding of as many pressure points, where they are and how they work as is possible. With 361 Pressure Points on the body. Plus extra points, this is a daunting task at best!

This is why I created the book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy, which I reference from above! Below is a look at one other, and one of the most important pressure points on the body for self defense. This is ST-09 [Stomach].

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3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points

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Today we will talk about the Top 3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points for self defense you need to know! There is an old saying, that when in doubt attack the legs! 

But what is the most effective way?

3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points

The bigger the attacker the most fragile the legs. Legs do a lot of work as I am sure you realize. But when someone is BIG they work beyond what they should. Today there is an epidemic of obesity in the world. Especially in men. 

But that does not stop them from wanting to fight, or be a criminal! And you must understand your attacker, and what his weaknesses are! That is part of the study of the science of pressure point self defense.

Let's Attack the Knees!
Crippling Leg Pressure Points

This is the usual train of thought in the martial arts. And yes the knees are a weak area, especially on heavy people. There is a cluster of 4 pressure points around the knees that make great targets! I discuss these in DEPTH in the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course!

But today we will bypass the knees and go for PAIN! 

Leg Pressure Points

Let begin with the first of 3 leg pressure points with GB-31!

3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points GB-31

1) Gall Bladder 31- This point is located as you can see on thigh, midway down on the Yang side. It is hit straight in like an arrow! The knee makes a GREAT weapon against it too! What happens? The leg will CRAMP. If you strike it hard enough when the leg cramps the quadriceps will cramp so badly they will TEAR. This pressure point is also often called the Charlie Horse Point. You can read a full article on the pressure point here.

You cannot walk let alone continue to fight under these circumstances!  


2) Bladder 56 - As you can see from the diagram this on of the leg pressure points that lies mid calf. 

Here is Bladder 56 3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points

Striking this point, like GB-31 will cause an INTENSE calf cramp. I accidentally hit this point once too hard on my Uki and he ended up with a muscle tear. I know you are getting the idea! The best weapon for this is the heal of your foot! If you have heave boots on you will get an even better result! You can also use BL-57 or BL-58. But I have found BL-56 the most effective. 

If you can't walk....can't fight!


3) Spleen 11 - I have talked about SP-11 many times! Located mid upper thigh on the inside this is perhaps the BEST of all leg points. I know people expect me to go with SP-6, which is a great point! Most of all it is a setup point. 

But today I want PAIN!

Because of where the point is located it can cause a neurological knockout if you hit is hard enough. The attack is straight in like an arrow. The knee is a great weapon and so is a front kick! If you want to know HOW it can cause an knockout read 5 Best Knockout Pressure Points Here.

Spleen Meridian Leg

There is also a very good possibly with a hard strike of cracking or breaking the femur bone in the upper leg. As I said before, this ends the altercation.  Here is a full article on SP-11 too!

In Conclusion

The legs are one of the very best places to attack in self defense. And there are many more amazing pressure points other then these 3. I chose these 3 because they work on 99% of the people I have tested on! 

Also they are not difficult to use! Therefore the reason for me choosing these. If you would like to discover more pressure points on the legs, or other areas of the body then you need to look at my new eBook Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy!

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Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

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Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

What are Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points? Before I go into some details here first let's lay the ground work in case all of this science of pressure point self defense is new to you. 

First I will define what a pressure point is. A pressure point is a place on the body where a nerve comes to an end, where nerves cross over each other, and where a nerve branches off.

There are 309 standard pressure points on the human body, plus 52 more points on the "vessels" which brings the total to 361. Now this is ONLY looking at one side of body however with reference to the meridian pressure points. 

These pressure points have specific characteristics that are associated to the meridian they lie upon, the element of the meridian. And the polarity of the related organ of the body. Here is a link to an article on Pressure Point Basics which will help you if you need more information!

What are Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points?

These are essentially pressure points that were discovered after the mapping of the original 361. They are found in many different places on the body. These Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points also have no direct relationship to any meridians or elements. 

Mue-28 -Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

In this bad editing job I did here on this picture I give you Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points MUE-28. The pressure point is located in very close proximity to the Heart Meridian and therefore in the case will take on the characteristics of the Heart Meridian.

When struck across the arm, with 2 way action it releases the wrist.

The use of Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points does vary from point to point. Plus not all of them have any real application in Kyusho Jitsu. That being said I will give you a breakdown of some of the more useful ones. 

And I should warn you, this is not novice material! 

Extraordinary Pressure Points Summary

  • They have no relationship to Yin or Yang.
  • Have no underlying relationship with each other.
  • "Tend” to take on the characteristics of the closest meridian, but now always.
  • May run over-top of another meridian
  • Also help to coordinate the balance of Chi and Blood
  • May run over-top of another meridian
  • Assist in the functions of the regular meridians
Ex=HN-9 Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

Extraordinary Point Listing and Locations

 1. M-HN-3 - Glabella area or the area between the eyebrows and nose
 2. M-HN-9 - Beside the nose.
 3. M-HN-14 - Bridge of the Nose
 4. M-HN-19 – Located on the lateral corner of the chin
 5. M-CA-23 - Umbilicus Triangle
 6. M-CA-18 - Lateral Pelvis
 7. M-UE-24 - Between the 2 and 3rd metacarpal
 8. M-EU-26 - Hollow of the elbow
 9. M-EU-48 - Anterior Shoulder area
 10. M-UE-27 – Above the knee

M-Hn-19 Kyusho Extraordinary Pressure Points

Now I am not today going to go into details about the functionality of each of the Extraordinary Pressure Points. This is all very advanced information.  However understanding their existence, and their basic use is important.


Extraordinary Pressure Points have a very important function in Dim Mak because they upset the natural blood and energy balances of the body. 

Keeping all of this kind of information in balance, able to reference is a difficult task. There are a lot of other very "special pressure points" each with very important and different affects on the body.

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Pressure Point Stomach 9-10

As we approach the end of this series on various pressure points of the body I encourage you to head over to our eBook website and grab a copy of Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy so that you have this kind of detailed information on every pressure point on the body. So today I conclude with Pressure Point Stomach 9-10, one of the most dangerous pressure points (2) on the body.

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The Pressure Point Stomach 9-10

Pressure Point Stomach 9-10 - Location

The primary focus of this article is on ST-09. This is because this is arguably the most dangerous of the 2 pressure points. It is however almost impossible to strike one without hitting the other. And they both react pretty much the same.

Pressure Point ST-09 is situated right over the carotid sinus. The carotid sinus is a Baroreceptor, whose purpose is to detect an increase in blood pressure. When it detects an increase, it sends a signal to the vasomotor center of the via the vagus nerve. This initiates a Vasodilatation, and slowing of the heart rate to lower the blood pressure to normal.

Here is an excerpt from my book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy on ST-09


Pressure Point Stomach 9-10 - Affects

When either or both of these pressure points are struck there is an immediate, violent and dangerous response from the brain. The blood pressure will drop quickly causing a "vascular faint" or knockout. This can be accomplished with a low to medium strike. 

A harder strike can cause serious damage to the nervous and arterial systems of the area which will result in death.  Pressure Points Stomach 9-10 are also Dim Mak points because an energy strike to this part of the system, both nervous and vascular, will cause enough "dysfunction" to result in death overtime. 

Pressure Point ST-10 - Location

ST-10 which is considered just as dangerous a pressure point as ST-09 is located at the anterior border of the Sternocleidomastoid Muscle midway between ST-09 and ST-11.

The Sternocleidomastoideus Muscle

In Conclusion

The dangers of these 2 Pressure Points CANNOT be overstated. NEVER strike these in training! They are only for life and death street situations.  

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