What are the 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points on the human body? I get asked this all the time, so lets discuss this today. Please note I DO NOT recommend striking these points ever unless your life is in danger. I certainly do not recommend them for demonstrations either. With martial arts training comes responsibility. And with the current climate in the world today it is essential that we should show responsibility when others will not.
I am not listing these in any particular order. This is not the least nor the most dangerous of points. Opinions will vary on this but that is normal. So what makes TW-17 so dangerous? It can be used in safety under certain circumstances. it is a GREAT head point for pain and control. However striking it can result is serious injury and even death.
Striking this point can cause a few things to happen. The vagus nerve is in this vicinity which is tied to the heart. Striking can cause a dislocation of the jaw very easily, which can in turn damage the jugular vein. It is also possible to cause a dislocation of the skull to the spinal column if the strike is hard enough and at the correct angle and direction.
That makes TW-17 one of the 3 Most Dangerous Pressure Points on the body
I count ST-09 and 10 as one pressure points because you will not strike one without striking the other. These lie in the neck along the carotid artery. A strike to these points cause an instant drop in blood pressure and a resulting vassal faint. What makes this so dangerous? Because today heart disease is the number one killer the odds are pretty good that the person you strike may have some kind of heart issue.
This strike can cause plaque in the arteries to be released causing a stroke. Or in some occasions the blood pressure does not come back up and death can result. Now this is not probable, but POSSIBLE. Therefore these points should be avoided in training.
Spleen 21 is in my view the most dangerous pressure point on the body. This is especially true for the left side. Those who are advanced in kyusho Jitsu study know the many special functions of this pressure point. It is also one of the "death touch" points in Dim Mak.
Aside from the energetic reason we deal with in advanced kyusho Jitsu this pressure point lies in a very weak area of the ribs. a resulting break can cause a lung puncture and possible damage to the heart if on the left side. A light strike will cause incredible pain. The energetic reason this point is so dangerous is beyond the scope of this article, however I will provide some links for learning more.
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Grand Master Art Mason
Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania
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