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. I get asked a lot this question "can pressure points kill someone?" So let's get down to it!
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.
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. You can read more about Pressure Point LV-14 here.
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.
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. Read more about Pressure Point GB-25 here.
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. Now I have not written an article on SP-12 however it is discussed in my book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy.
This is a VERY dangerous pressure point!
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.
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.
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.Read more about Pressure Point SI-16.
Save this pressure point for life and death situations!
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!
I am really just touching on the potentially deadly pressure points on the body with these 5. There are dozens more to consider.
And this is the reason I wrote the book Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy which I consider to the be Gray's Anatomy of Kyusho Jitsu.
And at this point I want to also give honorable mention to another HIGHLY dangerous and dead pressure point which is Dim Mak Pressure Point BL-10.
A question asked of me with regard to this article is "can you do this to yourself." The answer is NO you cannot. First you do not have the body mechanics to strike yourself in the manners required. Second there is something called "self preservation" that would prevent this.
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