I know this is the one many of you have been waiting for! A favorite of anyone interested in neurological knockouts, and that is Pressure Point Stomach 5 [ST-05]. Therefore today I am going to go into painful details on how ST-05 works, and why you should be using it!
The pressure point is located anterior to the angle of the mandible, on the anterior border of the Masseter Muscle, in the groove like depression appearing when the cheek is bulged 0.5 cun anterior to ST 6. [Excepts from Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy]
The effectiveness of this pressure point will depend on the proximity of the nerve. On some people it is very close to the surface and therefore any strike will have an affect. On others it is buried deeper and requires a much stronger hit to stimulate.
This is were the sayings "cast iron jaw" and "glass jaw" come from in the boxing world.
The Vagus Nerve branch also runs in this area. This is sometimes called the "heart" nerve.
These are the reasons the brain reacts as strongly as it does to protect these areas.
While this is not consider to be a "deadly" pressure point there can be a lot of damage done to the area with a solid strike. Therefore caution is advised when using this pressure point for demonstrations. Most of all protect your Uki!
Below is a short video of a knockout I did a few years back at ST-05. Below I will explain.
The video is a breakdown from a Korean ITF Taekwondo Kata called Dan Gun. Now we do not do the Kata in the traditional way as we are not a TKD school. The Kata calls for a back-fist, but I instead put the back-fist hand to his face and struck my hand.
This causes the energy to spread out giving a very nice result without the same risk of damage to the jaw. Now this is a demonstration method and you certainly would not consider the for the street.
Pressure Point Stomach 5 [ST-05] is an excellent target for self defense training. But in real life you would hit with all it is worth!
Are there any other pressure points you would like to see me feature here? Leave a comment!
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The more information you have about the actual pressure points you are targeting with your strikes the better results you will have. This is why I wrote an eBook called Kyusho Pressure Point Anatomy.
This eBook breaks down every pressure point on the body, where they are, and what they do!
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Over the last several weeks I have writing articles on many of the different popular pressure points and how they work! Below is a list of some of them.
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