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Vital Point Strikes: The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports
Contributor(s): Kim, Sang H. (Author)

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ISBN: 1934903051     ISBN-13: 9781934903056
Publisher: Turtle Press
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Binding Type: Paperback
Published: June 2008
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Annotation: Vital Point Strikes is a guide to pressure point striking for the average martial artist. Sang H. Kim demystifies the lore of vital point striking and shows you realistic applications of vital point strikes for self-defense and combat sports. For those new to the concept of vital points, he begins by examining the Eastern theory of acupoints, meridians and ki (qi) and the Western scientific concepts of the nervous and circulatory systems, pain threshold and pain tolerance, and the relationship between pain and fear. This synthesis of accepted Eastern and Western theories helps the reader understand what makes vital point striking work and why it can be not only useful in fighting, but deadly. Based on this introduction, you'll learn about 202 vital points for use in fighting including the name, point number, location, involved nerves and blood vessels, applicable techniques, sample applications, and potential results for each point. The points are illustrated in detail on an anatomical
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Sports & Recreation | Martial Arts & Self-defense
Dewey: 796.8
LCCN: 2008016681
Physical Information: 0.9" H x 8.5" W x 10.9" (2.20 lbs) 416 pages
Features: Bibliography, Glossary, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product, Table of Contents
 
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