FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 135 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Saheim, Withcy76, Nate_Owen, jimbolaire, diannebrown
23098 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
futsaowingchun 2
xubuntu69 1
Mawet 1
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
The cult of Kung Fu
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:33 PM
2 man fighting drills.
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:28 PM
Jello Dances to Uptown Funk
by 3rdDan
03/22/15 12:04 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
** Introduce Yourself! **
by Mawet
03/14/17 06:06 AM
The cult of Kung Fu
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:33 PM
2 man fighting drills.
by futsaowingchun
03/01/17 04:28 PM
Forum Stats
23098 Members
36 Forums
35675 Topics
432701 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#128985 - 08/13/04 11:46 AM Pressure Point Book?

Hi, I am a Kenpo practioner and new to the forum. I was wondering if anyone in the forum could recommend a book on pressure points, something I could use with my kenpo techniques and strikes. I did a search on the web, but there is so many I don't know which one to buy.

#128986 - 11/23/04 09:06 PM Re: Pressure Point Book?

George Dillman is a recognized authority on this subject but he approaches the topic from his karate background. Erle Montaigue has several books on Dim Mak from an internal Chinese perspective. I don't know what branch of kenpo you train in and if you have checked out Ed Parker's series of books on kenpo. I've not read them so I don't know if they contain what you are seeking. From what I've seen in kenpo circles is this skill is developed through the practice of chin-na. I have a catalog with lots of books and it seems kenpo practioners are not prolific writers. Sifu David German does have videos and one specifically addresses the connection of kenpo and chin-na. What I know of the subject is boiled down to the simplest of terms. Any soft cavity in the human body is a pressure point in which pain can be afflicted by pressing or striking. As for the more complicated, such as meridians and so forth, like I said start with Dillman and look around. Good Luck.

#128987 - 12/13/04 02:55 PM Re: Pressure Point Book?

Gotta go with Dillman. I have many books on PP's and so many are so full of nonsense. Dillman's are good, but for real treasures you want to look at older martial arts texts which have the original information in them.


#128988 - 01/31/05 03:31 PM Re: Pressure Point Book?


Other than the Bubishi, can you give me a couple of examples of what you mean in regards to "older martial arts texts which have the original information in them"?

Thanks for the clarificaiton.

#128989 - 02/02/05 09:11 AM Re: Pressure Point Book?

I'm thinking more about the texts that are cited in works like the Bubishi. The original texts often differ when they are translated, and were all censored after WW2.

If you dig, there are things to find. However, this kind of research isn't easy, and I assume costs a fortune.



Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

Fight Videos
Night club fight footage and street fights captured with the world's first bouncer spy cam

How to Matrix!
Learn ten times faster with new training method. Learn entire arts for as little as $10 per disk.

Self Defense
Stun guns, pepper spray, Mace and self defense products. Alarms for personal and home use.

Stop An Urban Gorilla: Get 2 FREE TASER M26C Replacement Air Cartridges With Each New TASER M26C!


Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga