Pressure points are a hot topic today among many karate pratitioners and other martial artists. We would like the hear your views and expereinces and your opions too, especially on a number of topics:

(1) What is the best way to understand presure points: (a) In terms of the human nervious system, (b) through understanding of the enery model found in Traditional Chinese Medicine, or (c) ignor the theory and concentrates on what works?

(2) When do pressure points work best and can they be used in a fast and hard exchange of techniques against an attacker that is throwing combinations of techniques, like a boxer?

(3) Are pressure point techniques effective against the highly emotional combatent, those on mind altering drugs, or who are mentally deranged?