Effective Use Of Pressure Points in Self Defense (Krav Maga) For the most part I have not been an advocate of using pressure points in my self defense training or teachings. While I admit I am no expert in pressure point fighting I have been to seminars and have had guest instructors who are expects and what we learned seemed a little impractical. (Krav Maga) Most systems seem to require (or at least impress upon you) to hit a specific point or series of points. This is not very easy to do in a real fight or self defense situation. We also found that some students easily felt the effects of the pressure point strike of manipulation and others not so much, if any.
My thoughts on this were that if you cannot get a consistent reaction then I didn't want to use it or teach it. Self defense should be a high percentage game. In other words, I believe you should learn, train and practice techniques and methodologies that have a good chance of working, most of the time. (Krav Maga) This is the reason I like the striking arts as opposed to the throwing or grappling arts. To make the point, if you strike someone in the throat chances are it will have an effect a high percentage of the time. On the other hand if you try to throw someone or use a joint lock there are many variables and unless you have a very high level of training it may or may not work. MORE....
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