This is related to chin na pressure point drills. I’m interested to know from Sifu, how he went through identifying the points and trying it out to confirm it works.
Does that require knowledge of anatomy and do you suggest any good book for it are our, it says end our, our current videos cover all the pressure points in the body.
Pressure points is studying human anatomy. It’s about knowing how the body works and doesn’t work where the weak points are. So I want to talk about pressure points.
It’s understanding the human anatomy. Now the other thing is also is practicing the techniques and knowing how to make it right. Sometimes you can hit the right point and do it the wrong way and you’re going to wind up saying, hey, it doesn’t work.
Uh, it does work. You might be doing the wrong. Now understand also at the same time, not all pressure points on, um, a certain point work on everybody. Some people have very thick muscles, very thick tendon.
Some people are very dull and their nerves. Some people could be drunk some people could be high on drugs and it can dull the senses. When you talk about pain, it’s a matter of a relevancy with people hope.
But on the average, most people will feel it. Most people will respond to it. But you got a guy on drugs, you’re going to get drunk. You know, you’re to talk about dull the senses.
You got a guy angry, got general and flowing, you know, uh, all these things are factors that makes a difference on you’re doing pressure points.
Now the beautiful thing about pressure points is if you strike it and you do it right, you will cause damage. Now whether they feel it or not, they will not be able to use it for 100%.
The damage, you bring it down, 80% 20%, 30% efficiency. And that again comes down to how well you are at hitting that point. At that moment. Uh, pressure points is, is is a matter of of, of pain and damaging that pressure point. It’s not a matter of pain.
It’s a matter of function. So if I broke someone’s leg bone, whether they feel not, they put their leg down, they’re going to fall. Uh, they may not, they may not feel it and trying to get up and they still will not be able to use it because the bones broken.
So there are moves that are based on pain and there are moves are based on just the mobilizing through the structure and breaking points.
So, um, I like pressure points on pain but I don’t always rely on, I don’t rely on that all the time because again, you have to use your brains to assess the situation.
If the guy looks like he’s drunk on drugs, he might be immune to that at that time. Um, if it’s just a fight where the guys angry, look at him, it’s like he’s on steroids he might be off.
So again, you have to do so I would go on points to cause damage, not to cause pain. Pain is, like I said, its relevancy to people. Some people could take pain a lot. I can take a lot of pain.
I can, I take a lot. And have you seen some of my videos I can take a lot of hits. I can take it and it doesn’t bother me. So I’m one of those guys who can take a beating and then keep going.
If you do a piston shot you go through my body, break my lung down, I’m not going to keep going. What do I feel the pain of not, I’m not going to be a function. So true story.
I had a student one time and he is practicing the piston shot. He’s like, I just can’t get out. I hadn’t hit me, hit me
I was like, no, you’re not doing it right. You’re not doing it right. I think, okay, just let go. Trying to hit me. Just empty your mind feel was like I gave him a light hit and he feel how that feels, how I was moving, like replicate that.
Put that in your mind, how to replicate it, don’t worry about the pain and he just hit me and I went to the floor. Very effective shot. All the other shops was not effective. It did not bother me because it did not have that right.
Um, penetrating force, the penetrating point. And I just stood there. And then when he hit me, right, I was on the floor, I said, oh my gosh, that one hurt. I like it because it didn’t hurt my ribs.
It took away my diaphragm. So I was like, oh, the next five, 10 seconds, I said, oh my God, I was good.
Oh, uh, I recovered. And then we went on. But again, pressure points as irrelevancy if you’re talking about pain, but it’d be talking about damage pretty much.
They all will get hurt if you do it right, but not always everybody feel the pain. So that’s that. In terms of a practicing trial and error, you can practice on your own.
I used to practice and hit my points on my arms still where it was, where I felt the pain. I would strike a little bit like, oh yeah. And I heard and I’d be like, oh no, it didn’t hurt.
So I would self practice it, my points like this and feel where I would feel the impact. Right. And then I would just practice on people too. So I have a reference to train on myself, and then they practice something else to test it out with them.
And you know, more often than not, it works. So I knew I was doing it right and say, felt it.