Point pressure techniques in Judo
When talking about point pressure
techniques our imagination
quickly giving us picture of an old humble Chinese master who in a split of
second doing flip and spin to get close to his mindless (and now
and making him frozen in a mid-motion by gentle touch of his chest or back and
then turning and slowly heading toward sunset leaving this idiot to un-freeze on his own.
This kind of cliché gave pressure
point techniques fairy-tale
image that put off any self-respecting martial artist.
Well, I don’t know what pressure
points this old man from
our hallucinations has been touching, but every judoka and every
and every combat sport player using pressure points
in every training session
and in every fight.
Well, we’re not making our enemies to
freeze, but using
concentrated pressure onto specific points to persuade our opponents to
give away something to our advantage.
masters the best example would be Achilles tendon pinch submission technique (don’t
mix it with look-alike, but entirely different foot lock or twist).
Other example is all other muscle pinch submission techniques.
In ground fighting all tussles for
better position or grip
involve putting pointed pressure onto opponent body.
all core of Technique #4 is based on creating painful tension by
pressure of the base of the index finger to external part of an arm about three
inches above wrist.
In self-defense arsenal more obvious
techniques coming to
mind such joint of upper lip and nose (used in one of defense
against side neck lock), Adam apple, soft spots behind years.
All nukite strikes
(strikes with the tips of
extended fingers) aimed to the week body points and can be seen as points pressure techniques as well.
From point pressure to grappling Judo techniques