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#1 MaraM

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Posted 10 May 2007 - 09:52 PM

Wonder if anyone would be kind enough to assist me with some information, please.

Years ago I read about a type of 'asian fighting' that concentrated on 'pressure points' to disable an attacker and can't remember what it was.

I have a precious young friend that has been attacked by Rheumatoid Arthritis and physical exercise, etc is now impossible - and running, if a threat looms, is literally impossible too. So studying this method of defense would perhaps be ideal for her.
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:00 PM

Are you referring to Dim Mak?
The Science Behind Dim Mak
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Posted 10 May 2007 - 11:30 PM

Sorry to hear about this. First I would look into local Collages and YWCA's (possibly local law enforcement )for womens self defense classes and talk to the instructors about special needs training for your friend ,pressure points work and are part of lots a different martial arts. but what ever the course, PRACTICE will be the key to success .While tapes and such will be helpful you need a "live dummy" to know if what your practicing really works . When attacked within that crucial first second you need to go from scared victim to the Terminator instantly . (a nice trick if you can do it ) being prepared , posture and attitude play a part in whether you look like a easy target as well . most people shy away from whats really effective in a confrontation because they see it as "too gross" , you have fingernails on your hands (at least most women do :flowers: ) I've told a few female friends if they're "up close and personal " with an attacker that their thumbs will go fairly easy in to their attackers eye sockets and will definitely cause the attacker to reassess their thinking .
google shows "about 1,780,000 " hits "for self+defense+pressure+points." (I didn't look at them all :thumbsup: ) but like these first few
http://www.hubbardtwppd.org/selfdefense/pressurepoints.htm
http://www.ryukyu-kyusho.com/wppsdo.htm
Kubotas work pretty well with a little training I hear , this is what they look like
http://www.selfdefenseweapons.com/kubotans.htm
plus you have Pepper spray and "Walking Sticks", depending on your local laws

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Posted 11 May 2007 - 12:43 AM

Thanks so much to both of you, no one and tg1911 - truly do appreciate your kindless and help! First thing tomorrow morning I'll be off to follow through on the links provided and equally important, shall also buy 'pepper spray' for her (and perhaps myself!). Honestly don't know if it's legal here or not - but then again, attacking people isn't legal either so this would surely be a case of '2 wrongs making a right' if it holds off an attacker long enough to escape (or long enough to use the fingernails - eep but understandable!).

Thank you, thank you!
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