Paul Brecher has been practicing Chinese martial arts and chi kung (qi gong) for 35 years, Taoist meditation for 25 years and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for 25 years. His books have been translated into many different languages for the international market and since 1997 he has sold over 100,000 books worldwide, including in mainland China.
In this book he shares his knowledge and experience to teach the much misunderstood art of Dim Mak. The information in this book clears away the mystery and the myths and gives clear and simple explanations that will be of interest to all martial artists.
In simple terms Dim Mak points are over the most vulnerable and weak anatomical locations. Strikes to these points result in the opponent being incapacitated and unable to continue. Depending on the acupuncture point that is struck the opponent will be paralyzed, knocked unconscious or killed.
The knowledge of these points will transform your martial from a good system to a great system. And hopefully stimulate an interest in the healing art of acupuncture. Fighting and healing are like yin and yang, they compliment and balance each other.
From this book you will learn:
Out of the 400 main acupuncture points (360 standard and 40 extra points) you will learn the 26 which actually work for Dim Mak.
How and why these points work according to western anatomy/physiology as well as the Traditional Chinese Medicine explanation.
How to turn your good martial art into a great martial art.
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Dim Mak for Martial Arts
Foreword by Colin Star
At the time of writing this I have known Paul Brecher for over ten years, he is a highly skilled and truly genuine individual who goes above and beyond for his students and patients. As a practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine and a Self Protection Instructor myself, this book covers a topic that is close to my heart. I have been involved in various martial arts since 1985 and during a very busy 10 year career in venue and personal security, had a lot of opportunity for pressure testing.
Firstly, I feel I must clarify (although if you are reading this book you probably already know) that fighting, martial arts and martial sports are three different things. They may have crossover skills that are beneficial to the practice of each other (and certainly you can train for more than one of these activities) but they are different in their application, remember that and train appropriately for your desired results. It’s no good learning to drive a car if you want to ride a motorbike.
When I was a child starting my own martial arts training the topic of Dim Mak was shrouded in much secrecy. These days though we have the internet and very little is a secret anymore. It often seems that instead of searching out information it’s more a case of sifting through it (sometimes far too much of it) and trying to find some truth. Luckily Paul has a deep passion for the fields of both Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Martial Arts, furthermore a desire to share his knowledge and explain it in a clear and concise manner.
He has traveled far and wide to search out the truth about these subjects which are all too often very misunderstood and has trained with some truly amazing individuals on his journey, making him the ideal author for this book.
The information within is not about myths or magic, it is a factual guide to weaknesses of the human anatomy that can greatly help you to maximize your results. No nonsense, just the targets that Paul feels are the most effective, explained clearly for you. From personal experience I will say that familiarity with your adrenal response will definitely help you to react more effectively in a combat situation. Remember though that each situation is going to be different and to think that you would be able to pull off your pick of fine motor skills when that adrenaline does dump would be detrimental.
Things can happen very quickly and your best chance is a small set of effective, diligently practiced responses locked into your muscle memory that you can rely on, not fifty elaborate ways to deal with a right hook, as interesting as that may be. In a potentially violent situation verbal skills and conflict resolution should always be your first port of call if possible, but unfortunately it is ultimately down to the aggressor to decide whether an encounter becomes live or not.
Such things can also start with very little or no time for verbal resolution at all. If you find yourself in a situation where your safety is compromised and every action you take must count, then the information in this book will be very beneficial.
As a dedicated teacher and practitioner of combat and healing arts, Paul has specifically compiled this book with the intention that the information within can be easily integrated into your current training.
The rest is down to you…
MPCHM Mac S
Dim Mak for Martial Arts