Like we explained in the post, “4 Martial Arts Moves That Kill” a pressure point or the “Death Touch” is an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. Expert practitioners in the art of pressure points and Dim Mak state that there are hundreds of different pressure points but only a few of them actually work in a self defense or fighting situation.
7 Lethal Pressure Point Breakdown:
Pressure Point #1: The Cornal Structure
The cornal structure is an extremely lethal point on the human body. It is located at the top of the head toward the forehead. It is also known as the “soft spot” on babies between the skull bones. It is covered by a membrane that hardens and closes after about 18 months of age, but it remains weaker than the rest of the skull. Beneath the membrane is the sensory portion of the brain and the optic cavity. A jolt to this area will cause the receive of the blow to become confused in addition to extreme pain, but a serious blow can result in death when using this pressure point.
The area above the nose and beneath the lips is an extremely sensitive area. Known as the anterior nasal spine, it is pinpointed by finding the two lines that run from the lip up to the nose. A direct hit to this area shocks the person and causes dizziness. It can also cause damage to the maxilla bone that holds the gums and teeth. This will result in excessive bleeding and prolonged shock.
Pressure Point #3: The Clavicles
The clavicles are bones that support the shoulders, but they are also the point of extremely sensitive nerves. If these bones are broken or jolted with great force, it can immobilize a person. A serious broken clavicle can also puncture the lungs, hearts, trachea, or aorta due to its placement in the body.
Pressure Point #4: Kidneys
Kidneys are located underneath the diaphragm on either side of the body near the lower back. A firm strike to the kidneys will result in a tremendous amount of pain or, in the worst case scenario, internal bleeding. Because the kidneys are connected to the bladder, it will likely cause the person hit to urinate, but the internal bleeding can result in death soon after the blow.
Pressure Point #5: The Diaphragm
The diaphragm itself is also a major lethal pressure point. It is the solar plexus located at the base of the sternum. Its function is to regulate the intake of oxygen. A minor jab to the diaphragm can result in the inability to breath properly, while a serious strike can cause death due to asphyxiation.
Pressure Point #6: The Liver
The liver is located on the right side of the body and extends to the left side in a point. This bottom portion of the liver is unprotected by the ribs making it vulnerable to attack. If it is hit with enough force, it can become punctured by the ribs it rests on. As the function of the liver is to filter the blood, even the smallest opening in it can cause extreme internal blood loss.
Pressure Point #7: The Hyoid Bone
The hyoid bone is a small bone shaped like a U located between the mandible and the larynx. It it is struck with enough force, the result is instant death. Breaking the hyoid bone severs the vagus nerve causing the heart and lungs to stop working. Striking the hyoid pressure points without great force will temporarily immobilize a person due to a lack of oxygen.
*The below information is VERY DANGEROUS & EVEN FATAL, it is only for information only and not to be used or applied to anyone. DO NOT use these techniques!
3 Situations & Best Pressure Points To Use
Scenario #1: If You Want To Knockout The Other Person
You can strike with a palm-heel or fist on their lower jaw of the mouth. If you are behind them aim for the bottom of the head on the bottom hollow part, and you will need to use an upward/inward 45% angle.
Scenario #2: If You Want To Control The Other Person
It is best to use your middle-knuckle behind their ear on the bottom hollow part. Strike horizontally inwards then moving 45% upwards. This will weaken their legs and can also cause them to buckle so if you grab their arm you will have total control of them.
Scenario #3: If You Want To Restrain The Other Person
While you are holding their arm use your knuckles slightly above the elbow joint. This will render their arm useless for the time that it is applied. Also you can use a knife-hand and strike 45% downwards into the middle of their arm on the hollow triceps muscle. This will send them to their knees and immobilize the arm.
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