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The movements of the Southern Dragon style ( Chinese : 龍形摩橋 ; pinyin : lóng xíng mó qiáo ; Yale Cantonese : long4 ying4 mo1 kiu4; literally "dragon shape rubbing bridges") of Shaolin Boxing are based on the mythical Chinese dragon . The Dragon style is an imitative-style that was developed based on the imagined characteristics of the mythical Chinese dragon . The Dragon played an influential and beneficial role in Chinese culture. An amalgam of several creatures, including monitor lizards, pythons and the Chinese alligator, the polymorphic dragon was a water spirit, responsible for bringing the rains and thus ensuring the survival of crops.
A pressure point called (Japanese: kyūsho 急所 " vital point , tender spot"; [ 1 ] Chinese: 穴位 ; Telugu: మర్మ స్థానం Marma Sthanam ; Malayalam: മര്മ്മം marmam ; Tamil: வர்மம் varmam ) in the field of martial arts refers to an area on the human body that may produce significant pain or other effects when manipulated in a specific manner. Techniques of attacks on pressure points are called Hyol Do Bup ( Hangul : 혈도법 ; 穴道法) in Korean martial arts and kyūsho-jutsu ( Japanese : 急所術 ) in various styles of Japanese martial arts . The concept of pressure points is present in old school (17th century) Japanese martial arts and is claimed to have an even earlier history; in a 1942 article in the Shin Budo magazine , Takuma Hisa asserted the existence of a tradition attributing the first development of pressure-point attacks to Shinra Saburō Minamoto no Yoshimitsu (1045–1127). [ 2 ]