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). Hancock and Higashi (1905) published a book which pointed out a number of vital points in Japanese martial arts. Exaggerated accounts of pressure-point fighting appeared in Chinese Wuxia fiction and became known by the name of Dim Mak, or "Death Touch", in western popular culture in the 1960s. While it is undisputed that there are sensitive points on the human body where even comparatively weak pressure may induce significant pain or serious injury, the association of kyūsho with esotericist notions of qi, acupuncture, or reflexology is controversial. Types The nervous system. Pain Blood and blood pressure Break
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Pressure-point Fighting: A Guide to the Secret Heart of Asian Martial Arts: Rick Clark: 0676251832174: Amazon.comMonkey Kung FuMonkey Kung Fu, or Monkey Fist (猴拳), is a Chinese martial art which utilizes ape or monkey-like movements as part of its technique. There are a number of independently developed systems of monkey kung fu. Examples include Xingzhemen (行者門) named after the protagonist Sun Wukong of the popular Ming dynasty novel Journey to the West, Nanhouquan (南猴拳) or Southern Monkey Fist originating from the Southern Shaolin Temple as well as the better-known Da Sheng Pi Gua Men 大聖劈掛門 style of Hong Kong. Origins Hou Quan The Hou Quan style from the Emei region, taught by the famous "Monkey King" Xiao Yingpeng and others, was also used as the basis for the modern wushu variant of monkey style (and monkey staff) that is often seen in demonstrations and competitions today. Da Sheng Men Da Sheng Men, or "Great Sage" Kung Fu, was developed near the end of the Qing dynasty (1911) by a fighter named Kou Si (Kau Sei) from a small village in Northern China. Da Sheng Pi Gua Techniques
Gun SafetyGun safety is important because it allows everyone to achieve greater enjoyment from the use of firearms. Being swept with a gun barrel makes almost anyone nervous, which raises the stress level, pumps adrenalin into the system, and reduces the fun level. Learning and practicing gun safety can not only help to keep you and everyone else around you alive, it can also help everyone to have more fun together and learn more effectively. Know your target and what is beyond. The Ten Commandments of Gun Safety should be etched in your memory forever. The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. A fabulous collection of gun safety information, including Flash movies on rifle and shotgun safety. The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling. The fundamental NRA rules for safe gun handling are: 1. When using or storing a gun, always follow these NRA rules: Know your target and what is beyond. The Remington Safety Center
Zui QuanConcept Zui quan is a category of techniques, forms and fighting philosophy that appear to imitate a drunkard's movements. The postures are created by momentum and weight of the body, and imitation is generally through staggering and certain type of fluidity in the movements. It is considered to be among the most difficult wushu styles to learn due to the need for powerful joints and fingers. While in fiction practitioners of zui quan are often portrayed as being actually intoxicated, zui quan techniques are highly acrobatic and skilled and require a great degree of balance and coordination, such that any person attempting to perform any zui quan techniques while intoxicated would be likely to injure themselves. Style Even though the style seems irregular and off balance it takes the utmost balance to be successful. Zui quan within Chinese martial arts Media appearances References External links
The Gun debate infoVale tudoVale tudo (IPA: [ˈvali ˈtudu]; English: anything goes) are full-contact unarmed combat events, with a limited number of rules, that became popular in Brazil during the 20th century. Vale Tudo has been considered a combat sport by some observers. Vale Tudo uses techniques from many martial art styles, making it similar to modern mixed martial arts. History 1920s to 1980s Fighting sideshows termed "Vale Tudo" became popular in Brazilian circuses during the 1920s. Examples of such bouts were described in the Japanese-American Courier on October 4, 1928: One report from São Paulo declares that Jiu Jitsu is truly an art and that in an interesting exhibition in the side tent to the big circus a Bahian of monstrous dimensions met his waterloo at the hands of a diminutive Japanese wrestler. From 1960 onwards, Vale Tudo remained a mostly underground subculture, with most fights taking place in martial arts dojos or small gymnasiums. 1990s to present References
The Gun Debate conZen Do KaiHistory The first Zen Do Kai dojo was opened at Elizabeth Street, Melbourne. Jones states that it was originally intended to cater for those who worked in the security industry. Zen Do Kai follows the classical martial arts model with a distinct hierarchy, a philosophy and the promotion of the ethical code of Bushido. The web site of Bob Jones Corporation Pty Ltd claims that Zen Do Kai has clubs located in Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Philosophy Malcolm Anderson's Split and Anderson Bushi Kai Malcolm Anderson was sent to Queensland to take charge of the development of Zen Do Kai in that region in the 1970s. Disputes arose between Anderson and Jones that led to Anderson being removed as the head of Zen Do Kai in Queensland in late-2000. References
The Gun Debate proJeet Kune DoJeet Kune Do, also Jeet Kun Do, and abbreviated JKD, is an eclectic and hybrid martial art system and philosophy of life founded by the martial artist Bruce Lee (1940-1973) 1960 with simple and direct, or straightforward, movements and non-classical style. Jeet Kune Do practitioners believe in minimal movements with maximum effects and extreme speed. The system works by using different "tools" for different situations, where the situations are divided into ranges, which is kicking, punching, trapping, and grappling, where we use techniques to flow smoothly between them. It is referred to as "a style without style" or "the art of fighting without fighting" as said by Lee himself. Unlike more traditional martial arts, Jeet Kune Do is not fixed or patterned, and is a philosophy with guiding thoughts. It was named for the concept of interception or attacking while one's opponent is about to attack. System and philosophy Lee's philosophy Principles Straight lead
Second Amendment to the United States ConstitutionClose up image of the Second Amendment The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that the right vests in individuals, not merely collective militias, while also ruling that the right is not unlimited and does not prohibit all regulation of either firearms or similar devices. State and local governments are limited to the same extent as the federal government from infringing this right per the incorporation of the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments comprising the Bill of Rights. The Second Amendment was based partially on the right to keep and bear arms in English common-law and was influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. In United States v. Text One version was passed by the Congress, Pre-Constitution background Modern scholars Thomas B.
The Wing Chun FederationInjury Control Research Center » Accidents1. Across states, more guns = more unintentional firearm deaths We analyzed data for 50 states over 19 years to investigate the relationship between gun prevalence and accidental gun deaths across different age groups. For every age group, where there are more guns there are more accidental deaths. Miller, Matthew; Azrael, Deborah; Hemenway, David. 2. We analyzed data from the 2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System that asked questions about guns and gun storage in the home, combined with information on deaths from the National Center for Health Statistics. Miller, Matthew; Azrael, Deborah; Hemenway, David; Vriniotis, Mary. 3. The majority of people killed in firearm accidents are under age 24, and most of these young people are being shot by someone else, usually someone their own age. Hemenway, David; Barber, Catherine; Miller, Matthew.