The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points (9780804850247)

Martial Arts
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Tuttle Publishing
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Over 96 b&w photos & illustrations
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6 X 9

Learn how to target the weaknesses of an attacker and effectively exploit them in order to defend yourself!

The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points explains the pressure point techniques found in the Bubishi, the ancient "Bible of Karate," and how recognizing them allows you to defend yourself against such attacks. This book closely examines these vital points and the science behind them, and the author fills a gap in general understanding of how the 36 vital points found in the Bubishi can be targeted using pressure point fighting techniques.

While much has been written about the vital points and their medicinal importance, thanks to the popularity of practices such as acupuncture, martial research on the subject has been lacking. Cardwell discusses the vital points from the perspective of an experienced martial artist—including how the body's vital points are related to the 8 extraordinary vessels and 12 meridians which circulate energy throughout the body.

Through detailed step-by-step instructions and over 96 photographs and illustrations, The 36 Deadly Bubishi Points shows how this knowledge can be employed in self-defense.

About the Author:
Rand Cardwell has studied numerous disciplines for over 20 years and is an expert on the application of traditional Chinese medicine to the martial arts. He is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and a certified instructor of Isshin-ryu Karate, Ryuku Kempo and Torite-Jutsu.

Patrick McCarthy is a 9th Dan and recognized as one of the foremost authorities on the civil fighting traditions of Okinawa. His translation of The Bubishi is considered the definitive version.