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Points on human body

History of Dim Mak

Dim Mak (Dian Xue in Mandarin Chinese) is a traditional martial art technique that originated in China, where specific pressure points on the body are used for self-defence purposes and also for healing.


When these points are struck in combat, the body becomes injured, causing blockages in the flow of Chi Life Energy (Ki in Japanese). the victim's vital energy system is thrown into chaos, resulting in serious illness or even death. On the other hand, when some of the Dim Mak pressure points are used for healing, they vigorously contribute to better health, well-being and longevity.  

You may have heard that pressure points can be used to kill and maim. There are also points that are used to subdue an opponent, cause temporary paralysis or knock them out.

Pressure points on the head

 "Dim Mak" is the ancient Chinese art of the death touch. Masters of Dim Mak are said to possess secret knowledge of how "ch'i" (literally, "breath") flows through the human body. Chi flow is said to vary, depending upon the the season, time of day, one's state of health and other esoteric factors. A master of Dim Mak uses his knowledge of these factors to pinpoint the vulnerable locations on his opponent's body. By accurately striking those locations, even with a mere finger thrust or touch, the master can disrupt the body's chi flow, causing the victim to suffer intense pain or even death.

Legends say that the greatest masters can "delay" Dim Mak damage, so that they touch a victim and he does not suffer any injury for minutes, hours, days or even months. Sometimes the master delays the damage based on how many steps the victim takes after being struck -- he does not suffer damage until he has taken ten, twenty, One thousand or however many steps.

Some Dim Mak strikes can be used to paralyze the limbs, afflict the victim with various diseases or, so the legends say, kill with a single soft blow.

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Kyusho Jitsu and Dim Mak is taught by Budo Society Musashi and is part of our Aikido, Aiki Jujitsu and Ju Jitsu lessons.

Dim Mak is taught during all those classes.


Furthermore, Kyusho Jitsu and Dim Mak seminars are held on a regular base.

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Basic Kyusho Jitsu course, which runs from Friday till Sunday. This course covers the syllabus up to 1st Kyu grade.

When this course is held in the UK, it is possible to run it over a few weekends. Latest technology gives us a chance to start the theory through Zoom.

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