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Advanced Pressure Point Fighting of Ryukyu Kempo: Dillman Theory for All Systems Point Fighting Paperback – Jan 1 1994


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Dillman Karate Intl (Jan. 1 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0963199633
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963199638
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 22.5 x 26.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 880 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #594,764 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Many people just want to learn how to beat someone up. Mr Dillman shows the most efective and 'sometimes' humain methods of controling a situation. The book is mearly a tool in discovering the finer details of PP fighting. Having studied Acupuncture and Martial arts for a large portion of my life I feel strongley that the information given is of great importance to any martial artist. Having been KO'ed by some of these points I can Guarentee that these techniques DO work. The problem is not the techniques that are taught by Mr Dillman but by people having "Tunnel Vission" with regards their martial arts. A thoroughly enjoyable book and a recommended read for any one with an interest in martial arts and PP fighting, although it does help to have a bit of knowledge about how the body functions both in western medicine and in Chinese philosophy also. Well done Mr Dillman.
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I am training under one of George Dillman's former students and I find this book to be a great reference tool. For all of those who would say this can never be used, I invite you to visit [...] and look around. There you will find more than 20 video clips of these techniques and point strikes, demonstrated for practical application. If you still doubt it, go to one of Dillman's seminars or perhaps find an instructor, who can show you how effective this information can be.
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To any and all people who think Dillamn is a fraud, you should come to a seminar and see how easy it is to knock out a non-believer. Master Dillman's methods are both awe-inspiring and highly effective. Some people are just too afraid of what they don't understand. The rest are just too confident in their "partial arts"
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By A Customer on Aug. 17 2003
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I wonder if Mr Dillman has ever had a real fight? because there is nothing in this book that could be used in a real fight. The techniques are pure fantasy. They rely on cooperation and robotic responses to artificial attacks in a highly controlled enviroment. Save your money and dont bother with this one.
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By A Customer on April 7 2003
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Dillman knows how to do pressure points, but his book is too general and the pictures are taken from 10 feet away during one of his seminars. He should have hired someone to do close up pictures. If you want to see people passing out ,fine.
If you really want to learn this stuff, don't waste your money.
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By A Customer on Jan. 8 2001
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Firstly don`t bother to read this unless you are robot,because the techniques in this book are fantasy unless of course you are a robot fighting a robot.It is rediculous to think you can apply strikes to kyusho points against a maniac who is trying to rip your face off.All the techniques rely on cooperation which looks good within the world of symbolic combat which this is.I think this is a bad book giving people false ideas about the reality of a fight and a false sense of security.For some ideas about real combat I suggest one of the many books by geoff thompson.Or if you are seriously interested in a deep insight into Kata then Nathan Johnson`s "barefoot zen" is for you. My advice look elsewhere.
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Dillman presents seriously advanced theory and technique in a manner that is quite easy to follow. His detail of each meridian point and the proper striking technique to use with it is invaluable. The part I enjoyed the most about the book though, was the way Dillman brought kata to life. He truely understands kata in a manner that the masters intended. If there ever were secrets and hidden movements in kata these are surely some of the interpretations. A real inspiration for any traditional martial artist.
My only negative outlook on the book was that after I gained a simple and working understanding of the meridians and the cycles of creation and destruction, I wanted more detail. I guess that is going to be my next book! Good set up Mr. Dillman.
Having the kata Nai Han Chi in my style, I particulary enjoyed the interpretations to it, but have so many more questions about how other katas might be interpreted. Applying the theory to your style and experimenting with training partners is half the fun though! And a great part of the journey. If you run traditional katas in your style, read this book. Read it slow. And let your mind go to work!
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This is the second book in Mr. Dillman and Thomas' series on Pressure Point Fighting. It is much more in-depth than their first book, which the authors reference as laying the "foundations" of using Pressure Point Fighting techniques. This book covers significantly more material, and makes better use of charts and illustrations. Some of the theories presented by the authors on the basis of Pressure Point Strikes, as well as the reasons why Pressure Points work, are controversial within the Martial Arts and Medical community. The authors attempt to cover 78 of the 350+ classical Chinese acupoints (22 on the arms, 26 on the head, 13 on the torso, 10 on the legs and 7 on the back), and 7 "extra-ordinary" points (5 on the arms, one on the head, and one on the legs).
The authors have used a series of body photographs to illustrate the Traditional Chinese Medicine energy pathways and acupoint locations. While the illustrations are an improvement, in my opinion, over Mr. Dillman and Thomas' first book, there are a few problems too. Several of the photos have problems with incorrect lighting, occasional out of focus images and lack of detail in certain poses. As such, they are of varying degrees of usefulness. The authors have also elected to use a mixture of black dots and "bullseye" stickers, placed on the skin of the photo subject, to highlight pressure point locations.
The level of information given on each point is not consistently presented. In general, the authors give a description of the point location, and give what they believe is the anatomical structural association of the point (i.e., why it works in that area of the body).
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