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Advanced Pressure Point Grappling-Tuite: Dillman Method of Instant Self-Defense Hardcover – Jun 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 359 pages
  • Publisher: Dillman Karate Intl Pubns (June 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 096319965X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0963199652
  • Product Dimensions: 3.2 x 24.1 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
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About the Author

Dillman served in the US Army through the 1960s & beyond. He was among the first to introduce the Eastern martial arts to post-war USA. Trained under Harry Smith, Danny Pai & Hohan Soken, he received advanced instructor certifications in many martial forms. A friend to Bruce Lee, he also coached Muhammad Ali. In the '80s and '90s he pioneered use of pressure-point theory in the West. He partnered with other great headmasters to share seminars all over the world. In 1999 he was awarded the 10th Degree Black Belt. He is now headmaster of an international martial arts organization.

Son of a Typhoon pilot, Chris Thomas is arguably Britain’ s best authority on the Typhoon/Tempest family, having served as Air Britain’ s specialist on the type for over two decades. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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This is the third book in Mr. Dillman and Thomas' series on Pressure Point Fighting. In terms of overall content, there is a considerable amount of overlap with the material covered in their second book. The authors attempt to cover 60 of the 350+ classical Chinese acupoints (22 on the arms, 21 on the head and neck, 11 on the torso and 5 on the legs), and 4 "extra-ordinary" points (3 on the arms and one on the legs). Of the points covered by Mr. Dillman and Mr. Thomas, only nine are new to this volume; the rest were covered in the previous texts.
In my humble opinion, the point location charts are excellent, and well presented. 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.
In many instances, the descriptive information listed for the points is identical to the information given in the second book In fact, the most significant difference is the point location graphics have been greatly improved. In addition, there are some minor changes. For example, the authors have added some text to selected points, describing the use of set-up points to augment certain strikes.
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). Then they usually (but not always) give a block of text marked "Method" in which they give some point activation instructions and occasionally discuss the results of the strike.
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I fail to see the reasoning from the review titled "It looks nice but.............., November 19, 2000"
The main problem I have in this persons article is that I know for fact (and from personal experience) that these are extremely effective techniques. In fact the techniques presented in this book are several times more effective in a real situation than a normally applied strike.
And also, an angry person who "wants to rip your face off," is always easier to defeat than an assailant with a clear mind and excellent coordination.
Further more, this is a book pointed towards advanced practices. That means they require practice. No technique will be effective without sufficient practice.
In conclusion, this book is an great adjunct to your knowledge if you have a background in wrestling, hapkido, or ju-jitsu.
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An interesting expansion to Mr. Dillman's original book, covering the use of a few additional acupoints on the human body.
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Well let me start buy saying that the amount of information in this book could have been printed in half the space. The theory of striking pressure points on the body is nice and when done systematicaly with a cooperative person it looks good to,but I see little real practicle value in this book,the problem for me is Dillman claims that this is real self defence, well if he can hit someones arm or leg in a concise point against an opponent who wants to tear his face off I mean a real fighter then I stand corrected but I`m yet to see someone use a pressure point strike in a real spontaineous situation. Lastly I would like to address the Kata he attempts to give accurate applications,I think he has created his applications to fit the katas movements roughly,for a real insight into kata I suggest Nathan Johnsons"Barefoot Zen" for some fascinating insights into classical karate kata.My advice for readers look elsewhere.
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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9f65cccc) out of 5 stars 18 reviews
13 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fb017e0) out of 5 stars Over-Priced, failing to deliver sufficient information June 29 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book contains little information per page, prefering oversized graphics and white space. I feel the money could be better spent to buy several books with more information. Dillman leads the buyer to believe that secrets will be revealed, yet the book barely scatches the surface of Pressure Point Arts. Better are the books by Yang Jwing Ming, such as "Shaolin Chi Na".
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fbb8bc4) out of 5 stars Additional material for the DKI system of PP fighting Sept. 15 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
An interesting expansion to Mr. Dillman's original book, covering the use of a few additional acupoints on the human body.
11 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fbae438) out of 5 stars Excellent w/ background in Wrestling, Hapkido, or Ju-Jitsu Feb. 28 2001
By Brad Snobar - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I fail to see the reasoning from the review titled "It looks nice but.............., November 19, 2000"
The main problem I have in this persons article is that I know for fact (and from personal experience) that these are extremely effective techniques. In fact the techniques presented in this book are several times more effective in a real situation than a normally applied strike.
And also, an angry person who "wants to rip your face off," is always easier to defeat than an assailant with a clear mind and excellent coordination.
Further more, this is a book pointed towards advanced practices. That means they require practice. No technique will be effective without sufficient practice.
In conclusion, this book is an great adjunct to your knowledge if you have a background in wrestling, hapkido, or ju-jitsu.
HASH(0x9fb04720) out of 5 stars A fantastic book for anyone interested in the Dillman Pressure Point System. Aug. 6 2015
By Joseph J. Truncale - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
As someone who has been involved in numerous combat and martial art systems (Boxing, Wrestling, Kickboxing, Judo, Jujitsu, Karate-Do, Kendo, Kenjutsu, etc.) for more than 50 years I had read and heard about George A. Dillman but never had an opportunity to train in his system. Lately I have been able to purchase some of his books for a bargain price. The first one I read was his beginner’s guide to pressure point self-defense, which was actually a basic karate techniques book.

I just finished reading this amazing (Advanced Pressure Point Grappling: Tuite: The Dillman method of instant self-defense by Dillman and Thomas) 360 page huge volume and this short review cannot do this book justice. First off, he emphasizes the fact that these techniques should not be practiced without guidance from an instructor of his system. This is NOT a book for beginners.

Even though I was quite familiar with the Jujitsu, Judo and Aiki-Jutsu techniques shown in this book, but for those who have not trained in these various finger, wrist and other joint locks and takedowns, it will be extremely difficult to learn from just the photographs in this book. There is so much valuable material in this book that it must be studied at length along with having a hands-on course with a Dillman instructor to fully appreciate all this amazing book offers you.

This book is organized into eight detailed chapters. Chapter one covers a history of Ryukyu Kempo. Chapter two deals with the principles of Tuite. Chapter three shows the pressure points. Chapter four explains basic Tuite-Waza. Chapter five covers defense against simple assaults. Chapter six shows Tuite defense against complex assaults. Advanced concepts in Tuite are covered in chapter seven. The final chapter explains Tuite as Bunkai.

I must say that I was very impressed with this book and wish I had met and attended a Dillman Seminar when I was a young martial artist. It does not matter whether you practice Karate-Do, Jujitsu, Aikido, Hapkido or any other martial art; this is one book you should have in your personal martial arts library.

Rating: 5 Stars. Joseph J. Truncale (Author: Shotokan Karate: Practical Combat Karate for the street)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9fb1c9d8) out of 5 stars Excellent Pressure Point Book! June 24 2007
By Fred Vogt - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
George Dillman's books are reference books on pressure points and this is another excellent book. The techniques shown in the book are highly effective. You can get a lot of information from this book.


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