What Is a Martial Arts Pressure Points Chart?


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A martial arts pressure points chart shows the vulnerable points on the body where pain can be inflicted. Martial artists frequently use the pressure points to exploit weaknesses in the body, get an edge over opponents and defeat challengers.

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What Is a Martial Arts Pressure Points Chart?
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There are more than 300 pressure points in various places on the body, but martial arts pressure point charts only point out around a third of them. Some of the body's pressure points are the eyes, the groin and the shins. Karate, aikido, hapkido, jujitsu and kyusho are significant martial arts that use pressure points, and specific types of kung fu do as well.

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