Point Defence

By Grandmaster Dr Pier Tsui-Po Chi is a Chinese word that is better not translated into English because no English word can accurately describe its meaning. In modern mandarin pin yin spelling, it is spelt as Qi. Japanese culture calls it Ki and Indian culture prana. Irrespective how the word Chi is written, its meaning and essence is similar across cultures. Dim Mak is a martial art of Chinese origin therefore it is best to give descriptions based on Chinese culture. That way, accuracy and...

By Erle Montaigue

Much confusion seems to have been created by people who practice martial arts other than dim-mak specific martial arts when they claim all kinds of things about this deadly art. So what follows is a list of things that one should consider when deciding upon a dim-mak instructor. 1 . Dim-Mak does work. But only if you have invested in the many years it takes to learn it and that the art has been learnt internally It does not work if you cannot fight to begin with 2 . Anyone is able to learn the...

Me get on to the intricacies of dimmak Five Ways To Knock

OUT There are 5 different ways to cause knock out. Everyone knows that if we are struck with a lump of wood over the head that this causes knock out. The brain causes the body to black out to try and help itself to recover using all of its available energy for that recovery. This is the first and most basic way. The second way is to cause the muscles around the lungs to constrict violently by going in to spasm thus causing the person to black out. This can be achieved by a strike to St 15 or to...

Never use a lock or hold as your main fighting method

Locks and holds do not work in a realistic fighting situation. I have discovered this aspect of fighting through my own experiences and from that of others who have survived street attacks. It is all right to use a lock to control an attacker once he has been disabled by using a point strike or some other striking disabling method. However, if you try to use a lock or hold against someone who is trying to harm you, then you will lose the confrontation. This is especially important in the street...

Introduction

Sudden Violence is an apt name for the eclectic martial arts or self-defence system that I now teach. It has come mainly from the Internal Martial Arts of Taijiquan and Bagwazhang. The name, Sudden Violence was suggest to me by one of my long distance students in the USA, Doug Skall who wanted a video series called Sudden Violence. A series that only dealt with the very direct and dangerous street-fighting method that I now teach. Hidden within the Internal Martial Arts are some of the most...