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The response from everyone on our new DVD series on the 10 principles of pressure points has been overwhelming. In face I have been having some problems keeping up on the orders! But that is good news! The next in the series is going to cover correct body mechanics.
Often times you will see pressure point video’s and demonstrations that are not very effective and often unimpressive. One of the main reasons is the lack of correct body mechanics. In this upcoming DVD we will cover many different aspects of developing the correct mechanics to take your pressure point study to an entirely different level!
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Mongolian wrestling is a martial art and a traditional style of Folk wrestling that has been practiced in Mongolia for nearly 7,000 years.
It is considered on of the “Three Manly Sports” along with horsemanship and archery.
Wrestling matches are held in the open on a grassy field, or on bare dirt. There are no weight classes. The object of a match is to get an opponent to touch his back, knee or elbow to the ground by using a variety of throws, trips and lifts (mekh).
Today. the most dangerous locking and breaking techniques are banned.
The ancient Mongol martial arts was devastatingly powerful.
Mongolian wrestling is very offense-minded. A Mongolian wrestler is either attacking or pretending to yield to set up a counter-attack. The style does not prefer a particular stance because unpredictability is considered a large asset and stance can yield predictability of movement. The main objective in Mongolian wrestling is to take the opponent’s legs out from under him and take his balance and base of power away. The best way of doing this is to trap the arm and use it as a lever to manipulate the body to move in a certain direction.
While jiu-jitsu is a style that thrives on the ground and in submission grappling, Mongolian wrestling emphasizes that a fighter should never go to the ground by choice. Once the opponent is knocked down, he should be disabled. The other tactic was that a restraining hold should never be applied without a strike preceding it. Mongolian wrestling preferred ridge-hands and palm heel strikes instead of traditional punches as well as leg seizing, body locking, and hooking.
Grandmaster Villari integrates Mongol neck locks, back breaks, and throws into his fighting art at very advanced levels.
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In Novice Pressure Point Study we spend a lot of time cover materials that many people would consider to be very dry. You need to know all the meridians, were they start, where they end, and what course they follow. You must know all the elements, the striking action for each, stances, colors, polarity and the list goes on and on. Once all this is memorized and internalized the student is ready for more.
As a good example of Novice Study we can look at my Novice Pressure Point Workbook. It contains over 100 pages of information, but very little of it is application based. So what is advanced study? Well certainly there is more theory, but application now comes into play. Taking all the theory and actually making it work! This is the meat of pressure point study, but like all martial arts it takes time to get there.
In my upcoming Advanced Pressure Point Workbook we will be focusing not only on new theory, but also application as well. This book will not be as long, but the information will be much more detailed for applying these theories in real situations.
Also consider taking a look at our Online Pressure Point Course. The amount of information covered in amazing!
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Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) originated from the Japanese martial art of Kodokan judo. It was developed shortly after Mitsuyo Maeda brought judo to Brazil in 1914. This martial art focuses on grappling and ground fighting and uses a variety of techniques such as submission holds, joint locks and chokeholds in submitting an opponent.
Usually, the fighter who can hit the hardest and has a superior reach is at an advantage. However, because Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is close range combat, these factors do not play a role in comparison to a stand-up fight such as Muay Thai. Achieving a dominant position on the ground is one of the hallmarks of the BJJ style. Positions such as the guard, side control, full mount, half mount and back mount are all used in this physical form of human chess.
BJJ is most strongly differentiated by its greater emphasis on groundwork, in contrast with judo’s greater emphasis on throws. However, along with it’s strengths comes it’s weaknesses – such as standing techniques such as punching and kicking.
There is an enormous amount of cross-training today between the martial arts of BJJ, Judo, and stand-up arts such as Muay Thai. With the growing popularity of Mixed Martial Arts, practitioners are adding multiple disciplines to their arsenal of skills.
Some notable Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners in the UFC today are: BJ Penn, George St.Pierre and Frank Edgar.