Power Or Not?

Power comes in many forms.

People often say that “knowledge is Power”.. should it be “the application of knowledge is power”?

That certainly is the case when it comes to developing true power in your Martial Arts.

Have you ever wondered about those stories of the ancient masters being able to perform feats of extraordinary power?

Hitting power that was truly remarkable?

Think it was a load of old stories, myths and make believe?

Almost certainly MOST of it was just that? myth and make believe.

I have seen proof of the de-bunking of so many of the “old war stories”!

In fact myself and colleagues have even been a part of the ”Myth-Busting” from time to time.

What is TRUE however is that MOST Martial Artists are not able to generate anywhere near the power that they should be generating for their size and strength.

Generating true stopping power is about delivering the MAXIMUM IMPACT over the shortest distance in the quickest time.

In simple terms.. HIT HARD, FAST AND FIRST

Most Martial Artists believe they hit very hard (of course some do).. BUT.. They could hit MUCH Harder!

It is bred into us from within our own organisations ” our system is the best” ”nothing beats (insert trad system here)”.

It is not the fault of our Instructors at the time, they were ”brain-washed”.

But at times like these, with all the information available today, it is THE time for us all to progress in our Martial Arts.

Never has it been easier to get the information required to grow.

One of our specialties is teaching people to generate true stopping power in their strikes.

This has been achieved countless times all over the World.

Even more times simply via DVD learning.

And now simply by our online training courses.

It is a small part of a large process, but an extremely important part.

Have a look at some previous posts, there are some video clips for you that show how to generate more impact.

Hope you enjoy them.


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4 Responses

    1. Hi Dave

      That is a strange question… more importantly the question should be to you… Why would you not want to be able to hit as hard as you possibly can? One common misconception about Pressure Points is that they can / should / only be hit lightly. That is absurd in the extreme. I know of many ”Masters” out there who proclaim that hitting certain points too hard will cause them not to work. Ludicrous.

      My answer was quite simple: You hit me lightly on the points you mention. I will then you hit you as hard as I possibly can on those points… and we will soon see which way works best!

      It is better to be able to hit REALLY hard than not… plain and simple.

      If that is difficult for people to understand, then they really do need a reality check.

  1. Rhetorical question seems more like it. The only way for that not to seem strange is in reference to a use of force against force used on you ratio in which you would be criminally charged for excessive force, or bound by the courts to pay for restitution, knowing pressure points are used to inflict high pain with little effort, leaving no permanent injury. If the question is referring to using maximum effort to inflict crippling injury, that question would make a little more sense. In the court of law when you are a master, or expert, in martial arts, you have to use incredible restraint so as not to destroy your attacker. And a boot, or key, or any otherwise common item in the hands of an expert can cause permanent injury. I think that may be the intended question…

    1. Hi Douglas

      The question seemed to infer that the use of Pressure Points, negated the need to hit hard. Which is not the case nor ever should be the case.

      As to the use of force: This is a MUCH misunderstood subject.

      Having taught at Police Academies all over the World for the last 15-16 years I have a ”little” bit of experience in these matters and the law as it applies to self defence.

      Being a Martial Artist has NO BEARING in a Court of Law when it comes to self defence.

      EVERYONE is bound by the same laws.

      EVERYONE is allowed to use REASONABLE FORCE.

      Reasonable is different for every occasion, which is why the description is so vague.

      It may be that a PUSH is deemed excessive in one situation, whereby lethal force is deemed reasonable in another – THE SAME Laws of self defence apply in BOTH situations.

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