Peter Rehse (PeterR) wrote:
I have the sneaking suspicion that either Nariyama reads these forums or has someone report to him what's being discussed.
Frankly Peter, that is a very scary thought.
Kevin made a very good point though. You just don't see the use of pressure point strikes in UFC type events.
I have a couple of feelings on this point - Was never really a fan of the UFC, since it is not really as No Holds Barred as some may like to think, just glorified WWE to me, and can be staged in the same way. As such, I don't subscribe to the view that it is a point of reference for judging the realism of unarmed combat, in which there are absolutely no rules. It is however, pretty entertaining and you may see some interesting technique now and then. As far as pressure points in UFC, check out the fouls section[/quote] here
. Like I said, not no holds barred.
So Larry my question is - as an Aikido shiai man whose well versed in pressure point theory, how easily would it be to effectively incorporate these strikes.
As you know Peter, strikes aren't allowed in our shiai either. However, presses and rubs can be applied. The ease of application will depend on how well you set up for your body to intercept the attack before kuzushi is applied, or apply kuzushi with the help of the pressing of the point.
The setups will vary with the individual, but there is the very common kime inspired tenkai kotegaeshi, where kime is applied on the forearm to use a pain balance break before you do the finishing technique.
Another example is using points in our shiai applications is using the thumb of the inner hand to press the point on the base of
the inner elbow while applying ukiotoshi. Very painful, arm would fall nicely in shiai I think (tsuki strike), but of course I could be totally wrong, having only done tanto randori personally. But the tsukuri must still be sound for it to work.
Ok, thats it, no more revealing of my super secret magic techniques that I'm gonna use to kick butt in the Internationals in Leeds. Anyone else who wants to know are gonna have to come on the mat
Again, apologies for the long post. Hope I answered the question.