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Vital Point Strikes: The Art and Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-defense and Combat Sports Paperback – June 23, 2008
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About the Author
He has also created over 200 instructional video programs including Self-defense Encyclopedia, Knife-defense, Power Breathing, Junsado Training Series, and Complete Taekwondo Series. They are available through Amazon Instant Video.
He won the 1976 Korean National Championship and was named Instructor of the Year by the Korean government in 1983. As a special agent during his military service, he developed tactical combat methods for hand-to-hand and hand-to-weapon combat for covert operatives.
Sang H. Kim is the originator of MBX-12, mindful movement and deep breathing exercises, and found it clinically effective in managing stress. His research results were published in the July 2013 issue of the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, and featured in CBS News, Huffington Post, Fox News, and others.
Dr. Kim has a PhD in Exercise Science, and had training as a Postdoctoral research fellow at the National Institutes of Health. He also had additional training at the National Cancer Institute and the Institute of Lifestyle Medicine of Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Kim frequently travels across North America, Europe, and Asia presenting seminars and speeches. He currently resides in the Washington, D.C. Metro area with his wife, Cynthia. He blogs at OneMindOneBreath.com.
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Top Customer Reviews
Let me just say that I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
It is the most thorough book I have ever seen on the subject. This knowledge is that of true martial arts masters. Sang H. Kim is a great author & martial artist, but he really out did himself with this work!
He obviously worked hard on this book. He clearly shows & describes the points & he also shows many excellent applications.
I don't often say this, but this book is worth much more than it is being sold for!
These are the secrets that the ancient masters guarded so closely.
You cannot put a price on this kind of knowledge!!!
Seems a good item to maximize strikes... The only thing that disapointed me is that some points are a bit vague... Without more references like "2 inches bellow collarbone" became "bellow the joint of collarbone and shoulder" Without a solid reference sometimes, it became hard to get the point..
Thinking in the past, it would be a highly treasured manual for striking some 100 or 150 years ago... Now its just as good... Just a little more care with the pictures and point descriptions would make it totally perfect... But that will surely be fixed in a second edition
This work is not for beginners, but anyone starting from intermediate level in any martial art will greatly benefit from it.
He goes into details after details, best I've ever seen. He has a Tae-Kwon-Do background. A lot of the information about stances and starting the defense I would disagree. His advice on How to hit each vital point is UNIVERSAL. He explains how you can use a punch on one point, need to pinch another point, use your fingers on another point. It is so accurate based on Logic. Some of it is counter-intuitive. I wish I had someone to practice these on, It is still an interesting READ!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
OK I picked this up because of all the great reviews. The information is kind of sort of there but dark pictures, pictures with a load of points that don't need to be there so... Read morePublished 1 month ago by D. Floyd
Some very cool kung-fu moves in this book. Some of his techniques are very hard to actually use but his concepts are very cool.Published 2 months ago by Bob
This is a no kidding doctor's hand book to Vital points. Yes there are hundreds of moves in the book but there is a ton of science to back up why you do what you do. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ron
I really like the book. There are illustrations and photos of vital pressure points (which I only want to know about for self defense). Read morePublished 4 months ago by J. P.