The Martial Artist's Guide to Pressure Points
This listing is for John Burke's new book. It's only just come out in January 2009!
John Burke is 4th dan Karate, 2nd dan kick-boxing, and 1st dan Torite Jutsu, he runs the largest full-time martial arts centre in SW England, and his seminars and courses have been taught all over the UK and internationally. His articles have appeared in Martial Arts Illustrated, Traditional Karate magazines, and his other books and dvds sell internationally.
This new book is printed and bound softcover with b&w interior and full colour covers. It features Burke sensei demonstrating Pressure Point techniques applicable to all martial arts for self defence and illustrations showing where these targets are.
Also included is a simplified technical section on how PPs work, including Ki/Chi and 5 element theory.
On his courses and seminars, this is the book that students keep asking for! So he finally got it out to supplement his Karate Kata Bunkai books on the Heians, Bassai Dai, and Tekki Shodan kata.
A lot of people form opinions of "pressure points" and the martial arts. This book won't teach you a martial art. What it will do is show you good targets for the strikes that you already use in your own art. Any mention of these targets MUST come with the caveat that they are not to be used except for self defence, that the practitoner must be aware of the Law and how it pertains to "use of reasonable force" and that practice should always take place under the eyes of a qualified instructor. These moves are practical, and if you attend one of Burke sensei's classes or seminars he is happy to demonstrate their use.
The RRP is £19.95, and we know that other martial artists are selling similar information for 1,000's of £s. This book makes a great present for martial artists (you know, when you're not sure whether they've "got it" or not).