Below you can find a description and a history describing Dim Mak kung fu. Below that you can find KungFuBooks.net's top three choices for Dim Mak kung fu books. We base all our reviews on the value of the content the book offers. We only choose our top picks after careful and meticulous research. More information about how we choose our top picks can be found here.
Dim Mak's style range is short to medium and its strikes are precise and directed at pressure points. Dim mak (also called Death Touch or Touch of Death) center entirely around the idea that the body is covered with pressure points and energy meridians. The art consists of various techniques that target those pressure points and energy meridians to cause varous effects ranging from incapacitation, immediate death or delayed death to an opponent. Less publised is the idea of using these same pressure points and energy meridians for healing purposes. It is believed Dim Mak was developed to be based on acupuncture.
Dim Mak's history is shrouded in mystery. The most common belief of Dim Mak's origin is the idea that the style was invented by the same man who developed the original tai chi form centuries ago. It is believed this art influenced many martial arts that would come after it's creation. It is not uncommon for forms in any martial art to target pressure points to destroy the opponent. However, for obvious reasons alot of the most dangerious techniques were kept secret. It would be a safe assumption to bet that many of the "closed door" disciple techniques across various styles are Dim-Mak related or work at targeting your opponents pressure points and energy meridians.
This book is the ultimate Dim-Mak book we have come across here at KungFuBooks.net. It includes easy to understand pictures of 12 energy meridians, displays all of the meridians pressure points, and it gives a description of the effect of striking that point.
This book also gives techniques for how to strike pressure points shown by easy to understand photos. The descriptions that accompany these photos are easy to understand. This book also include all sorts of extra useful information such as how to heal with Dim Mak, how medians are connected, and which pressure points to strike in combination to get your desired effects.
This book is the continuation of our choice for the ultimate Dim-Mak book reviewed above. It includes easy to understand pictures of the remaining energy meridians, displays all of the meridians pressure points, and it gives a description of the effect of striking that point.
This book also gives techniques for how to strike pressure points shown by easy to understand photos like its predecessor. It is important to state that the meridians and the pressure points in both books are different. This book basically covers all the various information left out of the first book.It also has extra information such as how to heal with Dim Mak, how medians are connected, and which pressure points to strike in combination to get your desired effects.
This book is the sequel to Dim-Mak: Death-Point Striking. We chose this book for its incredibly detailed content about specifics of how to use Dim Mak properly whether for destroying your opponent or healing purposes.
This book also gives great training techniques as well as revival and healing techniques for people damaged by prior Dim Mak attacks. It includes street survival techniques and knife defense, good foot work training techniques and even commonly used techniques used by law enforcement for controlling criminals.