The main topic of vital/vulnerable points and how to strike them is a very serious matter and one which should never be studied lightly. I know am very hesitant about teaching people about them and usually only give a generalized description of them. There are two books that attempt to tackle this subject, both which I already have got in my own personal library. One of them is Brian Adam’s, “Deadly Karate Blows. inch
Now before I get yourself started writing the actual review of this book, My goal is to take this opportunity to give you a bit of insight into my reviewing process book of dead. I will rarely when give a bad review. This is not meant to entail I think that everything is good, it’s just that if i don’t care for a particular book or DVD that we have, I recently will not execute a review on it. What I primarily look for in an tutorial book or DVD is its capacity to teach me solid relevant information on the particular topic being addressed, which should be the primary focus of the material being presented. Unfortunately, this is not always the case.
Now dependant on your own private knowledge on the subject, and your own private perspective, you will either love this book or revile it. While I myself readily question some of the material presented in this book, I really do find a lot of it to be very informative in both a confident and a negative way. Rather than dwelling on the negative aspects, I will instead focus on the gains of this book.
The basic format for this book starts with few pictures with captions and two subjects indicating a particular technique whoever attack is focused on a particular vital/vulnerable point. This is accompanied by some pretty good illustrations and description of the various possible injuries that can accompany a blow to the particular vital/vulnerable point being discussed. Each section starts with the weapon used, the objective (vital/vulnerable point) mauled, and the possible medical ramifications of an effective attack. The sole detractor to this is that it ought to be updated to provide more current and relevant information.
You could easily claim that a lot of the information provided is sketchy at best and not very detailed at all. This is a legitimate point. However, and this is just my opinion, I think the writer was just trying to give the reader an overview of the subject, rather than a detailed analysis.
During the introduction to this book, the writer is determined about making it clear that, inch… I have just barely damaged the surface of a subject that will continue to regain its status in the martial arts. inch The writer also makes it specific that, “One must remember that whenever the human element is involved, there is no such thing as absolute efficiency. This is why in many of the sections it is indicated that there is more than one possible result, because the blow may be slightly off target or because of other existing conditions that happen to be hindered by unanticipated circumstances. inch
Although this book is definitely not an “authoritative” piece, it still holds value particularly when combined with another book called, “Gray’s Composition. inch