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Tag Archives: George Dillman

George Dillman: The Controversial Karate Master Who Popularized Pressure Points

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

A former tournament standout, George Dillman first learned of the role pressure points play in self-defense from Hohan Soken. Subsequent training under Seiyu Oyata opened Dillman’s eyes to the effectiveness of the art, which is known as kyusho-jitsu.
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Modern-Arnis Techniques Master Remy Presas: A Stick-Combat Legend Remembered (Part 2)

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

In Part 2 of a profile published just three years before the stick-combat legend’s death, author Jeffrey J. Delaney recalls the achievements and teaching style of modern arnis founder Remy Presas.
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Defending the Use of Human Pressure Points in Kyusho-Jitsu Self-Defense Moves

Monday, June 18th, 2012

In the martial arts community, those who practice kyusho-jitsu (pressure-point fighting) are often subjected to criticism. It all started when their self-defense moves were first brought into the limelight and onlookers didn’t even want to believe the techniques were real. Those days are long past, however, and the reality of knockouts resulting from usage of
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