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4.0 out of 5 stars vital point strikes
i found this book very enjoyable not only did it cover vital pionts but also fighting range and much more, a good overall view of fighting for sport and self defence. i would say its well worth a read
Published on 23 Sep 2008 by Mr. Ian Linton

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3.0 out of 5 stars Great content, poor publication
This book covers pressure point fighting in depth, and as a Dim Mak practitioner as well as other martial arts I found it to be very informative. Full credit to the author who has obviously studied the subject in great detail. However, the author was let down by the poor quality of the photographs which are essential to see exactly what the author is doing in the...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great content, poor publication, 27 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Vital Point Strikes: The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports: The Art and Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports (Paperback)
This book covers pressure point fighting in depth, and as a Dim Mak practitioner as well as other martial arts I found it to be very informative. Full credit to the author who has obviously studied the subject in great detail. However, the author was let down by the poor quality of the photographs which are essential to see exactly what the author is doing in the examples. I am suprised the publishers didn't pick up on this before the book went to publication. If it was a cost cutting decision it backfired ! I haven't seen the kindle version, but having a kindle I know that diagrams and pictures (especially in black and white only) leave a lot to be desired so the photo's in this book are probably even worse than the book !

Summary: If the author decides to write and publish more books I would condider buying, but if he includes photo's etc he should have a serious word with his publishers to produce better quality print.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars vital point strikes, 23 Sep 2008
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This review is from: Vital Point Strikes: The Art & Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports: The Art and Science of Striking Vital Targets for Self-Defense and Combat Sports (Paperback)
i found this book very enjoyable not only did it cover vital pionts but also fighting range and much more, a good overall view of fighting for sport and self defence. i would say its well worth a read
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3.0 out of 5 stars Useful but........................, 18 Dec 2012
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I found this book useful as an overview of the discipline. Detailed descriptions and locations of the necessary points to strike and useful meridian discussion for health applications.I believe that some of the gun disarm techniques described would get you killed. Finding and applying technique to some of the less lethal areas for defence might be difficult in the heat of a real fight when things are happening fast. Overall I have found the book useful.There are the well documented areas for striking that would assist you in a struggle but you're not gonna be a lethal one touch ninja assassin by reading this book. Good as a starting point and encouragement to find out more in practical applications.
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5.0 out of 5 stars indepth study on the meridians, 31 July 2011
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probably the most informative and descriptive study on the subject i have read to date. practical and clear in its explanation and assessment of the techniques and power required for each point. recommended to martial artists and/or healers
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