3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points [Self Defense]

Leg Pressure Points

Leg Pressure Points

Leg Pressure Points

Today we will talk about 3 crippling Leg Pressure Points for self defense you need to know! There is an old saying, that when in doubt attack the legs! 

But what is the most effective way?

3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points

The bigger the attacker the most fragile the legs. Legs do a lot of work as I am sure you realize. But when someone is BIG they work beyond what they should. Today there is an epidemic of obesity in the world. Especially in men. 

But that does not stop them from wanting to fight, or be a criminal! And you must understand your attacker, and what his weaknesses are! That is part of the study of the science of pressure point self defense.

Let's Attack the Knees!

This is the usual train of thought in the martial arts. And yes the knees are a weak area, especially on heavy people. There is a cluster of 4 pressure points around the knees that make great targets! I discuss these in DEPTH in the Novice Kyusho Jitsu Home Study Course!

But today we will bypass the knees and go for PAIN! 

Leg Pressure Points

Let begin with the first of 3 leg pressure points with GB-31!

Leg Pressure Points GB-31

Leg Pressure Points GB-31

1) Gall Bladder 31- This point is located as you can see on thigh, midway down on the Yang side. It is hit straight in like an arrow! The knee makes a GREAT weapon against it too! What happens? The leg will CRAMP. If you strike it hard enough when the leg cramps the quadriceps will cramp so badly they will TEAR.

You cannot walk let alone continue to fight under these circumstances!  

2) Bladder 56 - As you can see from the diagram this on of the leg pressure points that lies mid calf. 

Leg Pressure Points BL-56

Leg Pressure Points BL-56

Striking this point, like GB-31 will cause an INTENSE calf cramp. I accidentally hit this point once too hard on my Uki and he ended up with a muscle tear. I know you are getting the idea! The best weapon for this is the heal of your foot! If you have heave boots on you will get an even better result! You can also use BL-57 or BL-58. But I have found BL-56 the most effective. 

If you can't walk....can't fight!

3) Spleen 11 - I have talked about SP-11 many times! Located mid upper thigh on the inside this is perhaps the BEST of all leg points. I know people expect me to go with SP-6, which is a great point! Most of all it is a setup point. 

Leg Pressure Points SP-11

Leg Pressure Points SP-11

But today I want PAIN!

Because of where the point is located it can cause a neurological knockout if you hit is hard enough. The attack is straight in like an arrow. The knee is a great weapon and so is a front kick! If you want to know HOW it can cause an knockout read 5 Best Knockout Pressure Points Here. 

There is also a very good possibly with a hard strike of cracking or breaking the femur bone in the upper leg. As I said before, this ends the altercation.  

Do you want to learn more?

These are only 3 of several more very useful leg pressure points. I don't know of ANYONE who can take a strike to these points and still walk normally afterward.

I want to once again emphasize that you hit pressure points HARD. In training you need to pull back and use a light touch to avoid injury. 

This has unfortunately become a misconception many martial artist have about Kyusho Jitsu. It is NOT about light hits!  You must however use the correct angle and direction, and add 2 way action in order to get the best penetration and therefore results.

Are you new to the science of pressure point self defense? Than perhaps you may wish to join our FREE 30 Day Kyusho Jitsu Mini Course! I will link it below.

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Grand Master Art Mason

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3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points
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3 Crippling Leg Pressure Points
One of the BEST self defense methods is to attack the legs. Learn about the 3 Most Crippling Leg Pressure Points you can learn to use!
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Grand Master Art Mason is a professional full time martial artists and Kyusho Jitsu teacher. He is available for seminars and study groups. He resides in Brasov Romania

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