Practical self defense is further enhanced by learning how to manipulate the body's sensory nervous system. By touching, striking or rubbing pressure points on the body it is often
possible to subdue or control an assailant with little effort. The study of pressure point fighting is called Kyusho Jitsu ("One Second Fighting") or Dim Mak ("Artery Manipulation" or often "Death Touch"). These methods are especially useful for police and other law enforcement officers who must control an individual without causing any permanent damage, bruising or bleeding. Doctors and nurses who deal with patients that may become violent find these techniques useful in maintaining control or simply getting out of the altercation until help arrives.
Pressure points can be used to enhance the effects of your current arsenal. They are easy to learn and the effects can be astonishing. Bojuka Canada teaches pressure point activation with
mechanical backup as part of regular training. Pressure Point Study Groups are offered to advanced students who wish to enhanced their knowledge of pressure points and the human
nervous system and earn ranking in Kyusho Jitsu.