July 17, 2017

23. Stomach 9 (ST-9) - Hadaka Jime from a punch flow

Hi there! In today's video, we show Hadaka Jime (naked strangulation). We perform the Hadaka Jime while we are standing in front of the opponent.

Because of my 50th birthday I did not have the time to make new video's this week. In the meantime, I wrote about why pressure points are effective from a neurological point of view. If you are interested, you can start reading from here.

The Hadaka Jima:
We will show the Hadaka Jime with the head under the armpit, but not in the traditional way!
I place one hand on the shoulder and the other on my own wrist. I press the shoulder away with my hand. The other hand squeezes my own wrist, the strangulation will be a lot harder, as the muscles will be tense.

Here is the video with the Hadaka Jime, on 4 punches followed by various pressure point attacks. Enjoy watching the video, but be very careful with the attacks to throat and face!!!
The attacks that we use are:
  • A hook punch with the right arm
  • A hook punch with the left arm
  • A body hook
  • An uppercut
Our reflex against these attacks is a poke to CV-22 and  we hit eighter LU-6 or the Lung points on the wrist. The reason why I place my hand behind the head is to seal the energy. By preventing that the opponent can move back, the pressure point will be harder (this goes for most points on the head)

Follow up:
We follow up with an attack to pressure points in the throat (we also show attacks to pressure points in the face)

End control:
Each time, we end with a Hadaka Jime in which we are standing in front of the opponent as written above. extra information:

  • About the middle of the underarm is over the throat of the opponent
  • You can strangle in two ways:
    • When you squeeze your hand around your wrist
    • By puching the shoulder away
  • Turn your hips, you will lock the head more, the lock is better and harder to resist.

Pressure points used:
We use various pressure points in the video:

  • Conception Vessel 22 (CV-22)   
  • Stomach 9 (ST-9)is a new pressure point, I will tell more about this point below.
  • The throat
  • The chin/nose area
  • The eyes in combination with the nose. We will show cool variations with this one in future blogs.
  • A Hiza Geri, (Sorry, I did not perform them very well this time).
More information about Stomach 9 (ST-9)
ST-9 is located just besides the Adam's apple. 

Where can you find it?
If you press between the adam's appel and the big muscle. You will become light in the head.

You hit or press ST-9 in and down in a 45 degrees angle. The knife hand is great to attack this point. You make a little twist at the moment of impact, like you drop your hand in the neck.

ST-9 is connected to the brainstem, it measures the blood pressure. If you manipulate ST-9, the brain will think that the blood pressure is disturbed. It will lower the heart rate and might cause the person to pass out.

There will be a disorder in the head. The opponent might lose consciousness.

The stomach meridian:
The stomach meridian contains 45 earth points. The route of the stomach meridian is a long journey from the head to the feet, which makes it a Yang meridian:
  • The meridian starts internally next to the nose wing, where the Large Intestine meridian ends. It runs up the nose, it connects with BL-1 (corner of the eye)
  • The meridian comes to the surface on the orbital bone, in middle under the eye (ST-1)
  • It goes straight down, parallel to the bottom of the nose.
  • From there it takes a little internal detour to the upper gums (where it connects with Governing Vessel 24 (DU-24))
  • And it processes its way down to a little below the corner of the mouth (ST-4).
  • Stomach continues his way along the jaw and in front of the ear to the middle of the forehead.
  • From ST-5 (on the Jaw), in branches of and goes down to the throat and the supraclavicular fossa. It goes from the hook of the clavicle (ST-11) near the throat to about the middle of the clavicle (ST-12)
  • From there it goes two ways:
  • Internally it passes through the diaphragm and it goes into the spleen and stomach
  • Externally it goes down to a little below the nipple ST-18, Then it continues its way a little lower and close to the centerline of the body.
  • Both branches connect at ST-30 (lower abdomen)
  • From here it goes back to the front / outside of the leg, via the anterior aspect of the upper leg down to the foot.
  • Internally, a branch goes from ST-42 (first point on the foot) to connect with the spleen channel
  • It runs down the leg to the 2nd toe (ST45).
I hope you likes this blog. In my next blog, I will show 4 different Hadaka Jime's from behind from the same hookpunch flow. Till then and bye for now.

We cannot be held responsible for injuries 
caused by practicing the techniques shown in the videos!
So, be very careful when practicing the techniques!
Respect the danger of locks and pressure points.
Only practice these techniques with
an authorized teacher or school (despite of the martial art)