The art of war – it is a sum of having, collecting and storing a unique set of skills, experiences and knowledge; and using these in all actions that deal with Man’s primary task – to survive in battle or in any other extreme situation. This is why the art of war covers a very wide range of themes. It embraces various hand-to-hand and weapon techniques, tactics and strategy, the ability to provide first aid, the use of medicinal herbs, different pshychoregulatory techniques etc.

The tactical goal of practicing the art of war is to have the ability to survive in combat; the strategic goal is to be healthy and happy, living a long and prosperous life.

Techniques aimed at sensitive zones and points of the human body

There are hundreds of biologically active points on the human body. Of these about sixty are used in combat. One may hit, press or rub to affect them. Though it is possible to retrieve the approximate location of the points in atlases of acupuncture or in reflex therapy textbooks, to affect points and zones in practice, it is necessary to find the points on any given person. First, this is because the location of points and areas could vary a great deal compared to the ideal location provided in the textbooks. Second, to have a good affect on a point – the direction, angle and correct use of force is required. Third, the right form of impact is necessary, which would be the optimum in the given case. NB! It is not the force of the impact that matters; it is the accuracy and relaxation.

A blow to a sensitive point or zone might cause the paralysis of a limb or a part of the body; disturbances in blood circulation, loss of consciousness, disturb/stop an internal organ’s functions or kill. This is why it is vital to only practice these techniques with the presence and guidance of a qualified instructor who knows the techniques of first aid and resuscitating and also knows the limits of the human body (limits, when changes in the human body would be irreversible – this limit may never be crossed in training).