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Second Degree Black Belt

   Dan Bong Bup 


Strike Points Chart

Generally speaking, a "strike point" is a location where a portion of the skeletal structure, usually under a thin layer of skin, is vulnerable to impact force, and whose damage compromises the attacker's ability to further his assault. Pressure Points are usually soft locations requiring firm pressure or an intrusive technique. Strike points, by comparison, can be damaged by concussive force using a foot, hand or weapon without necessarily traveling far into the body of the target. It is very common for Pressure Points and Strike Points to often be found in close proximity to one another as in the case of the Inner (PP) and Outer (SP) Ear, or the Eyeball (PP) and the Orbit (SP) in which it is located. 

Despite mythology to the contrary, the typical Korean warrior was not versed in Traditional Chinese medicine. However, the system that has given us Acupuncture and Acupressure does provide a convenient method of identifying and locating sensitive points using a universally accepted nomenclature. In addition, knowing the methods of Traditional Chinese medicine to have a long history of effective intervention with both injury and illness, understanding of the principles, though beyond the focus of this art, can only help lend greater appreciation for the contributions of the Asian cultures. 


Structure Korean Term TCM Location TCM Identifier
1. Crest of the Head Governing Vessel 22 Shinhoe (신회 )
2. Coronal Suture  Gallbladder 16 Mokch'ang (목창)
4. Temple  Triple Burner  22 Hwaryo (화료)
5. Bridge of the Nose    In Dang (인 당)
6. Orbits Triple Burner 23 Sajukkong (사죽공)
7. Cheekbones Small InteStomach  ine  18 Kwallyo (관료)
8. Outer Ear Triple Burner 19 Noshik (노식 )
10. Lips  Governing Vessel 27 T'aedan (태단)
11. Jawline Stomach  5 Taeyŏng  (대영)
12. Side of Neck Small InteStomach  ine  16 Ch'eonch'ang (천창 )
13. Larynx  Conception Vessel  23 Yeomch'eon (염천)
14. Mastoid Process Gallbladder 12 Wan-gol (완골)
15. Clavicle  Stomach  13 Kiho (기호 )
16. Acromion Small InteStomach  ine  12 Pyeongp'ung (병풍)
17. Ribs Spleen  14 Pokkyeol (복결 )
18. Sternum Conception Vessel   16 Chungjeong (중정 )
20. Elbow (Olecronon Process)  pahlkup Triple Burner 10 Ch'eonjeong (천정 )
21. Outside Wrist bone Heart 6 EumgEuk (음극 )
22. Inside Wrist bone Lung  7 Yeolgyeo Liθquē (열결 )
23. Back of Hand sahn deung … …
24. Knuckles … …
25. Fingertips Sahnkeut … …
26. Occipital Lobe  Governing Vessel  17 Noe Ho (뇌 호)
27. Atlas Governing Vessel  15 Ah Mun (아 문)
28. 7th Cervical Vertebrae Governing Vessel 14 Taech'u (대추)
29. Tip of Shoulder Blade … …
30. 4th Thoracic Vertebrae Governing Vessel 11 Shindo (신도)
31. 1st Lumbar Vertebrae Governing Vessel 5 Hyeonch'u (현추 )
32. Sacrum Governing Vessel 3 Yoyanggwan (요양관 )
33. Coccyx Governing Vessel 1 Changang (장강)
34. Hipbone Ung Dung I Gallbladder 26 Taemaek (대맥)
35. Pubic Bone Conception Vessel  2 Kokkol (곡골 )
37. Outside of Thigh  Gallbladder  31  Pung Shi (풍 시)
39. Outside of Knee  Gallbladder 34 Yangneungch'eon (양릉천 )
40. Inside of Knee Spleen  9 Ŭmneungch'eon (음릉천)
41. Back of Knee Kidney  10 Ŭmgok (음곡 )
42. Kneecap  … …
43. Shin  Jung kang yi Large Intestine 6 Chungdo (중도)
44. Inside of Ankle Spleen  6 Sameumgyo (삼음교)
45. Outside of Ankle Gallbladder 39 Hyeonjong (현종 )
46. Instep  Bahldung Large Intestine 3 Samgan (삼간 )
47. Toes Bahl-keut … …
48. Achilles Tendon Kidney  4 Taejong (대종)