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Q: "Who can do the Dim Mak in reality?" ( No Answer,   3 Comments )
Subject: "Who can do the Dim Mak in reality?"
Category: Sports and Recreation > Trivia
Asked by: tenzinjampa-ga
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Posted: 25 Oct 2006 10:35 PDT
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Question ID: 776790
Regarding the martial arts "death touch" technique popularly known as
"Dim Mak" in the west, is there a proprietor, lineage, or master who
can perform such feat in reality? Please include links to references
and backup for your answers. Thank you!

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 25 Oct 2006 11:02 PDT
There are people who claim to be able to do it, but they seem to be
frauds. Here are Youtube videos:


Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 25 Oct 2006 15:50 PDT

This video provides a better presentation of the art by a true
Chinese master. The journalist in this case speaks Chinese, and
is quite affected by a personal demonstration:

A slightly longer version, with more explanation of chi:

The same journalist can be found in a series of videos that
begin with 'Mind, Body and Kick Ass Moves'. All of them deal
with remarkable skills by various top practitioners, and the
journalist himself is highly skilled in the manipulation of
chi, as you will see if you watch them. Other topics covered
include QiGong and Kiyai (a master uses his voice to ring a
temple bell from a good distance, and to disable an opponent
at the same distance).

A search on YouTube for that phrase will keep you busy
for quite awhile, with 26 videos resulting:

This site is a good resource for exploring dim mak:

You might also find this book interesting: 'ANCIENT ART OF
LIFE AND DEATH The Book of Dim-Mak', by A. Flane Walker and
Richard C. Bauer:

The author of this site has made comments on other forums
which indicate that, in his study of Dim Mak, he found
that it originated in India and was later passed on to 

See his comment here:

He elaborates on the history and techniques of vital
point striking on this page of his site:

This page on his website, describing the components of a
technique he calls the dead arm method for penetrating to
the pressure points beneath the muscle mass, emphasizes
the importance of relaxation, focus, thrust, heaviness,
and a whip-like acceleration in successful strikes. If
read and incorporated with insight, it may be of more use
than a trip to China in learning to perform the stikes:

I won't post this as an answer without your approval, 
since it may not address the topic of lineage to your
satisfaction. This is a subject for which I think there
is no concrete answer, since, as you can see from the
page on the dead arm method above, masters tend to hide
their lineage out of respect for their aging teachers,
who would rather not be bothered by an endless stream
of novices wanting to test themselves by taking on a

"I witnessed this very technique, for the first time
 when one of my Shorin Ryu master instructors, I will
 call him M.R.G. who, to a large degree, understood
 this method given to him by his master O.S.H.S. and
 his top student M.F.K. who, really understood it well."

Let me know if this satisfies your interests...

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: "Who can do the Dim Mak in reality?"
From: pafalafa-ga on 25 Oct 2006 11:02 PDT
Only Xena has the authentic touch.
Subject: Re: "Who can do the Dim Mak in reality?"
From: frankcorrao-ga on 25 Oct 2006 11:26 PDT
dim mak is a fraud.  There is no such thing.
Subject: Re: "Who can do the Dim Mak in reality?"
From: frankcorrao-ga on 26 Oct 2006 11:37 PDT
I have to respectfully disagree with sublime here and say that none of
that is "in reality", though it may be what the OP is looking for. 
I'm sure a similar list of true believers and fairy tales could be
compiled for vampires, big foot, the loch ness monster etc.  That
doesn't make any of it real.

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