In Ju-Jitsu, atemi is an important technique to distract opponents before a more powerful technique can be applied or they can incapacitate in their own rights.
Atemi are taught to adult Ji-Jitsu practitioners from white belt stage onwards.
There are three main regions of the body studied for atemi points. These are the head, the body and the back and there are eight points in each region.
The Atemi attack points can be learnt in kata style with the JuJitsu practitioner continuing through strikes with control (i.e. slowly) to make contact with the targets. The positions are then held until the next techniques are called for.
Parts of the head
Bridge of the nose
Base of the nose
Parts of the body
Parts of the back
Base of the skull
Between the shoulder blades
Base of the spine
Back of the knee
Atemi (body blows) | Empi kata (elbow strikes) | Kicks