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
Temples
Bridge of the nose
Eyes
Mastoid process
Base of the nose
Chin
Carotid arteries
Larynx

Parts of the body
Kidneys
Solar plexus
Groin
Knee caps
Shins
Feet
Wrist
Elbow

Parts of the back
Carotid arteries
Base of the skull
Between the shoulder blades
Kidneys
Base of the spine
coccyx
Back of the knee
Achilles tendon

 

Atemi (body blows) | Empi kata (elbow strikes) | Kicks