Fun Friday – Master Ken teaches the legendary Dim Mack!

The are as many legends in the world of martial arts as there are martial arts themselves, but one of the most consistently mythical of all is that of the fabled Dim Mack, or “Death Touch”. While most striking techniques are external in nature, the Dim Mack is strictly internal, both in how the student learns it and in how it is delivered to the opponent. Dim Mack training specializes in attack pressure points throughout the body, which can inflict some of the most severe, lasting, and even fatal damage upon the enemy. Whether striking a series of pressure points in a specific sequence or just one in the most pinpoint area, the Dim Mack can disrupt blood flow, cut off the supply of oxygen being delivered to the brain, or even stop the heart dead in its tracks. It goes without saying that Dim Mack training is extremely dangerous, and should only be conducted under the supervision of one or more trained experts. Additionally, due to its ability to inflict permanent injury or death upon an opponent, the Dim Mack should absolutely, positively only ever be put to use in a clear life-or-death situation.

No one, not even Cengiz Dervis, who demonstrated the technique on camera for KFK , knows the effectiveness of Dim Mack better than the world’s deadliest martial artist and only 11th degree black belt, Master Ken. Beginning his martial arts training mere moments after his own birth, Master Ken has devoted his life to perfecting every aspect of fighting, doing away with the weaknesses found in each individual martial art whilst retaining the strengths of each in order to create the most invincible combat style ever conceived, Ameri-Do-Te. His eclectic mindset is also the origin of the saying popular among Ameri-Do-Te practitioners, “Best of All, Worst of None”. To be fair, Master Ken’s unrivaled expertise in the art of Dim Mack probably has something to do with the fact that he himself created it, and he has stated on multiple occasions that not only is every other instructor of the art teaching it incorrectly, but furthermore, they are spelling it incorrectly – through some mystery of the universe, Dim Mack is constantly being spelled (and pronounced) as “Dim Mak”. Of course, it only takes one Ameri-Do-Te lesson to reverse a year’s worth of poor training. Perhaps by the end of the latest installment of Master Ken’s acclaimed web-series “Enter the Dojo”, not only will the execution of Dim Mack be straightened out for millions of students who simply don’t know any better, but the grammatical misunderstanding surrounding the art will be cleared up, as well!

Brad Curran

From the earliest days of childhood, Brad Curran was utterly fascinated by martial arts, his passion only growing stronger after spending time living in the melting pot of Asian cultures that is Hawaii. His early exposure developed into a lifelong passion and fascination with all forms of martial arts and tremendous passion for action and martial arts films. He would go on to take a number of different martial arts forms, including Shaolin Ch'uan fa, Taekwondo, Shotokan Karate and remains a devoted student, avid and eager to continue his martial arts studies. Brad is also an aspiring writer and deeply desires to share his love for martial arts and martial arts movies with the world!

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