Target: The pressure point called dae choo. “This one is located on the back of the neck, along the spine, just above where the neck joins with the shoulders,” Suh said.
Tool: The heel of the foot. Tutorial: “When this general area on their opponent is exposed, kuk sool practitioners like to aim for that pressure point because it affects the person’s back and spine,” Suh explained. A controlled kick to dae choo will induce disorientation and make the person unable to stand temporarily. When he falls, he probably won’t be able to get up for a while, depending on how hard you kick, Suh added.
“Using more force with this kick can cause damage to the spine, so remember to use control,” he said. “In self-defense, you want to send him a [message] that says, ‘If I go harder, you’re going to have a problem.’ Yes, you can do that if you need to, but hitting anybody with more force than necessary is abusing the martial arts. Controlling your power is much easier to do when you can control your emotions.”