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The Seiken is a deadly strike - it is known among the ninja as the 'heart strike' because it can be used to generate a shock to the heart itself.
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EXECUTING THE SEIKEN
The Seiken strike to the solar plexus is a fist strike that must be driven upwards under the breast bone and towards the heart. This fist strike is delivered at an angle as if a knife were being driven under the breast bone and into the heart.
THESE ARE THE EFFECTS OF A SEIKEN STRIKE TO THE SOLAR PLEXUS
Firstly, this strike affects the large nerve complex in the solar plexus, sending a wave of nerve noise to the brain.
Secondly, this strike paralyses the diaphragm, the membrane in the torso that controls the breathing. Until the paralysis wears off, the opponent will be unable to breathe.
Thirdly, this strike sends a shockwave towards the heart that causes extreme discomfort to the opponent, severely curtailing his ability to fight.
Lastly, there is a small bone at the tip of the solar plexus. An experienced fighter can break off this bone with a Seiken strike and so either rupture the diaphragm with it, or else puncture the liver, leading to lethal internal bleeding, or the blow can catapult this bone into the heart, slaying the foe.
However, as a general rule, the Seiken falls more into the category of a stun blow than a finishing strike. I would suggest you apply a heavy blow to the temple, a knife hand to the carotid artery, or a kick to the knee to put your opponent out of the fight. Note that the kick to the knee does not knock out your opponent. If you are facing multiple opponents be aware that even a man with a broken leg is not necessarily out of the combat. If the opponent on the ground still shows fight, we will teach you a section of swift finishing blows for an opponent on the ground that will quickly put him out of the conflict.
And now, please read and meditate upon...
The warrior holds life and death within his hands
For himself or his opponent.
Who enters combat must have the emotional control
To not allow the events and results of combat
The bright serenity of his mind.
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