“Is there really a five point palm exploding heart technique?” This is a question sent to us by one of our readers who probably just watched Kill Bill Vol. 2 for the first time.
Examining the Truth Behind the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique
The five point palm exploding heart technique is nothing but a fictitious martial arts move. Although it is attributed to have originated from Kung Fu or the Dim Mak fighting style, none of the Kung Fu, Dim Mak or other martial arts students and experts whom I had asked about the matter have confirmed that such move exists.
Based from the Kill Bill Wikia, the move is comprised of a quick series of five strikes to the pressure points of the body related to the heart. After that, the trauma would cause the heart to explode when the recipient of the move takes five steps. Looking at the definition of the technique alone, you can immediately see that it is just so absurd and unrealistic, unless you are in the Kill Bill universe.
Scientifically, it is also overly impossible to perform a move that would cause the heart to explode after five steps. There are circumstances that would crush the heart such as a super-strong impact or continuous heavy pounding to the heart with perhaps a blunt object like a sledgehammer, but that would require crushing the person’s chest first.
Basically, to get to the heart, you have to get through layers of muscles and bones first, not to mention that the heart is a durable organ itself. Doctors even have a tough time getting to it when performing an open-heart surgery. Most blunt accidents fail to produce such results as well. So, it is so hard to imagine how such move that require only a mere fist or the fingers would result to the explosion of the heart.
Video on How to Execute the Five Point Palm Exploding Heart Technique
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