Atemi Waza: Acupuncture Points for Self-Defense – 1 CEU

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1 CEU Credit – NCCAOM, California and Florida

About Dr. Mark Crapo,  OMD, D.Ac, L.Ac

Dr. Mark Crapo graduated Cum Laude from Central Michigan University with a triple major and triple minor, then graduated in the top 5 of his class at California Acupuncture College. With over 40 years of experience as a primary health care physician, Dr. Crapo has hosted a nationally syndicated radio show on health, nutrition, and medicine. Dr. Crapo is the owner and founder of ICARE: Center for Acupuncture, Restoration and Energy, and specializes in the functional treatment of pain and addictions.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the energetics of the selected points for self-defense
  • Demonstrate the application of relaxed energy (Qi) to the selected points for best effect
  • Apply what is learned by watching a supervised practice session

Consider the following while you watch:

  • Explain the core principle of Aikido, as stated by Morihei Ueshiba, and how it relates to self-defense and control.
  • Describe the concept of “letting your ki flow” in Aikido and how it is used in pressure point techniques for self-defense.
  • Discuss the significance of “unbendable arm” in Aikido and how it is related to the energy used to work with pressure points

After viewing the course, you will need to pass the associated quiz with at least a 70% to receive credit. 

CEU Credit Information

After you have completed all required steps, including viewing the module and submitting the quiz, the team at Miridia Technology will log your information with the appropriate credit-issuing agency. Once they have logged your information, NCCAOM will send you an access link via email to download your official certificate. The certificate will show the date, your name, your license number, the course name and number, and the number of credits/hours attained.

Please await receipt of your official certificate. It may take 2-5 business days. If you have questions or issues with this process, please contact

Note: Course must be completed within 1 year from day of enrollment.