This how-to video proves tai chi isn't just for old people in the park. You can learn how to subdue your enemy in four seconds from a tai chi master. There is a pressure point on the neck that you can press that will render your enemy unconscious. Watch this instructional martial arts video and learn how to subdue an enemy with tai chi skills.
Learn how to execute a couple of Jiu Jitsu head lock escapes from the ground.
Learn to escape a Jiu Jitsu scarf hold by getting to your knees
Learn to escape a basic wrestler's headlock using the Jiu Jitsu sit and roll technique
Learn to use Jiu Jitsu techniques to execute a head lock escape while someone is punching you.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu sutemi (or sacrifice) throw from a head lock
Muay Boran Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing) is an all-inclusive term for the ancient boxing arts of Thailand, from which modern Muay Thai was born. In the old days, fighters would wrap their hands with strips of twisted hemp cloth or hemp rope. Although it is commonly thought that fighters would dip their wrapped hands in broken glass, this is largely a myth. They did, however, dip their hands in water in order to harden the rope.
This is a lesson on nunchaku self defense training & exercise. This is a martial art technique made famous to many American children by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
The History Channel features great fighting tutorials on their show Human Weapon. Here they go into the ancient Israeli art of Krav Maga. Bursting will counter a surprise attacker by hurling your power into their core and blocking their weapon from striking you.
Watch this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial video with Kurt Osiander and the Move of the Week as he illustrates the choke arm bar combo. You will also learn what NOT to do with your feet when your hooks are in. Practice your choke arm bar combo technique with this instructional video and improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills!
Learn to escape a Jiu Jitsu scarf hold by hooking the head
In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a wrist lock with Jared Fell. First, place your thumb on the other person so it's web against web. Next, use your pointer finger and point at the other person's face. The pinkie finger and index finger should both be pointing at the person's face and putting a lot of pressure on their hand. It will feel like it's going to break and the opponent will fall down to the ground. You can start this from punches, because it will be easy to do it if someone i...
Disabling your opponents legs is the fastest way to make sure that you can get away from a fight situation without killing your opponent. Attacking the pressure points associated with the large blood vessels and nerves in the legs is an effective way to do that. This two-part video features an extensive walkthrough of the legs pressure points and ideas for attacks that can be used against them to get your fight over with as quickly as possible without risking killing someone.
Ronald Gotlin holds five black belts, including a 6th degree black belt in Tomiki Ryu Aikido, and is Past President and Founding Member of the International Aikido Alliance. This series of videos shows beginner moves in aikido.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
This video will teach you how to properly use the sleeper hold in order to subdue an attacker, but not damage their larynx. This is a real way to protect others and yourself. It is meant to help Police Officers from choking people and avoid law suits from performing the wrong maneuver.
This tutorial teaches you how to perform Group 3 bo hojo-undo. It is strikes like group 1, but switching the grip between each one, and sparring utilizing the basic moves.
The arms are the part of the body most used by Westerners in fighting. As a result, targeting and disabling an opponents arms is a great way to end a fight quickly without the risk involved in hitting an opponent's head. This three-part video details pressure points all over the arms and various ways of striking them in order to hurt and disable your opponent, ending your engagement with limited damage to both yourself and them.
Glen Levy teaches you some pressure points in this martial arts video tutorial. The human body just takes a little pressure to bring somebody down to their knees. By learning how to properly apply these pressure points, you'll be the person nobody wants to fight.
The face is generally considered the most effective place to punch someone if you want to put them on the ground. This video demonstrates how to use the face's many pressure points to hurt it more efficiently and end your fights more quickly.
This is the full form, or kata, for the tonfa, which means you should already have practice with the hojo-undo, or basic moves.
This tutorial explains the history of tonfa and helps you get started by choosing the right one. Tonfa are Okinawan weapons.
This tutorial covers different exercises that you can do with a bo staff. Flexibility and strength are always important when doing martial arts and these exercises should help your training.
Seibu nunchaku is the second nunchaku kata, so we have to learn the first one before going onto this one. Thankfully, both are covered in this video.
This martial arts video is for those of you who are not able to use the pressure point way to break a choke hold. I am doing this in slow motion to allow you to see what I am doing. Once you have the moves, do them faster and they will work for you.
See how to properly execute the following Kihon (basic moves): punch, kick and block of the 10th kyu in the Okinawan Karate style of Pwang Gai Noon (Pan Gai Noon or Pang Gai Noon, called Han Ko Nan Ryu in Japan).
In this free video series, our karate instructor, Madison Warner will teach you the basics of Koden Kan karate, including the starting stance, blocking, punching, kicking, and even some self-defense techniques, demonstrated with a partner.
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
In this martial arts video tutorial, Glen Levy teaches you some of the pressure points on the human body. With these pressure points, you can take your opponent down without seriously injuring him, or by seriously injuring him. This is a great skill to have when you get into a fight.
This martial arts/self defense video will show you how to break a choke hold using a pressure point, from a seated position. These are nerve points that you use to disrupt your attackers nervous system. Remember that in using these forms you must always keep a calm mind. It is also important to know when your opponent is disabled after using this chokehold.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a hip throw. If right-handed, keep the right foot forward and vice-versa for the left side. Have a strong grip on the opponent's right elbow and start in a hug grip. Then pull the opponent towards you and place your right hand on the opponent's back. Pull with your right hand and step back. Pivot your hip upwards and exert force as you throw. The key is to throw the opponent off balance. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested i...
The art of Meihuaquan Kung Fu is a special form of Shaolin Kung Fu; learn basic and advanced staff and weapon combat techniques in this free Shaolin martial arts video series.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the superman punch. This is nothing more than a jump and a punch and is used for form fighting. First, get into stance, then bring your knee up to the front of your body. When it is at the highest point, push the leg behind you, then bring it back. Do this quickly in one fluid movement and do a small jump at the end. The whole upper body should be focused on going forward with the arm while it is punching. The trick is to have the opponent looking at your ...
This martial arts video demonstrates basic karate techniques for kids and beginners. No one should attempt to try these techniques without being trained and supervised by a qualified karate instructor.
The Judo throw became one of the most famous judo moves for a reason. Done right, it is a devastating (and very cool looking) maneuver. In this tutorial, Judo Black Belt and BJJ Brown Belt Mark Massey teaches us the Kuzure Osoto Gari (and the more traditional) Osoto Maki Komi throw.
Learn how to Counter an arm bar with a kimura in Jiu Jitsu
The straight ankle lock, like many hold and submissions in MMA, looks like two people playing Twister except one of them is in extreme pain. Watch this video to learn when and how to use a straight ankle lock from Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls.
Here is a shoulder lock from the open guard (basically an ude garami or maki hiji lock) that Frank Mir pulled of against Pete Williams. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
Learn to do Tang Soo Do techniques in Korean martial arts. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do Tang Soo Do techniques.