How To: Use the pressure points of the arms in self defense

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.

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

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.

How To: Train with Japanese Sai

In this martial arts video series, learn how to train with the Japanese Sai from 3rd degree Black Belt Michael Lewis. Michael will demonstrate Sai fighting techniques such as how to use a Sai to block a bo staff strike, how to block and counter strike with a Sai, how to use a Sai disarm an opponent armed with a bo staff and an opponent armed with an escrima stick, and how to use a Sai to block and disarm an opponent with a katana blade.

How To: Use the pressure points of the neck in combat

The neck is one of the most important and fragile parts of the body. It has few bones and muscles and very many blood vessels and nerves, making it a natural haven for pressure points. This video will teach you how to locate and strike many of these pressure points in order to improve your self-defense or martial arts skills. It includes demonstrations, diagrams, and detailed instructions for utilizing the information obtained in real-world self-defense situations.

How To: Break a choke hold

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.

How To: Tie your belt in karate, in 2 ways

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie your belt in two different ways. For the first method, take the halfway point of your belt and place it at the belly. Wrap it around and then take the ends an go underneath and through with the right side. Take the left side and wrap it over the right. Tighten the knot. For the second method, take a section of the belt and wrap it around your body. The right will go over the left and go through. Take the left and go over the right and wrap it th...

How To: Do stand up grappling techniques in MMA

In this video series, expert MMA wrestler Charles Bishop will show you a variety of takedowns, throws, and stances. He leads you through setting up a double leg takedown and two different ways of finishing the move and transitioning into a submission. You will learn the same for a single leg takedown, with various ways to finish and move into a submission. Charles also teaches you many throws: under hook, arm throws, shoulder throws, upper body, and more.

How To: Wrap Your Hands for Muay Boran (Ancient Thai Boxing)

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.

How To: Perform a standing elbow "break" and take down in Japanese Jujutsu

If you're interested in learning a little bit of Japanese Jujutsu, check out the next video tutorial. In it you'll learn how to perform a standing elbow break and take down move. This is perfect for anyone who is touched by a possible assailant in the shirt. It's a quick and easy move that can put the attacker in a position they don't want to be. When practicing this, though, make sure you are very careful and that you don't overextend your partner's elbow. This can lead to serious injury, so...

How To: Tie a karate belt on your child (or another person)

In this how-to video, Sensei Paul Adams will teach you how to tie your belt on your karate kid. The belt will be very stiff at first, but will loosen up over the years. Take the middle of the belt and place it on their belly. Take the ends and pull them all the way around until they reach the belly again. Make sure the belt is snug the whole time. Place the right side over the left and pull that end under both layers of the belt. Once this is done, pull the left end over the right and tie a t...

How To: Do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu chokeholds

Check out this martial arts tutorial video that demonstrates how to do Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu chokeholds. Choke holds are a Jiu Jitsu technique you can use to control your opponent. Get expert tips and advice on martial arts and grappling in this video. There are hundreds of variations of chokes, but this video provides instruction on a simple choke from the back. Practice your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills and techniques with this tutorial video.

How To: Disarm the gun during a hand gun attack

This series is part for of how to survive a hand gun attack. After remaining alive, gaining control of the weapon and devastating your attacker you need to disarm the gun. Learn about the different ways to disarm a gun. Remember to stay in the center in the circle.

How To: Do Advanced Aikido Rolls

This is an advanced Aikido Ukemi tutorial which explains 11 different exercises seen and unseen. The tutorial includes detailed explanations of how to perform soft high falls from different techniques, various backward rolling tricks and other unseen ukemi variations.

How To: Perform kama kata

This video breaks down the kata, or form, utilizing the kama, the okinawan sickle. The second video gives an analysis (bunkai) of the kata. An excellent series that makes it easy to learn from.

How To: Fight with escrima sticks

In this video series, our expert Tres Tew will teach you all about escrima stick fighting. He will teach you how to block with an escrima stick, how to strike with an escrima stick, how to do a shoulder crank with an escrima stick, and how to do a push block with an escrima stick.

How To: Cross-Train Young Athletes with Tae Kwon Do

Football, soccer and baseball players, along with almost every sport can benefit from a little martial arts. Wait, what does martial arts have to do with playing a sport? Performance training usually makes people think of high-intensity drills, but what about Tae Kwon Do? Cross-training is actually a great way to keep youth players in shape and keep any young athlete in good playing condition. Watch this video for some warmup drills for Tae Kwon Do and some exercise and moves to keep your chi...

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