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.
Aikido has countless wrist grab forms and techniques for any method of martial arts self defense someone might need to call upon. Learn many of these tips from an Aikido expert in this free video clip series.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
This seven-part video series is absolutely a must-watch for anyone who regularly finds themselves in self-defense situations. Each of its parts details how to use a different pressure point on the human torso effectively and as safely as possible in hand-to-hand combat. It includes demonstrations, explanations, and all of the information you will need to strike your opponent down using the many pressure points in their chest.
If your opponent in a martial arts match has pinned you on the bottom, you can use a special technique to escape. Frank Mir, a champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu, demonstrates the way to use an arm post to get out of the pin. Move your opponent over your center line and use your elbows to escape.
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.
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 ...
Are you into MMA? Do you like girls? Well, this video combines both, as the girls of MMA show you how to perform a heel hook submission hold. If you can master this move, the fight may be over in seconds!
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.
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.
Identify the proper time to throw a knee kick. If you are grappling with an opponent, look for an opening where you can knee-kick him in the ribs or side of the thigh. If an opponent is trying to tackle you around the waist or take you down by grabbing your legs, introduce his face to your knee. If the opponent is standing in front of you and there is not enough room to throw a fully extended kick, grab him and try a knee.
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
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.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Octavio Couto Jr. is a real pro when it comes to fighting. He is going to be teaching you how to properly keep an opponent pinned down to the ground for a substantial amount of time. In this seminar, Octavio demonstrates a unique side control position known as the 100 kilo and a few other great moves to use in order to help you gain complete control over the person you are fighting. If you don't know what the 100 kilo is or how to do it, just follow this video a...
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 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...
Let’s try to thread the needle, as in give a choke hole. First get your opponent down on the mat facing upwards and sit in the mountain position. Hold your opponent's left hand with yours around his head to block him/her. Get your right hand through your opponent's left hand (needle in the hole) and push your chest towards the ground. This will put pressure on your opponent. It will help in your attack as well as defense techniques.
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 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.
Rich Myers of Circle of Harmony Aikido and Rei-Mon Buki shows you step by step how to make and carve your own Bokken (Bokutou), including how to choose the proper wood, Custom designing the japanese sword, carving techniqe, and oil finishing.
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.
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.
Watch this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial video with Kurt Osiander and the Move of the Week as he illustrates his version of the Crucifix Choke. Learn a few tips to perform this move effectively. Practice your Crucifix Choke technique with this instructional video and improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills!
Are you interested in techniques for self defense involving edged weapons, such as knives? Learn how to defend against a straight stab with an edged weapon from a US Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee in this free video series.
Improve your bo staff techniques and skills for martial arts training with the expert tips in this free martial arts weapon video series.
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.
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.
This tutorial goes over warm up and conditioning exercises for beginning practice with tonfa.
How to fight multiple attackers with 5 simple Wing Chun techniques that will help survive a attack by a gang of multiple attackers. These are some of the best tactics on how to fight a group of people while staying safe.
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.
Muay Thai, a form of kickboxing and the national sport of Thailand, is an intense martial art that uses not just all the limbs, but joints, as possible weapons against an opponent. This how-to video clarifies some basic Muay Thai kickboxing moves, with step-by-step instructions accompanied with demonstrations shown from multiple angles. Whether you're looking to work on your technique, or pick up a new sport, this video tutorial will help you improve your Muay Thai skills. Follow along and le...
A butterfly twist is an acrobatic kick that originated in china, get expert tips and advice on martial arts in this free video.
Here are some tips on how to do a butterfly twist in martial arts, one of the purest forms of self defense.
Diamond Fist was developed by a Shaolin monk to help elderly monks practice Kung Fu in the monasteries; learn Diamond Fist history and movements in this free martial arts Kung Fu video series.
Joanne and Lauren bring you a lesson from the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Girls series. In this video the sexy ladies demonstrate how to do the rubber guard triangle choke in MMA.
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.
Nunchaku basics and demonstration of basic nunchaku techniques and drills.
A reverse triangle type of submission which is a crank and shoulder compression. Bermuda Triangle: You think you're getting out of the triangle...but it's inescapable.