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 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.
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.
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 how to Counter an arm bar with a kimura in Jiu Jitsu
This tutorial shows you how to perform the first bo kata (form): Shu shi no kon.
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.
Learn to escape a basic wrestler's headlock using the Jiu Jitsu sit and roll technique
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.
Watch this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial video with Kurt Osiander and the Move of the Week as he illustrates the rear jump to the arm bar attack. It's all dependent on the force you apply to the back of your opponent's neck. Practice your rear jump to arm bar attack technique with this instructional video and improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills!
Submissions 101 members: Aaron Ram and Dylan Fraser demonstrate how to do a Jiu Jitsu flying arm bar.
Tsuken no kon is the fourth kata, or form using the bo. This video breaks down each step clearly and makes it easy to learn.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
Muay Boran is the ancient relative of modern Muay Thai boxing. This clear how-to video shows the correct method of wrapping your fists to prepare for a match or training.
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...
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...
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
The three gentlemen in the video show the viewer what it takes to win a 2 vs. 1 fight. They show multiple angles and scenarios for how the fight could pan out, and give advice accordingly. The "good guy" as he is called, informs the viewer on many ways to take out assailants and how to do so in a non-lethal fashion. He goes on to talk about more violent ways of taking out fighters, and to only use such methods in extreme situations.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
In this video series, watch as Master David Herbert teaches how to use chopsticks as a weapon. Learn the ear strike defense, thrust techniques, groin strike technique, wrist lock strike, ankle choke technique, outside strike defense, inside strike defense, steel chopsticks, choke defense, knife defense with a chopstick and more. Don’t get caught again in a ninja fight in Chinatown without the proper skills. Let the experts at ExpertVillage show you how it’s done!
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.
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.
Learn to escape from a standing rear naked choke using Jiu Jitsu technique.
Some martial arts enthusiasts might say it's harder to defend yourself when you are short. This martial arts tutorial video shows that size doesn't matter when the sleeper hold is applied correctly.
The Submission Master grappling dummy allows you to train in all positions, 24/7, without having a martial arts partner. You can get 1000's of reps on passing the guard, triangles, arm bars, leg lock, chokes... nearly all tactics.
This video is a step-by-step analysis of each of the moves of the first bo kata, shu shi no kon, including what attack you are blocking and striking point on the opponent. A great way to learn these moves.
There are many different methods of wrapping ones hands when they are doing Muay Thai boxing. This clear, concise video shows a simiple method that you can try as well before you start your mortal combat. The emphasis on this tecnique puts wrist protection over knuckle protection.
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.
In this online video series, learn beginner Kyokushin karate techniques from expert Kyokushin karate instructor Tony Capraro.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
Kicking is an important component of kung fu and Chinese martial arts. Learn some kicking tips and expand your arsenal from a martial arts expert in this free video series.
Here is one way to get the hands free when someone is grabbing around your waist as you go for the gangsta lean position. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
Bo staff grips vary depending upon the type of bo staff techniques used. Learn how to hold and grip a bo staff in this free video on bo staff techniques. Hold and grip a bo staff - Part 1 of 20.
Step by step instruction on the correct way to wrap your hands before Muay Thai kickboxing training or competition.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu sutemi (or sacrifice) throw from a head lock