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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joanne and Lauren bring you a lesson from the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Girls series. In this video the sexy ladies demonstrate the rear naked choke hold in mixed martial arts.
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.
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.
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 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.
Kung fu is an ancient Chinese martial art that requires balance, stability and strength. Learn several kung fu blocking techniques from a kung fu instructor in this free martial arts video series.
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
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.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to perform a tornado kick. Before learning the tornado kick, you can practice with inside crescent kicks. Remember to mind your arms, you don't want them flaying around when you're executing this kick.
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.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
Part wild horses mane is a Tai Chi maneuver that's sometimes performed as a zig zag pattern transitioning movement. Learn to perform this transitional movement from a professional Tai Chi instructor in this free martial arts video. Do the Tai Chi move "Part Wild Horses Mane" - Part 1 of 15.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
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.
Nunchaku basics and demonstration of basic nunchaku techniques and drills.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu wrist lock (or Nikkajo) from a shoulder grab.
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 how-to video shows a shoulder throw (ippon seoi nage). Learn some new skills or just practice your jiu jitsu skills. Follow along with this video martial arts tutorial and learn how to do a jiu jitsu shoulder throw move from a standing rear choke attempt.
Self-defense is essential in a violent society where anything can happen. Should you ever find yourself in a choke hold, keeping your wits about you and knowing what to do will help you escape safely. Watch this video to learn how to escape a choke hold.
Aikido was developed around the 14th century. Learn some exercises, techniques and moves in these free online video martial arts lessons from a martial arts expert.
You may have come across Chloe Bruce in the past, but we're betting it was on the web, because if it were in person, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now. Because in a blink of an eye, she'd have her foot smashed against your face using her world famous Scorpion Kick, a difficult move for any martial artist to perform.
Learn the fundamentals of Tae Kwon Do in these free online self-defense videos, including kicks, punches, blocks, stances and other moves for tae kwan do white-belts.
Krav Maga Sherman Oaks Human Weapon Jarret Waldman teaching a choke from behind with a thin wire or rope defense.
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...
Kung fu is an ancient Chinese martial art that requires good balance and leg strength. Learn several leg strengthening exercises from a professional kung fu instructor in this free video series.
Kung fu jumping is one of the many facets of this martial arts style there is to learn. Get tips on various kung fu jumping techniques from a black belt Kung Fu instructor in this free video series.
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.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Gogoplata, or shin, choke. Gogoplata is a choke that traps the arm and uses the shin as a choking edge. It is usually applied from the guard.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a karate belt. Begin by putting the belt on your left hip. Then wrap it around all the way to the front, keeping it flat. Now wrap it around one more time to the front, on top of the other piece. Then tuck the top piece underneath the two layers of the belt, make the tips even and then pull on them to tighten the belt. To help children tie the belt, only hold one side of the belt and do not wrap it for them. Give them the instructions. This vid...