This video teaches you the history of the raku-shaku-bo, commonly called the bo (or misnamed bo-staff, since bo *means* staff!) and then explains how to choose one.
There are a lot of different leg locks out there, but this one might be the nastiest. It's called the Vaporizer leg lock, part of Eddie Bravo's BJJ system, and it looks like you could use it to snap someone's foot completely off with minimal effort. Watch this video to learn how to do it from Eddie Bravo himself and Joanne of MMA Girls.
This is a video demonstrating basic bo and unarmed taijutsu punching bag drills in the style of Choson ninja DTG karate.
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 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.
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.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
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.
Jump rope side swing is a beginner jump rope technique for learning how to jump rope. Learn the side swing jump rope technique to learn how to jump rope in this free kickboxing fitness video. Jump rope by the side swing technique - Part 1 of 10.
Kung fu is an ancient Chinese martial art that combines technique, balance and power into an effective fighting style. Learn several beginning kung fu combinations with tips from a professional kung fu instructor in this free martial arts video series.
Staff fighting is an excellent way for your kid to get some aggression out. It is also an excellent introduction to the world of martial arts. In this free video series, let Cody Stahlecker show you how to do some basic staff fighting moves. You can create a staff out of just about anything. Not only will your kids get the exercise they need, they also may learn some handy self defense techniques as well. So, take a moment, and learn about staff fighting kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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...
Master Rafael Negron, 6th DAN Master Instructor, and Jessica Sherlock, 2nd Degree blackbelt. Hapkido is an eclectic Korean martial art that is literally translated as “the way of coordinating energy” or “the way of coordinated power.” Hapkido is ultimately used as self-defense and combines other skilled martial arts with common attacks. he main focus of Hapkido is footwork and body positioning used to employ leverage.
Bow, Sit, and form a karate fist are the beginning requirements for the 10th kyu in the Okinawan Karate style of Pwang Gai Noon (called Han Ko Nan Ryu in Japan). This video shows you to properly execute these moves.
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...
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...
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.
In this tutorial you will learn the basic theory of tonfa and how to execute basic techniques. Safety is important so always start by checking your weapons for cracks and splinters.
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.
Nunchaku basics and demonstration of basic nunchaku techniques and drills.
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!
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 tutorial teaches the basics of tricking, a form of martial arts combining gymnastics, fighting, and breakdancing.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu hip throw (or koshinage).
This is the full form, or kata, for the tonfa, which means you should already have practice with the hojo-undo, or basic moves.
Learn to escape a basic wrestler's headlock using the Jiu Jitsu sit and roll technique