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.
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.
This is what Brazilian jiu jitzu, or BJJ, is all about: crazy complicated submissions that the opponent never sees coming and cannot possibly escape. Watch this video to learn how to do a kimura to guillotine submission with Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls.
It take stretching and training to do Shaolin martial arts; learn Kung Fu moves taught at real Shaolin temples in this free martial arts video series.
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.
If you're ever pinned in a omoplata shoulder lock, here's how to get out of it. When you're down on the floor and your opponent has your legs, make sure to get your legs wide enough so you can fit your arm through. Now hold on to your right knee and squeeze down, putting pressure on your opponent's hand. Next put your other hand on the top of your left knee and squeeze your knees together and pull up. Now simply wait for your opponent to tap out. They won't be able to break free or stand the ...
This is how you tie your belt for an aikido training. It is demonstrated by an aikido club member from Wimbledon, London, UK.
This is a video demonstrating basic bo and unarmed taijutsu punching bag drills in the style of Choson ninja DTG karate.
If you're trying to get a triangle on someone in an MMA or jiu jitzu fight and they hide their arm to try and relieve the pressure on their neck, they might think they are safe. They aren't. Watch this video to learn how to finish the triangle in this situation from Joanne and Hillary Williams of MMA Girls.
In this video, we learn how to win a fight. First, don't be stupid when you fight. Look straight up and use your brain. It's not all about punching someone out, it's about using deception while fighting your opponent. Try tricking them and say you're giving up, then backhand them. Also remember that you need to protect yourself as often as possible. Be loud while you're fighting, especially when you're getting hurt, this will help protect you so you don't get permanently hurt. Also remember t...
The video tutorial describes how to tie your belt (obi or sash) around your gi suit for aikido. This method is particularly good for aikido as the finished knot is fairly flat and the layers of the belt do not cross at the back.
Check out this martial arts tutorial video that demonstrates how to throw your opponent. Throws are an integral part of jujitsu and all martial arts. Get expert tips and advice on grappling in this instructional Jiu-Jitsu video. There are a lot of ways to get your opponent off balance. Learn how with this video and practice your Jiu-Jitsu sills and techniques.
This tutorial goes over warm up and conditioning exercises for beginning practice with tonfa.
If you're on the ground and your opponent is standing and trying to pass your guard, there is a way that you can instantly reverse the situation. Watch this video to see MMA Girls Hillary Williams and Joanne demonstrate a sweep for that situation that will instantly give you the upper hand.
The straight ankle lock, like many hold and submissions in MMA, looks like two people playing Twister except one of them is in extreme pain. Watch this video to learn when and how to use a straight ankle lock from Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls.
Mixed martial arts and Brazilian jiu jitsu champion Frank Mir demonstrates his 'Superman' technique, which a fighter can use from half guard or while pinned. This will allow you to sweep your opponent, create distance or a full 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...
Frank Shamrock shows Yardbarker Dewey Hammond how to throw an effective punch. MMA fighter Frank Shamrock teaches the fundamentals of Mixed Martial Arts. If you want to learn how to dominate your opponent in the cage, this video tutorial on throwing punches is a good place to start.
Get free lessons on basic techniques for Northern Praying Mantis Kung Fu in this video series featuring black belt Wesley Rhodes.
Getting someone in a wrist lock is sometimes the best way to defend yourself. See how to do the basic Aikido technique Kotegaeshi in this free Aikido training video series featuring 5th degree black belt and US Martial Arts Hall of Fame Inductee Fred Mastison Sensei.
Aikido has countless falling 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.
Jarret Waldman explains a simple Krav Maga sweep technique
Here is an option in Jiu Jitsu to attack when your partner is balled up into the turtle position. (less)
Submissions 101 members: Aaron Ram and Dylan Fraser demonstrate how to do a Jiu Jitsu flying arm bar.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu D'arce (head and arm) choke.
This video shows you how to use a bo staff to do different types of sit-ups and push-ups. Great for training or anyone looking for new routines and variations.
This video demonstrates the side knee technique in Muay Thai kickboxing.
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.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
In these two videos you will learn beginning stances and then eight of the basic starting moves you need to know for nunchaku use.
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.
Learn how to execute a Japanese Jiu Jitsu bridge takedown technique into an arm bar.
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.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu wrist lock (or Nikkajo) from a shoulder grab.
Moontagu teaches you how to use eagle vision with martial arts. Eagle vision refers to the way lizards see in general and the way eagles watch their prey from above. It takes time to focus on something so you are better off seeing the whole picture. When a punch comes towards you, block it using peripheral vision, but keep your eyes on your opponent. This means you have almost 180 degrees vision. All you need to do in eagle vision is seeing, perceiving objects moving towards or away your body...
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.
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.