Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
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 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 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.
Learn how to Counter an arm bar with a kimura in Jiu Jitsu
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.
If someone has you in a body lock in an MMA fight, you're in serious danger of being rear naked choked. Watch this video to learn one way to defend yourself when body locked, by rolling over your opponent into an ankle pressure submission.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Would you want to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? This video will show you how to defend yourself against an attacker choking you from the front. It' the best MMA for self-defense, especially for a teenager.
If someone is trying to pass guard on you in MMA, there are lots of different ways that you can get them into an ankle or leg lock if you know how. In this video, UFC fighter Kurt Pellegrino will teach you several ways to get into different ankle and leg locks from a guard pass.
In this tutorial, we learn how to do the Brazilian high kick. First, stretch out your body before you do this so you don't pull a muscle. You want to stand on one leg when you do this and bring the other leg straight up. The leg on the ground will turn to the side while your other leg and knee will be brought to the front of the body. Step in with your foot to the side, then bring the other leg up and to the side, then bring the foot down to the corner next to you. Do this quickly to make it ...
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 ...
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...
This how-to video shows the shoulder lock from scarf hold, which has different names the Robinson lock, Shamrock Hold, or Chrome Lock. 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 lock from the scarf hold position.
Watch this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial video with Kurt Osiander and the Move of the Week as he illustrates the Double Attack. It's the old but famous attack from the mount. Practice your Double Attack 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Self defense for women is a great way for women to feel safe knowing they can protect themselves. Learn some self defense moves against frontal attacks with tips from a martial arts expert in this free women's self defense video series.
Women can use a variety of basic self-defense techniques and tactics to defend themselves against attackers. Learn basic self-defense moves and techniques in this free video on women's self-defense.
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.
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.
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 silverado is an arm crush and usually one of the last moves to go for when all the others have been blocked. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
This choke hold is dangerous because your opponent will not always want to tap out. This is a great hold to do, and gives you control of his or her body. This martial arts technique takes practice.
Ever failed to get a triangle choke? This drill allows you to get a tepee or bolt lock if the triangle fails. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
Learn to escape from a standing rear naked choke using Jiu Jitsu technique.
Learn how to escape a rear bear hug using a Jiu Jitsu technique called aiki otoshi.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu scarf hold (or kesa gatame) to gain side control positional dominance.
This tutorial shows you how to execute the first two sets of primary moves with the bo: group 1 (attacks) and group 2 (blocks). It also shows how to change grips.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Shoulder Lock from a scarf hold.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Kimura Shoulder Lock from the guard position.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu wrist lock (or Nikkajo) from a shoulder grab.
In this video series, our expert Tres Tew will teach you all about escrima stick fighting. He will teach you how to block with an escrima stick, how to strike with an escrima stick, how to do a shoulder crank with an escrima stick, and how to do a push block with an escrima stick.