There are many reasons to train Martial Arts. From self defense to self development, everyone chooses their own reason either consciously or unconsciously. What is your reason? This is a short film which asks you the same.
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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.
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.
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.
Now this is an elaborate MMA move. It's called The Rocker, and involves three distinct parts: a deep half sweep, a pass, and finally side control. This video features UFC competitor and BJJ master Vinny Magalhaes demonstrating how to do the move
Learn how to execute the cross-collar choke! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to set up a guarding opponent for a flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to break down an opponent when he's in a strong posture to make him susceptible to the flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to execute a heel-hook flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to move from a deep half guard to a standing position! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Imagine the marriage of UFC and arm wrestling and you've got the exceedingly ridiculous sport of XARM. Seriously, this is an "official" sport with a league. The game works like this: the contenders' arms are taped together and the first to pin the other's arm or knock them out across the table wins.
In this tutorial, we learn how to break guard position in Jiu Jitsu. First, you will want to get into a position where you are over the body of the other person. Your arms should be held straight out so you are able to move and gain control over the other person. If their legs are around you, you can move your arms into place to block out their arms and lock in their head so they no longer have control of the situation. It may take you a few tries to get used to this, but there are ways to ta...
The armbar is the classic submission in MMA, but that also means everyone is ready for it. In this video you'll learn how to do an armbar variation that starts when your opponent defends your normal attempt at an armbar. Clever girls.
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.
If massive strength is not among your list of strengths as an MMA or jiu jitzu fighter, you need to learn ways to apply harder pressure from the half guard in order to pass better. Watch this video to learn some details that will help with this from MMA Girls Hillary Williams and Joanne.
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.
When your opponent mounts you they probably think that they have an advantage. There are ways to counter it though, and in this video Hillary Williams and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to get heel hooks in on a mounting opponent.
Taking the back in an MMA fight is a great way to get ready for a rear naked choke and an end to the fight. Watch this video to learn a technique for slipping a hook in on a turtled opponent and taking their back.
Jon Fitch, one of the stars of UFC, has a long background in traditional wrestling. In this video Joanne of MMA Girls and he will teach you an a inside trip variation takedown he learned in college wrestling that translates well to MMA.
The omoplata is a nasty submission, and being able to escape it is crucial to winning MMA fights against strong BJJ fighters. Watch this video to hear Jon Fitch teach you three ways to counter the omoplata from different stages of the move.
If you're fighting a strong wrestler in MMA, finishing them off can be tough since their style is so defensive. Watch this video to learn how to get such a fighter into a guillotine finish when they have you mounted from UFC star Jon Fitch and Joanne of MMA Girls.
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.
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.
If you're in the mount in a MMA fight, you might have a slim advantage but it could all turn around at any time. Watch this video to learn one great way to get into a leg lock
The key to successful MMA fighting is to allow you opponent only one move, the one you want them to make. In this video you'll learn how to bait a guarding opponent into trying to sweep you, and how to set up a heel hook to use on them when they do.
In MMA nearly every part of the body is fair game for attacks and attacking, even the toes. In this video Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls will teach you how to use a toe hold to submission an opponent.
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.
The armbar might be the most widely used submission in MMA, and can be entered from all sorts of situations. In this video UFC star Kurt Pellegrino will teach you, along with Joanne of MMA Girls, how to do an armbar from side control and win your next mixed martial arts fight.
If you've got your opponent against the cage in an MMA fight, there are all sorts of fun things you can do to them to end the fight if you're good. In this video you'll learn a great takedown for using on a opponent trapped against the cage from UFC star Kurt Pellegrino.
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.
Leg locks are some of the easiest and most effective submissions in MMA, and form an essential part of your ground game. Watch this video to see Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls teach you how to set up leg locks.
The nice thing about fighting an opponent wearing a Gi is all the material that you have to grab for starting chokes. Watch this video to learn how to execute a kimura to collar choke from side control and end your fight with a submission.
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.
One of the reasons that MMA is cooler than boxing is the abundance of different moves and strategies that can be used in any situation. Take this video for instance. In it Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to go from a gi collar choke to a fake scissor sweep and then into a triangle choke, hopefully to win the match. Wow.
Not since the days of Royce Gracie have MMA fighters regularly worn a gi during fights, but in jiu jitsu and other types of fighting they definitely still do. Watch this video to learn how to do a gi collar choke from guard, with female BJJ practicioner Hillary Williams demonstrating on Joanne of MMA Girls.
Taking someone down from standing is oftentimes the best way to gain the advantage in an MMA fight. In this video UFC star Joe Lauzon demonstrates how to do an armdrag to double leg takedown on the lovely and sporting Joanne of MMA Girls.
If you've got your opponent on the ground in a UFC fight and you're still standing, the next thing you have to do is pass the guard they'll probably get up. Watch this video to see UFC great Joe Lauzon demonstrate passing guard on MMA Girls very own Joanne.