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How To: Perform kama kata

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.

How To: Tie a karate belt on your child (or another person)

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...

How To: Break a choke hold while seated using a pressure point

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.

How To: Do Hapkido techniques

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.

How To: Do the Brazilian high kick

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 ...

How To: Do the superman punch

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 ...

How To: Perform a hip throw in judo

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...

How To: Break a choke hold

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.

How To: Win a two-on-one fight

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.

How To: Do Muay Thai kickboxing knee drills

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...

How To: Fight with escrima sticks

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.