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How To: Perform a forward wristlock aka "Ura gyaku"

In this video, we learn how to perform a forward wristlock: "Ura gyaku". Instead of twisting the wrist to the right, you will twist it to the left. When everything in the arm is straight, it will help lock the wrist better instead of it being bent. Keep the arm straight and the elbow flexed, then align it with the face. Turn it over using the same muscles between the bones and the head, then flex the shoulder and elbow towards the head. Drag it, then you will have this type of wrist lock comp...

Perform a backward wristlock: "Omote Gyaku"

In this video, we learn how to perform a backward wristlock: Omote Gyaku. This is a basic move that can be done in different variations. First, place your thumb on the back of their hand and turn the wrist around. After this, turn it sideways and turn it up and over. Doing this will twist the wrist and lock it so the opponent falls down to the ground with pain. Just a small amount of force sets off a chain reaction in all the joints in the entire body. Once you have this down, it's a very eff...

How To: Do the rack and crucifix jiu jitsu position

In this video, we learn how to do the rack and crucifix jiu jitsu position. Start by starting in the cross position with your grip around the opponent, pushing their arm up. Now, lift up your forearm and it will prop them up to their side. Now, swing your legs over and catch over top the arm on their body. Now you can swivel to perform a neck crank. From this position, there are a lot of submissions you can do. To get the crucifix position, shift your leg back and fall backwards. Triangle you...

How To: Perform a standing elbow "break" and take down in Japanese Jujutsu

If you're interested in learning a little bit of Japanese Jujutsu, check out the next video tutorial. In it you'll learn how to perform a standing elbow break and take down move. This is perfect for anyone who is touched by a possible assailant in the shirt. It's a quick and easy move that can put the attacker in a position they don't want to be. When practicing this, though, make sure you are very careful and that you don't overextend your partner's elbow. This can lead to serious injury, so...

How To: Do the Mas Oyama secret technique

In this tutorial, we learn how to do the Mas Oyama secret technique. This uses manipulation of the muscle. You will face your opponent and hit them in the gut with your hand. Keep your hand straight and have your thumb bent, so when they move forward and you hit them, your thumb goes straight into their stomach. This will make them fall down to the ground and lose control over what they were just doing. This is a very painful technique and there are no secrets or other techniques to do this. ...

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 major outside foot reap in judo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do the major outside foot reap in judo. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. Begin by grabbing onto the opponent's arm and shoulder. Then step in towards the opponent and pull the opponent towards you. Now bring out your leg and sweep the opponent by push back their leg. This can be done on either right or left side. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in martial arts and self defense, and would like to learn differen...

How To: Do a Kyokushin or kickboxing low kick combination

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a Kyokushin/kickboxing low kick combination. Begin by making a low kick to the opponent's inner thigh and instantly punch/push to make distance. At the same time, position yourself to the opponent's side. Then perform a low kick on the opponent's front upper leg. Bend your knees when kicking for more power and prevent your opponent from closing in. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in learning martial arts and self defense...

How to Perform a wristlock: "Taki ori"

In this tutorial, we learn how to perform a wrist lock with Jared Fell. First, place your thumb on the other person so it's web against web. Next, use your pointer finger and point at the other person's face. The pinkie finger and index finger should both be pointing at the person's face and putting a lot of pressure on their hand. It will feel like it's going to break and the opponent will fall down to the ground. You can start this from punches, because it will be easy to do it if someone i...

How To: Execute a two handed grip shoulder throw

In this sports video tutorial you will learn how to execute a two handed grip shoulder throw. Sensei Angel Perez from Champion Martial Arts demonstrates this. Grip the opponent's right lapel with your right hand and with your left hand grip the opponent's right sleeve under the elbow. Keep your right foot in front and get your right elbow under the opponent's right shoulder. Then step back, bend your knees and throw the opponent over your right shoulder while continuing with the grip. The sam...

How To: Train in Judo

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to train in judo. In a regular judo class, students begin with warm ups and exercises for 15-20 minutes. Then students begin learning a certain throw, pin and a submission. The will then practice for 10 minutes. Then students learn a second throwing, pinning and submission technique. The students will practice for 10 minutes once again. The teachers will walk around and help each student with their technique. For the last 10 minutes, there will be a f...

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: Cross-Train Young Athletes with Tae Kwon Do

Football, soccer and baseball players, along with almost every sport can benefit from a little martial arts. Wait, what does martial arts have to do with playing a sport? Performance training usually makes people think of high-intensity drills, but what about Tae Kwon Do? Cross-training is actually a great way to keep youth players in shape and keep any young athlete in good playing condition. Watch this video for some warmup drills for Tae Kwon Do and some exercise and moves to keep your chi...

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

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.

How To: Tie your karate or martial arts belt perfectly

This video demonstrates how to tie a karate belt in a proper manner. Take the belt and fold it in half. Place the fold in the middle part of your abdomen where you need the knot. Cross the ends of the belt behind your back. The end in your right hand should be on the top and tuck in the end in the left hand underneath till the front. Take the end on the top and tuck beneath the belt, bottom to top on the other side. Pull the ends tightly, the two ends should be of almost equal length. Cross t...

How To: Properly tie a karate belt

In this Sports video tutorial you will learn how to properly tie a karate belt. This video is from Tiger Strike. There are two ways of doing this. 1st method. Take 3 hand lengths of the belt from one end, place it on the right hip wrap the belt around the waist with the left hand twice. Then take the other end and pass it underneath both the layers of the belt from bottom to up, pull both the ends and make them even. Now take the left end, put it over the right side end then pass it through t...

How To: Tie your karate belt, step by step

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...

How To: Tie your belt properly in martial arts

This video shows how to tie a karate belt. Take a double wrap belt, place the middle of it on your belly button and pull it around on to the back and cross the belt on the back. Take the layer on the bottom and tuck it underneath the top layer all the way around to the front side. Thus you can get a single layer of the belt on the back. In the front there are two layers-one coming up from the bottom and the second one is the top layer. Take the top layer and push it up from underneath the bel...

How To: Tie a karate belt tightly and safely onto a child

In this how-to video, Mark Denino will show you how to tie a karate belt tightly and safely onto a child. Have the child kneel down for you to tie the belt on. Unfold the belt and hold the middle. Place that section around the belly and wrap the ends around. Cross the ends over and pull one end under both strands. Take the other end cross them over. This will create a knot. Pull tightly so that it fits snugly on the child. Make sure the ends are about the same length. Viewing this video will ...

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: Tie your karate belt efficiently and keep it tight

To tie your karate belt tightly and efficiently you only need to follow a few simple steps. First, find the center of the belt; do this by putting the two ends together. Put the center on your belly button, and wrap completely around yourself, now finding the two ends in front of you. Bring the left end over the right, and grab both pieces with your left hand. Now tuck the left end under. From there, place the right side over the left. Now take the bottom flap and wrap it around the right pie...

How To: Tie your belt in karate, in 2 ways

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie your belt in two different ways. For the first method, take the halfway point of your belt and place it at the belly. Wrap it around and then take the ends an go underneath and through with the right side. Take the left side and wrap it over the right. Tighten the knot. For the second method, take a section of the belt and wrap it around your body. The right will go over the left and go through. Take the left and go over the right and wrap it th...

How To: Escape from an omoplata shoulder lock in Jiu Jitsu

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 ...

How To: "Thread the needle" in Jiu Jitsu (arm bind and choke)

Let’s try to thread the needle, as in give a choke hole. First get your opponent down on the mat facing upwards and sit in the mountain position. Hold your opponent's left hand with yours around his head to block him/her. Get your right hand through your opponent's left hand (needle in the hole) and push your chest towards the ground. This will put pressure on your opponent. It will help in your attack as well as defense techniques.

How To: Understand and execute a kimura shoulder lock

In this video tutorial viewers learn how about Brazilian jiu-jitsu. This video describes the concept behind Brazilian Jiu Jitsu including: technique vs strength, large vs small, angles, and the weak muscle groups of the body. Teaches viewers how to defend against bigger and stronger opponents. Viewers will learn how to fight more effectively. This video will benefit those viewers interested in mixed martial arts and willing to learn new fighting techniques. These techniques can be used for se...

How To: Use "eagle vision" with martial arts

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...

How To: Defend yourself in an after school fight

Two young men help with advice for anyone who is put into the unfortunate situation of an after school fight. Obviously their first suggestion is to avoid the confrontation, but if it's unavoidable watch this video for some helpful tips. The point isn't to win the fight, but to come out with minimal injuries. Very helpful little video with tips on defending yourself in a bad situation, and ways to help from it becoming a worse situation!

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.