Muay Boran Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing) is an all-inclusive term for the ancient boxing arts of Thailand, from which modern Muay Thai was born. In the old days, fighters would wrap their hands with strips of twisted hemp cloth or hemp rope. Although it is commonly thought that fighters would dip their wrapped hands in broken glass, this is largely a myth. They did, however, dip their hands in water in order to harden the rope.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Octavio Couto Jr. is a real pro when it comes to fighting. He is going to be teaching you how to properly keep an opponent pinned down to the ground for a substantial amount of time. In this seminar, Octavio demonstrates a unique side control position known as the 100 kilo and a few other great moves to use in order to help you gain complete control over the person you are fighting. If you don't know what the 100 kilo is or how to do it, just follow this video a...
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This how-to video shows the guillotine defense move in jiu-jitsu, in which you pry on the choking arms of your opponent. 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 guillotine counter defense move.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu switch back sweep.
Ronald Gotlin holds five black belts, including a 6th degree black belt in Tomiki Ryu Aikido, and is Past President and Founding Member of the International Aikido Alliance. This series of videos shows beginner moves in aikido.
The arms are the part of the body most used by Westerners in fighting. As a result, targeting and disabling an opponents arms is a great way to end a fight quickly without the risk involved in hitting an opponent's head. This three-part video details pressure points all over the arms and various ways of striking them in order to hurt and disable your opponent, ending your engagement with limited damage to both yourself and them.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
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.
This video will teach you how to properly use the sleeper hold in order to subdue an attacker, but not damage their larynx. This is a real way to protect others and yourself. It is meant to help Police Officers from choking people and avoid law suits from performing the wrong maneuver.
Learn Tai Chi forms, exercises, and techniques such as the crane walk, circle stretch, breathing tips, and more in this free Tai Chi video series.
This tutorial covers different exercises that you can do with a bo staff. Flexibility and strength are always important when doing martial arts and these exercises should help your training.
If your opponent in a martial arts match has pinned you on the bottom, you can use a special technique to escape. Frank Mir, a champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu, demonstrates the way to use an arm post to get out of the pin. Move your opponent over your center line and use your elbows to escape.
Glen Levy teaches you some pressure points in this martial arts video tutorial. The human body just takes a little pressure to bring somebody down to their knees. By learning how to properly apply these pressure points, you'll be the person nobody wants to fight.
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.
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
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.
Exercises specific to the sai, and the proper way to handle the sai are covered in this tutorial.
In this martial arts video series, learn how to train with the Japanese Sai from 3rd degree Black Belt Michael Lewis. Michael will demonstrate Sai fighting techniques such as how to use a Sai to block a bo staff strike, how to block and counter strike with a Sai, how to use a Sai disarm an opponent armed with a bo staff and an opponent armed with an escrima stick, and how to use a Sai to block and disarm an opponent with a katana blade.
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.
Learn to execute jiu Jitsu guillotine choke
This seven-part video series is absolutely a must-watch for anyone who regularly finds themselves in self-defense situations. Each of its parts details how to use a different pressure point on the human torso effectively and as safely as possible in hand-to-hand combat. It includes demonstrations, explanations, and all of the information you will need to strike your opponent down using the many pressure points in their chest.
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.
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.
The Judo throw became one of the most famous judo moves for a reason. Done right, it is a devastating (and very cool looking) maneuver. In this tutorial, Judo Black Belt and BJJ Brown Belt Mark Massey teaches us the Kuzure Osoto Gari (and the more traditional) Osoto Maki Komi throw.
Rich Myers of Circle of Harmony Aikido and Rei-Mon Buki shows you step by step how to make and carve your own Bokken (Bokutou), including how to choose the proper wood, Custom designing the japanese sword, carving techniqe, and oil finishing.
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.
How to do a full nelson escape using Jiu Jitsu.
In this video series, expert MMA wrestler Charles Bishop will show you a variety of takedowns, throws, and stances. He leads you through setting up a double leg takedown and two different ways of finishing the move and transitioning into a submission. You will learn the same for a single leg takedown, with various ways to finish and move into a submission. Charles also teaches you many throws: under hook, arm throws, shoulder throws, upper body, and more.
Learn how to Counter an arm bar with a kimura in Jiu Jitsu
In this video series, our expert Tres Tew will show you how to use a baton or bat for self defense. He will teach you about open and closed positions, how to draw the bat quickly and strike or block, and how to defang the cobra. Tres will also teach you how to defend against a charge, a cross slash, a shoulder grab, a front choke, cross grab, and wrist grab using a baton or bat.
Learn to escape from a standing rear naked choke using Jiu Jitsu technique.
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.
In this tutorial you will learn how to spar with a tonfa versus a bo, which, due to its greater length, is considered the "superior" weapon.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu triangle choke from side arm bar contol position.
Here is a brief video on how to start doing the forward roll in Jiu Jitsu. Ukemi (rolling and falling) are very important in the martial arts and often neglected.
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...
Diamond Fist was developed by a Shaolin monk to help elderly monks practice Kung Fu in the monasteries; learn Diamond Fist history and movements in this free martial arts Kung Fu video series.
This is the full form, or kata, for the tonfa, which means you should already have practice with the hojo-undo, or basic moves.