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.
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.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
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.
This videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
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 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.
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.
The neck is one of the most important and fragile parts of the body. It has few bones and muscles and very many blood vessels and nerves, making it a natural haven for pressure points. This video will teach you how to locate and strike many of these pressure points in order to improve your self-defense or martial arts skills. It includes demonstrations, diagrams, and detailed instructions for utilizing the information obtained in real-world self-defense situations.
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.
Nunchaku basics and demonstration of basic nunchaku techniques and drills.
In this video series, let Mei-chiao Chiu teach you the beginning forms of Wushu. She explains the history of Wushu, and its importance in the world of martial arts. She shows you how to warm up and stretch before being any Wushu exercise. With her instructions, you can discover the exciting martial art form of Wushu today
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.
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.
Jason Stork demonstrates some unarmed stances of hatsumis martial arts of distance: ninpo taijutsu.
Qi (Xi) Gong master Larry Wong instructs you on how to do Swinging Arms.
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.
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.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu Ude Garami,also known as a key lock or hammer lock. This technique is done from a hook punch.
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.
By Zech Browning Shihan of Gyodokan Martial Arts. Step 1: "Storm Within the Calm - Putting It All Together - Part 1"
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
In this video, we learn how to win a fight. First, don't be stupid when you fight. Look straight up and use your brain. It's not all about punching someone out, it's about using deception while fighting your opponent. Try tricking them and say you're giving up, then backhand them. Also remember that you need to protect yourself as often as possible. Be loud while you're fighting, especially when you're getting hurt, this will help protect you so you don't get permanently hurt. Also remember t...
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu wrist lock (or Nikkajo) from a shoulder grab.
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.
Exercises specific to the sai, and the proper way to handle the sai are covered in this tutorial.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Gogoplata, or shin, choke. Gogoplata is a choke that traps the arm and uses the shin as a choking edge. It is usually applied from the guard.
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 ...
Kicking is an important component of kung fu and Chinese martial arts. Learn some kicking tips and expand your arsenal from a martial arts expert in this free video series.
Here is a shoulder lock from the open guard (basically an ude garami or maki hiji lock) that Frank Mir pulled of against Pete Williams. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
Joanne and Lauren bring you a lesson from the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Girls series. In this video the sexy ladies demonstrate how to do the rubber guard triangle choke in MMA.
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.
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.
Side control is a great place to be in a MMA fight. There are all sorts of great things you can do to hurt your opponent and end the fight. In this video Hillary and Joanne of MMA girls will teach you how to do a kimura submission from side control and take the fight.
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.
In this tutorial, Judo Black Belt and BJJ Brown Belt Mark Massey will teach us the judo throw for jiu jitsu. Seen during a match, it's a blur of motion and looks hard to learn. But broken down into steps like this, it's much more manageable.
This how-to video shows a shoulder throw (ippon seoi nage). 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 throw move from a standing rear choke attempt.
It take stretching and training to do Shaolin martial arts; learn Kung Fu moves taught at real Shaolin temples in this free martial arts video series.
This self defense move is done from a rear grab around the neck and the wrist. This wrist lock is also called Sankyo in some aikdio circles
In these two videos you will learn beginning stances and then eight of the basic starting moves you need to know for nunchaku use.