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.
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.
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
Here is an option in Jiu Jitsu to attack when your partner is balled up into the turtle position. (less)
This video is a step-by-step analysis of each of the moves of the first bo kata, shu shi no kon, including what attack you are blocking and striking point on the opponent. A great way to learn these moves.
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...
The video tutorial describes how to tie your belt (obi or sash) around your gi suit for aikido. This method is particularly good for aikido as the finished knot is fairly flat and the layers of the belt do not cross at the back.
kicks, including the 540 kick and round house kick, in this free martial arts video series. Part 1 of 17 - How to Perform a 540 kick with tae kwon do.
Here is an option for the twister when you get caught in scarf control (kesa Gatame) in Jiu Jitsu.
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.
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 video teaches you the history of the raku-shaku-bo, commonly called the bo (or misnamed bo-staff, since bo *means* staff!) and then explains how to choose one.
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.
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.
In this martial arts video tutorial, Glen Levy teaches you some of the pressure points on the human body. With these pressure points, you can take your opponent down without seriously injuring him, or by seriously injuring him. This is a great skill to have when you get into a fight.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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 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.
In this tutorial you will learn the basic theory of tonfa and how to execute basic techniques. Safety is important so always start by checking your weapons for cracks and splinters.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
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.
In this video series, watch as Master David Herbert teaches how to use chopsticks as a weapon. Learn the ear strike defense, thrust techniques, groin strike technique, wrist lock strike, ankle choke technique, outside strike defense, inside strike defense, steel chopsticks, choke defense, knife defense with a chopstick and more. Don’t get caught again in a ninja fight in Chinatown without the proper skills. Let the experts at ExpertVillage show you how it’s done!
In this online video series, learn beginner Kyokushin karate techniques from expert Kyokushin karate instructor Tony Capraro.
In Jiu Jitsu the standard goose neck wrist lock may not work of very stong individuals. That means that your level of force must go up in order to deal with the increased resistance.
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.
The face is generally considered the most effective place to punch someone if you want to put them on the ground. This video demonstrates how to use the face's many pressure points to hurt it more efficiently and end your fights more quickly.
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.
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.
Known by a few names, the "Von Flue Choke" is a great defense against a guillotine from side control.
Aikido has countless wrist grab forms and techniques for any method of martial arts self defense someone might need to call upon. Learn many of these tips from an Aikido expert in this free video clip series.
Learn how to execute a Japanese Jiu Jitsu bridge takedown technique into an arm bar.
Joanne and Lauren bring you a lesson from the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) Girls series. In this video the sexy ladies demonstrate the rear naked choke hold in mixed martial arts.
In this tutorial, hosted by Master Mick Randall and Master Roger Hall, you will learn how to perform a mae geri (or front snap kick) in martial arts. This kick is used to hit your opponent near the groin or lower abdomen and cause them to fall back.
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.