The headlock is a very common move used in the playground or in a bar fight. This simple Jiu-Jitsu escape will help you defend yourself against a headlock.
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 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...
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
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 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.
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.
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 video shows how to do a Knuckle Choke (nogi) from Mount. This is a dangerous martial arts choke hold, so be careful when doing it.
Learn how to counter an arm bar with a knee bar in Jiu Jitsu.Remember when you block (using the telephone) you pull your arm through very hard.
Counter the opponent who is using hip escape to dislodge from mount by transitioning to knee to trap. This demonstration by Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls shows us how.
If someone has you in a body lock in an MMA fight, you're in serious danger of being rear naked choked. Watch this video to learn one way to defend yourself when body locked, by rolling over your opponent into an ankle pressure submission.
One of the reasons that MMA is cooler than boxing is the abundance of different moves and strategies that can be used in any situation. Take this video for instance. In it Hillary and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to go from a gi collar choke to a fake scissor sweep and then into a triangle choke, hopefully to win the match. Wow.
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...
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...
This how-to video shows a jiu jitsu sweep move when being applied with a guillotine choke. 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 sweep move.
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.
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.
Kelly Campbell explains the disarm while doing gun from behind defense. This time when an attacker is pushing you forward.hing gun from behind at a distance defense. Krav Maga is the same brand of self defense used by Matt Damon in the Jason Bourne movies.
Learn how to strike your attacker when facing a hand gun attack. This is step three in surviving a hand gun attack, following how not to get shot, and how to gain control of the weapon. Learn how to get inside the gun's danger circle using different strikes and stay in there. Also learn what to do against a two handed gun grip.
This video goes over the first seven basic moves with the sai known as hojo-undo group 1. The second part of the tutorial gives a more in-depth explaination of the 7 moves.
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.
How to fight multiple attackers with 5 simple Wing Chun techniques that will help survive a attack by a gang of multiple attackers. These are some of the best tactics on how to fight a group of people while staying safe.
This is an advanced Aikido Ukemi tutorial which explains 11 different exercises seen and unseen. The tutorial includes detailed explanations of how to perform soft high falls from different techniques, various backward rolling tricks and other unseen ukemi variations.
Would you want to be able to defend yourself and your loved ones if someone were to physically attack you? This video will show you how to defend yourself against an attacker choking you from the front. It' the best MMA for self-defense, especially for a teenager.
In this tutorial, we will teach you how to defend yourself against an attacker with a knife. It's the best MMA for self-defense, especially for teenagers.
By Zech Browning Shihan of Gyodokan Martial Arts. Step 1: "Storm Within the Calm - Putting It All Together - Part 1"
There are many different methods of wrapping ones hands when they are doing Muay Thai boxing. This clear, concise video shows a simiple method that you can try as well before you start your mortal combat. The emphasis on this tecnique puts wrist protection over knuckle protection.
Muay Boran is the ancient relative of modern Muay Thai boxing. This clear how-to video shows the correct method of wrapping your fists to prepare for a match or training.
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.
Now this is an elaborate MMA move. It's called The Rocker, and involves three distinct parts: a deep half sweep, a pass, and finally side control. This video features UFC competitor and BJJ master Vinny Magalhaes demonstrating how to do the move
Learn how to execute the cross-collar choke! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to set up a guarding opponent for a flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to break down an opponent when he's in a strong posture to make him susceptible to the flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to execute a heel-hook flower sweep! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
Learn how to move from a deep half guard to a standing position! This advanced jiu jitsu video tutorial presents a complete, step-by-step walkthrough of the maneuver. For all of the details, and to get started incorporating this move into your own combat routine, watch the clip.
In this tutorial, we learn how to break guard position in Jiu Jitsu. First, you will want to get into a position where you are over the body of the other person. Your arms should be held straight out so you are able to move and gain control over the other person. If their legs are around you, you can move your arms into place to block out their arms and lock in their head so they no longer have control of the situation. It may take you a few tries to get used to this, but there are ways to ta...
The armbar is the classic submission in MMA, but that also means everyone is ready for it. In this video you'll learn how to do an armbar variation that starts when your opponent defends your normal attempt at an armbar. Clever girls.
If you're trying to get a triangle on someone in an MMA or jiu jitzu fight and they hide their arm to try and relieve the pressure on their neck, they might think they are safe. They aren't. Watch this video to learn how to finish the triangle in this situation from Joanne and Hillary Williams of MMA Girls.