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.
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.
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 do a full nelson escape using Jiu Jitsu.
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 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.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Learn how to execute a couple of Jiu Jitsu head lock escapes from the ground.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu scarf hold (or kesa gatame) to gain side control positional dominance.
This tutorial goes over how to perform ni-cho zai. This kata utilizes 2 zai (sais), and the video includes the bunkai, or step-by-step analysis.
This video is an introduction to the sai, with historical background and proper size selection. If you want to learn how to use the sai, then you should start by watching this video before purchasing them.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
In this video series, our expert Tres Tew will teach you about the histoy and different types of katana swords. Tres will then show you how to handle and wear the katan properly before teaching you how to block, strike, and defend with a katana.
Qi (Xi) Gong master Larry Wong instructs you on how to do Swinging Arms.
In this free video series, our karate instructor, Madison Warner will teach you the basics of Koden Kan karate, including the starting stance, blocking, punching, kicking, and even some self-defense techniques, demonstrated with a partner.
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.
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.
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.