Hot Martial Arts How-Tos

How To: Use the pressure points of the arms in self defense

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.

How To: Wrap Your Hands for Muay Boran (Ancient Thai Boxing)

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.

How To: Use the pressure points of the torso in self-defense

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.

How To: Use the pressure points of the neck in combat

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.

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

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.

How To: Keep an opponent pinned

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...

How To: Perform kama kata

This video breaks down the kata, or form, utilizing the kama, the okinawan sickle. The second video gives an analysis (bunkai) of the kata. An excellent series that makes it easy to learn from.

How To: Win a two-on-one fight

The three gentlemen in the video show the viewer what it takes to win a 2 vs. 1 fight. They show multiple angles and scenarios for how the fight could pan out, and give advice accordingly. The "good guy" as he is called, informs the viewer on many ways to take out assailants and how to do so in a non-lethal fashion. He goes on to talk about more violent ways of taking out fighters, and to only use such methods in extreme situations.

How To: Use chopsticks as a weapon

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!

How To: Use "eagle vision" with martial arts

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...

How To: Train with Japanese Sai

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.

How To: Do beginning Wushu techniques

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

How To: Focus on Kung Fu basics for kids

In this online video self-defense course you’ll learn the basic moves of Kung Fu for kids. Sifu Dan Schmidt demonstrates various stances, blocks, punches, kicks and jumps that will give children a means of defending themselves if they’re ever in a bad situation. These lessons are perfect for helping kids build strength, endurance, motivation, self-discipline and concentration, so watch these free video clips and start training today.

How To: Be a Shaolin Kung Fu Master

For almost 15 centuries the Shaolin Monastery has been synonymous with the greatest fighting skills on the planet. Boxing Classic: Essential Boxing Methods references the Shaolin Monastery as the birthplace of Chinese Boxing, and the practitioners of this martial art are known to be skilled beyond imagination. The battles fought by Shaolin Monks have become legend worldwide, retold though the ages in print, performance and film. While the origins of Shaolin Kung Fu are often disputed, and man...

How To: Do Hapkido techniques

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.

How To: Tie a karate belt on your child (or another person)

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: Tie your belt in karate, in 2 ways

In this how-to video, you will learn how to tie your belt in two different ways. For the first method, take the halfway point of your belt and place it at the belly. Wrap it around and then take the ends an go underneath and through with the right side. Take the left side and wrap it over the right. Tighten the knot. For the second method, take a section of the belt and wrap it around your body. The right will go over the left and go through. Take the left and go over the right and wrap it th...

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