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.
In this video series, expert MMA wrestler Charles Bishop will show you a variety of takedowns, throws, and stances. He leads you through setting up a double leg takedown and two different ways of finishing the move and transitioning into a submission. You will learn the same for a single leg takedown, with various ways to finish and move into a submission. Charles also teaches you many throws: under hook, arm throws, shoulder throws, upper body, and more.
When your opponent mounts you they probably think that they have an advantage. There are ways to counter it though, and in this video Hillary Williams and Joanne of MMA Girls will teach you how to get heel hooks in on a mounting opponent.
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.
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.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
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.
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.
Girls can fight MMA too! And quite well, it would seem. In this video Brazilian Jiu Jitsu expert Hillary Williams will teach you how to a flower sweep from guard to get on top of your opponent and turn the tide of the fight.
A quick video for beginner boxers and Thai Boxers to gain an understanding of what shadow boxing is all about and how they should go about it. Made at Daddis Fight Camps in Philadelphia, PA.
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.
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 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...
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 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.
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.
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 Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
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.
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 ...
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu triangle choke from the mount position.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
Nunchaku basics and demonstration of basic nunchaku techniques and drills.
In these two videos you will learn beginning stances and then eight of the basic starting moves you need to know for nunchaku use.
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.
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
Are you interested in techniques for self defense involving edged weapons, such as knives? Learn how to defend against a straight stab with an edged weapon from a US Martial Arts Hall of Fame inductee in this free video series.
In this video you will learn how to do a stretch called bo flexibility (or bo flex). It is pretty clear from the name, that you are using the bo weapon to do stretching exercises to increase flexibility.
Learn advanced Aikido techniques and principle of motion in these free Aikido training videos featuring a 4th degree black belt.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to tie a karate belt. Begin by putting the belt on your left hip. Then wrap it around all the way to the front, keeping it flat. Now wrap it around one more time to the front, on top of the other piece. Then tuck the top piece underneath the two layers of the belt, make the tips even and then pull on them to tighten the belt. To help children tie the belt, only hold one side of the belt and do not wrap it for them. Give them the instructions. This vid...
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.
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.
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.
This is the full form, or kata, for the tonfa, which means you should already have practice with the hojo-undo, or basic moves.
Seibu nunchaku is the second nunchaku kata, so we have to learn the first one before going onto this one. Thankfully, both are covered in this video.
Learn how to Counter an arm bar with a kimura in Jiu Jitsu
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.
By Zech Browning Shihan of Gyodokan Martial Arts. Step 1: "Storm Within the Calm - Putting It All Together - Part 1"
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...
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.