Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu thumb lock from a hand shake position.
Tai chi silk reeling is a basic foundation to tai chi that mimics the motion of pulling silk from a silkworm. Learn the basic movements and principles behind silk reeling from a tai chi expert in this free martial arts video series.
Known by a few names, the "Von Flue Choke" is a great defense against a guillotine from side control.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Here is an option in Jiu Jitsu to attack when your partner is balled up into the turtle position. (less)
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.
Here is one way to get the hands free when someone is grabbing around your waist as you go for the gangsta lean position. This is a very helpful and effective martial arts technique.
The straight ankle lock, like many hold and submissions in MMA, looks like two people playing Twister except one of them is in extreme pain. Watch this video to learn when and how to use a straight ankle lock from Joanne and Risha of MMA Girls.
Learn to execute the Guinomi Kuden or "drinking sake" hand shake escape technique from Japanese Jujitsu (Jiu Jitsu) (Daito Ryu)
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.
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a Kyokushin/kickboxing low kick combination. Begin by making a low kick to the opponent's inner thigh and instantly punch/push to make distance. At the same time, position yourself to the opponent's side. Then perform a low kick on the opponent's front upper leg. Bend your knees when kicking for more power and prevent your opponent from closing in. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in learning martial arts and self defense...
In Aikido a Jo is a long staff that is used for spearing, hitting or deflecting a strike from an opponent. Learn tips from an Aikido expert on what this weapon is used for and a history on it. Learn about the long Aikido staff Jo - Part 1 of 7.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Pentagram Choke submission. It is like a triangle choke but uses your arms to create a complete vice around the neck.
This is the full form, or kata, for the tonfa, which means you should already have practice with the hojo-undo, or basic moves.
Bow, Sit, and form a karate fist are the beginning requirements for the 10th kyu in the Okinawan Karate style of Pwang Gai Noon (called Han Ko Nan Ryu in Japan). This video shows you to properly execute these moves.
Learn how to escape from a Jiu Jitsu scarf hold (or kesa gatame) and gain a side control position.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 videos shows you how to do basic Arnis (stick fighting) moves with a baston (rattan stick). Arnis is a Filipino based martial arts.
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.
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.
In these martial arts training videos, learn the basic principles behind Jeet Kune Do, using no way as way, and having no limitation as limitation. Our teacher will guide you in some beginning movements and techniques, including how to do a simple ready stance and how to combine kicks and punches for a powerful advantage in combat.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Zech Browning Shihan of Gyodokan Martial Arts. Step 1: "Storm Within the Calm - Putting It All Together - Part 1"
Jason Stork demonstrates some Chosen DTG Karate basic bo staff striking drills and techniques.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu Gogoplata, or shin, choke. Gogoplata is a choke that traps the arm and uses the shin as a choking edge. It is usually applied from the guard.
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...
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...