Hot Martial Arts How-Tos

How To: Do self defense using a baton or baseball bat

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.

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: Escape from an omoplata shoulder lock in Jiu Jitsu

If you're ever pinned in a omoplata shoulder lock, here's how to get out of it. When you're down on the floor and your opponent has your legs, make sure to get your legs wide enough so you can fit your arm through. Now hold on to your right knee and squeeze down, putting pressure on your opponent's hand. Next put your other hand on the top of your left knee and squeeze your knees together and pull up. Now simply wait for your opponent to tap out. They won't be able to break free or stand the ...

How To: Do kids basic staff fighting moves

Staff fighting is an excellent way for your kid to get some aggression out. It is also an excellent introduction to the world of martial arts. In this free video series, let Cody Stahlecker show you how to do some basic staff fighting moves. You can create a staff out of just about anything. Not only will your kids get the exercise they need, they also may learn some handy self defense techniques as well. So, take a moment, and learn about staff fighting kids.

How To: Cross-Train Young Athletes with Tae Kwon Do

Football, soccer and baseball players, along with almost every sport can benefit from a little martial arts. Wait, what does martial arts have to do with playing a sport? Performance training usually makes people think of high-intensity drills, but what about Tae Kwon Do? Cross-training is actually a great way to keep youth players in shape and keep any young athlete in good playing condition. Watch this video for some warmup drills for Tae Kwon Do and some exercise and moves to keep your chi...

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...

How To: Do an arresting handling & restraining technique

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do an arresting technique for handling and restraining. As the opponent begins to punch you, grab the opponent's wrist with one hand. Then push the other arm under the opponent's bicep and under the armpit. Now pull the opponent towards you and push their arm to their back. Make sure you grab over the opponent's hand. Then use your knee to push against and opponent's hamstring and pull down their shoulder to throw them down on the floor. Continue l...

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: Perform a hip throw in judo

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...

How To: Do the superman punch

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 ...

How To: Tie a karate belt tightly and safely onto a child

In this how-to video, Mark Denino will show you how to tie a karate belt tightly and safely onto a child. Have the child kneel down for you to tie the belt on. Unfold the belt and hold the middle. Place that section around the belly and wrap the ends around. Cross the ends over and pull one end under both strands. Take the other end cross them over. This will create a knot. Pull tightly so that it fits snugly on the child. Make sure the ends are about the same length. Viewing this video will ...

How To: Win a fight with common sense tricks

In this video, we learn how to win a fight. First, don't be stupid when you fight. Look straight up and use your brain. It's not all about punching someone out, it's about using deception while fighting your opponent. Try tricking them and say you're giving up, then backhand them. Also remember that you need to protect yourself as often as possible. Be loud while you're fighting, especially when you're getting hurt, this will help protect you so you don't get permanently hurt. Also remember t...

How To: Escape a choke hold

Self-defense is essential in a violent society where anything can happen. Should you ever find yourself in a choke hold, keeping your wits about you and knowing what to do will help you escape safely. Watch this video to learn how to escape a choke hold.

How To: Do the loop choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Watch this Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial video with Kurt Osiander and the Move of the Week as he illustrates the Loop Choke on Dmitri McKay. Learn a few very important details to perform this move effectively. Practice your Loop Choke technique with this instructional video and improve your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu skills!