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How To : Strike vital points for self-defense

Sensei Anthony Britton demonstrates how to defend yourself against an attacker larger and heavier than yourself by applying the principles of vital point striking. Cause your attacker some pain by attacking those weak human body areas. Works on all shapes and sizes. IMPORTANT ...more

How To : Perform basic footwork in Aikido

Learn to be like Steven Seagal with some Aikido martial arts instructions! This video tutorial will show you how to perform basic footwork in Aikido. Sean Flynn explains the basic footwork drills ("unsoku" in Japanese) of Tomiki Aikido. Aikido might seem easy, but don't fool y ...more

How To : Perform a choke hold release

This video explains how to perform a choke hold release. The first move shown is an attacker simply choking his victim from the front and then performing a release. The release is shown in the video is to while being choked reach over the attackers arm hold and slam two finger ...more

How To : Regain guard position when pinned on the ground

In this video, we learn how to regain guard position when pinned on the ground. Once you have someone on top of you and you are pinned down, then take your knee in. Your knee and head should be on the same path and your head should move away and straighten out. Make sure to do ...more

How To : Punch aggressively in a street fight

Ever wondered how to fight, how to defend yourself, or how to simply be bad ass? Well, this video tutorial from Fight Tips will get you on your way to streetfighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighter ...more

How To : Practice nerd self-defense techniques

These self-defense moves might possibly be the lamest self-defense techniques ever taught in the history of mankind. These defensive moves might just keep you safe, if you just happen to be getting into a fight at Comic-Con International. This video tutorial will help you pro ...more

How To : Sucker punch an unsuspecting opponent

Sucker punching someone is not an honorable move, but sometimes it is necessary for moral or comedic purposes. If you want to sucker punch someone and have never done it before, watch this video for tips on how to execute it properly.

How To : Perform a weapon disarm when attacked from behind

Sensei Anthony Britton shows you how to disarm someone attacking you with an implement from behind. This disarm is intended for when you are in a bargaining position, meaning when someone is threatening you with an object but has yet to attack. IMPORTANT: Please use extreme ca ...more

How To : Defend yourself from someone choking you for women

In this video, Grace shows us how to use self defense on someone that is coming after you. If your attacker comes at you with both of their arms on your shoulders, clasp your hands together. You will then use your elbows to break apart their hands and elbow that person in the ...more

How To : Escape the hammer lock in street survival

The hammer lock is a hold that is used a lot on the street by the attacker. In this hold the emphasis is on the shoulder. Drop the shoulder down and turn under. Kick the attacker in the groin or use other techniques you feel comfortable administering and get away.

How To : Defend yourself using household items

In this how-to video, you will learn how much damage every day kitchen objects to defend yourself. In this example, we will use a pot, a can, a brush, a pen, and a cell phone. You will use this object to strike a lump of clay. First, a fist impacting this lump does not leave a ...more

How To : Defend yourself by pressing vital targets

Hopefully you'll never have to worry about getting attacked. But if you ever find yourself in that situation, knowing how to attack a person's vital targets. This can quickly incapacitate them and keep you safe. This is your quick-and-dirty guide to learning dozens of ugly, s ...more

How To : Defend yourself against a school fight and win

Ever wondered how to fight, how to defend yourself, or how to simply be bad ass? Well, this video tutorial from Fight Tips will get you on your way to streetfighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighter ...more

How To : Spit in self-defense situations

Find out how spitting in a self-defense situation can give you the upper hand on your attacker. That sticky and smelly saliva will not only shock your attacker, it will take him down! Actually, you might have to do that.

How To : Hit a punching bag to prepare for a street fight

Ever wondered how to fight, how to defend yourself, or how to simply be bad ass? Well, this video tutorial from Fight Tips will get you on your way to street-fighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighte ...more

How To : Release a choke hold in self-defense

Sensei Anthony Britton demonstrates how to release a choke hold from an attacker from the front and a choke hold from the back. So, if you ever get attacked in a deep dark alley and have their hands or arms around your neck, then you definitely need to check out this how-to vi ...more

How To : Defend yourself from an attacker

When someone attacks from behind:: When arms are around you, Hold onto attackers arms, step on their foot. Bow down, Head butt them using the back of your head. Next use your elbow to attack the abdomen or chest. When attacker falls strike their back with hands joined together ...more

How To : Stop a punch to the face with Aikido defense moves

Want to learn how to defend yourself with Aikido? This video tutorial will show you how to stop a punch to the face with Aikido defense moves. Sensei Robert Lara and Sensei Derek Neal teach you how. Please note that this in not a full speed video, what they are doing is with ...more

How To : Escape a "Bully Handshake"

Here's a technique to use when that "Friendly" handshake turns painful. Remember, when it is time to defend yourself there is no such thing as a "cheap shot".

How To : Do a flying triangle choke

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do a flying triangle choke. The flying triangle is similar to doing a flying arm-bar. There are 2 ways to do the flying triangle. The first way is to grab your opponent with both arms. Then jump up and wrap both of your feet around ...more

How To : Defend yourself when attacked from behind

In this how-to video, you will learn how to defend yourself from an attack from behind. When someone gets you from behind, put your arm around him and grab his arm. Make sure to shout when you do this. Take your other arm and punch him in the face twice by punching him once an ...more

How To : Defend yourself in a street fight or brawl

Ever wondered how to fight, how to defend yourself, or how to simply be bad ass? Well, this video tutorial from Fight Tips will get you on your way to streetfighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighter ...more

How To : Get a tighter rear naked choke

In this video, we learn how to get a tighter rear naked choke. First, have the other person sit down and get on your knees behind them. After this, place your arm around their neck and pinch it with the crease in your elbow. If you hold this long enough, they will become dizzy ...more

How To : Perform a Kimura counter and then reversal

In this next self-defense tutorial, you'll find out how to perform a kimura counter and then reversal into a shoulder lock. This is great for those who need to find out how to get out of a certain situation or move. In this case, it's the Kimura. Practice this technique enough ...more

How To : Escape from the guillotine or the von flue choke

If you are learning hand to hand combat and need some help with trying to get out of the guillotine or the van flue choke, this next tutorial show you how. This particular choke(counter) is applied when your opponent holds on to a guillotine when YOU are on TOP in side contro ...more

How To : Throw a jab and cross punch in a street fight

Ever wondered how to fight, how to defend yourself, or how to simply be bad ass? Well, this video tutorial from Fight Tips will get you on your way to streetfighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighter ...more

How To : Defend yourself using the 'rear naked' move

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to defend themselves with a rear naked choke. Begin by wrapping your right arm around the opponent's neck with your elbow facing the same direction as the opponent's chin. With the right hand, grab it onto your biceps or sleeves of the ...more

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