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.

How To: Throw punches to defend yourself in street survival

Unless you have taken martial arts for years it is very hard to teach punches. Always put your full body into throwing a punch, not just your arms. Strike at 90 degrees. Most martial arts teach block and canter but I can guarantee you that block and canter does not work on the street. So, check out this video tutorial to see proper punching techniques for self-defense.

How To: Perform an arm bar off a flower sweep attempt

If you are interested in learning submission moves, but have no idea what to do, this next video should be of some help. In the tutorial, you'll find out how to perform an arm bar off a flower sweep attempt. It's not too difficult to recreate, but if done incorrectly, can result in some serious injury for you and/or your practice partner. So good luck and enjoy!

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 yourself, use this as a basis or an introduction.

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 lot of damage. A pot, can, brush, pen, and cell phone leave a huge dent in the clay. This shows how much damage these every day objects can do. Other hard objects can leave similar damage behind as well. This video clea...

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.

How To: Defend yourself if someone pulls your hair for women

In this video, we learn how to defend yourself against an attack. This will come in handy if someone is trying to come at your from behind and pull your hair. First, spin towards the person attacking you and grab onto their shoulder. Then, knee them in the private area. Another thing you can do is grab their hair and pull them down or put your thumb in their ear and pull them down. Make sure you act quickly and if it's a man, hit them in the private area and yell loudly, this is a great way t...

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 video for your protection. So don't get choked, get out of it.

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 from lazy of oxygen. Now, take your hand and grab the opposite bicep. Lift your head back, then bring your other hand behind their head, making your elbow lock. This will cause them to be locked into place and you will ...

How To: Defend yourself when attacked from behind for women

In this video, we learn how to defend against an attacker from behind with Grace. When someone comes from behind, you will want to scream very loudly "NO!". You will also want to hit as hard as you can backwards. Make a fist shape first to protect your hand and punch backwards into the attacker. Make sure you aim towards their groin area to ensure the attacker will fall down. When you hit them, hit them as hard as you can, even if it hurts you and scream as loud as possible so you can attract...

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 this in one movement, not two movements. Then, you should be inside the guard so you are in a better position. Move out and put your foot in between the opponent's knees. From here, you will be able to move your leg out...

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 and then punching him when the arm is returning back. You have many types of shots to take, such as at the throat or groin. Once this is done, you can push the attacker back. This video offers great advice for responding t...

How To: Perform a flower sweep then go into a triangle choke

If you want to learn some submission moves, then why not learn it from an Ultimate Fighter? In this tutorial, you'll be finding out how you can perform a flower sweep that goes into a triangle choke from Ultimate Fighter, Vinny Magalhaes. It's a great move to perform and practicing it will only help make you better. But remember, when attemtping this make sure you do it properly and don't mess up. Messing up can result in serious injury to you or your practice partner. So good luck and enjoy!

How To: Practice small joint manipulation

An easy way to get someone to release their hold on you is to grab hard onto one of their fingers and either twist, by rotating your own wrist or snap the finger backwards. Anyone can do this! I asked one of my younger students to grab my finger once.

How To: Defend yourself against an attacker at night

When coming home late at night you should always be alert. Predators use this time of the night to take advantage of the hour when no one is around and the person with their guard down due to a long work night with things on the mind. When someone approaches you at night be aware of their posture and how fast they are approaching. Often they will ask a harmless question to build trust and to get closer. Use a loud voice to yell stop and no. After you have said no and they still persist then b...

How To: Do the rear naked choke move

In this video, we learn how to do the rear naked choke move with Scott Marker. Do this while grappling, by starting out behind your opponent on the floor. Keep your hands with a closed fist and place your arm across their chest. Now, place your other arm in between his arm and body, then hold your other hand and press your head into the back of his. Your goal is to hold onto his shoulder, then bring the other hand on the back of his head until he is choking. He won't be able to get out of thi...

How To: Kick a Baby's Ass (6 Moves That'll Guarantee Victory)

One of the most common misconceptions is the innocence and fragility of the human baby. Hidden behind their adorable faces and pudgy, dough-like skin is a dangerous and sometimes deadly force. In order to protect yourself from one of these treacherous creatures, you'll need to learn its weaknesses, as well as some of the best techniques for pummeling their cute little faces into the ground.

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 face. Once you've done this, scream "no" while you are doing this extremely loudly. After you've yelled, knee your attacker in the private area and then run away as quickly as possible to find help. This is for a woman t...

How To: Escape a simple wrist grab

Escape a simple wrist grab! In this two-parter, you'll see simple and effective techniques that even kids can use to defend against a would-be attacker / abductor. These are only a few techniques and is not implied to be effective 100% of the time. Continued training and practice is needed for anyone to be effective in self defense regardless of age.

How To: Defend yourself from an attacker at a party for women

In this video, we learn how to defend yourself at a party. This will help if someone comes up to you and pins you against a wall while at a party or gathering. If someone comes up and puts their hands on you, tell them "no" and grab onto their shoulders. Then, kick them in their private area and run away after you push them away. Do this in one swift movement and attract the attention of those around you. Make sure you are very mean and loud so that person and everyone around you knows that t...

How To: Properly position yourself when standing up and grappling in MMA

If you want to get into MMA fighting, you'll need to know a few tricks and some tips on what to do. Going in without having any idea of what to expect is pretty much asking for trouble. So with the help of Frank Mir, this video tutorial is going to teach you how to properly position yourself when standing up and grappling in MMA. You'll learn how and why this is important. Remember, when practicing these moves on someone, be careful and good luck!

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