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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 : 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 : 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 : Perform a single leg takedown

Mastering the single leg takedown is an important step along the way to mastering freestyle wrestling and jiu jitzu alike. In this two-part video, wrestler Nick Robinson teaches the fundamentals and more advanced techniques associate with this takedown, including shooting dist ...more

How To : Pick on your kid brother with these fighting tips

Your kid brother is annoying you, what do you do? You pick on him of course. Check out this video to see how to pick on your kid brother with these fighting tips. You'll see how to perform the cong slap, the bird flu, kong klap, backwards deer kick, rainbow and horseflies move ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 pract ...more

How To : Shadowbox 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 streetfighting, protecting yourself, improving your speed and endurance, and everything else involved in being a great fighter ...more

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 : Protect yourself against a handgun attack

This small video tutorial will show you how to protect yourself against a handgun attack. If you like martial arts or watch one to many movies, you'll love this. It you need to learn self-defense, you will not only love this, you will need this. Don't let somebody threaten you ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 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 : Survive a bar fight

What is the best way to survive a bar fight? The best way to survive the bar fight is to avoid the fight. If there's no way to do that, up the ante and act like the craziest guy in the place. Threaten with a bottle in one hand and a chair in the other. Nobody will want to mess ...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 : 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 aw ...more

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 : Do crow bar to chin pick to gogo

In this video, we learn how to do a crow bar to chin pick to gogo. First, bring the opponent down and get control of the with your leg over their head, hugging them tight. The other person will be hugging your other leg, so use a crow bar to pull your leg down and extend your ...more

How To : Block a punch in Kun Tao

Kun Tao is a martial arts that is nor widely known here in the U.S., but is practiced in areas like the Philippines, Indonesia, and Singapore. It's gaining popularity in the MMA world, but still isn't as big as some of the other martial arts. So if you're curious about learnin ...more

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 : Kick 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 : Protect yourself with flying heel kicks

If you need a little protection, do it yourself, don't rely on anybody else to help you out. This video tutorial will help you learn how to protect yourself with flying heel kicks and regular heel kicks, also known as mawashi geri and kaiten geri. This is also helpful for the ...more

How To : Do the striking technique in street survival

In street survival, it is important how quickly you react in a situation. This video will teach you how to do the striking technique for self-defense. The striking method is demonstrated in this video so that you will avoid being a victim of the streets. In a self-defense situ ...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.

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