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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 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 : 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 : Perform a weapon disarm for self-defense

Sensei Anthony Britton shows you how to disarm someone attacking you with an implement. 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 caution when p ...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 : 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 : 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 : 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 against a shotgun or a rifle

In this series of martial arts self defense videos, Tres Tew shows you how to defend yourself against a gun-wielding attacker without a weapon of your own. Part 1 of 14 - How to Defend yourself against a shotgun or a rifle. Defend yourself against a shotgun or a rifle - Part 2 ...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 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : 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 : Be a bouncer

Learn from a seasoned bouncer some tips on fighting unruly guests as a bouncer. Some of the techniques taught are how to escape when a knife is being held to your throat, how to start the fight, and how to escape a throat hold.

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 : 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 : Defend yourself by breaking away and escaping

To defend yourself against an attacker that grabs your arm, their thumbs are always the weakest link. When they grab you, asses where their thumb is, and pull away sharply against their thumb. If the attacker is bigger, use both your arms. Lock your hands together tight, and u ...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 : 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 against the rugby lunge in street defense

Defending against the rugby lunge is an easy move. The main thing to remember is that you are going to be hit with force. The weight of the attackers body is going to be behind the force. They are probably going to hit you in the midsection. Get your body over them and slam th ...more

How To : Do the thrust kick in street survival

Check out this video tutorial on how to perform a very simple kick, otherwise known as the thrust kick. It's got many different names and many different styles of martial arts. It's dead simple and dead easy to learn. Bring your knee up to the side and strike with the base of ...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 : Shrimp by creating space on your back

In this tutorial, we learn how to shrimp (create space when on your back). First, you will need to paint your background on the shirt. After you have done this all over the shirt, you will carefully place your stencil down. Then, paint over your stencil, making sure not to get ...more

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