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: 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: 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: 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 the opponent's stomach. The second way is to begin by placing your leg on your opponent's shoulder. Then jump up and wrap your other leg around the opponent's head to pull them down. This video will benefit those viewers...

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: 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: 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!

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 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 them to the floor. So, watch this video tutorial to defend yourself from the rugby lunge for self-defense on the streets.

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 moves. You don't need to be an expert at hand combat to get your sibling to stop bugging you.

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: 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 fingers into his trachea, punch and then kick the victim in the stomach. The second move shown is when the attacker grabs you from behind is to use your hand to push your elbow into their body and flip them onto their back and...

How To: Defend yourself with the C-grip technique

It's called the 'C-grip' because your hand position forms the shape of the letter C, and its called the 'throat crush' because of what it can do. First, form the letter C with your thumb and the rest of your hand, focusing primary on the index and middle fingers. This strong 'C' can then be applied to the throat. Once latched on, squeeze with all your might trying to bring your thumb and first two fingers to meet inside your assailants throat.

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: Use collar ties, elbow ties, and proper grip in MMA

A part of his Wrestling 101 series, in this video wrestler Nick Robinson teaches us about several important grabs used in Greco-Roman or freestyle wrestling, MMA, and jiu jitzu. These include elbow and collar ties, under and over hooks, and whizzer control. If you have a willing partner to practice on like Nick does, practicing these techniques will prepare you for success in whatever grapple-based sport you chose.

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: Do the wrapping shoulder elbow lock

In this video, we learn how to do the wrapping shoulder elbow lock. First, you will be mounting on top of the opponent and place your arm behind his arm. It should be wrapping behind you while you are still maintaining your base. Next, sit back on his belly, then place your other hand on his shoulder down to the mat. As you push down, throttle on your forearm to get a straight arm lock. You will be extending the opponent's arm in this move. This will prevent the other person from moving their...

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 with a gun, defend yourself. Just don't be a hero. Only use this in emergencies, like a life or death situation.

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 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: 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.

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