How To: Escape from leg holds while on the ground

In this tutorial, we learn how to escape from leg holds while on the ground. First, take and push their hand away from you so they can't grip you any longer. If this doesn't work, use your hand to push their head down until it reaches the end of your body. Then, you will be able to work out of their hold and escape to get up and gain the advantage over them. They will be looking down, so you will be able to get up quickly while their vision is looking somewhere else and they aren't at full at...

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 the paint anywhere else on it. Once you have covered your stencil completely in paint then you will be able to remove it. Let your shirt dry flat when you are finished and make sure there is a paper inside it so the col...

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 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 arm until you can get your knee out. Use a chin pick to pull their face over your foot. Take your other hand and grab the toes, then extend your foot. From here, you can place your other foot over their head and then you...

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: Get the triangle choke from the arm bar counter

In this video, we learn how to get the triangle choke from the arm bar counter. Start off with your legs over the other person's body and sitting on them. After this, rock your body back so your back touches the ground. Then, bring your other foot around and place their head in between your knees. Use your hands to hold their arms together, so there is no way they can get out of this hold. Once you gain control over them, they won't be able to move and you will have the upper hand! With pract...

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: 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: 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: 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: Do the sickle sweep move

In this video, we learn how to do the sickle sweet move. First, reach down and grab the person's sleeve. Next, reach down and grab his leg, then turn to the side. He will probably start to step in towards you at this point, which is when you will switch your legs and put your other foot towards his foot. You can always catch this when he starts to come at you. Turn to the side and push while you kick his other leg. This will make him fall to the ground, where you can roll up and then gain mom...

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 with a friend or partner and it will seem like an easy thing to do when you really have to use it. But remember, that some of these techniques if practiced wrong can result in serious injury for you or your partner. So ...

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: 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 the s mount arm bar off the flower sweep

If you want to leanr submission techniques, this next tutorial will help teach you something that can come on handy. In this video tutorial, you'll be finding out how to perform the s mount arm bar off the flower sweep. It's not too difficult to perform, if you practice it over and over again. If you do this incorrectly, you can also possibly injure your practice partner and that's no fun. So pay attention, good luck, and enjoy!

How To: Kimura shoulder lock from cross side

In this video, we learn how to kimura shoulder lock from cross side. First, you want to have your opponent laying down on the ground. You want to be over their body, with your left arm holding down their left arm and your right arm then taking the place of that arm, then pushing the arm into the armpit. You will then cross your arms and cradle the shoulder and arm of the opponent, while moving your legs around their head so you are to the side of their body. Now, they may try to hit you with ...

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: 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 learning how to block a punch in Kun Tao, you've come to the right place. Check out this tutorial and be safe, but enjoy!

How To: Pound in Kun Tao martial arts

There are many different forms of martial arts in the world. Many, of which people already know the names of. But there are some that don't get as much attention. Kun Tao could be one of them. This form of martial arts is practiced in areas such as Indonesia, Singapore and the Phillipines. It has started to gain popularity in Mixed Martial Arts, but is still not commonly known, or taught, here in the U.S. In this tutorial you'll find out how to pound in Kun Tao. Good luck and enjoy!

How To: Perform the corkscrew takedown

All you old wrestlers, listen up. If you're looking for an efftective low impace take down that is easy on your body, this tutorial is for you. In the video, you'll find out how to perform the corkscrew takedown. It requires you to keep tight and try not to hurt your back. Good luck and enjoy!

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: 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 distance, proper grip, and turning the corner. A must-watch for any aspiring MMA fighter.

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 use the strength in both of your arms to pull away rapidly. If you have the chance, run. If not, yell "NO!" when the attacker grabs you. Practice this at home with other people, but make sure that they will actually try t...

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: 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: 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: Defend yourself in a fight with items found in the bar

At a bar, there’s bound to be some kind of fight that can break out. This video will prepare you just in case you’re stuck in the middle of a bar fight. Baz Rutten says to always keep your eyes on your component so you’ll see your components moves and keep a watch on what he’s carrying in his hands. There are many weapons you can use such as a glass that you can smash someone’s face. You can also throw pepper at their face to blind them. You can just throw a salt bottle at the face ...

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 left arm. Then place the left hand behind the opponent's head and near his/her temple. Now constrict your arms by pushing in towards your opponent's head. This video will benefit those viewers who are interested in mart...

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: 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 and edge of hand as weapon (pinky side.)

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: 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: 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: 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...

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