Martial Arts Striking Points Chart: Vital Points on the Body to Target
It is important to understand vital points on the body to strike for self-defense. Find out what they are.
5 Unexpected Benefits of My Martial Arts Training
I started martial arts (taekwondo) by chance in September of 2011. My love of learning artistic movement (and the frozen yogurt place next to my dojang) brought me there. The most valuable benefits, however, were things I never expected.
6 Ways to Take the Back From Turtle in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
A brief tutorial on how to take the back from the turtle position in BJJ.
Of Honor: Our Conceptions and What It Is in Practice
Honor is more than what you saw in "The Last Samurai." An opponent who practices a traditional style doesn't necessarily fight traditionally when the stakes are high. Yet many people often assume that. So what is it?
How to Defend and Escape the Cross Choke (X-Choke)
A brief tutorial on how to defend the cross choke (AKA the "X-choke") in BJJ.
Sweeping Into Straight Ankle Locks in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
A brief tutorial on how to sweep and go straight into a submission once they hit the ground.
How to Do the Shaolin Sweep in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
This brief tutorial will teach you how to do the "Shaolin Sweep," also called the "Terere Sweep," in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
How to Do the Rolling Loop Choke in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
A brief tutorial on several rolling loop choke variations, including from the top and from the guard.
Fighting for Understanding: How Martial Arts Can Potentially Better Society
Fighting systems are often used for entertainment and extreme combat situations. The number of disciplines is as large as the various societies they come from. There is opportunity here that many tools don't offer.
How to Use the "Pocket" Grip to Control and Finish the Armbar
A quick tutorial on how to finish the armbar (from the "armbar finish position") using the "pocket grip."
How to Defend a Brabo Choke From Turtle (and Take the Back!)
A brief tutorial on defending a brabo choke and taking the back from an unorthodox position.
How to Defend the Armbar From the Back in Jiu-Jitsu
A quick tutorial on defending the armlock from the back in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
BJJ Techniques: How to Maintain Posture in Closed Guard
A brief tutorial on how to "survive" in the closed guard by maintaining survival.
5 Different Ways to Pull Guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Pulling guard can be an effective strategy to get your opponent to the ground and secure victory. Here are five different ways to pull guard in sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Knee Cut Guard Pass - Dealing With the Scissor Defense
A brief tutorial on how to continue finishing a knee cut guard pass with a scissor defense.
How to Defend Against the X-Choke From Closed Guard in BJJ
A brief tutorial on how to defend against a cross choke (or hand in the collar) from closed guard.
3 Ways to Finish a Stepover Kimura in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top when you have stepped over their head. Here are three distinct ways to do it.