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Striking videos (A-Z)

12 Blitz Defence concepts video

Blitz Defence is a teaching method within the WingTsun system (a branch of wing chun kung fu) during which WT students are mentally and physically prepared for the most frequent forms of physical confrontation by means of appropriate WingTsun techniques. Grandmaster Keith R. Kernspecht has researched the characteristics of “realistic street-fights” for decades, and has [...]

Age-uke video

Age-uke which translates to “rising block”, or “upward block” is the Japanese term for a technique used in martial arts. There numerous variations in how the technique might be executed, and nothing implicit in the term itself restricts its use to unarmed techniques. Age-uke may be used to stiffly block or deflect an incoming high [...]

Aikido atemi waza  video

The use of striking in the performance of Aikido waza or applied technique is not well documented and is even the source of quite a bit of conflicting information. Saotome Sensei has made it quite clear that O-sensei Ueshiba taught that atemi in Aikido was at the heart of the practice. Yet other instructors have [...]

Aikido striking tips: front kick video

In Aikido a front kick (mae geri) is a very effective strike that will stop your opponent immediately. Learn tips on how to properly do this and where to hit in this free video clip from expert Aikido instructor Gary Boaz.

Aikido striking tips: kokomen uchi video

In Aikido a Kokomen Uchi is also known as a side head punch. Learn tips on how to properly do this and where to hit in this free video clip from expert Aikido instructor Gary Boaz.

Aikido striking tips: mune tsuki  video

In Aikido a Mune Tsuki is also known as a straight body punch. Learn tips on how to properly do this and where to hit in this free video clip from expert Aikido instructor Gary Boaz.

Aikido striking tips: reverse kick video

In Aikido a reverse kick (ushiro mawashi geri) is a very effective strike that will stop your opponent immediately. Learn tips on how to properly do this and where to hit in this free video clip from expert Aikido instructor Gary Boaz.

Aikido striking tips: side kick video

In Aikido a side kick (yoko geri) is a very effective strike that will stop your opponent immediately. Learn tips on how to properly do this and where to hit in this free video clip from expert Aikido instructo Gary Boaz.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a bear hug video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, done from a Bear Hug attacks two points on an opponent.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a double wrist grab video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, to the outside of an opponent’s arm can break a double wrist grab.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a front choke video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, to forearm of an opponent can break a front choke hold.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a front grab video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, to break a front grab allows the Aikido student to strike with the ball of the foot.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a hook punch video

Iremi, an Aikido Atemi, allows the Aikido student to close with the opponent and block a hook punch before the enemy has any power behind it.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a rear grab video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, done from a rear grab allows the Aikido student to employ different parts of the body to strike the opponent.

Aikido techniques: atemi from a straight punch video

An Aikido elbow strike Atemi can completely circumvent an opponent’s straight punch and allows the Aikido student to amplify their own strength.

Aikido techniques: atemi from an overhead strike video

Atemi, or Aikido striking technique, from an overhead strike attacks the opponent in the side.

Aikido techniques: using your leg to redirect a front kick video

Blending with an attacker’s advance and redirecting their kick can be done using your own leg. Learn how to redirect an opponent’s kick with your own leg to defend a front snap kick in this free Aikido video featuring a 4th degree black belt. Expert: Gary Boaz

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