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If you practice martial arts, one thing you should always be doing is improving your strength, stamina and endurance. When it comes to a fight, this can be the DIFFERENCE between winning or losing.
In this martial arts workout video, I will show you a crazy martial arts workout that takes things to a whole new level. This is definitely one of my favorite strength and training workouts for martial arts.
So, you’d like to know how to knock someone out cold with just a single blow?
When it comes to ending a street fight as quickly as possible, nothing is more effective than a headbutt (or as they refer to it in Scotland, a “Glasgow Kiss”).
By smashing the crown of your head against your enemy’s face, you’re essentially taking advantage of your body’s most effective weapon in order to strike your opponent on their body’s most vulnerable part.
What many people don’t realize however is that the common way in which a person delivers a headbutt is far from being the most effective way it can be delivered.
Let me elaborate.….
Most people trying to defend themselves in a fight end up using little more than barroom brawling tactics rather than real self defense techniques. Two fighters throwing haymaker punches from left field, all aimed at striking the head or upper body. If you’ve ever seen a real street fight in action, you’ll notice that these punches rarely hit their intended target and therefore do little damage. This makes this fighting methodology very ineffective as a self defense technique. But there’s a better way…
A self defense situation that involves multiple attackers is one of the most dangerous ones to be in. It’s bad enough if you’re facing an attacker on the street that’s stronger and bigger than you are, but when you’re facing a group of people, even when they’re smaller than you, a group like this can kill you. If a group of attackers is able to get you to the ground and start pounding you, the last thing you ever see may be their boots. Your main priority in a situation like this is to escape!
Escaping should not be thought of as cowardly. When the odds are not in your favor and there is a slim chance of winning such a street attack, only a fool would stick around to fight and risk being maimed or killed. Nearly every self defense instructor will advise his students to run from a fight whenever possible. While this is great advice, there’s one thing that many people fail to take into account; what if one of the multiple attackers runs faster than you do?
If you’ve ever been hit hard in the head in a real street fight, then you know that the slight concussion from the blow can completely disorient you, at least momentarily. This can result in dizziness, nausea, and potential fainting, all of which can put you and your loved ones at risk as your aggressor takes advantage of your weakened state by following up with an even more vicious attack. This confusion and disorientation is compounded even more when you’re the victim of a “surprise attack” that comes out of nowhere.
Most people, after getting punched and disoriented, will just curl up into a ball and pray for the beating to stop. However, this just makes you an easy target and you can typically count on further, more damaging punches and kicks while you’re lying there. You can’t afford to count on mercy from your attacker.
Photo from The Sun.
MMA striking can often look very different than boxing or kickboxing striking, and it can even differ quite a bit from what you might see in traditional martial arts. I’ll hear fans talk of a lack of precision or conventional boxing form in the punching, a perceived lack of conditioning by the fighters in later rounds, or that is hard to tell what is going on when ground striking is employed. Here are 3 major factors that contribute to these perceptions.
Whether you’re in a boxing ring or you find yourself in a real street fight, using the uppercut is your best bet if your aim is to knock someone out with a single punch. With that said, the uppercut also has its own disadvantages in a fight. In this short article we’ll take a look at why this is, and you’ll also be shown a simple trick which can be used to make the blow even more powerful as a knockout punch.
Televised bouts of “no holds barred” fighting such as Ulitimate Fighting Championships or Pride matches have done wonders for raising the awareness of self defense beyond the traditional karate class down at the corner strip center.
This “new” way of fighting was termed “mixed martial arts” because when it came to REALLY winning a fight, contestants found that they needed a combination of skills from wrestling, boxing, and any of a bazillion other martial or combat arts systems.
There’s no doubt that mixed martial arts competitors are some of the most highly skilled athletes on the planet.
But how would they fare in a real street fight against a real street FIGHTER?
Awhile back I was filming a new DVD for my site CloseQuartersCombat.com on “How to Defeat Larger Attackers”.
As I reached the film site, one of the guys assisting with the video was helping me get my training dummy out of my van.
Now Tyler is a personal trainer for a gym and about 6′ 6″ tall so I was more than happy to let him give me a hand with the relatively heavy dummy.
As we were removing it out of the van and the base touched the ground, the dummy slipped out of my hands and snapped up quickly to strike Tyler right on the side of his face.
I didn’t think it hit all that hard…it only moved about 12 inches!
My first martial arts instructor, Master Ron LeBlanc, had a unique style of teaching how to block a punch…he’d stand you up against a wall and punch you! No gloves…no padding…nothing but air between his knuckles and your face.
If you blocked it, great. If not, you got punched (with reserved power of course).
But we’re not talking about just one single punch. He would throw punch after punch from all angles and wherever he saw an opening to get in and tag you.
As “realistic” as this extreme version of training may seem, it still does little to mimic a real punch in a real fight.