How to Defend Yourself – Managing Emerging Threats When you consider how to defend yourself, do you understand the importance of identifying threats to your safety? Especially if you are in an argument with a stranger in the street. How do you know if this person is dangerous enough to pull a weapon on you? What happens if the person attacks you with empty hands, but then decides to escalate with a knife? Well, this article will help you identify […]
Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts? There’s a common saying in boxing, “An old boxer never loses his punch”. His reflexes may be slower. His cardio and recovery may be weaker, but his power output should be similar to his youth. Except he may be a little slow in pulling that trigger. This may be true, but what is the Best Martial Arts for an Older Person? And can you be to old to learn martial arts? […]
Here’s a great alternative to punching that will end a Fight in Seconds. It’s taken from Jiu Jitsu and relies on throwing or slamming a bad guy to the concrete floor! The technique is to clinch and throw; that’s the knockout strike. The fall in itself can injure and disorientate your attacker. This gives you another option for Self Defence. There are 2 main ways to set up this throw: 1) To counter their punches Cover up and close the […]
A big thank you to Professor Lovato Jr. and our students and visitors for making this such a fantastic night.
The London Wing Chun Academy is pleased to be hosting a seminar from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. in August 2017.
It may seem all too obvious, but one MAJOR MISTAKE most people make in a fight is failing to stand up properly. This is where a fight will go from bad to worse, but is easily avoided by following these easy steps. Read on and check out the video to find out.
How to Get Out of a Headlock: 4 EASY STEPS TO ESCAPE HEADLOCKS Headlocks are very common in street fights. These attacks can feel strong and powerful when someone is squeezing your neck. So you must know how to get out of a headlock if you want to learn to defend yourself properly. Here is the simplest way to escape a headlock in 4 easy steps without you getting punched in the face in the process. Check out the video […]
How to avoid being kicked in the face when trying to stand up from the ground is an important skill for self defence training. As simple as it may sound, it is difficult to stand up safely when pushed to the ground during a fight.
In this week’s video instalment we take a break from Wing Chun to look at some simple Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) Self Defence concepts of how to defend against punches to your face when you’ve been unexpectedly thrown to the ground. The term ‘Ground and pound’ is normally associated with Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), but refers to the attack in which someone throws you to the ground, mounts you, and then punches you in the face. As brutal as it […]