Use this Headlock Defence and Stop Punches to Your Face A common move in most street fights is the headlock followed by a punch to the face. Grabbing and squeezing the neck is natural and instinctive in any street fight let alone in grappling. That’s why it’s important to know a good headlock defence. Unfortunately, most people rely on the idea that you could simply the guy applying the headlock in the groin. Sounds simple, but this doesn’t always work. […]
3 Things to Survive & Escape the Mounted Position in Street Fights Every violent encounter has a significant psychological factor. Someone sitting on your chest, while punching you in the face will strike fear in anyone. That’s why it’s called Ground and Pound. So, this week we are going to look at 3 IMPORTANT Details on How to Escape the Mounted Position. This article isn’t about Brazilian Jui Jitsu training. Rather how to Defend Against Punches When Mounted in a […]
How do You Escape the Headlock in BJJ? A common move in most street fights is the headlock followed by a punch to the face. In fact, people grabbing your head is especially common in every white belt that starts Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ). Grabbing and squeezing the neck is natural and instinctive when grappling. That’s why it’s important to know how you escape the headlock in BJJ. In this article and video we look at the simplest method in […]
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.