Tag : Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Use this Headlock Defence and Stop Punches to Your Face

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. […]

How to Escape the Mounted Position in Street Fights

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?

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 […]

Is Judo Good for Self Defence?

Is Judo Good for Self Defence? Judo is effective for self defence for a number of reasons. Watch our video to see how effective Judo can be in a real life situation. However, this defensive encounter teaches us when is the right time to take action to defend yourself. As well as setting personal boundaries for self defence. Watch the video case study to learn how to see pre attack indicators that signal a violent attack. Let me know in […]

MMA vs traditional Martial Arts

MMA vs traditional Martial Arts Why do Chinese martial arts keep losing in challenge fights with MMA rules? This is an interesting question since Chinese martial arts have a long historic tradition of challenge fighting. MMA vs traditional Martial Arts is a debate that exposes Chinese martial arts like Wing Chun to ridicule. Which also leads to the question: if it is so good, then why are Chinese martial arts not used in MMA? In this article I am going […]

Is MMA as REAL as it Gets for Self Defence

Is MMA as REAL as it Gets for Self Defence The UFC uses the tagline ‘As Real as it Gets’. Meaning that MMA is as real as it gets to fighting in the real world. Is that really true? The degree of violence in an MMA contest is often compared to a street fight or violent encounter. People think it’s the same and by default that MMA is best for self defence. However, the issue is not as simple as you […]

How To Find A Good Martial Arts School

How To Find A Good Martial Arts School How do you know the person you’ve entrusted to teach you how to defend yourself is the right person for you? You see sometimes people don’t know any different. So this leads to the question: how to find a good martial arts school? People join their local martial art school in the hope that they’re going to learn how to defend themselves. Unfortunately, just because the school is local, it doesn’t mean that […]

Can You Be To Old to Learn Martial Arts?

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? […]

Rafael Lovato Jr. Seminar 2017 at London Wing Chun Academy

Fantastic Seminar with Rafael Lovato Jr. at LWCA (With Photos!)

A big thank you to Professor Lovato Jr. and our students and visitors for making this such a fantastic night.

Rafael Lovato Seminar 2017 at London Wing Chun Academy

Lovato Jr. BJJ Seminar at London Wing Chun Academy, Aug 2017

The London Wing Chun Academy is pleased to be hosting a seminar from Professor Rafael Lovato Jr. in August 2017.