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Martial Arts Videos

Want to learn about martial arts? Check out Black Belt’s collection of martial arts videos. The collection runs the gamut of categories like Brazilian jiu-jitsu, jeet kune do, judo, karate, krav maga and kung fu. Other categories include martial arts trailers, mixed martial arts, weapons training and much more.

  1. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Videos Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Videos

    Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a martial art and combat sport that teaches a smaller person how to defend against a larger adversary by using leverage and proper technique. At the top of the BJJ list is the Gracie family, which is why we have exclusive behind-the-scenes videos of Kyra Gracie and Rorion Gracie (Black Belt’s 2006 Instructor of the Year), an official Gracie Jiu-jitsu Academy ...

  2. Jeet Kune Do Videos Jeet Kune Do Videos

    Bruce Lee’s jeet kune do (way of the intercepting fist) is highlighted in a collection of videos that helps to clarify some technical aspects of Bruce Lee’s martial art. This collection includes behind-the-scenes footage from a cover shoot with first-generation Bruce Lee student Richard Bustillo. Also featured is a trailer for ...

  3. Judo Videos Judo Videos

    Derived from his study of jujutsu, Jigoro Kano created judo as a martial sport usable for self-defense. In 1882, Jigoro Kano founded the Kodokan Judo Institute as judo’s governing body. Judo became an Olympic sport at the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Today, the spirit and honor of Jigoro Kano’s beloved art lies with Hayward ...

  4. Karate Videos Karate Videos

    After studying the shorei-ryu and shorin-ryu styles of karate in Okinawa, Gichin Funakoshi (1868-1957) simplified the movements and, in 1921, introduced karate to mainland Japan. By 1939, Gichin Funakoshi had built his first official karate dojo and called it the House of Shoto (Funakoshi’s pen name), or ...

  5. Krav Maga Videos Krav Maga Videos

    Founded by Hungarian Jew Imi Lichtenfeld (1910-1998), krav maga is a brutal hand-to-hand combat system based on the fighting and wrestling skills Imi Lichtenfeld developed fighting anti-Semitic gangs in the years before World War II. Inside this section, krav maga expert Alain Cohen presents an overview of the six belt levels of ...

  6. Kung Fu Videos Kung Fu Videos

    Though China has produced hundreds of kung fu styles, the kung fu videos section focuses on two of the more important: wing chun, and Shaolin kung fu. In a stunning five-DVD set, William Cheung, Bruce Lee’s training partner and inheritor of traditional wing chun from the renowned Ip Man, reveals his knowledge of three forms, reflex ...

  7. Martial Arts Trailers Martial Arts Trailers

    This section encompasses a large collection of trailers from full-length feature films and DVD instructional videos available for purchase. For training, there’s a wide variety of “how to” instructional trailers. They cover topics as diverse as conditioning for MMA fighters, stretching for Chinese martial arts, tang soo do ...

  8. Traditional Martial Arts Videos Traditional Martial Arts Videos

    Traditional martial arts videos generally feature martial arts that were founded before the 1900s. (Note: Japanese karate has their own video category.) The demonstrators portray techniques that are based on authentic versions of how the style’s founder envisioned them. Traditional martial arts include styles like wing chun, chuan fa, ...

  9. MMA Videos MMA Videos

    The MMA videos are a mixed collection of photo shoots, interviews and demonstrations of effective fighting skills as used by current and former MMA champions. MMA pioneer Bas Rutten demonstrates knee strikes and shoulder locks. Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Chael Sonnen discusses his hook kick, spinning backfist, side control and ...

  10. Self-Defense Videos Self-Defense Videos

    In a reflection of today’s growing concern about self-defense and family protection, the self-defense video category boasts more videos than any other. Apart from videos demonstrating self-defense techniques derived from various martial arts, the new wave of personal-protection videos comes via pioneers in reality-based martial arts. Creator ...

  11. Weapons Videos Weapons Videos

    Although military and bladed Western-style knives are all considered to be part of the martial arts weapons world—especially in regard to reality-based personal protection programs—it’s important not to lose sight of traditional martial arts weapons. In four iconic videos, one of America’s early karate pioneers Fumio Demura (Black ...