TeacherChuck Johnson is a martial arts instructor and action film actor/stunt man based in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to holding a Master's rank in Olympic Taekwondo, he is a 2-time state and 2 time (non-Olympic) national champion, and also holds ranks in... View Profile
- Total Time 2 hr, 7 min
- Lessons 20
- Exercises 52
20 Lessons in This Course
4 minFREEFitness lesson 1Free3 CQ
You don't need much strength to escape the hold of a big person. In this self-defense lesson, learn how to use your bodyweight to break free from a wrist grab.
4 minFitness lesson 23 CQ
Bear hugs might sound cute, but they're anything but! In this self-defense lesson, learn how to break free from a bear hug by focusing on the fingers.
2 minFitness lesson 32 CQ
If somebody comes at you with a frontal choke hold, you don't have much time to think—but you do have both hands ready to help you break free!
2 minFitness lesson 42 CQ
What if someone grabs your arm with their opposite side arm? In this self-defense lesson, learn how to quickly push and pull your way out of a wrist grab.
4 minFitness lesson 53 CQ
Ready for another wrist grab escape—from either side this time? Study this basic self-defense move to prepare yourself for more complex martial arts moves.
7 minFitness lesson 64 CQ
Is some guy getting in your face at the bar? In this self-defense lesson, learn how and why to avoid fights at all costs, but how to win them if they happen.
3 minFitness lesson 72 CQ
There are many ways to defend yourself from an aggressive dude at a bar. This lesson shows how to flip an offender into an arm bar once you see a punch coming.
5 minMartial Arts lesson 83 CQ
Knife attacks are seriously dangerous business. This self-defense lesson demonstrates a few tricks for getting out of deadly situations without injury.
4 minFitness lesson 93 CQ
Multiple opponent scenarios are worst-case scenarios. In this self-defense lesson, learn what to do during this chance situation, and see how to get out alive.
4 minFitness lesson 103 CQ
In this essential self-defense lesson, learn how to use basic martial arts tactics to avoid getting taken down with shoots and standing clinch grabs.
7 minFitness lesson 114 CQ
At some point during a fight, you might find yourself on the ground. This self-defense lesson shows you how to protect yourself to stay in the fight and live!
8 minFitness lesson 125 CQ
If you're knocked to the ground, don't give up! This self-defense lesson teaches you step-by-step how to bump, roll, and escape an attacker from the ground.
5 minSelf Defense lesson 133 CQ
Haymaker punches are wild, powerful, and can easily knock you out. In this self-defense lesson, learn how to evade haymaker punches and counter!
7 minSelf Defense lesson 144 CQ
Step-in haymakers are even more powerful and dangerous than standing haymakers. In this self defense lesson, learn how to defend step-in haymaker punches.
10 minSelf Defense lesson 156 CQ
Straight punches usually come from people trained in martial arts. In this self-defense lesson, learn a few techniques for defending against a straight punch.
6 minSelf Defense lesson 164 CQ
What if someone grabs you with two hands instead of one? In this self-defense lesson, learn how to escape a double-wrist grab by using the weakest link logic.
4 minSelf Defense lesson 173 CQ
What do you do if someone has you by the hair? In this self-defense lesson, learn how to escape a hair grab or pull, no matter how long your hair is.
10 minSelf Defense lesson 186 CQ
You don't have to take a full on boxing class to defend yourself standing up. In this self-defense lesson, learn key boxing tactics for street or bar fights.
11 minSelf Defense lesson 196 CQ
Are you afraid to get into a fight? Get a solid reality check with these five tips on how to overcome a fear of fighting, whether it's street or in the dojo.
13 minSelf Defense lesson 207 CQ
Want to start training for self defense or sport fighting, but don't know where to study? Learn five factors to consider before studying martial arts.
20127 min20-part Self Defense course76 CQ
The first rule of street fighting is: avoid it. If you can't, self-defense is your best bet. In this course, Chuck Johnson teaches how to escape dangerous situations using martial arts techniques.
944 min9-part Self Defense course25 CQ
Want to learn to defend yourself? Law enforcement trainer Joe Bertoni shows you how to use a kubotan or yawara for self-defense, including jabs, rollover strikes, and effective body movement.
13163 min13-part Self Defense course87 CQ
In this Wing Chun self defense course, Master Wong guides you through a series of Wing Chun exercises and movements meant to strengthen and tone the body, and promote proper technique and form.
19174 min19-part Self Defense course95 CQ
Want to learn self defense techniques that make you feel like a trained fighter? Learn the origin and techniques of Israeli military self defense form Krav Maga, from basic drills to handgun defense.
625 min6-part Self Defense course16 CQ
In this self defense course, learn the basics by discovering how to arm yourself with awareness, how to adopt a warrior mindset personally and professionally, how to use defense weapons, and more!