Videos

Here’s a list of the instructional videos I made. These cover different topics and arts, all of which I have enjoyed training in for a long time. These videos are my way of sharing my passion for them.

 

Basic Self-Defense 1: Controlling Techniques

Now also available here on Amazon Prime Video!

What if you don’t have the time to train martial arts for years so you can defend yourself?

Then start learning Basic Self-Defense now!

The system is designed for the average person and teaches you to handle the most common street attacks. There are only a few movements and thanks to the specific training method, you ingrain them quickly and efficiently. Even if you have no prior training, you will make consistent and rapid progress.

If you already practice another system, Basic Self-Defense doesn’t aim to replace what you learned there. Instead, it is an effective addition that can integrate with your existing skill.

Basic Self- Defense 1 - Controlling TechniquesThis video teaches the first module and focusses on controlling techniques. You will learn:

  • A functional warm-up that primes you for the techniques.
  • Effective defense against common attacks such as grabs and punches.
  • The five components of the primary technique.
  • The three most common attack scenarios and how to handle them.

Basic Self-Defense 1: Controlling Techniques teaches you the foundation of the system upon which the following modules are built. These will be available soon in other videos and teach you neutralizing techniques, variations and how to personalize the system to your specific needs.

 

Stretching and Mobility Exercises for Martial Arts and Self-Defense

Do you have flexibility or mobility problems and don’t know how to fix them? Then this video is for you!

Martial arts and self-defense training can be demanding on your body and sometimes, you don’t make much progress with your current stretching exercises. “Stretching and Mobility Exercises for Martial Arts and Self-Defense” aims to help you with that. In over *three* hours of detailed instructional material, Wim Demeere shows you the exercises, tips, and tricks he has taught his Personal Training clients for the past 25 years. With more than 30 years of experience training and teaching several martial arts and self-defense systems, he knows from personal experience how to fix the most common mobility problems practitioners face.

If these issues are left unchecked, deficiencies in body mechanics can develop, resulting in increased wear and tear on your joints and tendons. The good news is that with gradual and consistent training of the many exercises in this video, you can certainly increase your mobility again. This video is not meant to replace your current stretching routine, but instead is an addition to it to help you get beyond those sticking points

Buy this video now to start your journey towards a flexible and strong body!

 

Power/Control: Increasing the Power and Effectiveness of Striking Techniques

Most conditioning videos contain exercises that increase the strength and explosiveness of your techniques, from punches and kicks to parries and blocks, but this is only one aspect of conditioning training.

In “Power/Control: Increasing the Power and Effectiveness of Striking Techniques”, Wim Demeere shows you how to take control of your power. The more you train to become stronger, the more you should train to control your power. It is useless to have a lot of power if you don’t know how to control it. Likewise, it is equally useless to have a lot of control if you don’t have the necessary power to apply it in your techniques.

Demeere recommends that you think of conditioning training (e.g., squats, bench presses, plyometrics) as a way of “getting a bigger gun” in your arms and legs: the bigger the gun, the more you can increase the firepower. The drills and exercises shown in this video will teach you how to keep that bigger gun under control and aim it effectively at targets. From upper to lower body, Demeere’s curriculum will put you in control of your power, through 3D push-ups, hang-walking, horse stance, and Superman progression to opening/closing rotations, absorbing the kicks, spear training, and applying the movements effectively.

Don’t fall into the trap of thinking that more is better and focus only on building your strength. Always think beyond that and train your body to achieve better control of your enhanced power.

 

Combat Sanshou: The Punishing Chinese Fighting Art

When I was younger, I competed in Sanshou/Sanda and loved it. The emphasis on striking and downing an opponent without following him to the ground appealed to me a lot. Simply because this combat sport had techniques and strategies that didn’t conflict with my experience in self-defense and street violence. But it also kept the same mindset you find in traditional Chinese arts.

I created the Combat Sanshou system to form a bridge between both sports Sanshou and self defense techniques from traditional styles. But the goal is of course self-defense.

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Each set contains about fourĀ  hours of instructional material. No fluff or filler, all solid information. The sets are divivded into three distinct topics:

 

Combat Sanshou: Tiger and Snake

Tiger-and-Snake-215-300This is the next part in the Combat Sanshou series. It covers two basic scenarios:

How do you fight best if you’re big and strong?

How do you fight best if you’re light and fast?

In this video, I show how to adapt the Combat Sanshou curriculum to your specific body type and make the techniques work better for you. But you also learn how to switch from one strategy to the other and how to combine them. Bonus footage of live scenario training against a padded attacker.

 

The Fighter’s Video Guide to Hard-Core Heavy Bag Training

One thing I always enjoyed was solo training. Having to motivate yourself and push harder every workout was always a challenge but it gave me tremendous satisfaction. In those training sessions, I mostly used my heavy bag. After 25 years of training, I found a lot of ways to practice pretty much any technique or concept on the heavy bag. Here are some of them I show in this video:

  • The different types of impact and how to use them for incredible results.
  • How to incorporate self-defense techniques with weapons such as knife and stick.
  • A scientific progression that not only ingrains techniques correctly but also increases your knowledge and versatility with them.
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes thatĀ  can cause injury.
  • How to hit the bag with devastating power using arms and legs, knees, elbows forearms.
  • How to hit the heavy bag without injuring yourself
  • Practice brutal grappling techniques such as throws, sweeps and takedowns.
  • How to ingrain vicious ground fighting techniques you cannot practice with a training partner.
  • Cheap and easy training supplements that take your training to the next level.
  • Loads of grueling drills with or without a partner to reach your maximum potential.

This is also a video with over four hours of instructional content.

Pad Man: A Video Guide to Full-Contact Partner Training

The idea for this video came to me when I was showing my students how to use the pads and kicking shields. I noticed I had to explain the same things over and over again. When I talked to other instructors, they confirmed having the same problem: students didn’t know how to use the equipment correctly. Which makes their training both unproductive and dangerous.

I took a critical look at how you can best convey this information and put together a program that teaches you all the possible ways to use focus mitts, hand pads, Thai pads and kicking shields. Regardless if you train for Mixed Martial Arts, self defense or you do a traditional fighting style, you can use this information to improve your skills.

Some of the topics I cover are:

  • How to hold the pads correctly to avoid injuries.
  • The most common mistakes when using the equipment.
  • How to use the focus mitts and kicking shield for all sorts of striking techniques using arms and legs.
  • How to use the equipment in all ranges: kicking, striking, clinching and on the ground.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of each particular piece of equipment.
  • Much, much more.