Passng Technique: The instep pass is the most common way and the most efficient to pass a ball in soccer. It requires the use of your inside foot. Passing a ball is similar to shooting. It requires you to have your plant foot a foot away from the ball. Bend your standing leg, and follow through the ball with the inside of your foot making sure you lean forward and with a locked ankle. In this article I will guide you to help improve your passing by talking about the different things you need ...
The arms are the part of the body most used by Westerners in fighting. As a result, targeting and disabling an opponents arms is a great way to end a fight quickly without the risk involved in hitting an opponent's head. This three-part video details pressure points all over the arms and various ways of striking them in order to hurt and disable your opponent, ending your engagement with limited damage to both yourself and them.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie a Parnell Knot. This knot is used for restringing a tennis racket when you're finishing up mains or crosses. Because of this, you don't want to pull tension directly to it.
It's time for some golf! Doug Hammer, PGA, from Talking Stick Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona says, "Making solid contact is the key to hitting the golf ball farther. But a proper impact position with an iron is significantly different than that of a driver." Learn how to do both correctly. See how to get good impact on your golf clubs.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tie a double half hitch while stringing your tennis racket. Keep in mind that this knot should only used to finish off mains or crosses. Because of this, tension should not be pulled directly to it.
Play deceptive around the head stop/slow drop shots in badminton with the techniques demonstrated in this tutorial by Welsh Commonwealth gold medalist and Olympian Kelly Morgan.
For anyone who's ever wondered why people are swatting an odd-looking object back and forth across a net, here's the lowdown. Watch this video to learn how to play badminton.
This is a video of Peter Gade demonstrating moving to the net on the forehand side, sorry no English translation of it.
1997 Men's Singles World Champion Peter Rasmussen teaches us how to do the jump smash. Learn how to hit the birdie or shuttlecock hard down into the ground across the net.
Moving the racket to meet the shuttle will not only allow you to intercept it early but will give you options to play a variety of replies. Remember the earlier you can intercept the shuttle, the less time your opponent has to react.
This is a video of Peter Gade demonstrating a forehand cross court drop, sorry no English translation of it. Hit it short over the net.
This is a video of Peter Gade demonstrating backhand defense for going to the backhand side of the court, sorry no English translation of it.
In this sports how-to video, Farmington HS boys basketball coach Shane Wyandt explains how he teaches the BEEF method of shooting. The work BEEF is an acronym for a ball shooting concept in basketball. The B stand for balance, the E for eyes, the second E for elbows, and the F for follow-through. To have good balance it is important to have you feet about shoulder width apart. Your eyes should always be focused on a target, and your elbows should be in line. Finally follow through means it sh...
With gas prices constantly digging into your wallet, biking will always be a cheap and easy alternative for getting around—and it's a perfect way to get in a little exercise. But with the fall season about a week away, it is going to start getting dark a lot earlier and that ride home might be a little more dangerous. So to save yourself an unexpected trip to the ER, take a little time to make your bicycle impossible to overlook.
There are plenty of ways to make a camera mount for your car, but what if you don't have a car? If you use a bicycle or motorcycle to get around, you can still take smooth videos with this awesome DIY mount for your iPhone (or any other smartphone) by antoinebugleboy.
For most humans, Zlata's level of flexiblity is simply not possible. The Russian contortionist has trained in extreme gymnastics since the age of 14, but her superhuman pliability cannot be entirely attributed to her acquired skills. Zlata has a rare condition called Ehlers–Danlos syndrome:
Make your own bowling ballspinner for resurfacing balls with a bowl and a blade sharpener.
In this instructional video series, learn how to play linebacker. Understand how the game works, with an introduction to the basic rules and objectives, as well as a rundown of the offensive and defensive positions on the field. Lessons also include skills and techniques for beginner offensive and defensive players: how to carry the ball, throw a pass, block effectively, punt, and make a solid hand off.
Learn how to strike the shuttlecock across the net and down into the ground. Includes how to hold the racket and hitting technique.
Peter Rasmussen demonstrates an effective drill for improving your footwork on the court.
This is a video of Peter Gade demonstrating moving to the net on the backhand side, sorry no English translation of it.
Bryan Alano shows us how to play badminton in this series of videos. Part 1 of 14 - How to Play badminton.
Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
Nasty weather is bad enough when you drive, but if you ride your bike to school or work, it's really not a pleasant way to start the day. And if getting soaked isn't sufficient, a wet commute means your bike chain is going to be caked with mud and all kinds of other gross stuff.
An all time football favorite, this cheer will have the crowds spelling out the words right along with you. From your family room to the football field you can lift everyone's spirits with this cheer! Follow along with this cheerleading how-to video to learn the "Be Aggressive" cheer for football games.
A good golf swing begins with a good grip of the club. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to hold the golf club properly from David Leadbetter, the world's number 1 golf teacher.
Learn how to perform a 90 degree turn with your car like a real getaway driver! Watch out! This drifting move should be practiced on the track or a very large parking lot.
Many people want to jump farther, but they have no progress. What's the problem? It's all about technique. Increase your jumping distance by following the simple tips pointed out in this video. You'll see how to push off and fully extend your body for maximum distance, see how getting extra momentum from fast heel recovery is critical, and learn how to land.
In this video you'll learn how to throw a 'spiked curveball'. With this throwing technique you get the ability to make the ball go either down, sideways, or any angle in between.
In this video from Rival box we learn how to defend against a straight right hand to the body. First he says you can simply back up from the straight. That's one way. Another good way to defend against it is just by blocking the shot with your elbow. He said that could hurt your opponent very much. Then he says you can counter punch against this by using your right hand either a straight or an uppercut because the opponent would be leaning down after throwing his punch. Another counter would ...
In another installment of its boxing series, Rival Boxing Gear experts show, how to defend and counter-punch against a right hand punch. This video shows viewers three basic techniques for defending against the right hand punch: the parry, the block, and the slip. It also demonstrates effective counter-punches (right hand, right uppercut, and left hook) to throw and describes when each counter-punch is best used. This 6 minute, 20 second video makes good use of repetition and multiple camera ...
When returning a serve requires some decision making, eg take the ball high in the air, let the ball drop, let the ball hit the side wall before volleying, or maybe volley boast.
Learning to "dig" squash shots out of the corners can be puzzling for beginners. This video shows you how to approach the ball, and how important it is to keep away from the walls when playing shots close to the wall and corner.
Check out this instructional rowing video that demonstrates how to steer when rowing. Steering is a fundamental rowing skill. It is similar to rowing a canoe or a kayak. Learn facts and skills for competitive rowing in this rowing video.
Aikido has countless wrist grab forms and techniques for any method of martial arts self defense someone might need to call upon. Learn many of these tips from an Aikido expert in this free video clip series.
Learn sabre parry and defense moves in sabre fencing, including beat touch, missed attack, and more with expert fencing tips in this free sabre fencing video series.
In this martial arts video tutorial, Glen Levy teaches you some of the pressure points on the human body. With these pressure points, you can take your opponent down without seriously injuring him, or by seriously injuring him. This is a great skill to have when you get into a fight.
Learn all the basics of how to execute a proper tackle to avoid injury when playing football.
Former football player Steven Boyd discusses advanced tackling techniques. Among these are body position, tackling in the open field, taking on an offensive blocker, and stripping the ball. Tips appear throughout the video in the form of pop-ups.
Britain's only female javelin thrower in Athens shows you how to improve on your throwing. Keep the javelin horizontal on the run up, plant the final foot before the line and make sure the throwing arm is straight as possible with the elbow high. Improve your javelin throw.