Muay Boran Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing) is an all-inclusive term for the ancient boxing arts of Thailand, from which modern Muay Thai was born. In the old days, fighters would wrap their hands with strips of twisted hemp cloth or hemp rope. Although it is commonly thought that fighters would dip their wrapped hands in broken glass, this is largely a myth. They did, however, dip their hands in water in order to harden the rope.
Squash is a racquet sports game, seemingly similar to tennis, but played on a small indoor court with hollow rubber ball, much small than a tennis ball. Squash is an intense, high impact sport. This squash tutorial demonstrates backhand return serve options for squash.
Golfing drills are the only way you will get better. Sometimes chipping practice can be tedious, especially with no goals in mind. Pam Wright teaches her clever technique for making the art of chipping more exciting. Pam Wright, LPGA, shows you how to do the golf ladder chipping drill.
There is a reason the rest of the world calls 'soccer' 'football' - it's all about your feet! In this tutorial, from Zappos, learn how to kick a soccer ball the right way and win the game every time!
Ronald Gotlin holds five black belts, including a 6th degree black belt in Tomiki Ryu Aikido, and is Past President and Founding Member of the International Aikido Alliance. This series of videos shows beginner moves in aikido.
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 ...
In this how-to video, Sensei Paul Adams will teach you how to tie your belt on your karate kid. The belt will be very stiff at first, but will loosen up over the years. Take the middle of the belt and place it on their belly. Take the ends and pull them all the way around until they reach the belly again. Make sure the belt is snug the whole time. Place the right side over the left and pull that end under both layers of the belt. Once this is done, pull the left end over the right and tie a t...
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to tighten your knots on a tennis racket. This tutorial also covers the Parnell knot, which is is a knot used to finish off your crosses or mains. You'd want to start off with a single hitch knot.
This is an instructional video on how to wrap your hands with wrapping tape in preparation for boxing. The instructor shows you how to use tape to wrap, and where to place the tape. You start by wrapping your wrists multiple times. Then you go over the base of the thumb and back over the wrist twice. Then you wrap your knuckles. The instructor suggests that you can use some foam in this stage to protect your knuckles further. Finally you go between your fingers, back over the thumb and then r...
In this video, you will learn how to stretch your back to strengthen your spirals while figure skating. First, lay on your stomach. Next, lift your arm and opposite leg in the air. Hold this for a few seconds and then alternate. The next exercise involve bringing your back up in a vertical position while laying down. Next, stand up and stretch your arm over your head towards your side. Alternate the arms with this exercise. You can practice your balance by standing on one leg and holding the ...
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.
Racquetball is not very complicated, but it does require a bit of practice and learning of the rules. This video tutorial will show you all of the basics you will need to know as a beginner player. Once you watch this tutorial you will be up and running and ready to start a game of your very own. So, have fun!!
Learn awesome freestyle basketball tricks, passes and shots from Professional basketball trickster, Q-Mack! In this video Q-Mack give his introduction and tells you what you need to warmup and get ready to play.
You may have come across Chloe Bruce in the past, but we're betting it was on the web, because if it were in person, you probably wouldn't be reading this right now. Because in a blink of an eye, she'd have her foot smashed against your face using her world famous Scorpion Kick, a difficult move for any martial artist to perform.
Learn to perform a Jiu Jitsu wrist lock (or Nikkajo) from a shoulder grab.
Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to diagnose a broken string on your or someone else's tennis racket. These are merely the most likely reasons the tennis string has broken the way that it does.
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.
If you can hear Shawn Michaels' entrance music playing in your head right now, then you've come to the right video. Learn his signature finishing move, the Sweet Chin Music Superkick. If you are looking for the perfect way to end your pro wrestling match, this is it.
Ronaldinho's combination of speed and deceptive footwork have made him a football legend, and his heel toe fake pass is a great way to misdirect defenders. Watch this video for step-by-step instructions on how to warm up for the trick and then how to actually do it.
If you're ever pinned in a omoplata shoulder lock, here's how to get out of it. When you're down on the floor and your opponent has your legs, make sure to get your legs wide enough so you can fit your arm through. Now hold on to your right knee and squeeze down, putting pressure on your opponent's hand. Next put your other hand on the top of your left knee and squeeze your knees together and pull up. Now simply wait for your opponent to tap out. They won't be able to break free or stand the ...
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.
In golf, chipping is an important technique that's used to attack the pin from all areas around the green. Learn some tips for chipping out of the rough from a professional golf instructor in this free golfing video.
Dan Perceval, founder of the sport of Xtreme Ice Skating explains us in the video of how to properly lace ice hockey skates. It starts with the wax laces. There are different forms but he suggests heavy wax since it lasts long. These wax laces are used to grip the boots. We normally we use 120 inch if there is no wrapping around and it should be in excess if you wrap around. Now we start with lacing. You can start outwards or inwards in hole one. He prefers outward so he inserts the lace outw...
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.
A Ford Puma is used to instruct some cool moves. Learn the handbrake turn, 90 degree turn, reverse flip, Scandinavian flick with liftoff oversteer (similar to power slides). It's like drifting.
Don't know how to take that rear wheel off of your bike? Is the chain making things difficult? Check out this instructional cycling video that demonstrates how to remove your rear wheel if you have to change your bike tire or fix a flat. This is a VERY BASIC and non-technical tutorial for the absolute beginner who has never taken their rear-wheel off before. It will just make life easier. Sure, you can muddle through it your first time and curse the chain as to why it's being belligerent into...
This tutorial covers different exercises that you can do with a bo staff. Flexibility and strength are always important when doing martial arts and these exercises should help your training.
This is a video tutorial on how to put on boxing wraps. There are many different ways of wrapping your hands so as to protect your hand. The hand wraps used are 180 inches. Unwrap the hand wrap and put your thumb into the loop and go around back and wrap your wrist twice. Be careful not to make it too tight nor too loose. After that, you wrap your knuckles twice and go back to your wrist. Then come up again and wrap through your fingers as shown in the video. Follow the rest of the video to p...
Team USA's Lynda Barnes demonstrates the push away. Pick up some bowling tips and tricks to improve your game, whether you are a beginner or a competitive bowler in a bowling league. Learn how to do the push away with this bowling video.
Muay Boran is the ancient relative of modern Muay Thai boxing. This clear how-to video shows the correct method of wrapping your fists to prepare for a match or training.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
Want to start a good game of ice hockey, but all you have is a rough ice rink? No problem. That's where the Zamboni comes in. Wait… you can afford a Zamboni? That's okay, because you can DIY a homemade zamboni ice resurfacer with just some buckets and a towel. See how!
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.
The face is generally considered the most effective place to punch someone if you want to put them on the ground. This video demonstrates how to use the face's many pressure points to hurt it more efficiently and end your fights more quickly.
This video will teach you how to properly use the sleeper hold in order to subdue an attacker, but not damage their larynx. This is a real way to protect others and yourself. It is meant to help Police Officers from choking people and avoid law suits from performing the wrong maneuver.
Learn how to run an obstacle course to improve ball handling and dribbling speed in soccer.
Some martial arts enthusiasts might say it's harder to defend yourself when you are short. This martial arts tutorial video shows that size doesn't matter when the sleeper hold is applied correctly.
Chris Barnes (8 PBA titles) and Sean Rash rap on rev rates, sweet spots, skid flips and more. This bowling lesson demonstrates ball layouts.
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.
Continuous Defense drill keeps your body squared to the offense. It's a point exchange drill that emphasizes positioning in defense for Australian rugby.