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How To: Hit the forehand in racquetball

A demonstration of the proper way to perform a forehand stroke in racquetball. This video details proper foot position and other elements of good form with an emphasis on solid hand-eye coordination and good follow-through. A good forehand stroke begins with proper elevation of the racket on the back swing. Your feet should remain parallel to the wall. At the beginning of the downward swing, you should shift your weight slightly to your leading foot while bending slightly at the knee. As you ...

How To: Improve backward skating in hockey like Jason Ward

Jason Ward gives us tips on how to improve our backwards skating. The first point he makes concerns balance and power. You want to keep your feet shoulder width apart and your chest up. The next point is the "C" it. The more you dig into the ice the more power you will get in your strides; as you push your skate outwards, dig in hard and you will go faster. The third point is to head on a swivel. You want to know what is going on around you, so you need to be able to look behind you and be aw...

How To: Make decisions from the high post in basketball

Learn how to practice quick decision making (pass or shoot) when on the high post and establish good basketball game rhythm. Videos two through four cover when and how to execute each option: jump shot, seal the post (pass the ball down to the player at the low post), and swing the ball (after setting the pick and sealing the post).

How To: Position your feet when shooting a ball

In this video, Tom tells us how to position your feet when shooting a ball. Momentum when you are shooting has to be controlled. You will have to plan how you are going to use your feet and what your lead and stop foot will be. You want to make sure the foot that is closest to the basket is facing it and not facing another way. You also want to create stability when you are shooting baskets. Establish your stop foot with the one closest to the basket. Once you get your feet down in the right ...

How To: Use the pressure points of the arms in self defense

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.

How To: Do the Cruyuff turn soccer move to eliminate opponents

In the 1970s, Dutch legend Johan Cruyff invented a soccer trick called the Cruyuff turn, which tricks the defender into thinking you're about to pass or cross the ball. Instead of doing either, you drag the ball behind you to keep dribbling towards your destination. Successful football skills are all about how you can trick your opponent with footwork and body gestures, so get moving with this effective soccer trick!

How To: Attack the pressure points of the leg while fighting

Disabling your opponents legs is the fastest way to make sure that you can get away from a fight situation without killing your opponent. Attacking the pressure points associated with the large blood vessels and nerves in the legs is an effective way to do that. This two-part video features an extensive walkthrough of the legs pressure points and ideas for attacks that can be used against them to get your fight over with as quickly as possible without risking killing someone.

How To: Wrap Your Hands for Muay Boran (Ancient Thai Boxing)

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.

How To: Remove the rear wheel from your bike

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...

How To: Play the square drive in cricket

Practice these techniques to learn how to play the square drive. Details on how to play 1 of cricket's harder shots the "The square drive" - includes cricket coaching tips to improve your cricket batting and how you can effectively execute the cricket shot and score more runs when batting.

How To: Play home run derby

It's summer again and it's time to get out of the house and there's no better way than with a fun game like some improvised baseball. You don't need a whole team of people all you need is a bat, a ball and another person to play with.

How To: Practice the bat throw drill in baseball

This instructional video from BaseballRox with baseball player Noah Jackson will help you develop your hitting mechanics with hitting drills in the sport of baseball. This baseball video is aimed to help young players and coaches improve their performance on the field. See how to practice the bat throw drill in baseball.

How To: Grip a golf club left-handed

Novice golf players, come hither! In this video presented by expert golf site, Golf Link, learn how to grip a golf club left-handed. This task can be tricky being that one is required to learn things backwards. Get your left-handed golf club grip down perfect with the tips & tricks given in this video!

How To: Perform the sleeper hold and cobra clutch move

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform a sleeper hold and cobra clutch move. For the sleeper hold, begin the setup with a kick to the gut and an elbow to the back. Then wrap your right arm around the opponents head. Use the other hand to hold the opponent's head and tuck the right arm underneath to lock the hold. For the cobra clutch, grab the opponent's left wrist with your right arm. Then slip your left arm underneath and hold on your shoulder. This video will benefit those vi...