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How To: Pass A Soccer Ball With The Inside Of Your Foot

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 ...

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: Properly lace ice hockey skates

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...

How To: Use the pressure points of the neck in combat

The neck is one of the most important and fragile parts of the body. It has few bones and muscles and very many blood vessels and nerves, making it a natural haven for pressure points. This video will teach you how to locate and strike many of these pressure points in order to improve your self-defense or martial arts skills. It includes demonstrations, diagrams, and detailed instructions for utilizing the information obtained in real-world self-defense situations.

How To: Use fancy footwork to play squash

If you have ever been curious about playing squash, watch this how to video. This is a quick squash playing tutorial that shows you two basics footwork techniques. This first is the forehand technique which has three main patterns: front left, mid court, and back court. This video also goes over front right, mid court and back court backhand squash techniques.

How To: Learn the "Fight Song" for cheerleading

In this tutorial, we learn how to learn the "Fight Song" for cheerleading. Start off by trotting with your right leg first, then clapping for an 8-count. On 1 you will hit a high touch done. On two, you will make a t and on three you will look to the left. On four you will make a high beam, then on five you will step out, and on 6 you will do a high kick. For counts 7 and 8, you will stand ready. The rest of the turns involve spinning for eight counts, then you will yell "go big blue". When y...

How To: Protect the ball in water polo

Protecting the ball in water polo is key to playing a solid game. This water polo instructional includes many drills designed to improve 1-1 play. It includes tips for both the water polo defense and attacker on how to protect the ball in play. This also refers to TV clips of league and pro games to connect it to actual game play.

How To: Do Bret Hart's Sharpshooter wrestling move

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to do Bret Hart's sharpshooter wrestling move. Begin by giving the opponent a toe kick and a double leg take down. Now grab the soles of the feet and put your left leg in between the opponent's legs. Take the opponent's right leg and cross it front first. Then take the other leg and cross it over. Take your left arm and wrap it around the left foot. Now turn counter-clockwise and hold the opponent's knee. This video will benefit those viewers who are ...

How To: Get in a rowing boat

Check out this instructional rowing video that demonstrates how to get into a rowing boat.Rowing begins with stepping into the boat. Every boat is adjustable so different size people can row the same equipment. Learn facts and skills for competitive rowing in this rowing video.

How To: Perform an easy elbow stand in gymnastics (for kids)

You've heard of the handstand, but what about an elbow stand? Elbow stands are actually easier than handstands, so anybody can do these. Katrina and Sloane teach you how to perform these elbow stands for gymnastics, dance and more. There are many fun variations to try out! Make sure you practice these elbow stands on a soft surface!

How To: Fix a flat bike tire without tools

Simple instructions for doing a simple bike repair when you are on the road and don't have your tools. This vide shows how to take the tire off your bike rim without using tire levers. Our host demonstrates on a completely flat tire, and shows us how to leverage off the beads of the tire using only brute strength - the leverage of your hands. He then demonstrates how to put the tire back on. The final small section of bead is pushed on using his body strength. This technique is less likely to...

How To: Do a half nelson in wrestling

A half nelson is a modification of the nelson wrestling hold in which you pin your opponent down by passing one hand under the arm of the opponent and locking your hand at the opponent's neck so he can't move. This is a basic though super effective wrestling move used commonly in amateur wrestling. During the move, it's recommended to pin your opponent's hand down with your free hand so he can't break out of the half nelson.

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: Do Randy Orton's RKO pro wrestling move

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to perform Randy Orton's RKO pro wrestling move, which is a variation of the ace cutter. In this video, the RKO is set up by throwing the opponent into the turnbuckle. The opponent has to face towards the turnbuckle and then slowly turn towards you. As they turn towards you, you will need to jump high with your right arm underneath their chin. Both hands should be holding the back of the opponent's head. This move is all about timing, and performing a...

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: 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: Make Your Night Bike Glow in the Dark with Phosphorescent Paint

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.

How To: Do a headspring

This how-to video shows how to do a headspring. This is an easier move than the handspring and should be used to work up to it. This is a great way to build up to the hand spring because it teach great balance, and ability to flex.

How To: Teach the BEEF method of shooting in basketball

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...

How To: Train with Japanese Sai

In this martial arts video series, learn how to train with the Japanese Sai from 3rd degree Black Belt Michael Lewis. Michael will demonstrate Sai fighting techniques such as how to use a Sai to block a bo staff strike, how to block and counter strike with a Sai, how to use a Sai disarm an opponent armed with a bo staff and an opponent armed with an escrima stick, and how to use a Sai to block and disarm an opponent with a katana blade.

How To: Join or create a league in ESPN Fantasy Football

If you're interested in joining or creating a fantasy football league, take a look at this guide on how to use leagues in ESPN Fantasy Football and learn the differences between the leagues. You can choose to play in a public or private league, depending on if you want to limit your fantasy league to your friends and family or if you want to play against other team owners you meet online.

How To: Perform an advanced butterfly twist (B-twist) acrobatic flip

If you're into urban tricking, parkour and freerunning, you probably know all about the B-twist. It's also a move highly used in gymnastics and acrobatics, and it's full name is the butterfly twist, which is an awesome aerial twist flip. This video tutorial, from superstar Andrea Catozzi, will show you the steps to performing a simple butterfly twist from the standing position. Good luck!

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