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.
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!
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.
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.
This seven-part video series is absolutely a must-watch for anyone who regularly finds themselves in self-defense situations. Each of its parts details how to use a different pressure point on the human torso effectively and as safely as possible in hand-to-hand combat. It includes demonstrations, explanations, and all of the information you will need to strike your opponent down using the many pressure points in their chest.
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...
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...
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.
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.
Golf Link demonstrates how to fix your golf grip to cure a hook shot. A hook shot often occurs because a player has a grip which promotes the hook. In a hook-promoting grip, the player has his hands too far to the right of the club. When carrying through with their swing, the club face closes and causes the hook. To align your grip, put a golf tee in between your left thumb and the first knuckle of your left hand. Repeat the process with your right hand. Adjust your grip so that both of the t...
Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
There are three components of hitting a 300 yard drive in golf. 1st component is make sure that the top edge of the club should be below the top of the golf ball. The second component is making a complete turn in the back swing. The shoulder here should turn more than 90 degrees. The third component is to swing with tempo so as to maintain the rhythm and balance of your body. This step of the tee consumes more than 80 % of the potential energy of your body. So using these 3 steps you automati...
Jim McLean shows us how to do an eight step swing in this video. You start the swing in the "address" or universal position. The first step is to move the club three feet back from the ball in a uniform motion. Position two is moving the club half way back where the club is pointing down the target line. Position three is a three quarter golf swing is when your elbows are level and the shaft of the club is pointing into the plane line. Position four is preparing to swing forward. Position fiv...
If your opponent in a martial arts match has pinned you on the bottom, you can use a special technique to escape. Frank Mir, a champion of Brazilian jiu jitsu, demonstrates the way to use an arm post to get out of the pin. Move your opponent over your center line and use your elbows to escape.
If you want to learn how to do the Water Polo Position Drills this is for you. The water polo swimming position is important because it allows you to quickly and easily change your support in the water with little head movement. When you are swimming make sure that you are high in the water. When swimming make sure that there is a 180 degree parallel cycling. When the entry hand is about to enter the water the exiting hand should be about to exit. When the entry hand enters the water the exit...
Matthew Moyles demonstrates the basic stances in youth wrestling. Part 1 of 15 - How to Do basic stances in youth wrestling moves.
Finding the perfect seat and handlebar height on your bicycle can mean the difference between a comfortable and irritating riding experience. In this tutorial, Ryan from BeachBikes.com, shows you how to make sure your bike is the perfect size for your body so you aren't slipping and sliding while you try to ride.
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.
You could go out and buy a bike, but what fun would that be? Make your own! One main step in making a bike is lacing your wheel. In this great two-part video you will learn how to lace the drive side and non drive side spokes on a rear 32 wheel with the right patterns. Mike goes into great detail on which holes to lace first and what patterns work the best.
In this tutorial, learn step by step how to assemble and tune your front and rear handbrakes. This video, hosted by Pete, will walk you through the process of assembling your brakes so you stay safe on the road. This how-to will work for beach cruisers, mountain bike and BMX bikes, too.
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.
Epic1 demonstrates how to perform an Arabian 180 back flip. Use a tucking motion when performing the Arabian. Use an up, turn and front flip motion when doing this stunt. The feet will pivot during the execution of the Arabian. Get your back flips down before performing the Arabian. A good trampoline and a foam pit will help you. Be careful of your distance and control because you're not going to see the spot where you're going to land before you land it. You will have to guess where your lan...
Join Matt Null (NCA/Millersville/Cheer Excel), Lindsey (Fire and Ice Allstars), Carly (Seton La Salle HS), Greg (Step 1 Allstars) and EJ (IUP) as you learn how to load, set and execute a sponge to prep (elevator) to sponge. Great tips for the beginning cheer leading coach or cheerleader!
One of the key fundamentals to fast pitch softball for pitchers is the wrist snap. In this sports how-to video, Farmington (MN) HS assistant softball coach Melissa Langer demonstrates a wrist snap drill for pitchers. Follow along and learn how to improve your wrist snap with this simple drill.
Learn how to lunge, parry, riposte, maneuver, and all about advanced sabre fencing in sabre fencing with expert fencing tips in this free video series on advanced sabre fencing.
In this tutorial, Gina teaches us how to do a backspin in figure skating. This is when you are spinning on the opposite foot but in another direction. The most difficult thing is to find the right balance in your body. It takes a lot of practice to get used to this. You can use an exercise of doing backwards cross overs to get used to finding the spot that will be perfect for your body to balance. Start by doing an open position, the go into a rotating position. If you are in the right positi...
This is a Burning Man tutorial on how to add fur to your bike. Halycon's Tips guide you on the Playa and the crafting tricks for decorating your bicycle. Get your bicycle prepared for Burning Man by watching this video today!
This video breaks down the kata, or form, utilizing the kama, the okinawan sickle. The second video gives an analysis (bunkai) of the kata. An excellent series that makes it easy to learn from.
Impress your friends and family by doing wheelchair tricks such as wheelies! Learn how, plus get tips and advice from an expert balance artist, in this free extreme sport stunts video series. Do wheelchair tricks - Part 1 of 15.
Learn how to do a toe touch and a Russian. This is great for cheerleading and dance teams.
Learn to execute a Jiu Jitsu sutemi (or sacrifice) throw from a head lock
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 ...
Continuous Defense drill keeps your body squared to the offense. It's a point exchange drill that emphasizes positioning in defense for Australian rugby.
Learn a few basic moves and techniques of fighting with Taijutsu. Part 1 of 7 - How to Learn Taijutsu.
Cael Sanderson showing wrestling technique for Iowa state University Wrestling Camps. In this wrestling technique video Iowa State Head Coach Cael Sanderson Shows how to finish a shot when the opponent sprawls. You are trying to hook the ankle and increase your leverage.
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 demonstrating how to dribble a soccer ball for children. The presenter says that this is the most important skill for a young soccer player to learn. He says that dribbling the ball is not kicking the ball and chasing it but rather a series of small touches. He teaches that the ball is like a puppy on a leash. If the puppy gets too far away he runs off. If the ball gets too far away the other team will steal it. The next thing he teaches is to keep your head up. Don't run into...
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to wrap their hands for boxing. Begin by putting the hand through the loop and put the wrap over the hand. Now wrap it 3 time around the wrist and layer it. Then go back and criss cross the back of the wrist, as well as in between the thumb and index finger. Now wrap it around the thumb. Now wrap 3 times around the knuckles and layer it. Go through a pair of fingers, then wrap it around the thumb and repeat this for the other fingers. Finish by coveri...
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...
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.