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.
This swimming with the ball tutorial is a great lesson in moving with the ball in water polo. The idea is to keep it in front of you as you swim with your head up. Note the high leg kick to keep the drag low and create lots of white water to blind pursuing defenders.
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!
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.
There is no fan experience in professional sports quite like watching an NBA game live. Partly, this can be attributed to the combination of fluid teamwork and jaw-dropping athleticism the players exude in the form of size, speed, jumping ability, grace, and strength. What truly differentiates the NBA from the spectators' perspective, though, is the figurative nakedness of the players. While the NFL buries its athletes beneath pads and masks, the NBA presents its talent in shorts and a tank top.
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 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.
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.
Learn the correct form for running the "Back Pedal" drill around half the basketball court, then learn the correct way to warm up with this backward running drill.
There are a lot of different leg locks out there, but this one might be the nastiest. It's called the Vaporizer leg lock, part of Eddie Bravo's BJJ system, and it looks like you could use it to snap someone's foot completely off with minimal effort. Watch this video to learn how to do it from Eddie Bravo himself and Joanne of MMA Girls.
Chris Barnes (8 PBA titles) and Chris Paul (NBA Rookie of the year 2006) on lane play; also features Lynda Barnes.
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.
Basic lessons covering the set offense. Great for spectators or new players to learn the basics of water polo. Includes setting the hole, driving, RB, strong-side drives, weak-side drives, rotations, and picks.
Shane Battier teaches you how to take a charge, and how it can help to stop superstars like Dwyane Wade and Lebron James. This inside skill drill from Shane Battier gives you the right perspective from an NBA star. Get basketball advice from the pros on how to improve your basketball game. Shane Battier is the authority on defense!
Chris Barnes (8 PBA titles) and Chris Paul (NBA Rookie of the year 2006) on versatility. This bowling lesson demonstrates how to increase your bowling versatility. You can achieve this through hand positions, equipment, speed, and angle.
This video series covers free throws in basketball. Learn proper technique and how to practice and improve your free throw shots. Topics covered, in order are: pre-shot routine, physical mechanics, mental mechanics, rhythm and timing, and practice.
Wanna show your team spirit and WOW the crowd? Try doing stunts in your next cheerleading routine! A popular intermediate stunt in multiple-base stunting is the thigh stand! See how to do it in this video. Do a thigh stand stunt in cheerleading.
Buddy Mason describes how you can improve your outfield catching for the game cricket. You should get in position, get your hands ready, and then make the catch. A dropped catch can be the difference in a key match, so see a ball all the way into your hands, and make sure it stays there. Improve your outfield catching.
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 ...
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.
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...
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.
Often used to settle scores, 21 is a continuous, fast-paced version of basketball with few rules and little room for error.
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.
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.
This martial arts/self defense video will show you how to break a choke hold using a pressure point, from a seated position. These are nerve points that you use to disrupt your attackers nervous system. Remember that in using these forms you must always keep a calm mind. It is also important to know when your opponent is disabled after using this chokehold.
This is great for coaches or players who want to improve their knowledge and understanding of dribbling and ball handling skills in basketball. Coach Kirby Schepp makes it easy for even beginners who are just learning this great sport. He explains it, his players demonstrate it, and a drill is shown so you can practice it on your own.
Blocking in gymnastics is about turning horizontal momentum into vertical momentum for better and higher flips. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to apply gymnastics blocking principles to defy gravity and improve your flips.
The History Channel features great fighting tutorials on their show Human Weapon. Here they go into the ancient Israeli art of Krav Maga. Bursting will counter a surprise attacker by hurling your power into their core and blocking their weapon from striking you.
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt Octavio Couto Jr. is a real pro when it comes to fighting. He is going to be teaching you how to properly keep an opponent pinned down to the ground for a substantial amount of time. In this seminar, Octavio demonstrates a unique side control position known as the 100 kilo and a few other great moves to use in order to help you gain complete control over the person you are fighting. If you don't know what the 100 kilo is or how to do it, just follow this video a...
Are you a first time cheerleader? Then "Gimme an A" is a great cheer to start with. You can personalize this cheer by changing the letters to spell out the name of your favorite team. Follow along with this cheerleading how-to video to learn the "Gimme an A" cheer.
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...
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 ...
A very detailed description of how to perform a cork 360, by Chase Armitage. This trick is fairly advanced and should probably be attempted by fairly advanced free runners and gymnasts. A cork 360 is a parkour trick in which the person jumps in the air, the body spins 360 degrees, barrel rolls 360 degrees, and in the middle achieves a parallel position to the ground. It is important in the trick to use the entire body to generate the spin. The trick is used in parkour, a discipline involving ...
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...
Safety is important. If you are going to be riding a bike at night, make sure you are wearing light colored clothing and that you have lights. Lights help cars and other cyclists see you in the dark so you stay safe.
Let Coach King show you how to sort out your long passing with the wicked footy tips in this how-to video! Long passes allow teammates to switch the location of the soccer ball to play in a drastically different area of the field. Watch this video soccer tutorial and learn how to play a long pass.
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.
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.