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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: 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: Master 'Coach Pitch' for Baseball & Softball

Coach pitch is an important part of any child's progression up the baseball and softball ladder. After tee ball, the next step for most young players is participating in a league where the coach pitches to them. This video teaches youth baseball and softball coaches how to pitch to their young players properly to maximize their learning, improve their baseball skills, and foster their love of the game.

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: Easily do a back handspring

To do a back handspring, raise your hands over your head in a standing position. Then, stretch your arms out in front of your while lowering yourself, with knees bent, to a simulated sitting position. Use propulsion from your legs to jump into the back handspring. If you don't jump into the back handspring you may hit your head on the ground. Reach back as far as you can go, keep your body tight and keep your toes pointed. Keep your arms extended over your head and reach back to flip your bod...

How To: Perform a back handspring easily

Hoping to make the cheer squad this year? Gymnastics can be a huge plus on your scorecard, expecially back handsprings. In this tutorial, learn the basics and how to start practicing to do a back handspring. Before trying this it is important to stretch, and either get a spotter or put together a soft, padded enviornment to practice on. Begin by practice doing a "bridge" to warm up the arch in your back.

How To: Learn the basics of lacrosse for beginners

Are you thinking about trying out for your school's lacrosse team? Or just interested in taking up the very physical sport? Then this lacrosse video is the place to start on your journey. Check out the video to learn the basics of lacrosse, a game which combines elements from socker, hockey, and basketball.

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: Hold, catch and pass the rugby ball

Denis Betts, former Great Britain international and current assistant coach at Wigan Warriors, shows the rugby basics, how to hold, catch and pass the rugby ball. Grip the ball around the center, keeping your arms off the ball. Carry the ball at the center of the body, and initiate your pass from the side with thumbs pointing down. Hold, catch and pass the rugby ball.

How To: Use a head cover golf drill to cure pull shots

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to prevent a pull shot in golf, using the right elbow. A common problem for a pull shot is the back swing. When raising their arm for a swing, some people tend to disconnect their right arm away from their body and getting their hands too high. Then as they down swing, their arm takes too long to reconnect to the body and are outside the target line. The right elbow should stay in front of and pointing to the right hip. It should only hinge on the bac...

How To: Put on boxing hand wraps

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...

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: 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: Correctly use the 8-step golf swing

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...

How To: Stabilize your thumb in a handwrap for boxing

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...

How To: Do the tumble turn in swimming

This quick how-to animation demonstrates how to do a tumble turn in swimming. Follow along and see how easy it is to do tumble turns. The main purpose of the tumble turn is to finish one length and begin the next as fast as possible. In freestyle races, you do not have to touch the wall with your hands. Any part of your body is fine, and using the feet gets a much faster turn.

How To: Play doubles in raquetball

You need four persons to play doubles. One person shall be on the forehand side while the other person shall be on the backhand side. Same thing for applies for the opposite team. You need to be in your side of the court. Either you should be on the right or the left side of your court. However you have the option to move or switch sides at any time. When you are doing the service then your partner must stand in the service box with his back towards the back wall. The opposite team must stand...

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: Keep an opponent pinned

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...

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: Coach Young Baseball Catchers Home Plate Blocking

Most people believe the most exciting play n baseball is the home run, but some would say the most exciting play is at the plate. The catcher is the one with the most exciting responsibility. They control the home plate, and they're responsible for blocking ohm elate and making tag plays to keep the opponent's score down. Learn how to teach your young baseball players how to block the plate as a catcher. It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta do it.

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