A brief BJJ tutorial on how to finish armlocks, shoulder locks, and wristlocks while you have the triangle position.
BJJ is a fun sport that takes many years to master. Finding the right balance between training enough to build muscle memory, but taking enough time to recover & avoid injury is essential to success.
Sasha Banks has become one of the most talked-about wrestlers in all of the industry. Read on to learn about her incredible backstory.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, the proper blade-to-ice position, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
How to do a clock choke, with video instruction by Daniel Charles Frank, and tutorial by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
There have been a lot of great showdowns in boxing history—then there was Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Teaching gymnastics skills correctly is similar to teaching academics—kids learn what they practice. If you take the time to teach a child good basics, they will benefit from the time you spend. A good foundation of skills is the best thing you can give your athlete.
In this article, I will go over four options to pass the guard, useful for white belts and black belts alike. Working on these fundamentals can really improve your BJJ skills on the mat.
A guide to converting an old road race bike into a cyclocross racer whether you're using an old road racing frameset or a touring bike. It's pretty easy to create a budget CX bike
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape the omoplata submission. This escape requires some quick thinking and quick movements, but you will be glad you know how to use it in a pinch.
This is the story of a boxing jester who went toe to toe with a bear, a kangaroo, and an octopus. A man who once ate 52 hot dogs right before a fight and even dropped the immortal Joe Louis to the canvas with a left hook. Oh, there's more!
A basic breakdown of the pendulum sweep for BJJ (definitely not a "flower sweep" since there are no flowers in jiu-jitsu).
Some quick advice on how to use your initial grips to bring your opponent into your guard for sport BJJ competition.
Pickleball is an outdoor game similar to table tennis, played on a badminton court with paddles and a whiffle ball. Read up on the rules of the game, a description of the court and equipment, and lots of resources for people looking for places to play, including leagues and tournaments.
A brief BJJ tutorial (video and descriptions) of how to deal with the "hand in the collar" or "turning the corner" pass when your opponent is caught in your triangle choke.
A brief tutorial on how to flatten and control your partner while passing the half guard, utilizing the crossface.
If you're looking for the best watch for swimming laps, this is a good place to start. There are a lot of brands, but not all of them are equal. Learn what to look for and read a few reviews here.
Martial arts is often seen as a competitive sport, entertainment event, or spiritual exercise. Some practitioners feel this has taken away from its legitimacy as combat art.
How to touch up on the basic armbar from the guard and make the finish much tighter. Taught by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
The Ryder Cup scoring works slightly differently to the usual golf tournaments you see in that it is a matchplay tournament rather than strokeplay. Find out exactly how the Ryder Cup scoring works in this article.
Attending one of the four major golf tournaments is a big occasion, so you need to know how to dress and what to bring. Learn how to balance appropriate attire with comfort for the perfect spectator outfit. Find out which items you will need and which ones are prohibited.
Karate is a great art for both kids and adults that the entire family can enjoy. What do new students have to look forward to in rank, and what do their new belts mean?
The onscreen and real-life feud between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels helped shape pro wrestling as we know it. Read about what made this one of the biggest wrestling rivalries of all time and it's impact on sports entertainment.
Practicing martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what the significance of training is.
Learn easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age, including how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
Want to know more about Kobra Moon's pals and the newest members of Lucha Underground's roster? I've got the scoop.
The Monuments is the collective name for five one-day races organised by the UCI. Cycling's Monuments are five Classic cycling races the Milan-San Remo classic, the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, and the Giro di Lombardia.
The Dempsey Roll is a boxing technique that was pioneered by Jack Dempsey and used extensively by Mike Tyson. It allows a boxer to generate tremendous power while expending minimal energy.
Learning how to serve in tennis is important, as an effective serve can give you a big advantage over your opponent. I outline the four main types of serve.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. In this article is a list of rules and terms used in handball I have compiled.
This article explores the benefits of martial arts training for the individual. These benefits include the enhancement of learning and physical fitness, the development of self-defense skills and good relationships, the sharpening of problem solving skills, and an overall heightened awareness.
Imagine getting free products and gear to use, traveling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks, and ultimately getting paid to do what you love: skateboarding!
Have you ever heard of the sport called power tumbling? It is similar to gymnastics—but different! Read on to find out exactly what power tumbling involves, how it compares to traditional gymnastics, and whether it is the right sport for you.
A brief tutorial on three options from technical mount in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and some conceptual considerations. The technical mount is critical for mastering proper BJJ techniques.
Find out how to build a golf studio and simulator in the comfort of your own home for less than $700. Never again will the weather or lack of sunlight prevent you from playing your favorite sport.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. These fortunate fighters had chins that bordered on legendary. ...Find out which ten had the best chins ever in MMA history.
This article will show a brief tutorial on "shin-on-shin" guard and provide some examples of situations where it can be particularly effective.
A brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions. Learning how to escape is critical to advancing in BJJ.
We turn back the clock and re-visit Konnan's cult promotion that influenced modern AAA and featured one of the greatest rosters ever
Aikido is a peaceful martial art that focuses on using your mind in concert with your body in such a way that harnessing Ki energy becomes second nature.
Consider this article a bit of a “cheat sheet” to the US Open. Here, you’ll find just enough information to sound like an Arthur Ashe aficionado the next time you get talking tennis.
The gi vs no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu debate is one that has passionate advocates on both sides. No-gi advocates say gi is boring and slow. Gi lovers say that no-gi is less technical. Who is right?
When choosing a martial art for self-defense, obviously, you want one that has practical application in the street and other situations in which real-life attacks occur. You want a system that takes into account a good range of scenarios and uses...
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful, and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics. This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This article details the good, the bad, and everything in between.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half-guard concepts.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to reverse armbar from butterfly guard, featuring instruction by Andrew Silber, Daniel Frank, and Andrew Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Knees are vulnerable and hard to heal. Learn how to prevent injury and maintain strength while doing martial arts.
Sometimes, people die in the ring. This fact provides entertainment for the masses and fattens the bank accounts of promoters and hangers-on.
We love to hate them, but heels are a necessity in professional wrestling. Storytelling requires a good villain, someone for the hero to eventually overcome. This list looks at five great wrestlers that audiences love to hate.
The basic teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics, history, and philosophy of Aikido.
Before 2017, no one had shot below 63 in one of golf's major championships until Branden Grace shot a 62 in the British Open. Johnny Miller was the first to card a 63 in a major. Since then, 34 players have equaled this score on 37 separate occasions.
I have a lot of experience on the courts over the years. Here are my 12 singles tennis strategy tips to help you to improve your game.
Three mainstays of Aikido weapons training are the Jo staff, Tanto knife and Bokken sword. Join me as we take a look at all three.
A brief tutorial on how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
This article will explain how to do an overhead sweep for BJJ, especially starting in De La Riva guard or closed guard.
Chemistry is an important element of the NASCAR racing industry. The drivers and their crew must not only understand the chemical science involved in making their cars run fast—they must also develop a personal chemistry, allowing for the direct and subliminal communication that brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this article.
How to do a wristlock in BJJ when your partner grabs their lapel. Instruction by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith, instructor and owner at Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief tutorial on how to finish the reverse armlock from the full mount, taught by 3rd-degree black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
The last show of the tour features a solid undercard, a great main event, and a great post-match scene. Read on to learn the rest of the details.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to defend the single leg takedown. It is very important to master this defense technique so you don't get taken down in a match.
Are you thinking about starting your child in junior golf, but you're not sure how to choose the appropriate equipment? Look no further, I'll explain how to ensure that you select the right clubs.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. This article offers details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
Going to a BJJ class for the first time can be scary, but everyone was a beginner once! These tips will help you to get the most out of your first session.
Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class. Here are fourteen of the best.
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
This article tell you all you need to know about Wimbledon. You don't have to be an avid tennis fan to sound like you know what you're talking about.
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. After qualifying for the Bejing Games, she became the first amputee to swim in the Olympics in 2008.
These games are primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they could effectively be used with any group of children in various settings.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
A basic Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position. This is an important skill to master if you want to get submissions on the mat.
If you want to be an outstanding gymnastics teacher, follow this guide. It will teach you what you need to know about being the best teacher you can be.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
Thinking of investing in a hitting net so you can practice your swing and improve your golf game off the links? Go over the prices, features, and advantages of the four best golf practice nets on the market.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Pulling guard can be an effective strategy to get your opponent to the ground and secure victory. Here are five different ways to pull guard in sport Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
I'm not a golf pro but I've learned a lot from playing the last 20 years. Check out my golf tips and advice on the little things that make the game go more smoothly.
This strategy highlights the pusher's biggest weaknesses: they have no passing shot. If you employ this strategy, and don't error yourself out of the game, the lobber actually cannot beat you. Enjoy!
This article examines the issues over whether boxing should be banned or not. It looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
Learn the basic things that all bowlers should know. This covers bowling etiquette, where to look on the lane, and how to begin the path to having a hook.
Despite his son having a severe case of cerebral palsy, Dick Hoyt participated in marathon races as well as Ironman Triathlons and more with his son Rick. Their special relationship has inspired millions of people.
Finding some good running shoes for overpronation can be a daunting task. This article takes a look at a few of my favorites and offers some reviews to help you find the right fit.
In this article, I provide a detailed explanation of how to find the correct tennis racket grip size. Helpful photos and hints are included.
I think it goes without saying that our Founding Fathers were all for fighting for your rights and standing up to bullies. After all, they went up against an empire to secure their own rights and the rights of Americans. Some of them also happened to practice martial arts. Read on to find out more.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the early stages of defense for the "double under stack" guard pass for Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Learning this skill can make your defense much more fluid and less straining on your lower back.
A brief how-to on the BJJ Ezekiel Choke. This technique can be really useful in a match when you need to get a quick submission.
A guide to how to ride a time trial. Featuring tips and techniques for faster cycling against the clock. Time trial equipment for faster riding and strategies to follow to improve bicycling performance.
Many parents have opted to put their children into martial arts classes as a positive activity for their personal growth and development. Find out why martial arts are good for kids.
Back in the day, there were many wrestling territories and Vince McMahon raided the territories in order to be the king of the mountain. He did whatever he could to decimate the competition.
If you are studying martial arts, you are learning a lot. What you learn gives you confidence in yourself, especially in terms of self-defense. However, you'll find that you'll probably never ever use the self-defense techniques you've learned...
First time at a track and field meet or first time on a team? Here is a list of suggested items that you should be packing in your bag.
Some players do well in practice but struggle to perform in matches due to nerves. This article offers 10 tips to calm anxiety on the court.
A brief Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long-range pass.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture. This is an important skill to get down as it can be used in a variety of situations.
This guide tells you how to set up and perform the rear naked choke to submit or KO your opponent. It's useful for martial artists and also people that want to learn a great self-defence move!
Read and watch a brief tutorial on the "Carlson Gracie choke" or "head scissors" move for BJJ competition and training.
A brief tutorial on the classic "arm behind the back" guard pass, with some advanced details. This is a great move to add to your skillset and it can be super effective if you get it down correctly.
A brief tutorial outlining several ways to combine and flow in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Flow is critical if you want to hold your own against your opponent in a match.
The Queen has shown that she is possibly the greatest female performer to grace the WWE ring with her amazing in-ring skills and commanding presence.
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Here are three distinct ways to do it.
A brief BJJ tutorial by Revolution BJJ owner Andrew Smith on countering the all-too-common hip switch half guard pass. This counter is an important skill to master for all skill levels in BJJ.
Competitive girls gymnastics is organized into levels. Level 5 is the second compulsory level. Learn more about what is required in the USA gymnastics (USAG) program.
Pay special attention to Tiger's hips . . . do they fly open? Or does he keep them quiet and stationary? Believe me when I say that there is no tip, pointer, or one-page article that can give you the perfect swing, but working on your hips can certainly help.
A brief BJJ tutorial on dealing with double pants grips when you're playing guard and your partner is standing.
The UFC has introduced leg reaches in their tale of the tape. Though not crucial, they can still have a slight influence on how a fight will play out.
Kang Kyung Won is one of the most recognizable figures in Korean bodybuilding. This veteran Asian bodybuilder has been winning competitions for nearly 25 years with no signs of slowing down.
For success at gymnastics competitions, there are a number of important elements including consistent strength and stretching, a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and positive self-talk. Here's how you can accomplish each of these elements and have your best gymnastics meet ever!
When grass isn't an option, a practice mat is an essential investment for the avid golfer. Here is a review of the top 5 golf practice mats for every budget.
Judo has been a well-known martial art for centuries around the world. Where does it come from and what other martial arts are related to it and similar to it? Read on to find out!
A brief tutorial on setting up a lapel guard written by BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith and with video from Daniel Frank at Revolution BJJ.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing.
A basic BJJ instructional tutorial on how to pass the guard using the "knee cut" or "knee slide" guard pass technique.
How to stop your opponent from passing your guard! This is a critical skill to master, so make sure you get the movement down correctly.
Chuck Wepner was a professional boxer from Bayonne, New Jersey. His fight against Muhammad Ali in 1975 inspired Sylvester Stallone to make the movie “Rocky.”
Pickleball is a unique sport where players don't have to invent new ways to improve their game but rather strategize better ways to win the point. Here are some of the most effective strategies in pickleball.
There are many skills that can advance the career of gymnasts. I've put together this list of ten core skills that will be exemplary building blocks for any athlete that wants to further their career in gymnastics.
If you’ve studied any variety of martial arts or self-defense options, chances are you’ve learned how to do a hip throw. The hip throw is designed primarily to avoid injury and get an attacker away from you quickly. As I grow older, I find...
Let's explore how math and physics are involved in martial arts. Geometry, angles, and shapes come into play for movement and footwork, and physics is involved in movement, power, and energy.
Points to consider about the sport of skateboarding today. It is not only healthy but fun. Meet one individual who knows first-hand what makes this activity a positive experience at any age.
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. This article includes helpful diagrams and a slow-motion video of Fu Haifeng.
Deep half guard tutorial: how to get into the position for sport BJJ, and how to sweep with it, including the very simple hook sweep and the waiter sweep!
Pickleball is a popular sport among seniors, and is gaining some traction with younger participants as well. Trying new things is always a good idea, even when it doesn't turn out quite as planned!
How to pass half guard when your partner gets the underhook via the "hip-switch" half guard pass method.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them.
Protecting yourself from the heebie-jeebies is absolutely crucial when training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. The onus is on gym owners, as well as on individual practitioners, to prevent skin infections.
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
These six mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who are preparing for a tournament, or those who are just interested in improving their golf score.
This guide will help you improve your scores out on the golf course. It will take time, but if you adhere to these seven principles, your golf game will improve.
Golfers everywhere are looking for the right, correct swing that will lower their scores, improve distance and accuracy, and make them happier on the golf course.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Durán, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
San Fran's Bay Area is a treasure trove when it comes to outstanding public golf courses. Each of the destinations on this list should be an enjoyable challenge for residents and visitors alike.
A brief Brazilian jiu-jitsu tutorial outlining uncrossing the feet from the closed guard when executing the Tozi or Sao Paulo or Wilson guard pass!
I'll show you how to build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These two-foot-high quarters are the perfect size for sharpening your mini-ramp skills and learning new tricks.
Stuck in side control? This may help. Andrew Smith from Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA shows some effective and efficient escapes from modified kesa gatame.
Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in its curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
Mildred Burke began her career wrestling men at carnivals. She is a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and an inductee into the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Plan ahead to get reasonably priced tickets for next summer's Wimbledon championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and see live tennis.
"How do I escape an armbar?" Here's one way out! Learning how to escape is a great way to get out of a submission.
During the 1950s, pro wrestling was one of my favorite sports. You couldn't keep me away from the TV or a live bout if I could see my favorite grapplers. Here are my four favorite pro wrestling champs from that era.
Randall "Tex" Cobb was a character of epic and hilarious proportions. A championship contender, kickboxer, karate black belt, football player, actor, scholar, songwriter, bar-brawler, etc. This guy gave new meaning to the term renaissance man.
Leglocks from the knee cut position are high percentage, diverse, and accessible. Here's a quick tutorial of some of my favorite leg locks from the knee cut guard pass.
In the 1970s, the United States Tennis Association (USTA)—the governing body for tennis in America—developed the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). This article explains how this system works, how to get an NTRP rating, and how it related to tennis rating systems in other countries.
Many people who are new to golf may think the scorecard looks like a bunch of numbers with no rhyme or reason. Here are tips to help golf newbies read a scorecard.
Colorado is home to many beautiful, technical disc golf courses in the Denver area and beyond. Check out this list of both free and paid disc courses to visit.
Not many know that the fictional Rocky Balboa is based on a real person named Chuck Wepner. He was a small time boxer who got the chance of a lifetime and inspired many with his raw courage.
When most people think of the top ten golfers of all time, Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus are likely to come to mind. However, there are many golfers from earlier eras that also deserve a look.
Long arm span or reach is an important physical attribute in boxing. A good percentage of boxing champions have enjoyed a significant reach advantage over most of their opponents.
If you want to stop a fight before it has even started, then learning how to deliver a good and devastating hit in one strike will help. This article is about how to practice hitting the solar plexus to finish things quickly.
This article offers a brief tutorial on a few different ways to attack from north/south in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
In Georgian Britain, pedestrianism was all the rage and large crowds gathered to watch men walk over vast distances. Eventually, the practice became an Olympic event.