A brief tutorial on the "Carlson Gracie choke" or "head scissors" move for BJJ competition and training.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape s-mounts and technical mounts while transitioning into leglocks.
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half guard concepts.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
A basic BJJ tutorial on how to set up worm guard using the lapel, and a quick sweep to mount. Featuring Daniel Frank from Revolution BJJ.
Ping-pong, or table tennis as it is often called, has been around for many years. Most of these ladies who play the game haven't been around nearly that long. With hotties like these burning up the table tennis courts, it is no surprise the game is becoming more popular than ever.
As AAA appears to be on the verge of collapse following several defections, I look back on what exactly led this former giant to the brink.
Imagine getting free product and gear to use, travelling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks and ultimately getting paid to do what you love -- skateboarding!
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
A diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
Plan ahead if you want to get reasonably priced tickets for next summer's Wimbledon championships. Here’s how to avoid the ticket touts and watch your tennis heroes play in real life.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to pass the half guard, using the classic "tripod" guard passing technique.
The popularity of MMA as it has become a growing popular, misconceptions towards the sport continue to increase.
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 is good for kids.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on escaping "twister side control" in transition, and taking the back in your own right.
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
A basic BJJ instructional tutorial on how to pass the guard using the "knee cut" or "knee slide" guard pass technique.
Learn about pickleball, 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.
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 passs.
How to make a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
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.
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. In this article you will also find video clips of some awesome power tumbling athletes in action.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
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.
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.
Want to know more about Kobra Moon's pals and the newest members of Lucha Underground's roster? I've got the scoop.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-any-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them, include video of those strategies in action, and provide examples of touring Pros who exhibit this style so you know who to watch to see each style consistently in action.
From being the international power couple that opposed America to now the lovable superstars we all adore on Rusev Day and Lana Day, The Bulgarian Brute and the Ravishing Russian have made a huge impact in the WWE. Here's how Rusev and Lana have been CRUSHING it as sports entertainers!
Going from RDLR (Reverse De La Riva) to an inverted heel hook or leg drag position by spinning underneath.
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.
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.
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...
The top IFBB Bikini competitors, featuring Marzia Prince, Amanda Latona, Jessica Anderson, Kristal Marshall, Tianna Ta, and more.
We look back at the greatest decade in CMLL history, featuring the most famous match and most famous feud the company has ever had.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
Pickleball is a unique sport where players don't have to invent new ways to improve their game but rather strategize better to win that point. Here are some of the best used strategies in pickleball.
A different way to pass the leg lasso guard, especially when your partner has a deep lasso hook and is holding on for dear life.
In the 1970s, the United States Tennis Association (USTA)--the governing body for tennis in America--developed the National Tennis Rating Program (NTRP). This Hub explains how this system works, how to get an NTRP rating, and how it related to tennis rating systems in other countries.
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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up Shawn Williams guard and rubber guard, and a couple of high percentage submissions.
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
A brief tutorial on how to flatten and control your partner while passing the half guard, utilizing the crossface.
Y2J has been one of the most entertaining professional wrestlers of our generation. Here are a few moments that made our jaws drop, made us laugh for hours, and made us all realize the genius that is Chris Jericho!
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
Here we explore Karate games primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they are an effective engagement for working with any group of children in various settings.
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.
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.
How to pass half guard when your partner gets the underhook via the "hip-switch" half guard pass method.
Not many know that Rocky is based on a real person named Chuck Wepner, a small time boxer who got the chance of a lifetime. He inspired many with his raw courage including the author.
A marathon training schedule for beginners featuring 16 and 24 week novice marathon running training programs to get you for no running experience to completing your first 26.2 mile race including tips to establish how do you know if you can run a marathon. Good luck from CyclingFitness
With what looks to be their final match occuring this Friday, I take the time to rank all the available matches produced from lucha libre's best rivalry
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. So, it might not be, or...
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
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.
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.
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.
Some basic tactics, advice and get out of jail cards for Squash beginners, from what to avoid when playing, where to stand and what to wear on your feet!
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on a few different ways to establish S-mount (and get the submission), featuring BJJ black belt Andrew Smith from Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
A brief BJJ tutorial on an advanced Kimura grip sequence in Andrew Smith's Kimura system called "the Trade."
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon Queue to obtain Centre Court tickets for the tennis championship.
A three-part series remembering one of WCW's greatest feuds kicks off with a look at what led to the feud to Savage and DDP's great first encounter at Spring Stampede 1997.
Novak Djokovic is on top of the tennis world. Fresh off of his third consecutive Australian Open Tennis title, Djokovic is currently the top ranked player in the world.
Ranking the hottest, sexiest, and most beautiful men in pro wrestling from both the past and present.
So you're thinking about starting your child in junior golf this year, and not sure where to start looking for the appropriate junior golf equipment. The good news is that the golf industry has made great strides in recent years developing age...
A guide to what to wear for the Spartan Race and other muddy obstacle runs such as Tough Mudder. Including trail running shoe choices, clothing and what to pack in your bag
Kickboxing is a physically demanding sport. Whilst there is no substitute for spending hours in the gym working on your kickboxing technique, you can use these 5 exercises to supplement your training and give you the competitive edge.
A brief BJJ tutorial on X-guard, how to use it to set up submissions off the sweep. Instruction by black belts Daniel Frank and Andrew Smith of Revolution BJJ.
For success at gymnastics competitions, there are a number of elements: (1) consistent strength and stretching; (2) healthy diet; (3) adequate sleep; and (4) positive self-talk. Here's how you can accomplish each of these elements and have your best gymnastics meet ever!
WWE has run some cartoonish storylines over the years, but few can top the time the Undertaker died and flew to the heavens after losing to Yokozuna at Royal Rumble 1994.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
A brief tutorial on how to execute a spinning armbar from knee on stomach, and while defending the Kimura grip.
A look at a luchador who has wowed fans in CMLL, AAA, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Lucha Underground, and all across the globe.
Once upon a time, I was a bada$$. Look over here!! --> I was in a magazine!! I did Kung-Fu and I played with a big stick!! I had wicked muscle definition in my arms!! Good times. At the time this picture was taken, I'd been doing martial...
A tutorial with words and video, describing how to set up and finish the triangle choke from the back - but not the "back triangle."
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.
There are many skills that can advance the career of gymnasts. I've put together a list of ten core skills that I believe will be exemplary building blocks for any athlete that wants to further their career in gymnastics. If kiddos can master these skills correctly, they will have a shot at being a good competitive gymnast.
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.
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 much earlier eras that deserve a look.
This article examines the issues surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
From telling the WWE Universe to "Get Rowdy" to asking them "What's Up", R-Truth has cemented himself as one of the most entertaining superstars we've ever seen. Here are the ways that Truth has left us all smiling each time we watched him!
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with the late stage defenses to the knee cut guard pass with 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith.
This article digs deep into the 30 most famous wrestlers, from the past and present, that have entertained us over the years.
The career of Matt Hardy has been an incredible roller coaster ride all wrestling fans have been enjoying since day one. Here are the reasons why the Woken One has been so successful in his 20 year career!
A brief tutorial on how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
These tips and techniques, and a little preparation, could save your life. Reduce your chance of being a victim and know what to do in the event of an attack.
Holding one's breath can be intimidating and very uncomfortable at first. With better understanding and the right technique you can reach two minutes easily. Follow the instructions given in this hub.
Biography and over 100 inspiring, high quality pictures of Korean bodybuilder and fitness model Hwang Chul Soon.
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Compiling a list of the 15 best golfers of a generation and labeling it the 'Tiger Woods Era' might seem slightly disrespectful to the other 14 golfers on that list. But how else do you really define a period of time that brought such formidable...
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
A brief tutorial on how to do a kneebar leg lock in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Instruction by Andrew Smith, 2nd degree black belt in Richmond, VA, and owner of Revolution BJJ.
A brief tutorial on how to get to the "crucifix" position from the bottom during an over/under guard pass attempt.
"Kneebah!" This is likely one of the first leg attacks you're going to learn, and one of the last to master. Here's a quick tutorial on how to hit this submission from the bottom.
A video tutorial (with a text breakdown) of stopping the takedown with the Kimura grip (and, ultimately, finishing).
A basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position.
The berimbolo is a tough move to counter, but here's one way to get past this tricky guard/sweep/back take combination!
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.
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!
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.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
Find the best disc golf putting style for you. Get tips on disc golf putting grip, stance and how to throw a putter.
People often wonder about the marvelous, wonderful and sometimes magical world of competitive gymnastics? This is the truth about competitive gymnastics. This hub details the good, the bad and everything in between.
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.
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
Here we explore the use of math in martial arts: Geometry and use of angles and shapes such as circles and triangles for movement and footwork, and physics for movement, power and energy.
A brief tutorial on how to stop someone from armbarring you from inside their guard, and some nifty counters.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up and finishing the head and arm choke or arm triangle from the closed guard.
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2 foot high quarters are perfect size for sharpening your miniramp skills and learning new tricks.
A description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. She is the first amputee to swim in the Olympics when she qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
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.
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.
Some sneaky set ups for the triangle choke with the overhook from closed guard, featuring BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
A brief tutorial on how to finish the reverse armlock from the full mount, taught by 2nd degree black belt Andrew "goatfury" Smith.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to do the cross collar choke in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Featuring instruction from 1st degree black belt Trey Martin of Revolution BJJ.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to hit a belly down armbar when the person stacks you from guard, and a second sneaky way to set it up.
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.
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. Includes diagrams and a slow motion video of Fu Haifeng.
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.
Picking the best golf net for your home is a dangerous business. Get it wrong and you're only one shanked 7 iron away from a broken window or a black eye. Get it right and you'll enjoy unlimited practice opportunity in your very own home or garden....
A brief tutorial by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith on the cross grip arm drag series from closed guard. Andrew is one of the owners of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
From once Funkadactyl to now being called one of the most athletic superstars on the entire WWE roster, Naomi has certainly pulled out all the stops during her awesome career. Here are the reasons why we all now Feel The Glow!
During the 50s, 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. I recall my favorite pro wrestling champs.
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...
A detailed explanation of finding the correct tennis racket grip size. Includes helpful photos and hints.
Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. Fortunately for them, these ten fighters had chins that bordered on legendary.
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!
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 between each other, allowing direct and subliminal communication which brings out the best in both the car and the driver. Both of these aspects of NASCAR chemistry will be explored in this hub.
Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in it's curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.
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.
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.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but dynamic within that group is constantly changing...
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.
Karate is a great art for both kids and adults, which the entire family can enjoy. What do new students have to look forward to in rank, and what do their new belts mean?
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
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!