There have been many wrestlers that have competed in the squared circle in the WWF/WWE. Here are five of the most memorable wrestlers of all time.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to hit a spinning armbar from the bottom when the person tries the Kimura, and how to counter it.
A brief tutorial on how to setup an omoplata from a triangle, from closed guard, and from lasso guard.
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.
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.
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.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to do the X-pass in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Lessons by BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial by Revolution BJJ owner Andrew Smith on countering the all-too-common hip switch half guard pass.
A basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position.
A brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.
When it was first released, many thought the 80s martial arts classic 'Kickboxer' starring John Claude Van Damme was based on a true story. Was it though? Join me as I take a look at some of the early kickboxing vs muay thai fights that may have inspired the story.
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.
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon queue to obtain centre court tickets for the tennis championship.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial with video and descriptions on how to set up the triangle choke from the scissor guard.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith (second degree BJJ black belt) shows some basics for a leg drag guard pass to the back.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to switch the Kimura on someone to your own Kimura, AKA the "re-Kimura."
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to take the back when you're on the bottom, but have your partner in your half guard.
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-appropriate gear.
We begin a trek through the best in the history of WCW's lucha libre division. It's gonna be serious fun!
A detailed explanation of finding the correct tennis racket grip size. Includes helpful photos and hints.
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 basic BJJ instructional tutorial on how to pass the guard using the "knee cut" or "knee slide" guard pass technique.
These are some observations I saw during the fight. I personally enjoyed it and here are some notes you should consider.
In the fake world of wrestling, things don't always go according to plan. A lot of the unplanned incidents go unnoticed by the fans. However, some of the incidents are so big, they cannot be ignored.
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
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.
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 quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
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 brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
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!
Many top level Kickboxers have successfully crossed over to the world of Mixed Martial Arts but only a small number have had lasting success in the top tier of the UFC.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
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!
Some sneaky setups for the triangle choke with the overhook from closed guard, featuring BJJ black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
There have been a lot of great showdowns in boxing history. Then there was Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
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.
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.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Duran, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
A look at a member of the Ibarra family and one of CMLL's best kept secrets that CMLL doesn't even seem to be aware of.
Build a set of micro-sized quarter pipes for your garage or basement. These 2-foot high quarters are the perfect size for sharpening your mini-ramp skills and learning new tricks.
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.
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.
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.
A brief tutorial on some interesting conceptual variations on the "duck under" technique, adapted from amateur wrestling and utilized in jiu-jitsu.
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.
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.
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 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.
A brief tutorial on how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
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.
A few days after Triplemania, I look back on the legendary main event that we'll be talking about for years to come.
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 tutorial with words and video, describing how to set up and finish the triangle choke from the back - but not the "back triangle."
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.
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.
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.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
A brief tutorial on how to stop someone from armbarring you from inside their guard, and some nifty counters.
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.
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?
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. Includes diagrams and a slow motion video of Fu Haifeng.
Find the best disc golf putting style for you. Get tips on disc golf putting grip, stance and how to throw a putter.
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.
We look back at the greatest decade in CMLL history, featuring the most famous match and most famous feud the company has ever had.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A brief tutorial on how to finish the reverse armlock from the full mount, taught by 3rd-degree black belt Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
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.
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.
Pay special attention to Tiger's hips... did they fly open? Or did 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 or tell you how to get one...
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!
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.
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.
If you’re training Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, then you will be spending time in close proximity to your training partners. Taking good care of yourself and your gi is essential to prevent infection.
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.
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.
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
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
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half-guard concepts.
We conclude our trek through the history of WCW lucha with the five best matches in WCW lucha libre history.
The top IFBB Bikini competitors, featuring Marzia Prince, Amanda Latona, Jessica Anderson, Kristal Marshall, Tianna Ta, and more.
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 BJJ tutorial on dealing with double pants grips when you're playing guard and your partner is standing.
How to do the "waiter sweep" for BJJ, plus some more advanced options from 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith (Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA).
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 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
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.
"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.
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.
How to use butterfly half guard to sweep or submit your opponent. Revolution BJJ black belt Andrew Smith shows high percentage moves.
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.
In this article, I share my recent experience of joining a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class to give you some friendly advice from one beginner to another about what to expect when starting Brazilian jiu jitsu.
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 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 diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
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 surrounding the question: Should boxing be banned? and looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
A brief tutorial on how to deal with a person doing the "backstep pass" from deep half guard in BJJ. Instruction by 3rd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
Knees are vulnerable and hard to heal. Learn how to prevent injury and maintain strength while doing martial arts.
How to get the guard open using biceps control and standing up, sometimes called the "logsplitter" guard opening.
Ron Lyle was one of the most powerful punchers in boxing history. He never won a title, but he has a rich and complex story.
Teaching gymnastics skills correctly is similar to teaching academics because 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.
A look at a luchador who has wowed fans in CMLL, AAA, Pro Wrestling NOAH, Lucha Underground, and all across the globe.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
How to do a clock choke, with video instruction by Daniel Charles Frank, and description by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on the Kimura grip involving "the trade" and catching the trial arm by 2nd degree black belt Andrew Smith.
Okay, I'm assuming that it is the night before your big local tournament, club scramble, or club championship. These mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who want to shave a couple of strokes off of their game. After all, golf is about as mentally stringent as sports come.
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.”
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
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.
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...
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
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.