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!
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.
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.
A basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position.
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.
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.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
A summary of the five most effective and practical martial art systems for self-defence and real-life situations
A brief BJJ tutorial on escaping "twister side control" in transition and taking the back in your own right.
The top IFBB Bikini competitors, featuring Marzia Prince, Amanda Latona, Jessica Anderson, Kristal Marshall, Tianna Ta, and more.
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!
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon queue to obtain centre court tickets for the tennis championship.
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.
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 lesson on how to take the back from deep half guard with Andrew "Goatfury" Smith, BJJ black belt from Richmond, VA (Revolution BJJ).
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.
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.
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 how to setup an omoplata from a triangle, from closed guard, and from lasso guard.
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.
Do you get dizzy? How do you get started in figure skating? How do figure skaters jump and spin? Get answers to these questions and more.
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.
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.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Going from RDLR (Reverse De La Riva) to an inverted heel hook or leg drag position by spinning underneath.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
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.
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.
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.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
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 how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
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...
A basic BJJ instructional tutorial on how to pass the guard using the "knee cut" or "knee slide" guard pass technique.
How to pass half guard when your partner gets the underhook via the "hip-switch" half guard pass method.
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.
A quick tutorial with photos and video on the ways to set up heel hooks from the "combat base" position in no-gi Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
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!
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.
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.
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...
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 hit a spinning armbar from the bottom when the person tries the Kimura, and how to counter it.
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.
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 brief tutorial with videos and explanations on how to set up (and finish) outside and inverted heel hooks from a variety of positions.
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The lucha libre giant suffers a small decline from the 50s to the 60s, then faces it's toughest challenge yet in the 70s.
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.
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.
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 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.
Ranking the hottest, sexiest, and most beautiful men in pro wrestling from both the past and present.
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!
A brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. Includes diagrams and a slow motion video of Fu Haifeng.
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.
A brief tutorial on passing butterfly guard in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu by BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, owner of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
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.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half-guard concepts.
A basic breakdown of the pendulum sweep for BJJ (definitely not a "flower sweep" since there are no flowers in jiu-jitsu).
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.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
A diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
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.
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?
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
How to use butterfly half guard to sweep or submit your opponent. Revolution BJJ black belt Andrew Smith shows high percentage moves.
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.
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.
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.
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
Knees are vulnerable and hard to heal. Learn how to prevent injury and maintain strength while doing martial arts.
The UWA falls, AAA rises, El Hijo del Santo and Negro Casas feud, and EMLL becomes CMLL as the lucha promotion approaches the new millennium.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
How to finish a Kimura from half guard top, when you have stepped over their head. Three distinct ways.
A brief BJJ tutorial on X-guard and how to use it to set up submissions off the sweep. Instruction by black belts Daniel Frank and Andrew Smith of Revolution BJJ.
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.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing.
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 description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
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.
A brief Brazilian jiu-jitsu tutorial on how to finish the São Paulo (Tozi, Wilson) guard pass by "windshield wipering" your feet, and some other key details.
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.
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.
How to not only pull guard safely, but also to attack immediately upon sitting down, either ending up on top or with a submission.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up and finishing the head-and-arm choke or arm triangle from the closed guard.
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.
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.
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.
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 few days after Triplemania, I look back on the legendary main event that we'll be talking about for years to come.
We think that the wrestlers portray themselves as really nice people while meeting with fans, but that is not the case. Some of these entries might surprise you.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
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...
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.
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.
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).
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
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.”
A lot of great tennis players have come and gone over the years. Ever wonder who is considered the greatest of all time? Here is my list of the top ten greatest men's tennis players of the Open Era.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
Biography and over 100 inspiring, high-quality pictures of Korean bodybuilder and fitness model Hwang Chul Soon.
A brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions.
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 tutorial on how to transition to S-mount and finish the reverse armbar and straight "juji gatame"-style armbar by Andrew Smith, a 3rd-degree black belt based in Richmond, VA.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
People train in martial arts for a variety of reasons, but deep down, most are concerned with the subject of self-defence. Here is my top 5 list of martial arts for self-defence.
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
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.