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.
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.
A top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A few days after Triplemania, I look back on the legendary main event that we'll be talking about for years to come.
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.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. I have compiled a list of rules and terms used in handball.
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.
A basic BJJ instructional tutorial on how to pass the guard using the "knee cut" or "knee slide" guard pass technique.
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 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.
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...
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.
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.
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 brief BJJ tutorial on how to hit a spinning armbar from the bottom when the person tries the Kimura, and how to counter it.
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?
"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.
The omoplata is a classic shoulder lock submission most students learn at white belt. Here are some highly effective, nasty submissions from the omoplata.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to escape s-mounts and technical mounts while transitioning into leglocks.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
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 brief BJJ tutorial on dealing with double pants grips when you're playing guard and your partner is standing.
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.
Schumacher was a seven-time world champion while Senna was ruthless and unparalleled. Both had a brief period of overlap on the F1 track. The rivalry could have been the next big thing if not for an unfortunate end.
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.
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.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on the Kimura from bottom half guard, including stepping over to finish and the ensuing roll.
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
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
Knees are vulnerable and hard to heal. Learn how to prevent injury and maintain strength while doing martial arts.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to deal with the most annoying armbar defenses in this BJJ tutorial.
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.
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.
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.
Want to know more about Kobra Moon's pals and the newest members of Lucha Underground's roster? I've got the scoop.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. Includes diagrams and a slow motion video of Fu Haifeng.
Sometimes, people die in the ring to provide entertainment and to fatten the bank accounts of promoters and hangers on.
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.
I begin a new series looking at the history of wrestling's oldest promotion, including a look at the origin of lucha libre itself.
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.
The top IFBB Bikini competitors, featuring Marzia Prince, Amanda Latona, Jessica Anderson, Kristal Marshall, Tianna Ta, and more.
Rafael Nadal's record-setting seventh French Open title broke Bjorn Borg's record and gives Rafael 11 Grand Slam titles.
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 description on how to get the guard open, and then how to start passing, with proper base and posture.
A basic Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position.
How a young man from Pittsburgh, a legend from Gómez Palacio, and a 25-year-old rivalry led to the hottest feud of CMLL's summer.
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.
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.
If you've ever had trouble finishing an omoplata, this tutorial may help. Andrew Smith troubleshoots some of the most frustrating situations you'll find yourself in.
Going from RDLR (Reverse De La Riva) to an inverted heel hook or leg drag position by spinning underneath.
A brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
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.
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.
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 brief BJJ tutorial on some late stage defenses to the "stack pass" or "double under" guard pass in Brazilian jiu jitsu.
A tutorial with words and video, describing how to set up and finish the triangle choke from the back - but not the "back triangle."
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 brief BJJ tutorial dealing with the late stage defenses to the knee cut guard pass with 2nd degree BJJ black belt Andrew Smith.
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 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.
Two different "low" style butterfly guard passes for sport Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competition and rolling. Lessons by Andrew Smith and Trey Martin of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
Martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what is the significance of training.
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!
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.
A brief Brazilian Jiu Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long range pass.
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.
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 setup an omoplata from a triangle, from closed guard, and from lasso guard.
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.
Find the best disc golf putting style for you. Get tips on disc golf putting grip, stance and how to throw a putter.
Easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age. Learn how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
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!
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.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. Details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions.
The teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics of Aikido.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
A brief tutorial on how to set up the "monoplata" submission by BJJ black belts Andrew Smith and Daniel Frank of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
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'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.
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 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 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.
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!
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...
Jack Johnson (nicknamed the Galveston Giant) was the first African American boxer to win the heavyweight boxing title during the Jim Crow era. Johnson became a boxing legend after defeating the reining white champion Tommy Burns
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 tutorial on the "Carlson Gracie choke" or "head scissors" move for BJJ competition and training.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 diehard LU fan comes to grips with the show's loss of buzz and looks for answers. Will you like what he finds?
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.
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.
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.
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff.