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.
This brief tutorial will teach you how to do the "Shaolin Sweep," also called the "Terere Sweep," in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
A brief tutorial on how to get to the "crucifix" position from the bottom during an over/under guard pass attempt.
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.
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.
A brief how-to on the BJJ Ezekiel Choke. This technique can be really useful in a match when you need to get a quick submission.
The basic teachings of Aikido are those of self-control and finding inner peace and confidence. Learn more about the basics, history, and philosophy of Aikido.
The "Big Four" have dominated the rest of the field in tennis, but the dynamic within that group is constantly changing.
A brief tutorial on several guillotine choke variations for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and grappling competitions and training.
Imagine getting free products and gear to use, traveling around the globe, skating all the best skateparks, and ultimately getting paid to do what you love: skateboarding!
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.
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.
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.
Many parents have opted to put their children into martial arts classes as a positive activity for their personal growth and development. Find out why martial arts are good for kids.
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.
Practicing martial arts is an important part of many people's lives. Find out what the significance of training is.
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.
Let's explore how math and physics are involved in martial arts. Geometry, angles, and shapes come into play for movement and footwork, and physics is involved in movement, power, and energy.
There are four primary styles of singles play in tennis: aggressive baseliner, serve-and-volleyer, counterpuncher, and all-court player. For each style, I describe the key strategies you can employ to beat them.
A guide to the winning bicycles of the tour de france. Including Tour De France winning groupsets, wheel manufacturers and frame materials.
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
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.
Handball is a very challenging yet fun sport. In this article is a list of rules and terms used in handball I have compiled.
There have been a lot of great showdowns in boxing history—then there was Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier.
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.
The Grandest Show of them all returns to the Big Easy. Check out my review of 11 matches from Wrestlemania 34.
How to do a belly-down, straight-ankle lock in BJJ! This is a sneaky way for you to get your opponent into a quick submission.
Is modern wrestling suffering from too many clean finishes? This question may sound crazy at first sight, but let’s at least consider it.
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!
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 brief tutorial on three different defenses to the double under stack pass leading into triangle choke setups. These defenses can make a huge difference when it comes to turning the tables on your opponent.
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.”
Pay special attention to Tiger's hips . . . do they fly open? Or does he keep them quiet and stationary? Believe me when I say that there is no tip, pointer, or one-page article that can give you the perfect swing, but working on your hips can certainly help.
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.
How to use butterfly half guard to sweep or submit your opponent. Revolution BJJ black belt Andrew Smith shows high percentage moves.
Without the ability to take a punch, the most talented MMA fighter would not be successful for long. These fortunate fighters had chins that bordered on legendary. ...Find out which ten had the best chins ever in MMA history.
A brief tutorial on how to set up heel hooks from the bottom of deep half guard. Instruction by black belts Andrew Smith and Jarrett Church of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu tutorial (videos and text) about how to maintain your guard against a long-range pass.
A brief BJJ tutorial dealing with how to set up the triangle choke from side control (top.) Very high percentage stuff. Getting this move down will work wonders for your skillset.
This article highlights the career of legendary professional boxer, Roberto Durán, who, pound for pound, could have been the greatest boxer of all time.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial outlining how to escape mount with the "stepover escape" and by catching the foot in general.
A brief tutorial on how to do the "loop choke" in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, including some variations. The loop choke is an advanced technique that can quickly surprise your opponent.
Fighting systems are often used for entertainment and extreme combat situations. The number of disciplines is as large as the various societies they come from. There is opportunity here that many tools don't offer.
Although known as the peaceful martial art, Aikido does incorporate weapons training in its curriculum, most notably the Jo Staff. Discover some of the history behind the Jo.
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.
Learn easy ice skating tricks for the beginning skater of any age, including how to skate backwards, do the bunny hop, or shoot the duck.
This article will be a brief tutorial on the concept of the "yogafoot" for BJJ, including a breakdown of the mechanics of the move and various examples of situations in which to use it.
A brief Brazilian jiu-jitsu tutorial outlining uncrossing the feet from the closed guard when executing the Tozi or Sao Paulo or Wilson guard pass!
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.
Read and watch a brief tutorial on the "Carlson Gracie choke" or "head scissors" move for BJJ competition and training.
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 a few different ways to establish S-mount (and get the submission), featuring BJJ black belt Andrew Smith from 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.
This guide will help you improve your scores out on the golf course. It will take time, but if you adhere to these seven principles, your golf game will improve.
No matter how young or old you are, you can ice skate if you are in good health. Learn what you should wear, the proper blade-to-ice position, how to do a couple of basic moves, how to get up from a fall, and more.
Decades before the LGBTQ and Me Too movements made their presence known to the world, a youngster from a small village in Thailand took a stand for equality that shocked a nation. A woman trapped in a man's body bravely fought the odds in the ring and in society to take a stand for equality.
In this article, I provide a detailed explanation of how to find the correct tennis racket grip size. Helpful photos and hints are included.
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 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.
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.
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.
Some tips on becoming a better Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu instructor from BJJ black belt Andrew Smith, who runs Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
Learn the best badminton smash technique and avoid common mistakes. This article includes helpful diagrams and a slow-motion video of Fu Haifeng.
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 tutorial on how to do a kneebar leg lock in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Instruction by Andrew Smith, a 2nd-degree black belt in Richmond, VA, and owner of Revolution BJJ.
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.
A quick BJJ tutorial on how to pass the reverse De la Riva guard, featuring our old friend, the X-pass.
Women's surfing is taking off. Decades of strong waterwomen have paved the way for where the sport is today. From longboarders to shortboarders to big wave riders, these ladies know how to charge. Let's take a look at the top-performing female surfing athletes in the world.
This article examines the issues over whether boxing should be banned or not. It looks at the arguments for and against that are used by people.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith (second degree BJJ black belt) shows some basics for a leg drag guard pass to the back.
Find the best disc golf putting style for you. This article includes tips on grip, stance, and how to throw a putter.
For success at gymnastics competitions, there are a number of important elements including consistent strength and stretching, a healthy diet, adequate sleep, and positive self-talk. Here's how you can accomplish each of these elements and have your best gymnastics meet ever!
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...
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.
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 top 5 list of the best eras in professional wrestling history. Supporting evidence is given for each pick.
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 on how to set up the "monoplata" submission by BJJ black belts Andrew Smith and Daniel Frank of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
Making a balance beam for gymnastics practice is not difficult. This article offers details and instructions for building a simple and inexpensive balance beam.
A basic Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) tutorial on how to set up gi chokes from the back or rear mount position. This is an important skill to master if you want to get submissions on the mat.
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.
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.
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 brief BJJ tutorial on how to attack the Kimura from the bottom of half guard by black belt Andrew Smith.
Sometimes, people die in the ring. This fact provides entertainment for the masses and fattens the bank accounts of promoters and hangers-on.
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.
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.
These six mental tricks are intended for golfers of all skill levels who are preparing for a tournament, or those who are just interested in improving their golf score.
Kenjutsu is a comprehensive study of Japanese swordsmanship having ties to the Samurai warrior class. Find out how it compares to Kendo.
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.
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.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial featuring some alternatives to conventional defensive posture from the bottom of side control, and some sneaky ways out.
These games are primarily designed for children in a Karate class, but they could effectively be used with any group of children in various settings.
Half guard is a valuable position in BJJ, one of the most common. Here, we cover fundamental bottom half-guard concepts.
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.
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.
Leglocks from the knee cut position are high percentage, diverse, and accessible. Here's a quick tutorial of some of my favorite leg locks from the knee cut guard pass.
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 brief tutorial on how to escape side control in BJJ, including some brainstorming for different directions. Learning how to escape is critical to advancing in BJJ.
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.
Stuck in side control? This may help. Andrew Smith from Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA shows some effective and efficient escapes from modified kesa gatame.
How to do a clock choke, with video instruction by Daniel Charles Frank, and tutorial by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith of Revolution BJJ in Richmond, VA.
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.
Ape index compares an individual's arm span relative to their height. MMA fighters with a higher ape index have numerous advantages in their weight class. Here are fourteen of the best.
A brief BJJ tutorial on how to defend the single leg takedown. It is very important to master this defense technique so you don't get taken down in a match.
Sasha Banks has become one of the most talked-about wrestlers in all of the industry. Read on to learn about her incredible backstory.
This article will explain how to do an overhead sweep for BJJ, especially starting in De La Riva guard or closed guard.
When most people think of the top ten golfers of all time, Tiger Woods or Jack Nicklaus are likely to come to mind. However, there are many golfers from earlier eras that also deserve a look.
Natalie du Toit lost her leg in an accident at 17. After qualifying for the Bejing Games, she became the first amputee to swim in the Olympics in 2008.
The triangle choke is devastating and notoriously difficult to escape. Here are two high percentage escapes late in the game, plus one set up.
In this article, I will go over four options to pass the guard, useful for white belts and black belts alike. Working on these fundamentals can really improve your BJJ skills on the mat.
Teaching gymnastics skills correctly is similar to teaching academics—kids learn what they practice. If you take the time to teach a child good basics, they will benefit from the time you spend. A good foundation of skills is the best thing you can give your athlete.
A nice combination based on the tripod sweep. Instruction by Revolution BJJ black belt instructors Daniel Frank and Andrew Smith.
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.
Judo has been a well-known martial art for centuries around the world. Where does it come from and what other martial arts are related to it and similar to it? Read on to find out!
Get into figure skating and go in prepared. Learn more about typical figure skating expenses for various levels of the sport.
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.
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.
Pickleball is a unique sport where players don't have to invent new ways to improve their game but rather strategize better ways to win the point. Here are some of the most effective strategies in pickleball.
This article includes 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.
San Fran's Bay Area is a treasure trove when it comes to outstanding public golf courses. Each of the destinations on this list should be an enjoyable challenge for residents and visitors alike.
Want to know more about Kobra Moon's pals and the newest members of Lucha Underground's roster? I've got the scoop.
Andrew "Goatfury" Smith shows how to deal with the most annoying armbar defenses in this BJJ tutorial.
Rafael Nadal's record-setting seventh French Open title broke Bjorn Borg's record and gives Rafael 11 Grand Slam titles.
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.
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!
Professional cycling is now a truly international sport, but many terms used in the sport—and especially commentary upon it—are words from the French vocabulary, with words such as Peloton, Domestiques and Bidons commonly used.
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 how to execute a spinning armbar from knee on stomach, and while defending the Kimura grip. Once you get it down, this is a pretty cool move to do on the mat.
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.
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.
Pickleball is an outdoor game similar to table tennis, played on a badminton court with paddles and a whiffle ball. Read up on the rules of the game, a description of the court and equipment, and lots of resources for people looking for places to play, including leagues and tournaments.
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.
A brief BJJ tutorial on setting up and finishing the head-and-arm choke or arm triangle from the closed guard.
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.
During the 1950s, pro wrestling was one of my favorite sports. You couldn't keep me away from the TV or a live bout if I could see my favorite grapplers. Here are my four favorite pro wrestling champs from that era.
An article looking at 10 professional wrestlers who almost found success at the top of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
Are you thinking about starting your child in junior golf, but you're not sure how to choose the appropriate equipment? Look no further, I'll explain how to ensure that you select the right clubs.
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 article tell you all you need to know about Wimbledon. You don't have to be an avid tennis fan to sound like you know what you're talking about.
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.
Knees are vulnerable and hard to heal. Learn how to prevent injury and maintain strength while doing martial arts.
A brief BJJ tutorial (video and descriptions) of how to deal with the "hand in the collar" or "turning the corner" pass when your opponent is caught in your triangle choke.
A brief tutorial on how to do the "backstep pass" in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This advanced technique can help you out if you get into trouble during a match.
Practice balls are designed for players with limited time and space. Buying a few is a must if you want to improve your game.
An advanced BJJ tutorial on passing the half guard using the Kimura grip by Andrew "Goatfury" Smith.
How to do a "reverse heel hook" or "inverted heel hook" via a few different entries. We examine both the over/under and 50/50 varieites.
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).
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.
My experiences of camping overnight in the park in the Wimbledon queue to obtain centre court tickets for the tennis championship. Yes, it takes that kind of dedication for a normal person to get Wimbledon tickets.
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 brief tutorial on how to deal with a person standing up in your spider guard via the "Leandro Lo sweep" and other details.
In this article, you'll find a list of the top 20 IFBB Bikini competitors, featuring Marzia Prince, Amanda Latona, Jessica Anderson, Kristal Marshall, Tianna Ta, and more.
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