Makiwara Training – The Theory Behind Fists of Steel For Serious Punching Power

The theory of training for punching power using a makiwara board is that you are using your fists in such a way that you would naturally fight with them on the street.  There are no bag gloves in dark alleys and there are no pads when your personal space is invaded by an attacker.

The makiwara board will create a denser bone structure in your fists as well as create large callouses with long-term use.  With careful training, you can achieve iron-like fists unavailable with any other type of punching power training.

The idea behind the makiwara is not to bash your hands into bloody stumps and then expect them to be amazing weapons.  You can do a lot of damage with makiwara training if you are not careful, and you must ease into it and stop if you ever get an injury.

Starting slow and building up to higher intensities and repetitions is the name of the game. You can’t just start makiwara training and hope to have fists of steel in just a few days. Nonetheless, it is possible to achieve such results over time, and you can only get the ability with a makiwara.

The makiwara originated in Okinawa, Japan, the birthplace of karate. The karate practitioners were poor farmers that crated their makiwaras with parts that they had available to them.  In staying with tradition, it is quite possible to create your own makiwara even as a modern martial artist.

The makiwara can also help students of boxing as well as MMA and other martial arts.  Whenever there is punching involved, the makiwara will benefit your sport. 

The makiwara is basically a flexible board mounted to the floor of your dojo or practice space, and traditionally has a slightly padded target.  The Okinawans used rice rope, but …

Football – Coloring Pages Kids Should Have Five Facts

Football coloring Kid, you love a football coloring book but don’t know the game of pigskin?

Coloring football Kid, would you believe five facts about football will put you in the know?

Let’s get started…

  1. Football History
  2. Football Fundamentals
  3. Organized Football Structure
  4. Players’ Skills Levels
  5. Football Season

1. Football History

American football comes from rugby football. The first major football game was won by Rutgers University (score – 6) against Princeton University (score – 4). Their war was in 1869 — four years after the Civil War.

Coloring football boy, the main idea of football is still the same. Football fans still yell, “Run that football!”, “Throw it!”, “Kick it!”, and “Score man, score!”

2. Football Fundamentals

Coloring kid, you must get the ball into your opponent’s end zone.

Get yourself an egg-shaped, air-filled leather ball to throw, catch or kick.

Follow the rules and regulations. No running “any-which-a-way” with the football, man!

Only two teams can square off. Your team and the other guy’s team must have eleven players on the field at one time. Smaller football leagues use fewer than eleven guys.

The teams take turns playing offensive (trash talking is allowed), then playing defensive (cry baby guys are not allowed).

The offensive team possesses the ball until they score, or fail to gain 10 yards in four tries, or loses the ball to the defensive team.

The defensive team tries to stop the offense from gaining yardage or scoring. The defense tries to steal the ball, too.

3. Organized Football Structure

Do you love knocking people down, kid? Is screaming in a big guy’s face your dream

come true? Is slamming a little guy into planet Earth your idea of fun?

Well, Coloring football kid, tackle football is for you…

NO! Football coloring Kid, no scratching or …

Play Cluedo Game – How to Play Cluedo Game and Where to Play Clue Online Free

If you are a fan of the classic board game but have forgotten how to play Cluedo game I have written a brief summary of the game rules. Cluedo also known as Clue is a mystery detective game normally for 2 to 6 people to play. It is suitable for 8 year olds and up. The rules are simple and it only takes about 5 minutes to set up. This is a turn based dice game. But this doesn’t mean this is a game of luck, as it does require skills of deduction and elimination plus a certain amount of deception like poker. This makes it enjoyable for both children and adults.

How to Play Cluedo

Classic Clue starts with the murder of a Mr. Boddy at his Tudor Mansion. The aim of the game is to work out which room, with which weapon and by who the murder was committed. The variables involved in the investigation are the 9 rooms of the Tudor mansion, the 6 occupants of the house at the time the crime occurred and 6 possible weapons found around the house. To set up the Cluedo board game the cards are separated into the variables i.e. rooms, suspects and weapons. The cards are shuffled and without looking at them, one card from each of these 3 piles is selected at random and placed in the envelope. The aim is now for everyone to be the first to work out by elimination exactly what those 3 cards are. The rest of the cards are shuffled together and dealt out between the players. You also each get a detective notebook which is a checklist of all the cards. You have to tick off the cards you have in your hand. Next place the 6 weapons in the following …

Why Not Make the Effort and Turn Up!

I bet I’m not the only one who sometimes heaves a sigh of relief when an evening’s plans are cancelled. Wintertime especially can be a tough time for leaving your home.

Once the curtains are drawn, the heating’s on, and you’re perhaps snuggled up with your pets or family it can be a real effort to have to think about showering and getting ready to venture out again into the cold and rain. Hardly surprising so many of us want to hibernate throughout winter.

In addition, after Christmas many of us will be needing to budget due to a shortage of cash. A recent survey has revealed that a third of families have borrowed to finance Christmas and it can take up to three years to pay it back. It can seem like forever until the January pay cheque is due.

Then there are those people who are planning their next holiday and are starting to save up. All valid reasons why January can be a long cold month for many people. But going out often only requires that we make the effort and turn up. Being sociable doesn’t always necessitate much expenditure and can be a great way to support us throughout those long winter months.

Why not make the effort and turn up!

– Visit friends. Even if you’re simply calling round for a coffee it’s good to make the effort to keep in touch. There are lots of ways to enjoy each other’s company, perhaps by sharing photos, anecdotes, some of your music collection. A little imagination can go a long way.

– Invite friends to yours. It’s always good to have a reason to tidy the house! Suggest supper. Cheese and biscuits, a simple pasta dish or casserole is often a welcome meal. Guests will often …

Book Review – Chance, by Amir D Aczel

Chance and probability play a part in many aspects of our everyday lives. Simple examples include playing the lottery to win millions of dollars and the chance that you will have inclement weather tomorrow. However, Amir D. Aczel, author of Chance: A Guide to Gambling, Love, the Stock Market, and Just About Everything Else shows that chance and probability can be taken to a whole different, much more interesting level.

Aczel’s book is only 160 pages long, making it an easy read without much numerical theory and complicated mathematical equations. The book looks like a two-of-hearts from a simple deck of cards, showing that the game of cards is an obvious place for chance to come into play. The cover is well designed; it is bright and hard to miss. Aczel gives his readers simple equations to prove his points and the points of other mathematicians and statisticians who have studied numbers and contributed to this book allowing people from any background to read this book and understand quite well.

Some of the many laws and theories Amir Aczel covers are the Law of Unions, dependence and independence, complements and unions of independent events, Pascal’s Triangle, and the Inspection Paradox. All laws and theories discussed are kept in simple terms and proven with well thought-out examples. I will not be discussing the dozens of equations and examples from the book in this article, but I will discuss two of the most interesting theories that statisticians have proved which Aczel takes the time to discuss in the book.

Perhaps the most interesting chapter in this book is titled, “How to Succeed in Love (Find the Best Apartment, or Adopt the Best Puppy”.) Everyone is probably interested in how to find the right girl or guy, the best-behaved puppy, or even find …

Knowing the Basics of Badminton – The Playing Court

Sports or sports related activities are definitely related to de-stressing or letting out some pressures of the daily routines. Group sports like basketball, volleyball or football requires big playing fields, considerable numbers of players and of course dealing a lot with regards teamwork. Most often than not, these said sports are ‘contact sports’. Nonetheless, for a fact, some individuals avoid sports simple because of the nature of ‘contact’ to avoid injury. Nonetheless, because of unhealthy lifestyle, in the process they compromise their health. For those who would love to get into sports and avoid the ‘contact’ nature of it badminton is one of the best sports to consider.

Badminton: Game of Battledore and Shuttlecock

The game was once known as Poona (from the British stronghold town Poona, which is now Pune) and the upper classes preferred balls of wool until shuttlecock was used. Enthusiasts of the game then, brought the game to England did some modification in the game and set rules and regulations. Since then, the game had its ups and downs until it gained international recognition and fame globally through the efforts of Badminton World Federation or formerly known as International Badminton Federation (IBF).

Understanding the Battlefield

The rectangular court is divided by net into halves. Since badminton could be with a maximum of two players per team, the court is marked for doubles and singles play. Nonetheless, courts for doubles are wider but both have same length. The court’s full width is twenty feet (20 ft) and has a full extent of forty-four feet (44 ft). The service courts are scored by a line in the center which divides the court’s width. The short service line is the Non Volley Zone and usually marked as seven feet (7 ft). During doubles play, the court is as well …

Win at Blackjack – First Base Blackjack (FBB)

The cornerstone of First Base Blackjack (FBB) is non-random cards. Accordingly, we will devote a significant amount of time substantiating that the cards are not random in multi-deck games. We will divulge the secret to why this is neither theory nor hypothesis, but the truth. The foundation of Basic Strategy AND card counting is random cards. We will prove to you, beyond a reasonable doubt, that these antiquated methods rely upon a basic tenet that is obsolete.

If you have been playing blackjack over the last few years, you have undoubtedly recognized that the shoe game is vastly harder to win than it was in the 60’s, 70’s or even the very early 80’s. It seems as though the dealers made a pact with the devil himself in order to garner more than their mathematically fair share of winning hands. This is no more true than the belief that casinos give out free Basic Strategy cards because they want you to win, or that anybody since Kenny Uston has been able to beat blackjack by card counting. Any best-selling book that tells you different belongs in the fiction section of the local thrift store. The games have changed drastically since the days of Kenny, and Ed Thorpe. Beating the game requires us to drastically change our methods of play. “Fight fire with fire,” they say. The casinos beat the living hell out of players that play Basic Strategy, and players that count cards because, again, those methods rely upon random cards.

First Base Blackjack (FBB) wins precisely because the cards are not random!

The good news is today’s shoe game is winnable. It offers the serious blackjack player the biggest advantage he or she has ever seen. The reason for this hinges upon just one rule: If both the player …

Ultimate Wrath of the Lich King Sholazar Basin Guide – WOTLK Strategy & Leveling Guides

The Wrath of the Lich King Sholazar Basin is very unique with its tropical jungle ambiance which is located in the middle of the Northrend continent. The zone of the Borean Tundra and also the Ice Crown Glacier are the two places that clearly identify this one of a kind zone. Many characters truly wonder how this distinctive tropical zone exists in the frozen and icy land of Northrend.

The Outright of the Zone:

This zone is oftentimes compared with the Kalimdor’s Un’Goro Crate. It is at times seen as a zone of anomaly. The zone of Scholazar basin is filled with lots of hot springs and steam vents that are nice to the eyes. On the other hand, one must be very careful since it could murder the character in flesh because of burns. The zone is found on northwest side of the Borean Tundra and wicked ridges surround the area. One must climb before it gets to these ridges. It’s a living zone filled with birds and minute creatures along with abundant vegetation. The Wrath of the Lich King Sholazar Basin is seen to be a safe place along with the protection granted by pylons and the Titans. It is free from Scourge devil acts and the climate is very favorable to the inhabitants.

In this zone, characters and players are found in the midst of the two factions. It is between the Oracles and the Wolvar people. The Oracles are the faction groups who will take the succeeding transformation of the murlocs. On the other hand, the Wolvar factions are consists of wolverine people. The players are allowed to have their chosen faction they want and change it whenever they please.

Mystery of the Zone

It was believed that the Titans make use of this zone as …

The Shadow Gods

Disclosure activists have been busy exposing grand deceptions perpetrated of the wealthy elite. Conspiracy researchers have been extremely successful in uncovering the truth concerning government cover-ups.

One of the biggest conspiracies comes from ancient knowledge about the origins of the human race that suggests we are a genetically modified species. The predominant (alternative) creationist theory rests on certain historical writings and other data linking humanity to a master alien race known as the Annunaki.

There is also widespread suspicion within the spiritual community concerning a race of hybrid Reptilians infiltrating the highest social echelons. There is wide spread rumors that these Reptilian hybrids dominate over us. It’s possible that the Reptilian hybrids subverted the Matrix Technology we created eons ago.

Originally, “The Matrix” was known as “The Game of Life”. It was based on virtual reality technology. It was meant to be used for entertainment purposes. When the Game of life was conceived, participants had full awareness of themselves within the game.

Later it was found that the “Game” could be used to study human behavior. That’s when the Game of Life became “The Human Experiment”.

The Matrix Technology became more sophisticated. Rules were established for people who wished to participate in these experiments. Life contracts had to be signed. This includes karmic contracts and agreements concerning time and space. This was in keeping with scientific protocols.

At some point, the Reptilian hybrids (descendants of the Nagas – the snake people) and other creatures, somehow usurped the Matrix Technology, They bribed the human spirits who operate this system with promises of wealth and power (deals and pacts with “evil spirits”). They devised grand deceptions to keep us engaged in their devious scheme.

The idea of reincarnating over and over to “master the game” is one of the biggest lies. The …

WoW 70-80 Leveling Guide – A Guide to WOLTK Leveling in Northrend

I’m sure, if you’re like most people when WOLTK came out and you logged in you felt a little overwhelmed I know I sure did, a whole new area to explore, uncertainty and a new massive lists of quests.

However, once I had cleared out a zone and leveled to 72 I realized something. There’s a whole other zone with quests for 70-73, which means you can do the quests really fast because you’re 2 levels higher than the NPC’s and it’s like another starter zone, but the quests still give great XP (about 20k each).

So what I recommend, the first thing you do is choose Howling Fjord or Borean Tundra to start questing, these are the 2 “welcome to Northrend” zones.

One benefit of doing Quests in Howling Fjord is there’s the keep in the area where you can do a few instances, if you enjoy those, they’re a great way to break away from the tedious grind.

So, what I did was clear out Borean Tundra for the most part (until I got bored basically, and I had leveled to 72) Then I went over to Howling Fjord and started those quests. You can blast them out so fast when you got a few levels on the NPC’s that’s why I like this strategy.

By the time you’re done with Howling Fjord you’ll be into Grizzly Hills, were there’s some more quests, and you can hop back over to Borean Tundra and do the quests near the nexus in Colderra.

The only compaint I have with WOLTK leveling is the fact I had full Galdiator Gear, so it took many levels to replace the gear, in fact I’m still wearing some of the gear on my mage because I havent had a chance to grind out much …