BJJ tournaments can be grueling, so you need to get into a winner’s mindset if you want to advance. Here are some quick tips on how to do just that.
Looking up, I wondered why my high school-aged neighbor was carrying me. And why was everything so blurry? A snapshot of my front wheel, handlebars, dirt and rocks flashed through my brain – but then headache and nausea overwhelmed me, and it became a rough couple of days….
Here we explore some of the world’s lesser known sports, that for one reason or another have remained below the radar. Broadly speaking, you can place these alternative sports into three categories: First are modern-day developments of more traditional sports, with some rule changes or the addition of modern tools or equipment. The next group are the ones with a history and heritage every bit as long and rich than the established sports, if not more so. In some cases they may well have been the root from which the more familiar 21st century incarnations emerged. The final bunch are… well the final bunch are just plain bizarre. Let’s take a look!
There is a lurking, diabolical edge to boxing, notwithstanding the panache and aura of Muhammad Ali: signs of brain dysfunction, abnormal reflexes, impaired motor function, personality and cognitive aberrations… all a gloomy part of a boxer’s life…
Golf is a unique sport in that the best players come in all different shapes and sizes; there’s no ideal body type for this physical and mental game. Short and chubby players can do just as well as tall and lanky players.
Football in Iran has always been a popular sport. Their men’s team are ranked No. 1 in Asia (No. 39 in the world). What many people don’t know is that there is an Iranian national women’s football team, and it has some incredibly enthusiastic players and followers. Their team, however, is ranked 59th in the world – 13th in Asia.
Though not quite in the form it is now played today, basketball is the only major sport custom-designed by a physician!
When he came to, in a tragic trick of the light, his left thigh slept numb and scarred. But this was no trick. Perhaps looking upon it was like looking upon the hilt of a broken sword – the blade snapped and lost with just a small, jagged shard jutting from the crossguard. For Paul Ledward, everything had changed.
The fresh air, the palpable excitement, the sound of the crowds, the sight of horses by the tracks – is there anything better than horse racing? And out of all of the major races, the National Hunt Chase, or Cheltenham Festival as it is better known, is conceivably the greatest.
Everything had to go smoothly on launch day if my cousin Tim Rhyno was to successfully float his new million dollar fishing boat. But of course it didn’t.