In this educational video program, you will learn how to play badminton. The aim is to make badminton accessible to all individuals who are eager to learn, and inspire them to enjoy the game, develop great stamina, reflexes, flexibility and general fitness. The step-by- step breakdown of the shots and the drills will serve as a solid theoretical foundation. The exercises in this video program are designed for beginners and players who want to learn the basics and hone their existing skills. This program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA's partner for the Sports topic, and with the participation of Sebastiao Diãs de Oliveira, founder of the Associação Miratus de Badminton. It has been split into the following categories: learning the basics of badminton, holding the racket, footwork, forehand, backhand, serve and drop shot techniques and training drills. Remember to warm up before and warm down after playing. Badminton is a great physical activity that improves your fitness, strength and coordination. Playing it regularly sharpens your reflexes and improves agility. It can help prevent various health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and obesity. It is also extremely accessible and can be played in indoor and outdoor, in a club, in a park or on the street. Playing badminton is a fantastic way to make new friends and lead a happy and healthy life. Enjoy your game!
Sebastião Dias de Oliveira is the founder of Miratus, a badminton association in a favela in Rio de Janeiro that is helping children get out of drug addiction and crime and discover the benefits of sport through badminton. His methodology of using Samba to engage the children to develop coordination and footwork is unique and has had unparalleled success in Brazil. Sebastião grew up in a slum and always believed in contributing to society and inspiring the children to become changemakers one day. He designed this program with Sikana to help people learn the basics of badminton and inspire millions to change the lives of people around them.
This free, educational video program has been carefully crafted to give you useful tips when teaching a child to ride a bike. Learning how to ride a bike is one of the defining moments of childhood. It helps the child develop their coordination and spatial awareness, and sets them on the path to becoming a more independent young adult. We believe that, whatever the age you learn it at, cycling is an essential skill, and once you do learned, is itnever really forgetten. In this video program we will break down the learning process into several manageable steps. Only move on to the next one, once the child has comfortably mastered the skills demonstrated in the previous video. They are targeted at children and the parents, guardians or adults who may wish to teach them how to ride in a safe and speedy manner. This video may also serve as a valuable resorce for school teachers or cycling instructors. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast whose advice and pedagogical tips were invaluable. He works teaching children how to cycle safely and reponsibly every day. This program comprises five videos which are broken down into the basics elements of cycling, which are: Scooting, Balancing, Pedalling, and finally some really useful training drills and learning games to help consolidate the previous steps. Cycling a great sport. It can be used as a primary mode of transport or simply for recreational and sporting purposes. It has an extremely low environmental impact and helps people to lead a more independent and mobile life. Teaching a child to ride a bike is an incredibly rewarding experience which stays with both teacher and student forever. If you have any comments or feedback on the exericses shown in these videos, then please feel free to write to us in the comments section of each video, we'd love to hear back from you. Enjoy your ride!
This free video program has been designed to teach you the basics of road cycling. It aims to demonstrate the key elements of this popular, yet physically demanding sport in the hopes of making it accessible to a greater number of people. Road cycling is an excellent way of inscreasing one's fitness and muscular strength. Rides are also often very social events and there are now amateur road cycling clubs all over the world. The tips and techniques outlined in these videos are targeted at beginner-level cyclists or complete newcomers to the sport wishing to deepen their knowledge of the basics. The program was created thanks to the support of Deacthlon. The videos were conceived with the expert guidance of Guillaume Guerard, a qualified cycling instructor and life-long bike enthusiast. The program has been structured into four chapters on: the necessary pre-ride checks and equipment; learning how to correctly master the different componetns of the bike itself; how to improve your riding technique; and essential road cycling tips. The sport of road cycling has enjoyed a meteoric rise in popularity in recent decades. This program shows you that it is a sport which can be practiced by almost anyone, anywhere. Remember that this is probably one of the most demanding cycling sports, so improving will take hard work and plenty of effort, but the results are definitely worth it. Road cycling is a great way to stay in shape, build strength and to make friends. Cycle safe and enjoy your ride!
This program on bike repair will show you a few essential techniques to keep your bike well-maintained and running smoothly. The key objective of this program of twelve videos is to demonstrate a few quick, resourceful and inexpensive ways of fixing your bike when you’re out on the trail, or when you have minimal tools at your disposal. The program is broken down into chapters on: the basics of bike repair; fixing punctures and flat bicycle tires; S.O.S emergency repair tips and techniques; and quick bike checks and general maintenance. It could be the difference between a short cycle or a very long walk home. The videos are aimed at all bike-users, whether used recreationally or for earning a living, and could equally serve as the foundations for basic bike mechanic training purposes. This program was made thanks to the support of Decathlon, SIKANA’s partner for the Sports program, and with the expert collaboration of Fabrice Tellier, a long-serving professional bike mechanic with experience as a military bike mechanic. Cycling has numerous health and environmental benefits, and is the primary mode of transport for people all over the world, so it’s essential that you know a few tips and tricks to keep yours, or any of the world’s 1 billion bikes running smoothly at a low cost. Enjoy your ride!