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 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!
In this video program you will learn the basics of mountain biking (MTB). The aim of this program is to inspire individuals and motivate them to try out mountain biking as a new sport. MTB is a great and fun way to get outdoor areas of great natural beauty. The information and instructions contained in this video series are meant to provide beginners with a basic introduction to mountain biking as a sport. They will also give more experienced MTB riders a few tips and tricks to help improve. The Mountain Biking Program was created thanks to the support of Decathlon. It was also developed thanks to the expert advice of former competitive mountain bike athlete and qualified cycling instructor (moniteur cycliste) Guillaume Guerard. It covers the basics such as the different body positions, the gear youi'll need as well as the safety precatutions to take. It also covers more foundational and advanced techniqueas from pumping and corning, to riding switchbacks, bunny hopping, performing endos and jumping. Hopefully these techniques will help you to discover a new sport, get out into nature, and provide you with a real thrill! Ride safe and enjoy your ride.
Discover 23 recreational exercises to guide you through the process of overcoming a fear of water. In this program, you will learn some essential techniques to help you feel more comfortable and learn to have fun in the water. Each video outlines one exercise. Follow them in order to gradually discover the pleasure of being in an aquatic environment. The exercises shown in these videos are for any person wanting to overcome a fear of water, regardless of their age. Each exercise is designed to be accessible to beginners.. This program was developed with the expert collaboration of a trained lifeguard and a professional swimming coach specialised in introducing people to water and helping people overcome a fear of it. It is based around three main sections: getting comfortable in the water; learning the essential techniques to be at ease in the water; and learning to have fun in the swimming pool. Panic in the water is the cause of multiple drownings. Learn to be without water phobia and to have no fear in the swimming pool, and avoid the risks that water phobia can carry with it. Only then can you be happy to your fullest in the water. Over to you!