Tag Archives: Coaching Footwork

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Float like a Butterfly and you’ll Sting like a Bee

  • by wpadmin
  • May 18, 2018
  This was a question asked to Julius Menendez, Muhammad Ali’s Olympic Coach by Bud Winter, author of his fantastic book called ‘Relax and Win’: Question:      Did Ali have any special exercise or tricks to get relaxed, or was he mostly born with the ability to relax? Answer:     Well, I am not […]Read More >>
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Act Quickly (But Don’t Hurry)

  • by wpadmin
One of my most influential mentors is a very famous legendary Basketball coach called John Wooden he would say to his players – ” When you hurry, you tend to make mistakes. On the other hand, if you can’t execute quickly, you may be too late to accomplish your tasks. It’s a delicate but crucial balance” I […]Read More >>
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The Educated Foot

  • by wpadmin
  • March 16, 2017
  Footwork patterns are a series of steps, starts, stances, turns, shifts and brakes. There are “out”, “recovery” and “brake” patterns (a footwork pattern being combination of all the above). All footwork patterns are glued together by a Contact and Balance Move. The “Educated Foot” = understanding how important the last step before the contact […]Read More >>
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Speed ball with your feet

  • by wpadmin
  • November 6, 2016
  Speed ball rhythm with your feet! When on the baseline and moving left or right to a moderately wide and medium paced short or semi-deep ball a 3-beat or 5-beat rhythm can be used with your feet. I refer to this as a cha cha cha rhythm or a feet feet feet rhythm. Often, […]Read More >>