Thanks for visiting us!

Badminton Central is a free community for fans of badminton! If you find anything useful here please consider registering to see more content and get involved with our great community users, it takes less than 15 seconds! Everybody is welcome here.

Click here for a FREE account!

Badminton Bible on the BBC News!

Discussion in 'Techniques / Training' started by Gollum, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,360
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    #1 Gollum, Jun 16, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  2. Ken168

    Ken168 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2007
    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Philippines
    good for you hehe:D
     
  3. silentheart

    silentheart Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2004
    Messages:
    4,366
    Likes Received:
    18
    Location:
    USA
    Shame on you, but I like it anyway!
     
  4. Oldhand

    Oldhand Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2005
    Messages:
    7,541
    Likes Received:
    120
    Occupation:
    Broadcast Systems Integration
    Location:
    Asia
    Your determination to painstakingly explain the sport has paid off.
    To be picked by BBC Sports is a true tribute to the quality of your work.

    I hope you will eventually bring out a "Badminton For Dummies" book too.
    Congratulations, Coach! :)
     
  5. No one

    No one Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    well done! you deserve the recognition! Also = "Badminton For Dummies" is a spot on idea!
     
  6. Loh

    Loh Regular Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2002
    Messages:
    14,586
    Likes Received:
    293
    Occupation:
    Stock Broker
    Location:
    Singapore Also Can
    Hi Gollum,

    I'm impressed with what you are setting out to do and have done in your Badminton Bible. Especially when you do it for free and make it accessible to all who wish to learn the game at different levels.

    I do hope that you'll further improve your knowledge from sources which you think will be of help so that you can pass on your best to others who may be able to benefit accordingly. This you have committed to doing as you have expressed the desire to update the Bible whenever necessary and maintain a high standard.

    I haven't quite started digesting your Bible yet, but I'll do so in due course. But I like your approach on transparency and the option for others who may hold differing views. An exchange of views can only be good for everybody interested in the game.

    Best wishes and success to your future endeavours. :)
     
  7. molohov

    molohov Regular Member

    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2007
    Messages:
    282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Engineer
    Location:
    Sunnyvale
    G F G!! Well done! I love your guide, personally.

    And if you don't understand GFG, become a gamer :)
     
  8. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Good on you, Gollum!!

    Badminton Bible has helped me so much with my game.. I have improved so quickly after I started reading and studying through it.
    Before:I lost to my team mate 21:7 about two months ago.
    *The footwork guide and singles tactics guide posted*
    After: I beat him two straight sets in a row, 21:11 and 21:9.

    Haha.. that's my testimony.
     
  9. mojopin

    mojopin Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2007
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Medical student
    Location:
    Ireland
    legendary stuff.
     
  10. KazeCloud

    KazeCloud Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Stockton, California
    Wow, thats great! I'm glad we have a "professional coach" in Badminton Central.

    Which I always ask for help.
     
    #10 KazeCloud, Jun 16, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2008
  11. Fidget

    Fidget Regular Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2008
    Messages:
    3,278
    Likes Received:
    31
    Occupation:
    something far too busy for my badminton needs
    Location:
    Canada
    Gollum, you've found a big sponsor. That's great!

    Now I can add the Badminton Bible to my list of alltime favourite things from the BBC ... such as The Goodies and those Prince Edward specials.:p
     
  12. KazeCloud

    KazeCloud Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2007
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    0
    Occupation:
    Student
    Location:
    Stockton, California
    I think you should make videos of all the techniques when you have time. Then add narration. Then make us pay for it. But before you could do that, I would of stole all the information first. I already printed everything you wrote about footwork for the second time last night. I lost my first copy. Haha.
     
  13. martin8768

    martin8768 New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    Messages:
    503
    Likes Received:
    2
    Occupation:
    sudent
    Location:
    ONTARIO,CANADA
    one word : Epic
     
  14. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,360
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    Cheers everyone! :)

    Thanks Oldhand. :) I am indeed delighted by the BBC selection, since it's an independent and serious evaluation of quality.

    I might well bring out a book at some point, although perhaps not with the "For Dummies" range. I can't say I've had very good experiences with their books.

    I certainly want to do this as much as I can. I'm always hungry for new sources; I'd really like to be in more regular, direct communication with world-class coaches. That's not easily achieved, but I have some long-term ideas (dreams, even!) about how to do it...

    Yes, these principles are important to me. Obviously my first concern is to get good content published, but later on I want to update and improve it, including adding sources information.

    At first I insisted on compiling sources information before publication, but that slowed down my workflow too much.

    Excellent! :)

    Testimony like that is really encouraging. It's been a lot of work providing this content, but I'm motivated by knowing that it's helping people play better badminton. I love the idea that my writing is helping a large number of players.

    Thanks. :)

    Eat my rails. :D Anyone for CPM1a? Ah, the good old days.

    Hmm, I suppose people could misinterpret that to mean, "coach of professional players". Oh well, that's not my problem. :D

    Shame they're not actually sponsoring me. First I knew about it was the referrer in my traffic logs.
     
    #14 Gollum, Jun 17, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  15. Dreamzz

    Dreamzz Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2004
    Messages:
    6,296
    Likes Received:
    3
    Location:
    London & Penang
    nice one, yeah, you should get the BBC to contribute something towards your efforts, we pay them enough in tv licences as it is.
     
  16. No one

    No one Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Messages:
    119
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    London
    at least in the UK I think there's a serious need for a decent book on badminton. Jake downey's books are ok but IMO far far too detailed; anyway they are out of print (ok, they are on the net) and I don't really like looking at all those 70s players with the tight white shorts:D ..don't really know a decent, recent book unless you count vip malixi's but I was not so happy with that.

    well I imagine any kind of book needs serious backing anyway. Graphics, photos, layout--all these things are difficult, without help.

    meh I'm just talking off my head.

    I wondered if you'd thought about what you're going to write about next? eg., specific shots.
     
  17. Gollum

    Gollum Regular Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2003
    Messages:
    4,360
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    Surrey, UK
    That made me laugh out loud. :D So true.

    I really respect Jake Downey. My only real criticism of him is that he uses such a complex, abstract, academic framework. Although I think his framework is logical and accurate, I just don't think it helps people learn.

    Detail is good, but it needs to be useful detail. I find Jake Downey's formalised framework of badminton attractive, because I am (or was) a student of formal logic; but I don't think this framework is especially useful.

    I am planning to put the "big topics" aside for a while, and start concentrating on specific shots instead. I'll probably start with some of the simpler ones -- perhaps net kills and lifts, rather than TEh PoWAAR Smash!!!!

    Unfortunately, all my writing is on hold for the moment as I'm doing some medium-term development work on the website. But I think I will squeeze in a photo session soon, so there should be some improvements to existing articles.
     
    #17 Gollum, Jun 17, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2008
  18. NoName1225

    NoName1225 Regular Member

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2006
    Messages:
    270
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    San Francisco/Davis California
    good stuff,
    you should issue a cease and desist to bbc
    and then say, nah i'm just pullin' yer leg.
     
  19. Neil Nicholls

    Neil Nicholls Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Messages:
    2,908
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Cannock, UK
    Whatever happened to Jonas's book. Did it get translated into English?
     
  20. jhirata

    jhirata Regular Member

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    2,485
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Wellington, New Zealand, New Z
    Here is yet another testimony from myself again.

    I was bored at the badminton hall after playing at my club as usual.
    My friend came by, somehow really early to play at his club, 6.5 hours early to be exact. I always looked up to him as being a 'hardout pro dude' at badminton as he had totally thrashed me last year, 21-2 in a social game.
    I had already beaten my team mate who was alot better than me before, so I took my opportunity today to challenge my friend in a game of singles on an empty court.

    What on earth happened ? I beat him the first set 22-20 with an injured back. Second set, I was on the lead: 19-18 when we got kicked off the court because a friend of ours had to get coaching on that court we were playing on. I didn't officially beat him, but I was really happy that I improved so much. Had I not took my time to learn some basic tactics on movement-pressure, I might have played worse.

    I am looking forward for some more new guides, Gollum! :)
     

Share This Page