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11-24-2004, 05:13 PM #35
your message about improving footwork is logical, so my question is how to go about improving your footwork? I want to improve my footwork as well but I don't really know where to start. Any suggestions? thanks
01-08-2005, 05:16 PM #36
Footwork is all about speedy movement, and although smoothness is needed, so is leg and lower body power. Badminton is an explosive game so leg exercises are a good choice.
You can practice traditional exercises, such as squats etc, but I find standing on my tiptoes, while shifting wieght quickly from one foot to another helps. Bending your legs is neccesary. This replicates a similar stance found on a badminton court, and it helps with leg strength and balance.
01-24-2005, 05:13 PM #37
I agree Footwork is definitely the MOST importantly skills in badminton. In an extreme case, if you are fast enough, you can basically avoid doing backhand clear for the whole game. (Obviously no one is THAT fast, but you get the point.)
01-24-2005, 06:56 PM #38Originally Posted by acwong
01-24-2005, 07:22 PM #39Originally Posted by mnanchala
01-25-2005, 04:05 AM #40
Hmm true...but how do i improve my footwork ? And shall we have another sticky on this?
01-25-2005, 11:39 AM #41Originally Posted by Kai91
2. Watch VCDs, recommend the training ones which including all the slow motion, step by step explanation / instruction.
3. Practice, practice, and more...
01-31-2005, 07:24 PM #42
I've purchased a number of badminton training VCDs from a forum member (bluejeff I believe) and almost all of them dedicate a section showing how footwork should be practised. I find these VCDs very useful for me as a beginner.
02-27-2005, 07:41 AM #43
Where can you buy the latest VCD's I have been looking at internet sites and can only find the usual equipment and accessories. Thanks
Originally Posted by S430S
02-27-2005, 07:48 AM #44
The latestBadminton VCDs
I don't think there are any recent coaching badminton VCDs...Apart from that Korean coach at : http://www.ibbs.tv/IBBS/home/firsttimers.aspx
Don't think there is a big enough demand for various coaching books, DVDs etc. to come out for badminton
Originally Posted by mitchy_girl94
02-28-2005, 06:58 PM #45Originally Posted by confuzzledfreak
02-28-2005, 07:06 PM #46
02-28-2005, 08:02 PM #47Originally Posted by tinkerbella122
02-28-2005, 08:08 PM #48Originally Posted by tinkerbella122
It's clear from your statement that your journey of badminton self discovery has a long way to go my friend. I'm sure wisdom will come to you in time.
03-01-2005, 12:59 AM #49
Footwork is probably the first thing to go when you're playing against a higher skilled/more experienced player. When your footwork breaks down, everything else falls apart cuz you have to overcompensate to get the shot. So don't make that claim just yet until you have played at the highest level.
03-01-2005, 02:48 AM #50Originally Posted by tinkerbella122
...cause like...someone could like feed you 10 birds a few steps away from you for you to smash and you could like only get 3 of them over even though you could get to them instantly...
...so like...consistentcy in footwork is possible
however, good footwork doesn't necessarially mean consistency...cause like consistency comes slowly with skill and practice and not really the result of something else...just a thought
Last edited by Super~ME!; 03-01-2005 at 02:55 AM.
03-01-2005, 04:02 AM #51
As the great Lee Jae Bok says:
"You hit shuttle with your feet."
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