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03-01-2005, 05:15 AM #52
i got question...strange maybe...im wonder people from gym...they got legs and arms like Jean Claud Van Dame and by the way my dad is olso big man...not from gym but natural and when i gaved him racquet he play like a kid dont have power to hit and move like turtle...so why i should go to gym and get more muscles and get bigger if i wouldnt not have power?how to get like Bruce Lee! slim, fast? his hands were not that big and fat but when he hit he kills...so what is all about?hope somebody understand my question and about racquet my dad say hes not coach or sth but "good player wit win no matter which racquet same as bascetball player will throw the ball into basket in ever type of ball" sorry for my english but hope u will understand
so can somebody answet straight about traning legs?
- me to improve legs should i run or do knee bend? (im 19y old)
03-01-2005, 12:00 PM #53
Footwork is the ability to get into the optimal hitting position.The optimal hitting position allows you to hit the largest variety of shots with power precision and deception.Once a shuttle gets behind you it is very difficult to hit a shot with precision or enough speed to be able to stay in the rally.Footwork in conjunction with good shots with good depth in the backcourt which push your opponent to the edge of reach is what makes footwork the real test of how consistent you are.There is no greater truth than that good shots have to go along with the footwork to follow them.I see all too often people who get good at hitting shots but who stand there and admire the shot rather than using footwork to cover possibility of the next return.Footwork if complete should allow you to get to most if not all shots .The power players often get taken out when somebody with good footwork consistently returns a shot or winner that the power player relies on against other players with inferior shots and footwork.Its easy to lose sight of where your game is when you are winning against less advanced players.I myself don't try to win by smashing when playing the weaker opponents but rather by using other shots which allow me to test my footwork.A drill or game which I play for fitness and footwork is where the only shots which you can hit are clears drops and net.It will test your fitness as well as tell you where your footwork is.bighook
03-01-2005, 12:53 PM #54Originally Posted by wood_22_chuck
as 604badder and others said, one will soon understand the importance of footwork as you encounter faster and faster opponent, with faster and more accurate shot placement.
03-01-2005, 03:50 PM #55
Oops ... sry ... my bad . Thanks for correcting my big mistake And yeah ... I still have a lot to learn but at least now I know that footwork plays quite an important part in badminton ~ Thanks everyone !! I promise I wouldn't ever make the same mistake again ... that'll save people from having heart attacks
03-01-2005, 04:33 PM #56
As you get older though, it is also important to have good skill shots, as it is just not possible to run around like 20 year olds.
Agreed Badminton is a game of legs more than hands, but simulating in the mind to hit a shot everytime you get to a certain position is as important.
For me, everytime there is a drop on my backhand side, I tend to clear it back everytime even though the opponent is on the baseline.
In such a case a cross court drop would be a winner.
In this case I am there, but just not making the right shot. Especially in singles making the right shot is as important, so you can recover and have time to get back to your center position. So you dont have to keep running around returning the shuttle back for an easy shot for the opponent.
03-01-2005, 06:17 PM #57
Run around like 20-yr-olds? I think you have a misconception on what footwork means.
There're several players 10 or 15 years older than I am, and they take one step to a shot, where I would take maybe THREE steps.
03-01-2005, 08:50 PM #58
If you play it right, you won't have to run. The only time you 'really' have to run is when you make a mistake and you have a huge distance to recover, even then most experienced players won't run in the traditional sense. Badders could be good runners (for training) but runners are not always good badders.
Anyway, for those who's still fuzzy about the concept of badminton footwork. The objective is to cover the most court area with the least amount of steps. It doesn't mean increasing the width of your strides, but rather improve coverage by judicious positioning and faster recovery. When you get to the shuttle sooner than your opponent, he waits at your leisure.
That's why age may not be much of an equaliser in recreational/casual games. Of course, competitive tournaments are something else.
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06-14-2005, 03:02 AM #59
Much has been said about the importance, benefits and how underrated footwork is in badminton but little has been given as to how to perform and execute it. It's not simply running as fast as you can to make a shot/return, that's for sure. I got a piece of advice (and thought it'd be useful to share) to always take every shot/return with your final footstep on your right foot (for right handers and naturally the opposite for lefties). Your weight is thus resting on your right foot when you strike and good balance is created allowing faster recovery (Try doing it the other way around!). It's worked quite well for me...
06-14-2005, 03:56 AM #60Originally Posted by Raphael
06-14-2005, 04:44 AM #61
Footwork and training with Lee Jae Bok
Just come back from an 'intense' training with Lee Jae Bok last weekend. I can only say I fully enjoyed it. We did alot of repetitive footwork ie.preparation for a drop and smashes etc,etc. I have been to a couple coaching sessions before at Milton Keynes many years ago but we were only taught on how to hit a shuttle and is all about having fun. There were not once mentioned on footwork. Mine are all self taught through studying on videos, website etc. I just wish I turned back the clock and attended to LJB's courses, earlier. Even though I am a qualified coach I thought I have my basics correct because that was how I was taught. For instance, I normally play doubles and have a universal grip plus I hold the racquet quite higher up. Lee told me you have to have time to switch to a forehand or backhand. I am still trying to adopt his Pan-handle style forehand grip of hitting which I find beneficial but finding it hard to switch.
Having said that I normally tell my players it will get worst before it gets better!
06-14-2005, 04:49 PM #62Originally Posted by cappy75
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06-14-2005, 10:25 PM #63
Great advice! I'm glad I've come across this site. I have always wanted to buy a good racket never realizing the best and cheapest (it's even free) way to improve my game is just by working on my footwork. It had always been my problem even when I was still playing table tennis. The usual comments I hear regarding my play is that I'm lazy to move in court. I hope you could send me specific tips on footwork exercises.
Originally Posted by kwun
06-17-2005, 08:49 AM #64Originally Posted by Gollum
06-18-2005, 06:13 AM #65Originally Posted by Raphael
Once a player is more experienced, they can adopt more effective movements that allow them to cope with more demanding situations. For the most effective recovery, all forehand overheads should be taken with both feet off the ground. The left (non-racket) foot moves backwards as the right foot comes forward; the player then lands on the left foot, closely followed by the right foot. This establishes a wide base, with the left foot behind the body and the right foot in front; the player can move forwards quickly and on balance.
As a coach, I don't agree that the step-through movement is instinctive. These movements need to be taught, because they are not everyday movements and in my experience players do not usually acquire them without instruction. Some players find badminton movements and techniques more natural than others, but all require instruction and/or experimentation to perform well.
Last edited by Gollum; 06-18-2005 at 06:15 AM.
06-20-2005, 05:17 AM #66Originally Posted by Gollum
Now we are getting in business. Should be more of this stuff. The real 'how to' and anatomical dissection of footwork. I will try the leg switch and will take delivery of some training DVDs soon so hopefully I can improve my games. Please post more info on footwork of other shots (on top of the right foot in front). Thanks Gollum.
06-23-2005, 06:25 PM #67
Getting rid of bad habit
As a beginner, I kind of learned the basic footwork, but never took the time to practice. However, I also do believe that footwork helps you to get to where you want to move and prepare for the shot.
I have one "major" problem though. Until recently, I never learned that my right foot is supposed to be in front (except receiving the serve) for the ready position since I'm a right-hander. Well, all along, I had my left foot in the front and it's very hard to for me to change. Any advice?
06-28-2005, 03:10 AM #68
yep, i totally agree that footwork is important, because i myself am a player who can't run very long or extremely fast compared to others, so i use my work on footwork and get faster and and combined with hand skills i can get some wins. So i agree that usually it should be around 70% footwork and 30% hand skills
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