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If you only watch one of our tutorial videos, I hope this is it. This video is a summary, introduction and sublimation of previous 19 videos. It is also experience and experience learned from our nine years of work. private teaching method. This can help you fully understand how to learn badminton from a macro and micro perspective. (This video is 13 minutes long)
Part One: Ease and Difficulty of Badminton. Strategic contempt - 28 principles apply everywhere
If you're playing solo, you'll need to take care of this area. It has a width of 5.06 m, a length of 6.7 m and an area of 33.9 sq. m.
During confrontation, it is divided into three areas: front field, middle field and back field. There are about three points in frontcourt, two in midfield and three in backcourt, which we often refer to as Mizi's footwork. Sparring in badminton is a random combination of these eight points of impact, then we have 64 lines. If there were only 64 questions in driver's license test bank, many of us would even be qualified to fly a rocket.
Badminton is not a flat chess game. In terms of height, it is divided into a height of 1.55m. Even if it is same impact zone, it is divided into three positions: high, medium and low.
So even if it's same position in same area, we can hit enemy in four directions.
Even if we hit enemy at same landing point, we still have at least two routes to choose from. For example, high ball and flat high ball, such as collecting and pushing ball.
From this mathematical point of view, 64 times 3 times 4 times 2, for a total of 1536 points, that's all badminton. That's what badminton is in theory. Nowadays, some people may be wondering if this proves that badminton is hard? We all remember how 1500 points appeared, and then we think about this question, does this prove that badminton is more difficult.
Do you think snowflakes are beautiful? It's complicated? There are no two identical snowflakes in world, but they all strictly follow fractal shape of symmetrical hexagons.
Each time you drive, road conditions change, but there are only a few moves and a small bank of questions for your driver's license test. Endless changes and superpositions are just different applications of a few basic principles.
Of course, according to Gödel's incompleteness theorem, nothing can be exhausted in words, where there is a need for exhaustion, every inch of progress is joy of progress.
In fact, you should not see yourself as just a player who plays or practices. You are one who wants to hack game, you are one who wants to lead bull by nose, and one who grabs Achilles' ankle, you are a life hacker. You not only have to play, you have to control badminton, you also have to control your body and will.
This is good news for beginner golfers. Mastering entry-level skills is really easy. According to 80/20 rule, you can spend 20% of your energy and master 80% of basics. What coach has to do is find 80% and find a simple and deep underlying structure underneath that 80%.
With a fundamental understanding of macro and micro processes, learning at initial level becomes uncomplicated. Then what is difficulty, why does he study poorly.
Tactical emphasis - feeling of ball, defies calculation
If you're just a robot, what do you need to hit shuttlecock exactly?
You need to accurately predict badminton's flight path which includes visual capture, distance calculation, speed, line, arc, dare I say even if Newton is asked, it's impossible to use calculus to calculate all this before ball hits ground .
You also need to have precise control over your racquet, how hard to hit ball, at what angle to hit ball, and whether your power system can deliver racquet before ball hits ground. Do you have enough energy? Complete a game of badminton. That is why it is not easy for children to be enlightened. And that, in a nutshell, is feel of ball.
The good news is that birds don't need an ornithologist to learn how to fly. And hitting ball is not difficult for a person.
So, what is basic structure of badminton and what is its essence.
Part two: footwork system and essence of maneuver
Based on scope of footwork, that is, range of different synchronization methods, it is divided into one-step, two-step and three-step.
You can see that most areas of court are within two paces, so this should be skill you should learn first. Rejection reason. The footwork in four-stage cycle is biggest common divisor of badminton footwork.
The reason we advocate four-stage footwork cycle is not just that. The same model can easily solve most problems. It's efficiency and system. People without a system are in a hurry. People with a system, No surprises.
As a modern person, you don't have to think about it, accept it, or accept it. The four-step footwork cycle, firmly supporting starting step, it can be said that there is no starting step, is first clear watershed in badminton.
The four main meanings of initial stage
The consistency of movement is preserved,
Increased leg speed,
Connected to rhythm of movement,
Provides room for customization.
I can pat Aya Ohori on chest and assure you that if you don't have a starting move, just ask the coach for a refund.
Four-Stage Cyclic Footwork also covers most commonly used crossover and parallel steps, laying most solid foundation for future footwork practice as well as widest range of possibilities.
Let's take an example, here is formula:
Four-step outfield cycle + four-step frontfield cycle - starting step = footwork on line to pass ball into net
Through four-step cycle of footwork, after a more systematic and professional understanding of rhythm, turn, side, kick and return, step back, cross back, lunge, Malay step, Chinese step, jumps, etc., all originated from them. We never said that four step cycle could solve all footwork problems, we always emphasized that four step cycle is most effective footwork for beginners.
Whether current car is running, auto parking, cruise control, auto driving, or even flying into sky in future, as long as it is still a car, it cannot be avoided. Basic box model and four wheels.
Let's look at some of benefits of footwork in a four-step cycle
1. The footwork includes two necessary actions of start and return in form of parallel steps
2. The footwork combines most common cross step as well as kicking racket and turning ball.
3, Four-step cycle uses most even rhythm, covering 75% of strike area
4. Because front and back rhythms are same, they are easiest to practice
5. Based on above four points, a footwork system can be established as quickly as possible to get basic footwork and lay a solid foundation for later advanced footwork.
Kicking ball - Kicking ball and learning from each other is trick
Two flowers bloom, one for each, let's take a quick look at available skills. Hitting ball is divided into three processes: accumulation of force by extended racket, explosive strike of ball, and release of force by racket. It's so simple
Methods of hitting ball can be divided into frontal and frictional. Simply put, frontal kicks are punches to flesh, straight to point, including high balls, straight punches, flat high balls, kicks, picks, flat kicks, and other introductory actions, friction kicks. forehead cutting, skateboarding, cutting, rubbing and other elementary movements. In real process, often combination and balance of two forces, combined with speed and angle of rotation, can produce arbitrary effects. Combined with changes in beat rhythm such as delayed beats, this will form a popular knockoff. We also mentioned in skateboarding video concept of first order technology and second order technology. There are very effective videos on Internet, which, in fact, are second-order techniques in combinationtanii with two or three first-order techniques.
We list two formulas:
Peak hold + footwork coordination = first order feint;
Fake first order action + friction = fake second order action (fake action video)
Is theory important? This is very important. Some people may think that all of above is chicken broth for soul. I agree with this statement, but not only do we want to give you this bowl of chicken broth, we also want to give you a spoon.
Part III: Training Standards and Evolution of Trends What is Good Learning - Setting Standards and Designing Programs
From not knowing to learning, there must be a critical point, and it is coach's responsibility to ensure standard of "learning" is exactly what it is. The standard we provide is that students can answer correctly. For example, when coach kicks a square ball in a random direction, students must meet following three conditions to be considered qualified: first, hit all balls, second , 80% of balls hit bottom line and Between double service lines, third, two consecutive sets to fulfill above goals.
This standard may not be perfect, but it is clear, achievable, and verifiable, and a hard limit for both teaching and learning. The real value of a coach is to plan path to this standard, formulate a training plan and complete it with students.
What is error in practice - keep redline and avoid deviations
It is possible that someone who starts training at age of 30 can also reach a professional level, but such an unlikely "miracle" is not worth our aspirations and expectations. Therefore, not all “non-professional” movements need to be corrected, students need guidance of a coach, but definitely not this.
So, how do we treat mistakes, we offer two simple principles:
Firstly, technical movements significantly increase risk of injury. For example, when picking up ball, orientation of toes and knees is contrary to direction of movement.
Secondly, technical action violates definition, for example, when picking up ball with a backhand, it does not change to a backhand grip position or a parallel run in a cross step. This must be ended.
Without increasing risk of injury, it may reflect some of technology-driven habits. If you can change it, you can change it. So as not to learn to walk in Handan. Because they insisted on professional movements, they lost interest in badminton, and most importantly, coaches lost another client. As for badminton, it is likely to lose one more participant.
The importance of goal - focus on goal, think hard and practice more
We provide intensive training, hand-foot coordination, center of gravity control, stroke timera, etc. Students need to pay attention to many details. Obviously, it is very difficult to correctly perform all movements at same time, they need to have goal management, prioritization. The so-called man-shooting shoots horse first, and when thief is caught, king is captured first. Provide criteria for judgment. For example, goal of training is to master rhythm of footwork, and effect of a kick can be temporarily ignored. Those who can learn know balance between purpose and their ability. At an advanced level, this is strategy.
Only when you have a goal can you focus and understand key points. Only with a plan can we respond to all changes in same way. By analogy, each of our stages of training and each lesson should have clear goals and objectives. Do not do random mechanical repetitions, low-level repetitions without thinking and feeling. According to current fashion, this is an introversion of badminton training.
With a target, you can mobilize more physical resources around target, such as arms, legs, waist and stomach, hands, attention, and even sight and hearing. You must mobilize your curiosity, actively participate in training and gain experience. pleasure to feel. This is concrete embodiment of keeping original intent and mission in mind in badminton training.
Detection and verification method - understand source, draw conclusions from a single instance
Only when we believe that one plus one equals two can we finally calculate exact trajectory for landing on Mars. For any application of high-level knowledge, there should be a few general and simple principles. And I never doubt truth, only mathematics and mechanics.
Briefly explain under what conditions a sports car can move safely and quickly, it must be a flat and straight road. This is mechanics, in same way, for footwork to be reasonable, it is necessary to ensure center of gravity of body, it is necessary to move in a straight line and avoid ups and downs during movement.
At same time, in order to save fuel, ideal state of athlete is to move at a constant speed all time. rhythm.
As another example, we've already mentioned precision. From a mathematical point of view, it is very easy to get four measurements of accuracy: sweet spot, frontal hit, maximum ball hit, and maximum racquet speed hit.
If you want to hit a quality ball, you must use energy in one direction. For example, if center of gravity of a person's body is shifted back, but at same time body swings forward to increase force, then shot will definitely be lost. That's why we have high ball footwork we mentioned earlier.
I believe that if you see a video, you should be wise enough to judge its authenticity.
The concept of learning and development - teaching students according to their abilities, different paths lead to same goal
We've talked about a few basic training elements, and technical moves developed from them should be applicable to all batting moves, and they're same everywhere. , or all sports, as long as rules do not change and people do not mutate, then optimal solution should be one and only one. The existence of this optimal solution will lead to similarity or convergence of all methods of training or winning in future.
And we're trying to find it. Let's take an example: ten years ago, mobile phones were full of looks, and now it's a whole screen plus a camera. Five years ago, main functions of advertising on mobile phones were very different, but now it is to take pictures, take pictures, take pictures. I don't think we have found this optimal solution, but we are sure that this video is pretty close to it.
We also want to mention one more word: phenomenon of emergence, which can be explained in teaching badminton. When a student fully understands a movement, he will develop a high level movement based on that movement in next training session. , (For example, Malay step is derived from four-step cyclic footwork) This is not taught by coach and is not invented by students. This is sufficient accumulation at micro level, which is reflected in qualitative changes at macro level. scale. It is a beautiful process, like a flow.
As for us coaches, we should be grateful, it proves that your teaching is effective, which also places responsibility on us to prepare for this emergence, accumulate and correctly guide students. The mother of one of my students said that before coach asked child to turn around, effect was not good, I did not expect child to break through this moment, allowing child to hit ball from a high place. In fact, this is an emergent phenomenon.
Let's summarize this video and post transcript on official WeChat account.
Firstly, after summing up, structure of badminton is not difficult, most difficult part of badminton is feeling of ball.
Second, put 20% of your energy into mastering 80% of basics first. All technical stages are result of decomposition and combination.
Third, learning must have certain standards and goals before setting priorities in process.
Fourthly, learning outcomes should have a normativestandard
Fifth, learning trend will gradually converge in future.
Sixth, I bet if you see this, you can play good badminton.
Thank you for your attention, respect each other's work and remember your weight. Good morning, good afternoon and good night to you.
September 28, 2023