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Palm Reading Guide

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Even though you are a very wise and practical person, you are also a believer in luck. This is the reason why you are inclined to know more about palm reading guide. First and foremost, you have to master the four major lines that you need to look into whenever you are doing the task. These lines include the head line, life line, fate and heart line.

Aside from the lines, the shape of the person’s hand is also believed to influence the results of the palm reading guide. You may want to start practicing by looking at the curved line at your palm. The nature of this line and how crooked it appears to be can help establish how long are you going to live. You cannot get the exact years, of course, but you will get an idea if you will grow old or die young. This is only a guide, but this must never be taken seriously, especially if you have found out some negative things or aspects of your life.

You have to imbibe the right mindset if you ought to be serious in learning more about palm reading guide. No matter what the results may be, these should only serve as inspiration to pursue your goals and stay away from anything that may put your life or heath at risk.

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November 14th, 2010 at 12:56 am

Stylish Basketball Moves

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Basketball Moves

Over the years the game of basketball has become increasingly well-known worldwide, especially among young adults. The various moves used in basketball are really stylish and useful for getting around one’s opponent to the net. Therefore if you are interested in playing the sport, here are a couple of the moves that you ought to know.

Dribbling simply refers to when an individual is moving while bouncing the ball constantly at the same time. The wraparound is another basketball move in which the person with the ball (ball handler) is bouncing the ball with one hand and dribbles it behind his/her back to pass it to his/her opposite hand. This move is primarily used when an opponent (defender) moves in to take the ball from the ball handler.

Another basketball move is the spin move in which the ball handler turns his/her body to stand between the defender and the ball rather than facing the defender. This move can be performed while the ball handler is dribbling or while playing in a post position. However, the abrupt turn can leave the ball handler a little disoriented but if done properly it can successfully throw off the defender.

A crossover dribble is a move in which the ball handler changes the pace at which he/she dribbles the ball to puzzle the defender. If the defender is going in one direction and the ball handler performs a crossover, it is hard for the defender to change directions so swiftly and in some instances the defender might even fall down which is called an ankle breaker.

Another move is the behind the back dribble in which the ball handler bounces the ball behind his/her back and changes it to the other hand. This move is different from the wraparound because the ball is not intended to go around the body as it is in the wraparound move. This move is most useful if your teammate is unavailable, to move nearer to the hoop with minimum space between yourself and the defender, or to outrun the defender.

In a 2 person basketball game there are some moves that are used which are not typically used in a game between 2 full teams as there is more space to run around and fewer defenders to consider. One of these is a give and go move in which the ball handler passes the ball to his/her teammate and immediately runs to an open spot to collect the ball. This move is typically used to take the ball closer to the hoop while being able to move swiftly to another position.

One more 2 player move is a back door play wherein a player gets behind the defense, gets the ball and gets an easy score. This move is typically pulled off when the defenders are focused on the ball handler and are not paying attention to the other player or the open space behind them.

If you desire to learn these and other basketball moves, look at a few of the video tutorials available online.

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June 2nd, 2010 at 9:07 pm

What is an Aikido Technique?

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Aikido refers to a Japanese martial art which was started by a Japanese martial arts expert named Ueshiba Morihei. The name Aikido is derived from the Japanese words ai meaning unity or harmony, ki meaning vital breath or energy and do meaning way. This form of martial arts focuses on controlling vital energy (ki) in the stomach of the body so as to overthow the opponent.

The art of aikido stresses attacking a challenger through particular nerves which when pressed can defeat the challenger without the risk of causing loss of life. Aikido is based primarily around two classifications of movements: movements of control (katame-waza) and movements in which the opponent is thrown (nage-waza). These two categories consist of more than seven hundred various moves most of which are derived from kata. Kata describes movements to free oneself from an opponent’s clutch, exerting pressure on the limbs to throw the opponent on the ground and to prevent the enemy from moving. These movements are the foundation movements that make up the self defense tactics of aikido.

Aikido emphasizes achieving harmony between ki and tai (the body). To achieve this, an exercise is done to extend the ki. Attention is placed on the stomach in an effort to feel the energy breath of the body coming out via the arms. The aim is to find energy between movements and breath while learning to preserve it. Training is very vital in aikido and so too is focus.

Aikido can be pleasurable and demand a lot of discipline but one must discover to apply the various techniques. Actually, the difference between success and defeat most often is determined by the accurate implementation of the techniques. The success of the techniques relies on a composed and relaxed body, clear mind and accurate positioning.

The basic movements in aikido techniques are correct footwork, rolling, falling and basic exercises. Regarding techniques, there are four chief areas of focus: Stances, Footworks, Attacks and Throws.

1. Stances

A stance refers to posture with or without a weapon. A strong physical stance works along with a strong psychological attitude. The primary posture is the Mutual Stance where the uke (individual who gets hit or thrown) and the nage (person who hits or throws) both have the same foot forward. Next is the middle position where the fighter’s hands or weapon is positioned with the person’s body. Another position is the lower position stance where the hands or the weapon is lowered.

2. Footworks

The first is the ‘Entering Footwork’ where the fighter enters the space of the challenger’s body. The fighter must position himself in such a way that enemy is forced to cease hitting. Physically it refers to entering in a way to prevent attack. Spiritually it refers to penetrating a viscious attack.

3. Attacks

Clutches and holds are the basic attacks. Grabs are classified as collar grabs, shoulder grab, elbow grab, cross-hand grab and hit to the head. Also in this group are neck strangle, hits to the chest, belly or to the top of the head. Straight punch, rear choke and striking the side of the head also falls under attacks.

4. Throws

Throws are not simple demands much strength from the nuke and the sage. The primary throws are bending drop throw, entering throw, arm-entwining throw, rotary throw, breath throw, hip throw, writ turn-out throw as well as others.

There are many more techniques to utilize to offer total defense and are based on these primary techniques. The aikido movements were utilized by American actor Steven Segal in his movies Above the law and Hard to Kill.

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June 1st, 2010 at 2:52 am

How to Build a Robot?

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We have all faced various instances where we were prompted to build experiments whether for school, work or even your own pleasure. Believe it or not a robot can be very common in these instances. So in this how – to – guide we will explore the materials and steps needed to build a robot.

How To Build A Robot

Required Tools


Required Materials

Wheel base

Nickel Cadmium battery

Receiver Combo (4 or 6 degrees of movement)

2 Velcro pieces

Professional Strength glue

2 Servos

Dual – lock tape


1.Look around for any old toy parts that can be used, specifically old radio-controlled (RC) cars. These can be taken apart and the batteries, receivers, servos and more can all be employed in your robot, saving you money. Also, consider stripping off the need less plastic pieces and leaving the wheel base of the RC car to build off of.

2.Locate a wheel base (or strip down the existing RC car), not touching the wheel base. Put aside the other parts. Take two Velcro pieces and attach each to the wheel base using professional-strength glue, with one Velcro piece on the rear of the base and one on the top.

3.Connect a nickel-cadmium battery to the base Velcro piece, and then join a 4- or 6- way receiver to the top Velcro piece. The “ways,” or degrees, of the receiver refer to the level of movement it allows your robot. Make sure your connecter and controller are compatible and provide for the same amount of degrees of movement. A 4-way connecter makes way for up-down, left-right movement for example, while 6 ways allows for more free diagonal movement, as well.

4.Connect two servos to your wheel bottom using dual-lock tape. Make sure the servos are found on the perimeter of the wheel bottom near the wheels, but on opposite sides of the bottom from one another.

5.Wire all your components to the connecter. Glance at the receiver and examine the channels at the end of it. All your components will be wires into the ends of these channels. Connect the battery to the receiver, via the channel marked “Batt” or “Battery.” Then, join the dual servos in exactly adjacent channels on the connecters but away from the battery connection.

6.Turn on your robot project with your controller and check if it works. You now have a functional robot. Add any decorative touches to your robot as you see fit.

Tips & Warnings

Finding the tool in a cell phone might be tricky. Sometimes it appears like a little watch battery with two wires coming from it. It may also be cylindrical. But it will always be somewhat heavy compared to other parts its size

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May 27th, 2010 at 2:37 am