How to DOUBLE Your Backcourt Footwork Speed Part 2 of 3 (Intermediate) | BG Badminton

How to DOUBLE Your Backcourt Footwork Speed Part 2 of 3 (Intermediate) | BG Badminton

One of the problems you’ll face when trying
to practice this backcourt footwork, is that it is very hard to apply (it) in game. Because, when you do this stop, and then you
swing. It puts you in a very disadvantageous position. Because when the shuttle comes, it is very
quick. You don’t actually have the time to you know,
stop, aim, swing. You actually gotta kind of like hit it while
you’re moving backward, alright. So you gotta hit the shuttle while moving
backwards, it’s very hard to coordinate everything together, so is there a way that you can,
as a beginner, quickly learn, like in a short amount of time, that you can use in court,
that’s very effective. Here’s what my dad use to teach us when we
were young. Because as kids, you know it’s very hard to
coordinate such complex movement. At the same time, it’s very hard to master
intermediate and tougher footwork because it requires a lot of coordination. Here’s the cheat code my dad actually taught
us. We actually didn’t use err, you know the side
step backwards, we actually ran backwards. Let me demonstrate how it’s done. I’ll start at the front, and then I’ll run
backwards. Aim, swing. Saw that? So that’s actually how I did it when I was
young. I didn’t actually follow basic footwork principles
where you need to turn your shoulders to the side. I actually run backwards, but because of this,
it was actually very easy to do, intuitive at the same time it’s also very effective
in game. Because as a kid, everyone knows how to run
backwards. Just run, swing. Run in front, swing. You know, you just run backwards. If you’re having a lot of difficulties, and
want to practice something that you can actually use in court. You can do the footwork I showed you, but
as time passes, you really will need to learn how to do the basic footwork that I outlined
(in part 1) So it’s a little cheat code that I shared
with you. It’s tremendous mental game in singles. As the game goes on, you’re getting physically tired,
mentally tired, so you’re trying to do anything you can to make your opponent think about
something else. Ohh good net. And then the big right hand of Lee Chong Wei,
it’s long! Fault. Too much power. and Tai Tzu Ying’s shots are too much to handle. Hello and welcome back to another episode
I hope you like my new microphone. It’s been good so far I hope. In this video, we’ll be covering the intermediate
backcourt footwork. Hmm… should I call it intermediate? Well intermediate it is, I don’t know how
to break it down (specifically) but this is significantly tougher than what I’ve showed
you before (in part 1) alright? So let’s begin! So the prerequisite for this video is that
you’ve watched part 1, the basic backcourt footwork, and you’ve already learned how to
do the exercises pretty well. You must be able to do it pretty smoothly,
such that you can coordinate your hands and legs easily. At the same time, you can move back and to
the middle pretty smoothly before you can start on this video. So this video involves, involves, involves
a lot of coordination. You’ll need to coordinate your hands and legs
a little bit more so you can actually get this done. It’s actually pretty similar, but here’s the
key difference. The key difference is that instead of stopping,
swinging, returning. Now, you’re going to do this thing, you’re
going to jump backwards and coordinate. Let me slow it down for you so that you’ll
understand. I’m going to do it once fast, once slow, okay? So the first one. *Music plays* Slow motion Notice how I’m actually switched my foot while
i’m jumping backward (midair) so this requires you to switch and jump backwards. What this does is that you’re a lot quicker. You’re now a lot faster in hitting the shuttle,
because previously you actually have to stop, hit, then you can move back Where else now it’s hit (then land). You see you’re now half a second quicker in
getting to the shuttle. So this actually affects your speed tremendously,
because if you take the shuttle half a second quicker, that means that the opponent has
half a second less to react, so the cumulative effect is that your opponent feels you’re
significantly faster, alright? It’s a perception thing. Okay, so once again, I’m going to do the forehand
and backhand alright? So watch and learn *upbeat music* And what I want you to practice as well, is
that when you try to move to the back, I need you to use your shoulder and your master foot
as a source of power. Instead of just turning (moving). Notice… that I use my shoulders and my legs
rotation power(to drive me backwards) Again, one more time. Versus You see So you’re not leveraging on the rotation as
a source of strength for you to move back quicker. Okay? And the next thing I want you to learn is
the forehand footwork.(Block jump footwork) And now for the forehand footwork, I’m going
to teach you a new kind of footwork, where you do not need to switch your foot. Here’s how it’s done. Okay ready Turn, jump sideways. So again. So what this does is that it gives you a lot
more reach and it’s a lot more balanced. The thing about switching footwork is that
it makes it a lot more difficult to come back to the middle, so this speed disadvantage
makes the other shots, the folow up shots a lot more slower. So how do I explain this, hmmm. Okay, let me show you the difference. If you do this, versus (the block jump) you see how fast I took to recover? Comparing the first and the second footwork. So the advantage of this switching is you
get a lot more power. If you really want to kill, this rotation
will give you a lot more power. As opposed to this(Block jump) Usually, people do this footwork when the
shuttle is a lot quicker and you don’t actually have opportunities to do a very dangerous
shot. So since you know you cannot do a dangerous
shot. What you do is that you do this footwork (block
jump) and focus on the follow-up. Essentially people do this and watch for the
follow-up. So how do you combine that footwork with the
next shot? Here’s how you do it. *Music plays* So one last tip before we move to the exercise
drill. For this footwork, what I want you to do is
that after you swing, I need you to bend forward so that you can actually maintain that balance
and kind of move your body weight forward so that you follow up a lot quicker. So instead of doing this, what I want you
to do is this, bend forward after (the swing) it’s done. So you do this. Notice once I bend forward, I can actually
move forward a lot quicker okay? I know it’s a lot to take in if you’re just
starting out and then if you’ve just finished the beginner video series, now you’re moving
to the intermediate, it’s going to be a huge challenge for you to learn. But don’t worry! It usually take months for people to learn,
so it’s alright if you don’t get it in the first month or couple of months, half a year
even! So it’s alright! People take a long time to learn this. In fact, you see a lot of players have played
for many, many years and still haven’t learned how to do the basic footwork yet right? You’re already one up ahead of them so keep
practicing and let’s begin the training exercise. For the training exercise, what we’re going
to do is 15 – 20 repetitions, both sides at the back. And what I need you to do is to combine you
know, this (block jump) no switch footwork and the one with the switch (scissors jump)
at the same time. So bear in mind sharp rotation, good shoulder
speed and let’s begin okay? So ready? *Upbeat music plays* Rotation And as always, hope you learned something
new. A little breathless, it’s a good workout even
for me, I’ve been unfit because I was sick for the past month due to the bad weather
in Singapore. And, as always, if you haven’t already, subscribe
to see more videos, smash it if you like. And I’ll see you in the advance series! Peace. (Sigh) Okay, maybe, maybe no (special) effects now. *Music plays*

Comments (37)

  1. Awesome tips! Love the slow motion breakdowns. Helps a ton for me to follow! Will be trying them out real soon! 🙂

  2. This is an excellent video! Love the slow motion to breakdown the movements further. I also like when you explain what footwork is best for what type of situation etc. Keep it up!

  3. Beautiful hip movement

  4. Awesome tips tnks u so much love u lots….

  5. hi very nice and great. But can you also show your movement while hitting the shuttle with smash, clear and drop. I like to see how it effectively works, will do in my own as well. Very much appreciated.

  6. great video, the way you breakdown the steps and the tips are very good, please keep up! I am just half a year in learning badminton with a coach finding your videos really useful on top of my routine training!

  7. Thank you very much for this video. I practiced the part 1 and it helped me a lot in speeding up my footworks. Will try to practice this one too.

  8. Very useful and helpful. After practice this, my movement speed improve significantly..

  9. will practice tmmrw!!! thanks a lot bro.

  10. As always, nice video, great to watch. I'd love to see, at some point, a video on how you improve stamina. I know it's not 100% badminton related as there is actually no badminton technique or in-court movement, but Stamina is sooo important in badminton it'd be nice to hear your thoughts on that! Thanks

  11. Osm training????

  12. Subscribed! ? any tips to improve fast? My school is holding trials a few weeks later! Thanks

  13. Great video, keep up the good work

  14. Awesome 3 series video on back court footwork. … I will start pracicing this footwork. My game has hit a plateau and now i need a change to upgrade ….

  15. i found out u r singaporean

  16. really nice video
    will check out more of your channel

    you could speak a little bit slower for my bad english 🙂

  17. Very good explain… 🙂

  18. This is good movement. Smart body

  19. Thank you for sharing of idea?it's a big help to me because I am just a beginner in badminton ?

  20. Excellent thank you

  21. Must be fit. Period

  22. U r the best coach..

  23. Doesn't this require more agility and cause stress… making injury to knee a real possibility?

  24. Make more videos teaching us New techniques
    Thanks a lot Sir for this episode of yours 😀 :*

  25. Nicely explained and demonstrated. Will be more useful for players. keep it up and post mare videos which will be more helpful for the players

  26. Really helpful. Like your way of breaking it down into easy understandable parts. Also liked how you mentioned shoulder movement and upper body weight transfer to move more easily. Thanks and love from India.

  27. You are awesome man !!!

  28. Very nice video.
    You are with rocket speed in the court.

  29. Undoubtably one of the best tutorials on the web for footwork, suitable for beginners to advanced. Many thanks.

  30. Good videos. Can you also make a footwork for doubles particulart footwork for receiving the flick serve

  31. great video! thank u so much!! i usually play at yishun sports hall , this will be great for improving my game 🙂 keep it up!

  32. Nice video But you hace To improve the sound.

  33. At what time the hand should actually pronate i am following the foot work correctly but my fore arm rotation is not correct plz make a video on this

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