INSANELY Easy Defense Technique that will Shock Your Friends (For beginners)

INSANELY Easy Defense Technique that will Shock Your Friends (For beginners)

Hey everyone, this is Gerald and I’m back
with another video. Today I’ll be covering this insanely easy
technique that will shock your friends. You know if you’re a beginner, just learning
how to play badminton, this defense technique will definitely… make your defense game…
bring your defense game to a whole new level. (Intro music) Reason being is because it’s so easy to learn
and yet, is so effective in game. So what is it? It’s the side drive. And as always, let’s start with the video
by the professionals. Oh, that’s unbelievable defense. Clash of rackets. Yeah. And in 2011 back to the USA. So why do I say that the drive shot is very
easy and effective to learn? Beginners can actually learn the simple touch/block
shot where you control the shuttle right in front of the net. I say it’s easier to learn the drive shot
simply because when you’re first starting out in badminton, it’s very hard to control
your power, alright? When it’s hard to control your power, what
happens is that the lack of control of power, your shot will be high. So when there is a lot of high shots, is that
your opponents can kill you very easily. So when you’re first starting out, it’s actually
a lot more effective to practice the flat and hard shot. Even if the shuttle is a little higher, but
it’s hard, it is a lot harder for the opponent to follow up with a second shot. Of course, if you’re comparing with experts
players, yes, if it’s a high and hard shot they’re going to charge and kill you. But your friends are all beginners, then this
shot is actually a very effective counterattack to their smash, especially when they can barely
do a smash and then you can just return with a flat shot, that is deadly, alright? Now let me explain how is it done, so you
see the white tape over here. The trick is basically, to swing towards the
white tape. The way Iike to teach kids is that, imagine
you’re slapping this white tape, “slap”. So when you slap something, you want as much
surface area as you can, you want your palm to be flat when you slap. Similarly, with your racket, when you see
the white tape you slap towards the white tape. What happens is that the shuttle will then
move parallel (to the floor) across the net, over to the other side. If the shuttle is high, what do you do? Swing towards the white tape, so swing it
downwards. If it’s low, again the same thing, towards
the white tape. Same goes for the backhand here, flat, down,
alright?And the next thing, here’s one pro tip. And it’s about the ready position. You know when you’re trying to do a side drive,
your ready position, your racket got to start from the top. So when you’re ready, hold your racket a little
higher, swing, as opposed to when your racket is down, you swing up. What happens is that, say when the shuttle
is flat and your racket is down, you’ll bring it up as you’ll adjust it, this creates a
very awkward drive shot, you see. I’m still swinging towards the white tape. Versus racket up ready shuttle is lower than my racket I adjust (my racket) and flat, you see the
difference? So what happens is that generally, because
of the small change in positioning, your shot tends to be a little more powerful and tighter
as opposed to when your racket is down, and you drive upwards, you adjusting up to drive. This shot tends to be a little higher, alright? So take note, slap the net. Downwards So let me demonstrate how it’s done *Upbeat Music* Now, we’re going to talk about the footwork. So for the side drive, if the shuttle is towards
your body, naturally you don’t really have to move your legs much. But of course, some angles are really hard
to hit, so you need to try to move your body (and legs), well, in this case, this way,
alright? But then if is to the sides, here is where
I really want you to practice, okay so for the sides, if it’s the right. Take a side step and point (your toe) outwards. Sidestep and point outwards. For this side One step Turn Then back Turn Then back Again The key thing to note is that your toe must
always be pointing to the direction that you are moving, alright? Notice Outwards Outwards This is so that you don’t risk injury, because
if you don’t point outwards, what happens is that you put a lot of strain on the ankles,
so take note. Same thing, to the side, to the side. One more time in slow motion Another reason why it’s important to the shuttle
at the front is so that it is easy for you to hit the cross-shot (cross drive) Notice if I take from the side, it’s actually
very hard for me to cross the shuttle (with power). If I take it from the front, it’s easy for
me to aim forward, it’s also easier for me to aim cross, because of the angle, alright? So take note, try to take the shuttle as front
as you can. Of course, during the actual game when you
play with players, sometimes their shot is too fast. So you’re unable to take it at the front,
therefore you take it at the side. In this situation, it’s actually a lot harder
to cross drive (but possible) but now let’s just stick to the basics. And as always, I hope you learned something
new. And if you don’t know (about us), start by
smashing that subscribe button first and I’ll see you in the next episode. In the next episode, we’re going to be covering
how you double your backcourt footwork speed because one of our viewers actually commented,
they asked, he or she asked me how to improve the backcourt speed. And in the next video, we’re gonna cover that
exact technique so stay tuned, and I’ll see you on the other side. I’m trying But, the wind is making me too good :’)

Comments (78)

  1. First like comment and viewer nice video tho

  2. Coach Gerald , I am a future student of ur Badminton class ! Signing up by the end of this year ! Look forward to it !?

  3. Please make a video on how to cover the coat of badminton

  4. Always your video are good.

  5. Good technique it will be even better if you use your left hand as well when hitting shuttle for better balance, recovery and power.

  6. Good video, sound concept >> I always aim for the tape when serving.

  7. That was excellent. P.S No need to work on your accent, sounding Asian sounds more professional anyways.

  8. Thanks for sharing this tip!

  9. Awesome video Gerald

  10. do a video on how to clean badminyon shoes

  11. Admit it is really easier, but if opponent is fast, inviting a flat game might be a disadvantage

  12. Do you have a training in Pasir Ris? And where do you teach?

  13. Haha a like for this guy's enthusiasm ?

  14. Reaction movement not pass can be coach?

  15. You can actuall play outside. ????

  16. Find an indoor court to record your video,else the birds in the park sing louder than your voice.

  17. teach how to jump smash in your way. 🙂 thanks

  18. 2:00 screeching cars?

  19. He is in Singapore cck lot one

  20. Great video!
    A sign for learning is when people start to critize – Their reality must fit in to this new type of reality just showed to them – if it doesn't fit it's much easier to say it's wrong istead of keep trying and say ''why does this not apply to me?
    What we mean – you have created a great video, very educational!
    We have always found it hard to teach about the drive shot, without too many badminton terms.
    This video have given us new tools to learn kids to perform the drive shot – especially the ''Slap towards the tape'' point.

    Keep up the good work! 🙂
    – We need some more birds for the next video!

  21. seriously why so many dislikes on the video, this is a great video for beginners and very clear and effective techniques, keep going i really enjoy your videos!

  22. This is awwwsum!

  23. This is a shot that beginners will learn eventually if they keep on improving. I casually learned this defensive shot by looking at more experienced players and trying it out on my own. I recommend show the correct stance and how to receive different types of smashes, for example flat smashes, downward angle smashes. Grip and positioning as well. Good luck on your channel.

  24. Singaporean 😀

  25. Some notes for Improvement in technique (advanced):

    When you are practicing defensive drive return. You forgot a few vital points!

    Body position:
    Your body position should be low to the net (do not stand straight up) lean forward to take the shuttle as early as possible.

    Racket position:
    You are correct about keeping the racket up but have it to the side to allow quick rotation. Do not have racket head pointing down.

    Get back into Position:
    You also need to explain its important to be back in position asap to be ready for next return. A little jump before the return shot allows legs to plant firmly on the ground ready to react.

    Leg and feet technique:
    Legs should bent and heel to toe movements stepping to sides and forward.

    Your grip should be loose until the very second of contact with shuttle. Then recoil to gain power. To gain greater control in defensive return hold the grip further up the grip handle (towards the shaft – back hand grip) DO NOT hold the grip in a smash position towards the bottom of the handle as you will loose reaction time and speed also twist your wrist in an anti clockwise position when hitting shuttle out in front of you. Do not try and hit using a tennis swing!!!! Takes too long!

    TOP TIP Constantly change your grip position to the shot type required. Do not have a smash attack grip for a defensive shot or vice versa. So many people play an entire rally using the same grip only SOME TIMES ONLY CHANGING FOR A BACK HAND.
    So many different grips for different tasks!!!!!
    1. Smash = Shake hands with racket (mid to low part of handle – creates power as you utilize the full length of racket)
    2. Serve = backhand grip. Thumb should be touching both the flat part of the handle and the cone part between handle and the shaft. This give max control on serve.
    3. Back hand smash/Drive = Mid position of the grip, thumb on the (diagonal known as bevel) smallest surface of grip. (elbow should be pointing up before contact with shuttle- Racket head pointing down before rotation of contact with shuttle -)
    4. Defensive return = Back hand grip high up on the Handle allows quick reactions.
    5. Net shot = Short grip pan handle, only use index, middle finger and thumb to grip. Allows to stab or dab kill at net depending on your position.

    Some Good grip info here:

    Hope these comments help! (some of the techniques are for advanced players rather then beginners!)

    My Experience – 35 years playing at club, District, Regional level.

  26. Really helpful! Thank you for the video 🙂

  27. where HDB got badminton court ah? very nice one..

  28. Your technique is a bit wrong

  29. wow nice 100k+ views

  30. Do u live in singapore?

  31. I want to know which coching to go to

  32. why not playing indoor? shuttle cock doesnt fly well when wind is blowing

  33. This is a Big problem to learn if you are short! ?

  34. badminton in street.. thats fab

  35. Great Video, man. As being a coach myself I can't even find anything terrible about the wind. Training outdoor showes dedication & patentice to train even under hard circumstances. If the student is able to adapt here he always will be able to react to new circumstances. Great! And the "slapping the tape" idea is as simple as brilliant. In Europe we tend to use to many badminton terms and this idea is supercool.

  36. I got a competition tomorrow wish me luck

  37. he already mark it as beginners,

  38. what a cool cat!

  39. your accent is fine my dude, your english is pretty good!

  40. Dude, if you are gonna do a badminton tutorial video, for heaven sake please do rent a proper indoor badminton badminton court.

    How do you expect us to take you seriously when you are not doing so yourself. The last time I saw someone playing badminton in outdoors are either a couple of 5 years old kids playing with their dads.

  41. im going to try this for my next session! what are the orange circles for on the court?

  42. Can u make a strategy video on how to defeat faster players

  43. Wonderfully made!
    Hey! I'm 17 years old and started badminton coaching last month.I want to be a badminton player and I know at this age I can do this … What's your advice and response about age ,Sir? Plz reply it .☺️

  44. Your flat game is bad. It's too high. definitely hit by smash. You say easily whether you ever won a world championship ???

  45. Great video really helpful

  46. These videos are much appreciated. But I hope you don't mind me asking though……how come you are filming outside? The added variable of the wind is messing with you showing how to do the shot properly.

  47. I see a very creative never seen before badminton court and also very large nets! haha… 😀
    Sepak Takraw! 
    Anyways, nice video bro! Cheers!

  48. what racket are u using?

  49. Nice out doors court!

  50. Does slapping the net not depend on how tall you are

  51. Good tips! Thanks!

  52. Is the video shot in Tampines?

  53. 讲了半天不就是说平抽咩…

  54. It's so noisy.. . .

  55. Bukit Panjang?? LETS PLAY

  56. Choa Chu Kang boi

  57. Thanks so much for this video. It’s really helpful. Please keep up the great work!!!

  58. Nice lesson. Got to try it.

  59. Who knows the community club at the start

  60. your legs are quite smooth.

  61. Thanks for the technique. I think the BG music is absolutely unneccessay or even distracting. A beautiful day like this only the sound of hitting shuttles is good enough for badminton lovers.

  62. You mean we have to hit toward face

  63. More than u sound, birds are chirping around

  64. I don't like playing badminton outside.the wind is annoying

    Btw I like your work keep doing good

  65. The Singapore accent is good laaaa

  66. It's so useful. Best training.

  67. Hi,
    I have been laying badminton for nearly a year now and I am one of the youngest in my club. Considering most of the people are young adults/older teens, do you have any tips to help reach a level as them.

  68. Where is this place, it's free to play badminton here hmmmmm

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