Water pounding from a 100-foot waterfall

For the first time in my life, I was under a 100-foot waterfall. The water was pounding onto my head and back like a barrage of paintballs. This is the Secret Falls on Kauai Island in Hawaii.

It was fun. But getting to the falls was a tough hike:
up, up, up muddy paths along the river. All along, there was mud, mud, and more mud. Of course not just mud, we caught a few brief rain showers as well, but Secret Falls is worth every bit of the trouble.

The hiking trail can be reached by kayak only. In the next video, we will be showing kayaking in the beautiful Wailua River.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Other Hawaii 4K videos can be found here:
Unforgettable Swim With Spinner Dolphins http://youtu.be/903obA7RSKg
Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault
http://youtu.be/g5pO7vUaT5U

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Push Hands: How Exactly Does Relaxation Help In Tai Ji?

Your master may keep telling you to relax. However you may not comprehend it no matter how many times he may repeat. Hope this demo will help you to understand it. This is a very useful video for your push hand practice. Please like it and share it with others. Push Hands: How Exactly Does Relaxation Help In Tai Ji?.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretation of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.
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D Rated & Unforgettable : Swim With Spinner Dolphins

A swim with dolphins is often described it as an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories for a lifetime. This was a wonderful encounter with the spinner dolphins at the Kua Bay the Big Island of Hawaii. First we got to one of their many resting areas where they will spend the day.

This is usually the time when the dolphins are the most playful, leaping and spinning as they go, and many fantastic displays may be witnessed and photographed.

Spinner dolphins are so named because of their acrobatic behavior. They commonly leap high out of the water and spin, rotating many times. Your best chance of swimming with dolphins in Hawaii without chasing them around on a boat is to spend time in areas where they are known to reside. When dolphins “sleep,” they actually have one eye open and one eye closed, resting one half of their brain at a time.

We also learned that these dolphins have sex for fun, that they mate all year round at any time and not just to reproduce during a mating season. Still, what are the odds of viewing this event with only one hour in the water with dolphins? Maybe we were lucky, or maybe you are not observant (we only realized it after we got home), we caught it on camera.

High definition video may help you see all of this better. This video is shot using a Gopro Hero3+ Black in the highest 4K setting (if you have 4K TV, you may select this youtube Setting/Quality).

Experience Of A Lifetime: Amazing Giant Mantas Glide & Somersault Within Inches

This was an incredible encounter with the Kona Manta Rays at the Keahole Bay (near the Kona Airport), on the Big Island of Hawaii, one of the very few locations you can swim with manta rays. The Kona Coast is the best place to spot manta rays in Hawaii, and the manta ray night swimming is unlike anything you will find on any other island. At night, spotlights are used to attract plankton which in turn attracts the mantas that feed off the plankton. Our tour took off an hour or so before sunset from Honokohau Harbor just north of Kailua-Kona. As night fell, with the help of these lights and attracted by the plankton in the water, we were treated to an amazing show as giant mantas glide and somersault in mesmerizing patterns. The mantas swam within inches of us, always managing to avoid contact at the last second. Getting this close to these ethereal mantas is truly an unforgettable experience.

Much like a fingerprint is unique to each human, manta rays have distinguishing black and white markings on their underside that are used to identify them. These gentle giants can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 3000 pound; their giant mouths are very intimidating, but these extraordinary sea creatures have no teeth and no tail stingers, making this the safest large animal encounter in the world.
This video is shot from a Gopro Hero3+ in the highest 4K setting.

Push Hands: Center of Mass vs Tai Ji Pivot


One day, to our surprise, we find out that the center point we thought we knew based on the estimate of mass is different than the pivot we should apply our force. We have not seen this kind of explanation in the past. This is a rare and very useful video for your push hand practice. Please like it and share it with others. Push hand Center of Mass vs Tai Ji pivot point.

Note that other Tai Chi styles or other levels may have different interpretation of this same topic, we hope people can appreciate this version.
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Buy, Unpack & Use A Gopro Camera in One Hour

Due to a last minute decision, we had to buy, unpack and get familiar with a Gopro Hero3+ Black Edition in a hurry. Since we couldn’t wait any web deal, we had to get a retail bundle from Bestbuy. The first 5 minutes of unpacking is frustrating, I hope this video will help you save the time. In terms of usage, this video provides the minimum you need to know, you can defer reading the users guide until your trip when you have more time.

Note the new camera froze during the first usage. I had to update the firmware, the steps are as follows:
1. from your PC, download the UPDATE.zip from gopro.com, uncompress it in a folder called UPDATE.
2. insert microSD card in the card reader, and copy the UPDATE folder onto the microSD card.
3. insert the microSD card in your camera, and power up.

The Cheapest & Easiest Way To Detect A Faulty Sparkplug Cable

The Cheapest & Easiest Way To Detect A Faulty Sparkplug Cable
If your engine light is on, telling you the cylinder is misfiring, then there is a simple easy way to determine if the sparkplug cable is at fault. And it does not cost you a penny.

Other related videos:
1. The cheapest way to change sparkplugs http://youtu.be/YhFWC8VcDOU
2. to DIY make a sparkplug socket: http://youtu.be/f0BXbktniQA

How To Pick A Watermelon Like A Pro In 10 minutes

Do you really know what you are looking for when tapping a watermelon in the store? When I was little I used to pretend to knock on the watermelon as if I knew what I was doing, but now I am sharing the secrets mastered only by the pros.

How can you guarantee choosing the best watermelon? Under what conditions does each method can apply? If you don’t have as many watermelons to use to sharpen your skill as the farmers do, what is the best way to practice? In 10 minutes, you will learn all different ways and be much more knowledgeable and better than most of your friends.

Other watermelon videos:
“No More Juice on Your Face-How to Cut & Eat Watermelon & Still Be Clean”:
http://youtu.be/RUqsILgWtIc

“The Least Messy Way to Cut & Store a Watermelon”:
http://youtu.be/bL0V3xsgD5E
part two http://youtu.be/q3SezyBu5es
part 3: http://youtu.be/a4Tbw9hdUvk