Braking properly is on of the most important things you can learn to do. Earlier this week I did a roundup of articles on emergency braking. As important as emergency braking is, regular braking is even more important because you're doing it time and time again. Learning the proper techniques and the reasons behind these techniques will help you become a better rider.
Below is a video about proper braking techniques. I was going to write up an article but the video does a really good job. I figured including it in this post was better than describing things step by step. It gets into the science behind braking and can be a little dry, but it's totally worth a watch.
So, to recap the video here's what you need to remember:
If you have any advice or concerns, leave a comment below!