|Newsletter | March 2009|
IN THIS ISSUE
1 - You Can’t, You Won’t, You Don’t Stop
2 - Brazilian Jujitsu Master, Marcello Monteiro, in Dublin for the BJJ seminar of the year!
3 - Vasilijs Ginko, 7 Time World Record holder Master Coach from the motherland of Kettlebells returning to Ireland
4 - Training Equipment
5 - Strong & Hot by Jason Ferrugia
6 - Recommended Products (genuinely recommended, cos we think they’re great)
On the way into town the other day a classic Beastie Boys tune came on the car radio. Naturally I turned it up and got an immediate lift in my mood. I found my right foot getting heavy as the chorus came in “because you can’t, you won’t and you don’t stop!”
What an excellent line. Especially for people of our ilk. We are warriors and renaissance men of a modern age, we train to be fit, strong and enduring, to be able to defend ourselves and those around us, to be as I have spoken of before, the Sheepdogs protecting the Sheep from the Wolves.
The Beastie Boys track brought to mind a quality we must develop. Often in these newsletters I talk of strength and give tips on how best to train with weights etc, this time I want to talk not about physical strength but instead mental strength.
You can’t stop, if you do you become like everybody else. We train to be exceptional, we push ourselves mentally and physically to become better. In the Taoist mindset they believe in improving oneself in order to become a more useful member of society, French physical culture guru Georges Herbert simplified it to “be strong to be useful.” It doesn’t stop with strength, think how your self defence skills could come into use, maybe you take a more intellectual approach and provide knowledge and expertise.
If you stop, what sets you apart from the crowd?
Can you accept the fact that you could have? Or would rather push on and actually do?
Once you’ve started to push your boundaries, discovered that the outer reaches of comfort is where the greatest rewards lie, you will realise that it’s no longer about wether you can or can’t stop, you’ll simply realise that you won’t stop. You won’t stop until the goal is accomplished, that title is won, form mastered, bar lifted, weight achieved. But will you stop there? No you won’t, you’ll find the next challenge and you’ll continue.
Building the mental fortitude to follow through in a personal goal will help create more positive you. Once a challenge is done, you know that you can rise to an occasion, you triumph over adversary, be that a mugger, those few extra pounds off the waistline or on the bar.
And You Don’t Stop
No, you don’t. Ever.
Once you have reached a goal, look to the next, then the next. Never stop living and learning, take every opportunity to become a better person. You will feel like giving up, but believe me you won’t.
Take the opportunity to help other on the path you have trodden, assist them on the journey to mental strength so that they may also achieve whatever goals they set themselves.
Without mental strength you will never really have the ability to push yourself to achieve the goals that are dear to you.
How do you develop mental strength? The same as you build physical strength, progressively. Set small challenges and gradually increase the difficulty of each subsequent challenge. Keep track of your progress, this is the simplest method of motivation. If you relent, it will show in your log.
Inform friends and family of your ambitions and utilise their support, social support is a huge boost to anybody attempting to grow. Find people who have already done what you want to do and pick their brains. All the instructors at our Wild Geese Academy have walked the walk, if you wish to emulate them, talk to them, we’re more than willing to help out.
Take time out, rest and recuperation is vital, if all you do is push, eventually you will burn out. As an old instructor would say, “make haste slowly”, know when to kick back so that you can restart with renewed vigour.
But don’t ever stop. Failure is not an option.
It gives me great pleasure to be able to announce the very first visit to Ireland of Brazilian Jujitsu master, Marcello C Monteiro.
Attached to this newsletter is a flyer detailing the event, please print it out for your friends or your club.
Marcello will be offering two days of training, one open and one for instructors only.
Marcello is unique in his teaching style, having simplified and systemised his teaching methods in order to accelerate the learning process for all levels, beginner through to advanced. This has seen him become one of the most in demand instructors in the world today, and awarded the rank of professor from Conselho Regional de Educacao Fisica/Brazil.
By attending the seminar you will learn effective attacking and defensive positions, counters and counters to counters, escapes, submissions, sweeps and set ups that can be used against even the most advanced opponents.
Day 1 (open day) – Leixlip Amenities Group (Community Centre), Collinstown, Leixlip.
Saturday 6 June, 1500-1800. Price €45 prebook, or €55 on door.
Day 2 (instructor only) – Wild Geese Martial Arts, Pearse st, Dublin 2.
Sunday 7 June, prebook €55 or €65 on door. Places will be limited, so I recommend you book in advance, we will be turning people away.
Contact Mariusz on 085 710 3646, or email email@example.com for further info.
Dear Cadets of the Metal,
If you are looking for authentically trained and recognised* coaches of Girevoy Sports/ Kettlebells, look no further than the real deal of the metal Vasilijs Ginko, 7 Time World Record holder Master Coach from the motherland of Kettlebells.
*TAFISA Association only work with the finest as they are overseen by the I.O.C. which is why they have accepted the I.U.K.L. as their only recognised and official Kettlebell Association, working together to bring Girevoy Sports to the Olympic Games. http://www.aiklf.org/world_trex_games.html
Come and join the new entrance level for real world fitness training I.U.K.L. Club Instructor Level 1 seminar. The seminar will give you an opportunity to receive essential coaching skills to ensure correct alignment for your own and your clients' safety. The Master Coach will be demonstrating unique skills and strengths which have brought him world championship titles.
This is your opportunity to get the same information directly from the Master Coach whom many fitness gurus in the world are seeking to train and emulate.
Head Instructor: Vasilijs Ginko- IUKL Master of Sports and 7 Time World Champion
Assistant Instructor: Jason Kelly- AIKLF International Coach Level 3
25th and 26th of April 2009
4 hours of tuition under the direct guidance of a Master Sportsman of Girevoy Sports (timings to be confirmed, excluding one hour break each day).
250 EUROS*- Early Registration by the 10th of April 2009
300 EUROS*- Registration after 10th of April 2009
*An additional fee of 50 EUROS is applicable for those wishing to be registered with the IUKL
Belfast, Northern Ireland (venue to be confirmed)
PHYSICAL TESTING AND GRADUATION OF LEVEL 2 INSTRUCTORS:
For those of you who attended last year's Girevoy Sports National Instructors Level 2 Seminar with Vasilijs, held in Dublin, there will be an opportunity to receive an official IUKL Certification. Cadets are welcome to undergo a physical conditioning and competence assessment test and those who are successful will receive an official IUKL certification signed by Vasilijs. Should you be interested in taking part, please let us know by reply. The cost of the assessment and official certification is:
75 EUROS- payment before 10th April 2009
100 EUROS- payment after 10th April 2009
I know, I know, you’re getting bombarded by ad’s and commercials left right and centre, so I’ll keep this short.
Gift vouchers for the Wild Geese Gym will be made available for Xmas gifts. They can be used to purchase classes or personal training sessions at our facility at a special rate. I’ll have a full announcement up on www.wildgeesema.com shortly.
Wild Geese co founder Dave Hedges is now living in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. He’ll still be in Dublin teaching classes and conducting personal training sessions, but now those of you in the North Co. Dublin area have the opportunity to make use of his 20+ years martial arts training and extensive knowledge Strength and Conditioning training. Over the next few weeks he hopes to have a venue sorted out for classes in Balbriggan.
Unfortunately we haven’t yet got a broadband connection to the new house so emails and web updates will be a little intermittent. Both NTL and Eircom have promised connection by both end of the year…we’ll see eh?
Contact Dave on 087 672 6090 or by replying to this email.
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