Entries in health (5)

Sunday
Mar072010

Food for thought.

If one of the big topics in the industry is barefoot running and how it is a self limiting exercise, couldn't we say the same for how else we train?

What if we listened to our bodies more?

Thursday
Jun252009

NJ KB Workshop w/ Dr. Cheng Recap

A fast and furious four hours of Hard Style to a sold out crowd!

Squat/Deadlift patterning, Hard Style lock, the power of Breath, Swing, and Turkish Get-Ups!

All positive feedback from attendees from various organizations (general public, fitness, law enforcement, military).

Special thanks to RKCs AJ Oliva & RKC II Steve Freides for bringing bells down.

Special thanks to Israeli Krav Maga, David Kahn, Abel Kahn, & Chris Eckel for their assistance and generous hosting.

From myself, a heartful thank you to Dr. Cheng and all attendees. Doc is a great mentor, teacher, and someone I call my brother. I have learned so much from him throughout the weekend and today. Without him and other senior RKCs, I wouldn't have the instruction to better myself in my learning and application.

To the attendees, I am glad that all of you moved better, learned about your own restrictions, what to work on, and generally appreciated the workshop that you attended.

Again, thank you.

More to come in the future.

For attendees (recommended books/videos):

Order Authentic RKC Kettlebells (click on the link which will lead you to where to get Kalos Sthenos - Kettlebells from the Ground Up) - Book on the Turkish Get-Up

Please visit Doc's blog at http://kettlebellslosangeles.blogspot.com/ for more information on Reactive Neuromuscular Training (RNT).

MN tomorrow.

Wednesday
Jun242009

Busy Two Weeks

Lots to catch up on, full post coming next week.

On the agenda:

  • Write-up of my week with the Dr. (CT, DE, and our NJ workshop)
  • Article that Doc told me to I should write up after talking to him about it.

In the interim, about 40 people are going to get righteous with the Doc tomorrow on a Wednesday afternoon. Hopefully a lot of "a-ha" moments in their movement patterns.

Then fly out to MN on Thursday.

 

Tuesday
Jun162009

Qigong, Only a few spots remaining for Dr. Cheng's Workshop!

Couple people have been asking me about what Qigong resources I have. I've been using John Du Cane's Qigong Recharge DVD and book per Doc's recommendations. I also have part of John's Qigong Longevity Program-Animal Frolics Qigong Video Set (Bliss, Serenity, Power and Vitality videos). I can't recommend these products enough as they have helped with some breathing issues I have had. Definitely feel recharged & refreshed after I've done them.

Going to be a great two weeks coming up: CT, DE, back to NJ, then MN!

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We only have a few spots available left for Dr. Cheng's last workshop on his East coast tour:

NJ KB Workshop: Dr. Cheng's Final Stop on his East Coast tour! June 24th, 2009 - 2 p.m.-6 p.m.

Wednesday, June 24th, 2009, 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Special Discount Rate available for RKC Instructors & law enforcement/military/firefighters/EMS!

Also, want to learn how to attend the workshop complimentary at no added cost to you?


Contact info@thisfeelsgood.com for more details!

Here's feedback from Dr. Cheng's workshop in Bakersfield this past weekend:

Thank you for the opportunity and the privelege to have worked with you and you KBLA group this past weekend. I cannot begin to express how impressed and inspired by your class's intensity and intent-sity to the training and exercise process, but also the learning process. Many of the seminars I have attended and taught should be so lucky to have such high quality instructors and participants as your KBLA family. KBLA should not only be used as a model for other RKC's , but as THE model for instruction and learning. Thank you once again, and please pass along my sincerest thanks and gratitude to the KBLA family.

Jimmy Yuan, D.C., F.I.A.M.A., C.G.F.I.
Chiropractic Physician

Monday
Jun082009

NJ KB Workshop: Dr. Cheng's Final Stop on his East Coast tour! June 24th, 2009 - 2 p.m.-6 p.m. 

Israeli Krav Maga presents "Functional Fitness & Combat Conditioning" with Special Guest Presenter Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC Team Leader!

Dr. Mark Cheng, L.Ac., Ph.D., RKC Team Leader, FMS faculty, & Kettlebells L.A. Chief Instructor will present his last workshop on his East coast tour at the Israeli Krav Maga U.S. Training Center!

With his extensive medical knowledge as a specialist in Chinese medicine orthopedics, Dr. Cheng is sought as an instructor by law enforcement and the military for his knowledge and understanding of the rehabilitative and prehabilitative applications of kettlebell training!

This special four-hour workshop will incorporate the methods of Pavel Tsatsouline's RKC "Hard-Style" and Gray Cook's Functional Movement Screen to help you move & feel better, both mentally and physically!

USE KETTLEBELLS TO:

• Accelerate your all-purpose strength—so you can readily handle the toughest demands

• Hack away your fat—without the dishonor of dieting and aerobics

• Boost your physical resilience—to repel the hardest hits

• Build your staying power—to endure and conquer, whatever the distance

• Create a potent mix of strength-with-flexibility—to always reach your target

• Forge a fighter’s physique—so form matches function

• Improve your quality of life—less pain & discomfort

• Be independent—world’s #1 portable gym makes you as strong as you want to be, anywhere, anytime

WHO TRAINS WITH KETTLEBELLS?

Celebrities, athletes, police, firefighters, armed forces, and "Grandma Betty" & "Executive Joe" are all using kettlebells!

The Spec-Ops teams are using them, the US Secret Service has its own kettlebell snatch test, plenty of SWAT teams are training with them, and more and more fire companies are realizing that kettlebell training is perfect for developing tactical strength without bulking you up.

STOP LIVING IN PAIN! STOP ADDING STRENGTH TO DYSFUNCTION!

NEED TO DESTRESS?

Businessmen, the three minute secret to your total fitness needs will be revealed!

NEED A MORE EFFICIENT TRAINING SYSTEM?

Law enforcement, gain the ability to dominate any suspect or physical situation you may encounter on the job!

NEED TO FIT INTO "SUMMER CLOTHES," BUT WANT TO WEAR THEM YEAR-ROUND?

Women, learn how to shred body fat, build long-lean muscle and sculpt a butt that will be the envy of all of your friends!

NEED TO LEARN THE SECRETS TO EXCEL AS AN ATHLETE?

Teens, learn how to keep yourself off the injured list and gain that strength edge for your next conference championship!

NEED TO EXPERIENCE THE LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION THAT GURO DAN INOSANTO OF INOSANTO ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS AND MACHADO BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU'S RIGAN MACHADO HAVE ACCESS TO?

HERE'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY!

Everyone: you will gain mobility, stability, strength, and conditioning by attending this workshop!

INFORMATION

Date: Wednesday, June 24th, 2009

Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Location: Israeli Krav Maga U.S. Training Center
127 Route 206, Unit 9, Hamilton, NJ 08610

Conveniently located off of 195, 295, and the N.J. Turnpike!

THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS YOU MAKE IN YOUR HEALTH THIS YEAR!

General Public / Non-Member Rate: $150

Special Discount Rate available for members of Israeli Krav Maga, RKC Instructors, & law enforcement/military/firefighters! Contact info@thisfeelsgood.com for more details!

Attend the full Workshop complimentary at no cost if you refer three people to attend at their designated rate! Contact info@thisfeelsgood.com for more details!

All attendants from the General Public will also receive a complimentary guest pass for Israeli Krav Maga, the official self-defense system of the IDF, Israeli National Police and Security Services!

Ready to sign up? Register today!

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Instructor Bios:


Dr. Mark Cheng, RKC Team Leader (www.kettlebellslosangeles.com)

Dr. Mark Cheng is the chief instructor of KettlebellsLosAngeles. He has trained extensively as a private student of Pavel Tsatsouline weekly for years, and earned his RKC directly from Tsatsouline himself. Dr. Cheng has been enthusiastically pursuing kettlebell training as a means of rehabilitation and health ever since he experienced the successful rehabilitation of his own lower back and shoulder injuries with Russian kettlebells. He also dropped 20 pounds after becoming regularly involved with kettlebell training!

No ordinary private trainer, Dr. Cheng brings extensive medical knowledge as a specialist in Chinese medicine orthopedics to each and every one of his clients and students. His teaching method reflects an eye towards detail, safety, and constant fun.

He has trained such luminaries as Guro Dan Inosanto, Machado Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu's Rigan Machado, and assisted his mentor, Pavel Tsatsouline, with law enforcement and military training. Few, if any, instructors bring the rare mix of martial arts master, physician, and kettlebell instructor to the mix like Dr. Cheng does!

Assisted by George Samuelson, RKC, FMS Certified (www.thisfeelsgood.com)

Ready to sign up? Register today!