Preparation Starts The First Day

Well the wait continues!!!  Word came through yesterday that the race has been moved to July 11th.  There are a lot of complaints about this and some say that this isn’t the toughest canoe race in the world anymore because they are taking all the extra safety measures.  Personally… it has been the toughest event I have ever trained to participate in.

I have training / competed in Kickboxing, MMA and even full contact Stick Fighting I am used to training camps that are maybe eight or ten weeks long.   This training camp has been over 20 weeks long.  Definitely my longest yet!

The preparation it takes for an event like this is not a sprint by any means.  It is as enduring as the race itself.  It reminds me of when we prepare for and martial arts competition or even our Black Belt Exam.  The preparation for Black Belt doesn’t start at Red Belt.  It starts the first day you stepped foot in the martial arts school.  Every kick and punch from day one has been in preparation for Black Belt.

This race is not different.  We have shuffled our kids around to be on the river and stayed late in the gym every night five days a week to get our reps and conditioning done.  We have spent countless hours studying the course, driving and shuttling to all the various put in and take out points.

The “race” that is billed as the “toughest” isn’t just for the event or race course on the river come race day.  It is the toughest because of what we must endure to be prepared for it.

If that includes waiting a little longer for the start date, then so be it.  This will make make this year’s the toughest yet.

Silver lining for sure is that we will be more prepared than ever and even more excited when we complete it.

Here we come July 11th…. GDFR!!!

Guro Larry

Evolution In Training

For many years we have been training and teaching some of the most cutting edge classes.  On top of our classes, many people have become very fond of our private lessons and personal training sessions.

These are great because they work around your schedule.   It helps those that have more commitments to still get great training and obtain their goals.  Speaking of goals, that is one thing the one on one sessions allow us to do.  Focus more on the student’s individual goals.

So how can we bring our group classes closer to this kind of a program?  How can we develop our students better and get them closer to their goals??  Well the answer is simple.  We take a new approach to our training.

I am excited to formally announce what all our students have been really excited about over this last month.

Starting July 2nd, we will keep our Private / Personal Training Programs and adapt our Group Program into a Semi-Private Program.

This allows us to focus on training 2-5 people in each semi-private class.  It also allows us to create a schedule that works well for those individuals.  Best yet… we have been able to group the students together based on their goals and skills.

This is something that from all my years in teaching, coaching and mentoring I have yet to see offered.

This is a chance to train in a small group, a time that works best for you and with people that will help you reach your goals faster!

Of course the schedule is already getting packed and we eventually have to move to a waiting list.

Before that happens feel free to reach out to us here via email if you are interested in this new format of training.

Also, feel free to share this with everyone else that may be interested.  We are on the edge of something really amazing and can’t wait to share it with many more people.

“The Always Improving Martial Way Academy”