Quick heads up on some workshop details for the remainder of 2012:
This weekends Kettlebell workshops in WG have been cancelled, I have some family stuff to attend, but I’ll try and get another on going before the end of this year.
November 1st – Rapid Response Knife defence Skills:
Once again I’ll be putting down the fitness coach hat and teaching a self defence workshop.
This is a 6 hour, very physical, no nonsense look at knife defence skills. The methods have been developed and taught in the real world. The system was originally shown to me by Pat O’Malley who licensed me to teach.
Here’s what some said about the last workshop:
“I found this 6-hour module to be extremely well-structured and well-paced and very clear in its objective. It was made clear from the beginning that the point of the workshop was not to train heroes or to instill in us a false sense of confidence or security against a knife attack; it was a lesson in how to respond quickly and effectively to an ‘end-of-the-line’ situation. Emphasis was given not only to blocking and striking techniques but also to methods of creating distance and space from the attacker to facilitate escape. I think the realism of the final pressure-drills – which were designed to train our ability to interrupt or disrupt the flow of a frenzied attack – rattled everybody, but were all the more valuable for that. Dave is a born educator and gave exceptionally clear demonstrations and explanations. His mordant sense of humour also went down very well. I am very keen to see how this module develops and certainly intend to take it again. I was also happy to meet a super bunch of people. Thanks to Dave and all who took part for a very enjoyable day, for the bruise-badges of honour, and for a good workout!
10th November – Bodyweight Workshop, Galway Kettlebells
Last time I ran this in Tramore where it was very well received from a group including several other coaches.
The day revolves around proper technique on the basics, looking to move towards more advanced versions of the Push Up and Squat.
We then move onto more fun and seldom seen Animal and Martial Arts based movements that train the whole body.
The workshop is detailed, so a pen and paper is useful.
Kettlebell Workshop – Crossfit Causeway
Still waiting on the guys finalising the date for this, but it looks like early december.
This will be based on Kettlebells for general fitness, with the emphasis on beginner level technique. This means that while beginners can come along and learn proper kettlebell technique, more experienced lifters can brush up on technique and coaches can get the teaching ques and methods I use daily with hundreds of people.
For more details on any of the workshops, or to see about hosting me at your own facility, please drop me a line on +353 87 672 6090 or email email@example.com