It’s been a long time coming but Steve Cotter, president of the International Kettlebell and Fitness Federation (www.IKFF.net) has just landed at Dublin airport. He’s in Ireland to teach his Certified Kettlebell Trainer Level 1 course. A course that since it’s launched has picked up the reputation as being the premier Kettlebell lifting certification to attend. This is the first time it will have been run in Ireland. As I get to the Airport, I’m not entirely sure what to expe
2nd Round of the Irish Filipino Stick Fighting Competition 19 September 2009 Im pleased to say that Pat White will allow us to hold another stick fighting competition on the 19th September 2009 out in the Road Stone Sport & Social club along with his own competition Best of the Best. We are still in the early days of getting recognised for the Fillipino Martial Arts here in Ireland so this event will make a name for the Fillipno Martial Arts and soon we will be holding are ow
Here’s a guest post from the Under Ground Strength Coach, Zach Evan-Esh.
Zach has built a reputation for producing strong, athletic and enduring athletes using no bull training methods. Here he is talking about Kettlebells, and he describes a few training methods that members of the Wild Geese Kettlebell Fitness group are already familiar with. Read and enjoy
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By Jason Ferruggia Since I have worked with my fair share of military and armed forces members I am often asked about how to do more pushups. It’s something that I have trained numerous guys to do and something that I can definitely help you with. The first thing I should point out is that in my gym, pushups must be done with absolute pristine, picture perfect technique or they do not count. That means the abs are braced tightly like you are about to be punched, the back is f
How many times have you been told to take a deep breath and count to ten, or deep breaths to calm you down? Plenty I’d guess. But the good news is there’s truth in it. Breathing really does help calm you. It can help relieve stress, control pain and fear, assist concentration, pick you up or simply chill you out. The trick is in how you breathe. I remember reading somewhere (I should pay more attention, then I could reference these people!) that breathing is the only system i
I love this Doctor Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
A: Your heart is only good for so many beats, and that’s it… Don’t waste them on exercise. Everything wears out eventually. Speeding up your heart will not make you live longer; that’s like saying you can extend the life of your car by driving it faster.. Want to live longer? Take a nap.
Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables
After browsing the forum websites the other night, wasting time while my dinner was cooking, I noticed a trend. Many people seem to believe that knife defence is a waste of time. They believe it to be dangerous. They think it’s counterproductive In fact this posts title is plagarised from one such post, although I did change it. Call it artisitic licence. The question remains:
Is knife defence valid? Should it be taught? Do students need to know it? The Wild Geese answer: Yes
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEeqHj3Nj2c&hl=en&fs=1] Just beautiful Dave Hedges Author: No Equipment, No Excuses – Bodyweight training for the Home, Office or on the Road email@example.com +353 87 672 6090 Facebook / Twitter #Uncategorized
I’d like to introduce you all to an evil little bugger by the name of Seb Verroult. If you ever get over to Paris, look him up, train with him, learn some nasty little street fighting techniques. If you work in security, well thats his favorite. This is a quick clip showing one of his more unique restraint methods. Regards Dave
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Yesterdays Irish Independent ran a sort piece about Irish rugby superstar Ronan O‘Gara is working alongside the Irish Asthma Society, he is an asthma sufferer.
This initially came as a slight surprise as you wouldn’t associate elite athletes with this debilitating illness, but then I got to thinking and reminiscing of a couple of people in my own past. As a school boy there were two lads in my class, both of whom had asthma. One cried off every PE class or Games session, cit
Wild Geese instructor & Fitness Coach, Dave Hedges, will be getting married a week on Wednesday (the 13 May.) In order to celebrate this he has agreed to give you lot a wedding present: 50% off all his online services. This offer will last for a 7 week honeymoon period from Wed 13 May to Wed 1st June. During this period you will be able to buy his new eBook at the special price of €8. Online personal training is normally €50/month or €250 for 6 months, for the honey moon you
The first European/Asian UKAI autumn will take place (for the first time) in Cork, Ireland on the 5th and 6th of September 2009. It will be a two day camp with the most senior of American and European karate instructors. This camp is organized by Sensei Paul Allan 7th Dan Shotokan, http://www.silverspringskarate.com/begin/philo.htm And currently will provide instruction in:- Shotokan Taekwondo Koryu Uchinadi MMA Fitness for combat athlethics Health and wellness
This year there will be a team of fighters from Ireland going over to compete in the first International Mixed Martial Arts Event to be held in Egypt. If you or any of your fighters feel that they are good enough to represent their nation then go to www.rcf.ie Team selection will take place at the Wild Geese studio (subject to change) #Uncategorized
I’ve spoken about this in a previous blog post, but it has come up again and again since then, so here goes….. If you are a fighter, you must train your legs. In Tai Chi circles there is much talk of borrowing force from the ground to generate power. If we westernise this they are basically going along with the physics explanation that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. If I press into the ground with X amount of force, it pushes back with X amount of force. And
I wish to notify you of a special prelaunch offer from Wild Geese Fitness Coach, Dave Hedges Dave has spent his entire life immersed in the world of physical fitness and martial arts training, even while working 80+ hours a week as a manager in a hotel or backpacking across rural asia. He has just finished writing and is now preparing to launch a book that is a culmination of 15 years researching how to get in shape and remain fight ready anywhere, anytime. In “No Equipment,
Over the last few months we’ve been teasing you with the following text on our newsletter: 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 recognis
Women have it all wrong!
By Rachel Cosgrove Women have it all wrong when it comes to weight loss. The average woman when she joins a gym looks at how many treadmills there are and the aerobics schedule to see if there are classes that fit in her schedule. When women want to lose weight they torture themselves with repetitive movement for hours on end spinning their wheels or running to nowhere like a hamster in a habitrail! If you take a look at all of the women walking on t