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09-19-2004, 08:33 PM
Let's imagine RMAX sponsored for you a free admission weekend rendevous. Included would be a schedule of various workshops from different key presenters on the spectrum of topics RMAX addresses.
What types of workshops would you like to see and participate in? What other fun-filled events you would like to see at this "RMAX-Con"?
09-19-2004, 09:23 PM
Where : anywhere in australia
Stuff i'd like to buy there ( on special or not ): Clubbells and any of the books and videos ( shipping is a killer )
Events: hmm a Catch clubbell workshop would be cool. Also a chance to have a play with the bruiser would also be informative. Any bodyflow stuff would also be great.
09-20-2004, 07:47 PM
I'm most interested in the restore, sophisticate and refine process. I would like to explore that in relation to joint mobility and kinetic chains. The other topic I'm looking forward to is learning the protocals for loaded training with clubbells. For example, warrior wellness and simple kinetic chains and body flow.
09-20-2004, 08:33 PM
Topics I'd like to see:
IOUF, Arthrokinetics, Leg Fencing, Fisticuffs, Shockability, Movement Health, Hardwork, Bodyflow, Softwork, and CST Instructor Coaching Clinics on:
- Poise analysis
- Freedom By Degree
- CST program design for group sessions (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced)
- CST program design for athletic teams
- CST program design for weight loss
- CST program design to complement kettlebells/conventional weights
umm... that's enough to start with! :wink:
09-23-2004, 02:08 PM
Teaching almost anything requires much more than the knowledge and ability to do whatever oneself. (For instance, when standing facing a class to demonstrate something and asking them to raise their right hand, how many how folks would know right off to "mirror" by raising their own left hand?) How about some ideas on how to organize and present material to a new group, and how to encourage and "correct" things as they go along? Maybe even some practice with other participants as the "class."
09-23-2004, 03:05 PM
Sounds like your looking for the CST Instructor Seminar. :wink:
09-24-2004, 06:55 AM
Thanks for the tip on the CST Instructor Seminar.
I've missed hearing about that somehow. Or maybe have heard and "lost it" in all the excitement about going to the Softwork Seminar. Is there one scheduled, does it come around on a regular basis, to different parts of the country, etc?
09-24-2004, 07:20 AM
There are still a few slots available for the upcoming seminar in November: www.circularstrengthtraining.com/cbcert.html
09-24-2004, 07:55 PM
The following assumes a fairly large kind of seminar (100-300 attendees over several days). Clearly for smaller groups, some of this would need to be scaled back. It also assume there are several presenters.
I've been to a fair few shindigs over the years. Looking back at the good and bad ones, here are some things I WOULD NOT wish to see -
(1) Multilevel marketing
(2) "Rah Rah" Tony Robbins style presentations.
(3) The basic content of the videos, repeated live by the various CST coaches, with no further exploration gone into
(4) General feeling of a craft fare vs one of a learning and exploration . IOW - please don't turn it into a boat show / mere display of wares. :-)
Some things I WOULD love to see -
(1) Several smaller clinics: Pick a hall with various rooms and in each room explore some facet of CST methodology. Let's say - 80 : 20 theory to practice. Have these mini sessions reflect different levels of CST experience, from beginner to advanced. Participants can choose which rooms the want to attend.
Using clubs as the example, some sessions off the top of my head -
Club swinging 101 - beginners session on the finer details of the basic swings
Club swinging 201 - which swings are best for my sport and why? How do I profile my sport / activity?
Club swinging 301 - What do the individual movements mean? Why do I do them? How do they pop up in other aspects of CST? What can I do when they doesn't work - alternatives and explorations thereof.
Keep these session 20-45 minutes.
This type of stuff can AND SHOULD be applied to several different aspects of CST / ROSS methodology. IOUF, BodyFlow etc. It would also be good to have longer "one off" sessions, given by people who have applied the stuff to their own training.(Robert with his Yoga, Scrapper with his conditioning stuff etc). I can see many diverse and interesting topics spread over 2 or 3 days.
Basically you'd have a real life version of the CST magazine.
However, clearly you don't want to give too much away - you are not training CST instructors in this format. So the "beginner-intermediate-advanced" actually applies to True beginners, Intermediate beginners etc. Save the "meat and potatoes" stuff for the accreditation course.
(2) Fun areas - "Swing a bruiser!" / "Bodyflow obstacle course"! / "Whack a mole" / "Manly feats of strength!".
I think the bodyflow obstacle course has great merit. Contestants would have to weave thru tires, over traffic cones, around barrels etc etc. I see it as a kind of kinetic game of Twister.
(3) Stalls - videos, equipment etc.
(4) Opportunity to book 1 on 1 consults.
(5) "Open areas" where participants can chat, explore together, eat, wrestle, whatever
I see this as a fairly self contained, CST specific convention. Clearly you can greatly expanded by including "secondary interests" - nutritional advice from qualified persons, chair massage, tour groups etc etc. However, secondary interest are exactly that - available, but not in the limelight. Otherwise, everything turns into a tradeshow / display of wares. Keep on topic, keep focused, but don't be rigid.
In the end, it all depends on how big were envisioning this and who the target population is.
My $0.02 based on some of the better mid scale conventions I've attended.
09-24-2004, 09:51 PM
Fantastic suggestions, Bob!
09-25-2004, 12:15 PM
I'd like to see a workshop on BodyFlow, different levels of CST Instructor certification, a whole outline of THE CST System that you created. I think it would be really beneficial for newcomers to grasp the system from beginning to end. Starting of course with Warrior Wellness, than moving on to Bodyflow and finishing with Clubbells. They really need to understand not to start a loaded exercise program before they've cleaned the slate. I think a workshop explaining the system as a whole would be greatly beneficial. Getting down to the nitty-gritty of it all.
10-06-2004, 06:57 PM
I would love to see an expansion of material already presented. As well as improving the coach as a coach.
10-07-2004, 12:27 AM
Any RMAX-CON has got to have some time allotted to pure fun stuff and some activities that demonstrate the Knuckledragger philosophy.
- We could have a Swing-a-thon for charity, like the MS Society or something related. This would also be good publicity, and should be an open event for the public, maybe along with some of the following ideas.
- Perhaps some demonstrations of sick Bodyflow and Clubbell combinations. Seeing Doug doing his Shin and Elbow Bridge at Epsilon was freakin' amazing.
- An audience-judged competition for "sweetest combination" would be cool.
- An OCS competition seems like an obvious highlight.
- A workshop which gives coaches a chance to share information on developing local awareness and organizing clubs and events would be great.
- I'd also love to see a presentation on coaching (or NOT) people with injuries, and working with people on rehabilitation. Our medical people could be tapped to present for this. Jarlo comes to mind, among others.
10-07-2004, 07:35 PM
WOW!!! This sounds great, Bob made some awesome suggestions and then Christopher and Jason followed up with a great 1-2.
I think this whole thing sounds terrific. Ultimately I would love to put soemthing like this together in Adelaide oneday for all of us DownUnder. Adelaide is not as populated as the East Coast but at least it's central when we are accounting for our tribesman in WA. Who knows, maybe in 2005 it can happen. In the meantime, us Aussies will just have to live vicariously through the posts of those who attend the one that may occur in the USA.
Stay well guys,
10-15-2004, 02:55 PM
I imagined a seven days intensive RMAX certification convention at a sunny and beautiful beach resort where wholesome meals and rooms were provided. I like the idea doing RMAX softwork or harkwork on the beach. A great way to get a tan. :wink:
1. What I would like this to be a GRAND scale event with everything included in your standard CST seminar BUT then some. What I speaking about is a complete certification based on CB, Body Flow, and RMAX health related systems. I am interested in being a CST coach and learning how to apply this technology within my given MA as well as to coach it to the average Joe/Jane who want to lose weight or gain muscle? I also would like to hear more lectures on sport specific training for martial artists and learn more of your health related systems. It would be nice to experience a deeper understanding of Body Flow and anything in that nature.
2. I would like to hear lectures from professional MA fighters who have benefited from RMAX's technology and lectures from other head Coaches such as Doug and Dan. Coach, you are great speaker and teacher but I am sure there are other talented and seasoned CST members who have something great to share with the tribe. As long they dont ramble or brag and can present something practical, I am all ears.
3. I like to learn more about application of performance assessments and exercise designing.
4. I want to play in the sand using Body Flow and ClubBells!
5. I would like to see more of my friends that I met at the softwork seminar.
10-15-2004, 03:11 PM
Jason and Bao,
These are super ideas. Let's put it in our heads on a total RMAX week long seminar at the beach for the Summer of 2006. There is a LOT happening between now and then at RMAX, but maybe, if everything goes well, Murphy takes a vacation and the planets align, we may be able to consider something like that for 2005.
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