Sunday 18 August 2013

Turkish Get Up for Prehab and Injury Prevetion

As part of my new outlook on combat sports I now take longevity seriously. Part of this approach is prehab. Injury prevention will keep me on the mat longer.

From the research I've done. Biggest cause of sports injuries being an imbalance in muscles.
Solution: Keep my left side and right side balanced. Along with posterior and anterior. That's front and back for those who haven't flunked sports science.

My exercise of choice. The Turkish Getup. I wasn't to clued up on executing this great exercise. So I got hold of Zahid. A great personal trainer who also provides one to one Thai Boxing training.

So we spent an hour drilling the Turkish Getup.Dam what a great chain of movements. I can see why it's so popular.

Anyway, Zahid being a good teacher I think it got it now. Now to figure out how to fit it into my life.
If you'd like to hire Zahid. He's based in East London, you can contact him on zahpt(at)

Note: Zahid spends allot of time in Thailand so he may not get back to you right away. But when he is in East London, I'm sure he'd be interested in providing one on one fitness or Thai Boxing coaching

Zahid in action (March 2011)

Tuesday 13 August 2013

Archery - Coaching Requests

Just want to give a big thank you to all who sent words of encouragement to me after watching me talk about archery on RTV.

Had a few requests for information on the archery training available at the RYTHM Community Centre (E13).

I'm really happy to find so many people are interested in getting involved in archery along with exposing their children to such an awesome activity.

Alternatively contact Newham Archers (they're having some email trouble so phone is better) or simply turn up on a Saturday to Langdon School (E6) around 13:00 and speak to one of the coaches there.

Just to clarify, I do not coach archery currently. I was requested to come and provide a taster session and answer some questions at RYTHM. As their archery coach was out of the country at the time. And as I support the great work at RYTHM I agreed.

Apologies if if the interview was misleading.