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Xmas & New Year School Closure Dates..
Last class in December will be Saturday 21st and we will then start training again on Monday 13th January 2014.
The school is therefore closed from Sunday 22nd December 2013 until Sunday 13th January 2014.
We wish all our students and instructors a very Merry Xmas & Happy New Year..
Drinks, Thursday November 28th 2013.
Drinks, Thursday 28th November 2013.
After class on Thursday November 28th I would like to invite all students for a drink at: The Gallery Pub, No1 Lupus St.
The class will be finishing 1/2 hour early at 830pm to facilitate this and I will buy any students who attend both the class and the pub afterwards a well deserved pint (or similar).
We may even lay on peanuts & crisps if your lucky ;-)
Student Of The Month Award.
Starting this month, I have decided to introduce a 'student of the month award'.
This award is given to 1 student per month who demonstrates the following qualities as a student.
1. Turns up on a regular basis
2. Has a printed syllabus sheet with them
3. Has the right training uniform and relevant training kit
4. Has shown the most improvement with the school syllabus
5. Has contributed to the schools progression in some way or form (this might be a new technique or a business or marketing idea for example)
The prize will be either training kit or private training or similar (no cash exchanges - sorry !).
Over the next 2 weeks I will be looking closely at students in class and will then decide who deserves the October 2014 title - The prize will be a nice pair of 'Badboy' leather boxing gloves + wraps and a 1 hour 1 2 1 session with myself.
Train hard & stay safe !
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Black Belt Running Test
BAKM has introduced a running fitness requirement for those people who wish to gain black belt (with age & gender related considerations).
At 17 - 30 years for a male student this is 9.30min for a 1.5 mile run.
At 30 - 40 = 10 min
At 40 - 50 = 10.30 min
At 50+ = 11.00 min
This is based upon the minimum requirement for a member of the elite Parachute regiment & BAKM has adopted this as the standard for its aspiring black belt students.
The test itself is over a 4 month period in that we test once and if you should fail then you have 4 months to try again.
It sounds elitist we know but we have to have a benchmark of fitness to show lower level students something to aim for.
If you fail the test we recommend the following training program:
2/3 times per week run 2 miles at 70 - 80% of race pace for the whole distance & then immediately afterwards having taken a 5 minute rest do the following interval sessions:
On a 400m track
4 - 6 laps at max speed with 2 mins rest in between (1 lap at a time)
Aim for sub 90 seconds each lap & if you beat this then cut your rest to 90 seconds & gradually decrease rest time as you improve.
After this, test your best time for 1.5mile every 7 - 10 days
Record all times as you progress.
10 Station Kettlebell Challenge.
A timed test comprising of choosing a kettlebell ( you decide the weight ) & then following the following exercises:
1. 30 x double swings
2. 10 x kettlebell squats
3. 30 x forward lunge (15 each side )
4. 30 x high pulls (15 each side)
5. 30 x snatches ( 15 each side)
6. 30 x side lunges (15 each side)
7. 30 x squat press out
8. 30 x alternating swings
9. 30 x bob & weave ( with kettlebell )
10. 30 x squat & press
Don't forget to record your time and weight but be aware that you must use correct form in the exercises--- Good Luck !