5 DAYS OF TRAINING
Los Angeles (March 4-8) or Toronto (August 12-16)
MASTERS OF MOVEMENT TRAINING WEEK 2014
Masters of Movement training events are unique training opportunities for people who who are passionate about fitness. Each event is a once in a lifetime chance to learn from leading professionals in various movement disciplines. Experience more in five days than most people will in five years. Join participants from around the world as you explore movement and deepen your personal practice.
Don’t miss this chance to train at the Agatsu Masters of Movement Training Week. Space is limited and these events will sell out without notice.
Five life changing days that will transform how you move and train forever
*This event is suitable for all skill levels-Cards subject to chance without notice.
*Each registration is a guarantee of a reserved spot. Registrations are non refundable however you may transfer your spot should you be unable to attend.
Los Angeles- Valley Crossfit Presents Masters of Movement
THE VENUE (REGISTER FOR LA HERE)
All indoor workshops will be held at Valley Crossfit in Van Nuys, California. Opening in 2005, VCF is the biggest and best CrossFit gym in the Valley! Located in an AMAZING 15,000 sq ft facility with a 48ft long pull up and monkey bar system, 1600 sq ft professional gymnastics floor, 7 climbing ropes, cargo net, 6ft obstacle walls, truck tires, sleds, dip bars, a wall of rowing, GHD and ski erg machines. Not to mention…mountains of kettlebells, medicine balls, slamballs, atlas stones, rows of barbells, bumper plates and even MORE fitness toys for you to enjoy.
COACHES & DICIPLINES
For more than 18 years, Heather Alley has surfed her way through international waters. Originally from the big island of Hawaii, she has instructed for top surfing schools, coached her way through local surf shops and given private instruction to thousands of happy customers.
Considered by many to be the most complete athletes, gymnasts posess incredible strength, flexibility and mobility. These workshops will teach you how to scale bodyweight exercises to develop superhuman strength and will also include tumbling basics as well as Ring work.
Dusty is the co-owner and head gymnastics coach of DogTown CrossFit in Culver City, California. By the age of seven, he had started an active athletic regimen that has continued throughout his life. At thirteen, Dusty gave up a host of other sports to focus on Artistic Gymnastics. He was a very successful gymnast, and after his father’s job promotion and relocation to Northern California, he began to train at Stanford University under two-time world champion Tong Fei.
By sixteen, Dusty competed at the Junior Olympic National Championships and trained with the U.S. Olympic Team. In college, he competed in NCAA Division I men’s gymnastics and scored a NCAA record perfect 10 on the still rings. After one more year of competition, he retired due to injury. He then traveled the world starring in a Cirque du Soleil-type live show before settling in Los Angeles and doing some stunt work in films.
His focus remains safety, health, and longevity in fitness. Dusty continues to travel and present the CrossFit Gymnastics Trainer Course and has co-written “Breaking Parallel” with CrossFit Gymnastics Subject Matter Expert Jeff Tucker, due out December13th.
This martial art encompasses many skills including fight elements, dance, music, singing, strength acrobatics, flexibility acrobatics and explosive acrobatics.
Amir Solsky is a celebrity fitness trainer and nutrition expert and has devoted numerous years in the study of body movement ranging from martial arts to arial arts. He is a Capoeira Contra Mestre and is the founder of Fundamentals of Movement and Capoeira Los Angeles where he holds classes for students of all levels. He performs regularly doing various circus arts such as aerial and hand to hand balancing, Equilibre, contortion and dance. Amir has been featured on National Geographic’s “Fight Science” and has appeared in various music videos such as Fall Out Boys and Natasha Bedingfield, and commercials such as “journeys”. He has a passion for continually developing his understanding of human physiology and movement and is demonstrating the possibilities and capabilities of our ever evolving and unlimited human potential through movement.
I come from a martial arts background, and have always worked out differently than most of the other guys. I always felt that most guys were happy looking stronger than they were; I always wanted to be stronger than I looked. Plus, I knew that speed, balance, agility, flexibility, etc. were equally as important as strength in the overall picture.
Workshops in Joint Mobility/Kettlebells and Adaptive Bodywork.
Toronto- Academy of Lions Presents Masters of Movement
THE VENUE (REGISTER FOR THE TORONTO EVENT)
All workshops will be held at The Academy of Lions in Toronto Ontario Canada. The Academy of Lions is not just a gym, its an experience. This 10,000 square foot gym is located at 64 Ossington. The facility is spread out over 4 levels devoted to physical culture, healthy foods and locally designed goods.
COACHES & DICIPLINES
Olympic Weighlifting-Alexander Varbanov
Olympic Weightlifting is the most practiced and effective strength sport in the world. It produces excellent health along with athleticism, skill and mental focus.
Alex Varbanov has devoted 35 years to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting and has built a strong reputation of a weightlifting professional. Varbanov possesses a master’s degree from the National Sports Academy of Bulgaria; he is an Honoured Master of Sports and an Associate Professor at ECACEC – Chile.
Alex Varbanov – the Athlete (competed in the 75 kg bodyweight division)
World Champion – 1983, 1985, 1986
European Champion – 1983, 1985, 1986, 1987
Bronze medalist from the Olympics in Seoul, South Korea – 1988
10 official World Records, two of them are still in the Guinness Book of Records:
- 215.5kg Clean & Jerk
- 382.5kg Total
Alex Varbanov – the Coach
- Executive Weightlifting Coach – National Sport School – Bulgaria
- Teacher of Physical Education and Sports in high schools
- Weightlifting Coach of Municipal Centre for Gifted Children
- Assistant Coach of the Bulgarian National Weightlifting Team
- Head Coach of the National Weightlifting Team, Chile
- Expert Representative of the Department of School Sports – Ministry of Youth and Sports, Bulgaria
- Olympic Weightlifting Coach – Varbanov School of Weightlifting at Academy Of Lions
Before you can conqure the resistance offered by weights you should first learn to control your own body. Control and body awareness are key factors to success in every movement discipline. Dancers have some of the highest degrees of awareness and control and these workshops will give you insights on how they develop these incredible attributes.
Mayhem Bros. are known for bringing the latest and best in hip hop, breaking, popping, locking, house, acrobatics and much more! Since the start of Mayhem Bros. 4 years ago, these talented brothers have gone on to represent the city of Toronto in various movies, commercials, print ads, concert openings, magazine articles, TV shows and music videos! Including, working with artists, such as Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Sean Paul and P.Diddy. Also appearing in the TV show “So you think you can dance Canada”, the movies “Camp Rock! (1&2)”, “Harriet The Spy: Blog Wars” and Paramount Pictures “The Incredible Hulk”, just to list a few…
One reason circus aerialists can make everything look so easy is because of the specific strength training they do while learning new skills and working the muscular endurance needed to make it through a 5 minute act.
The aerial strength workshop is a window into the types of exercises and workouts that aerialists use to get in the tip to shape they are in. Even if you have no intention of becoming a circus aerialist, it will give you a new perspective on how to integrate some of these exercises and workouts into your own training with your personal goals.
Solo and duo strength exercises will be covered. These workshops are designed for fitness gyms so the exercises will be interpretations that you will be able to do either on rings or pull up bars, no additional equipment required.
These workshops will teach you how to break a skill down into multiple exercises so that you will always know that you are working towards a specific end goal. Learn to make skills that once seemed virtually impossible into visible steps from your current ability to your dream skills.
Andralyn Zayn is a professional circus performer and founder of Deflying Fitness – Circus Inspired Fitness Training
She grew up as a competitive gymnast and after leaving the sport she spent years studying acting, stunts and kickboxing before she discovered the Circus and her love of live entertainment.
For almost 10 years she has studied and performed Handbalancing, Icarian Games, Contortion and other circus disciplines.
She has brought her love of circus to the fitness world as a certified personal trainer. Her classes and programs are devoted to using circus training techniques to increase strength, flexibility, and health.
Adaptive Bodywork-John Sutherland
Building a better foundation
Whether you are a circus performer, an accrobat, a gymnast, an Olympic lifter, a X-Fit athlete, or any form of athlete engaged in the rigors of intense training and sports specialization, it is important to understand the consequences that injury to an athlete’s connective tissue support system will have on their potential for coordinated, pain free movement.
When a structural dysfunction resulting from an injury like a fall or a strong impact with an external body or a wrong move is not recognized, its impact on the body will have life long repercussions. This dysfunction to the athlete’s support system will continue to interact negatively with all future athletic movements, creating a series of performance limiting compensations that will ultimately compromise the athlete’s likelyhood for success.
It is a priority to rapidly restore balance in the athlete’s support system to avoid further structural dysfunction, dysfunction that will be exacerbated through the continued efforts of training and competition.
Addressing the problem conventionally
In passive modes of therapy the client abdicates responsibility for his body’s dysfunction to a therapist. This common approach suffers from creating a neurological disconnect between the structural dysfunction and the client’s nervous system. This is the “Fix me” mentality. It is popular in our instant gratification, fast food society, however it is rarely successful and at best yields only temporary and superficial results.
The Adaptive Bodywork difference
Adaptive Bodywork puts the clients back into the driver’s seat empowering them with the tools they need to rapidly regain control of their structural rehabilitation and pain relief.
As a team the client and therapist are able to work efficiently towards recreating a state of youthfulness in the client’s tissues and movement potential.
Directed by the therapist, the client uses movement to create a sensory feedback loop that acts as his roadmap for the exploration and restoration of his compromised tissues.
Being in control gives the client the necessary confidence to effectively address their issues at a rate with which they are comfortable.
This active approach maintains the connection between the client’s physiology or structure and their neurology or movement patterns, thereby integrating the work in real time.
In this way Adaptive Bodywork reboots the client’s neural-myofascial connection, enhances proprioception, increases range of motion and lost mobility, removes debilitating pain and restores more efficient movement patterns rapidly.
She is the Technical Director for Agatsu Joint Mobility & Movement Program. Her clients range from athletes, seniors citizens, chemotherapy patients to mentoring troubled teens. Sara-Clare’s training and educational background includes olympic weightlifting, ashtanga yoga, dance, hand balancing and kettlebells.
How can I get the best out of my clients & staff?
How do I break through performance plateaus and get that PR?
Dhani Oks is the co-owner, founder and Director of Academy Of Lions. He holds over 20 speciality certifications including the entire Agatsu system, CrossFit, Olympic Weightlifting, Nike Training, POSE Running, NLP and Hypnotherapy. He blends all these systems along with his experience running a large athletic facility into a model that can be used by any coach to become more effective.
Schedule: The Masters of Movement training seminar is spread out over five jam packed days. Training begins 8:00am and runs to approximately 7:00pm each day. Breaks are given between workshops including lunch.
We are limiting space for these event to ensure that each participant gets one on one training from all coaches. Don’t wait, register and reserve your spot today!