Saturday, March 20, 2010

Profile Rubi de Villiers

Why you started martial arts?
It started out as an experiment, I was supposed to start with my dad but he chickened out and I got stuck in !

How often do you train?
I try to train at least 4 times a week, I aspire to do 6 classes a week.

Do you do any extra supplementary training or conditioning?
When I can get off my lazy rear !

Do you participate in other sports or activities?
Sure, horse riding predominantly otherwise whatever is available.

Favourite technique: Anything that works!!!!!

Rolling style: anaconda or squirrel monkey?
Well i would probably say squirrel monkey?

What do you appreciate most about the SBGi/Functional martial arts
curriculum?
Its functional and fun!! It is also easy to pick up and well taught in a fantastic environment.

Advice for beginners:
Have fun and play for the right reasons.

Who would win: Spiderman vs. the Hulk?
Spiderman of course!!!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Student profile: Cobi Swanepoel


Why you started martial arts?
Fascinated with martial arts since very young, but horses took over my life as I trained 7 days a week for endurance rides.
Main reason to eventually start was self-defence, now, of course, it turned into another addictive sport!

How often do you train?
Trying for 2 – 3 times per week

Do you do any extra supplementary training or conditioning?
Picking fights with guys in bars....

Do you participate in other sports or activities?
Jogging, horse riding, snorkelling, body surfing and walking with a 51kg German Shepherd

Favourite technique:
Any kinda choke!

Rolling style: anaconda or squirrel monkey?
Whatever works....

What do you appreciate most about the SBGi/Functional martial arts curriculum?
It is not boring. It really is functional and realistic.

Advice for beginners:
Relax!

Who would win: Spiderman vs. the Hulk?
Catwoman!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Student profile: Zack Wright


...a.k.a. The Squirminator / Captain Kick-Ass


Why you started martial arts?...
I kept climbing out the cot as a baby, so my parents flipped it upside-down...destroying my prison was a natural progression. I also distinctly remember that punching 'Bobo the clown' wasn't good enough to keep him down (those bottom-weighted inflatable-punchbags are so cool!) so I improvised with increasingly insane attacks. There is no limit to one's imagination with regards to fight scenes!


How often do you train?

Whenever I can...about 4 actual classes a week and play-fights with gangs of little kids as often as possible (I baby sit/child mind, in case you were wondering!)

Do you do any extra supplementary training or conditioning?

I eat a lot to strengthen my jaw so I don't get knocked out so easily...chubby-bunny once a week...oh and I head-bang all day which helps my neck deal with most chokes.

Do you participate in other sports or activities?
I do any and all extreme sports when my budget and timetable allow, but go climbing/do parkour about once a week.

Favourite technique:

Whatever one makes me laugh at my confused/tapping-out opponent...otherwise flying knees and hammer-fists!

Rolling style: anaconda or squirrel monkey?
Squirrel-monkey who believes its an anaconda

What do you appreciate most about the SBGi/Functional martial arts curriculum?
its just AWESOME!!! Variety..functionality...immediately applicable - don't have to develop reflexes and timing over years of experience...simple and effective techniques.......great exercise...mentally and physically challenging...I'm a complete MMA geek!
Advice for beginners:It's fun...keep it that way..take it or youself too seriously and it will lose some of it's magic!

Who would win: Spiderman vs. the Hulk?
Spidey..duh! Hulk's roid-rage aint nuthin against Spidey agility and snappy 1-liners!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Student profile: Darron Wilson-Harris


Name: Darron Wilson-Harris

Why you started martial arts?: My wife got me involved after she had watched a movie (Miss Congenitality) where Sandra Bullock did kick boxing. My wife thought this would be a fun way for her to get fit. I had always wanted to do a martial art and never got the opportunity. So I we found a school and we started training together. She later stopped to persue another hobby and I continued on.

How often do you train?: I try to train at least 3 times a week.

Do you do any extra supplementary training?: Running after my little toddler.

Do you participate in other sports or activities? None

Favourite technique: guillotine

Rolling style: anaconda or squirrel monkey?: probably anaconda

What do you appreciate about the SBGi/Functional martial arts curriculum?: That it is functional and varied - I would get bored doing one thing over and over again. It also requires you to think / problem solve.

Advice for beginners: You have got to relax and have fun.

Who will win: Spiderman vs. the Hulk?: Chuck Norris (if's he's not available Spiderman)

Student profile: Candice Blignaut


Name:
CANDICE ! AKA; BOS! [ DONT ASK]

Why you started martial arts?
I DONT REMEMBER, PERHAPS BECAUSE I THOUGHT AEROBICS,GOLF AND BALLET WERE BORING.

How often do you train?
4 TIMES A WEEK [ NOT INCLUDING OTHER SPORTS]
Do you participate in other sports or activities?
MOTOR CROSS/ ENDURO BIKE RIDING, CLIMBING, KAYAKING,

Favourite technique:
MANY, IM A GEMINI SO I'LL HAVE A NEW FAVOURITE EVERY WEEK!

Rolling style: anaconda or squirrel monkey?
BOTH HAVE THEIR PLACE.
TARANTULA?
What do you appreciate about the SBGi/Functional martial arts curriculum?
ALWAYS EVOLVING , ALWAYS FUNCTIONAL, AND CAN BE ADAPTED FOR ANYONE.

Advice for beginners:
THIS IS NOT KARATE!!!
Who will win: Spiderman vs. the Hulk?
UM...ARE THERE ANY OTHER SUPERHEROES???