First of all, I have to say it was a fantastic weekend of training with some great people.
EVERYONE worked so hard and put everything into the training.
That is the main reason that it was such a success.
There was a complete mixed bag of attendees from all styles of Martial Arts, Professional Fighters, Doormen etc etc.
All training together with a spirit of comaraderie, that was 2nd to none.
We covered a huge range of material throughout the weekend - far too much to go into detail here.
Suffice to say, that everyone received enough information to last a fair old time.
Not only that, due to the attitude and training ability of ALL those present we were able to achieve for the VERY FIRST time a 100% Pass rate AND Cover more material.
Everyone present received the following Certification:
1 Pressure Point Defensive Tactics (PPDT) Level 1 Instructor
2 Pressure Point Fighting Course (PPFC) Instructor
Huge congratulations to everyone.
To thank John Gaynor for his hosting of this event is not enough.
The level of hospitality was beyond anything I have ever experienced, anywhere.
Johns Family were there to support and help EVERYONE with constant refreshments and lunch BOTH days.
I do like a cup of tea, as many will know. So was able to take full advantage of the copious amounts available!
Bart helping out.
Bart trained with myself, Phil Raikes and Amit for a long time.
He has had 43 pro Fights now in Boxing and MMA and has retired due to knee injury.
It was great to see Phil and Bart on Sunday.
National and International Instructors
Lto R: John Gaynor, Steve Christian and me
Steve was graded to NATIONAL Instructor - PPDT Level 3.
Steve has been a long time Student of John and is one of those rare people, that just ''get's it'' each and every time.
Well done Steve - MUCH deserved!
John (aka Whip) is one of the most talented and knowledgeable Martial Artists I have ever had the pleasure to meet and train with. His experience of making Martial Arts work is beyond reproach. Matched only by his teaching ability and sense of ......... timing 🙂
John is now an INTERNATIONAL OCFM Coach.
I can pay him no higher compliment than that - he is simply at the highest possible level.
That means Whip can now enjoy a cup of tea like the rest of the OCFM Internationals 🙂
John Andrews and Steve Kelly showing how true Martial Artists drink their Tea.
All the attendees can now be listed as PPFC/PPDT Instructors and will be up on the site asap.
Comments most welcome!