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Boot Camp 2016

Are you ready to boot camp? I’ll take you through 4 weeks of 1 hour training sessions outside in the sun, designed to build back the fitness you know you’ve lost over the holidays. Each week is progressively harder as the participants improve. You don’t need any particular fitness level or experience. Activities are timed, so each participant does as much as they can in the time limit given. In this way everyone goes at their own intensity and gets as much as they can out of the exercises.

Boot Camp is 4 weeks of intense outdoor fitness training for senior students. It’s hot. It’s painful. It’s character building.

Unlike normal classes, most of the exercises are group oriented. You will be part of a small team supporting and encouraging each other through the activities. It’s fantastic motivation and a great way to get to know your fellow students and share your strengths and weaknesses. Fitness and team building all in one.

If you can’t make all 4 weeks, come to as many as you can. Even one session is better than none. Those who make it through all 4 sessions end up with an absolute insane level of fitness and mental discipline and it’s worth the effort to stick with it. You’ll be glad you went.

We’ve had 40+ temperatures, we’ve had bush fires, we’ve had rain and thunderstorms. Boot Camp doesn’t stop for nature.

Zanshin Boot Camp 2016

John Knight Park
Belconnen
Saturdays 9-31st January
4pm – 5pm
Normal training fees apply

Bring a hat (a zantastic hat if you have one) and sunscreen, wear comfortable light clothes and good sports shoes. No uniforms or belts required. Bring a water bottle as well.

6 Ways to Get Back Into Training

Getting back into training after even a short break can be really tough. The amount of fitness you lose seems totally disproportionate to the amount of time it’s been since you trained. Conversely, your mind still believes you are the same awesome martial artist at your peak that you were 3 weeks ago at the grading (yes it’s only been 3 weeks) and you’re confused why you can’t do things that you found so easy then. We’ve all been through it, so here are some of the best tips we have to get back to the top of your game.

1. Ease back into it
We know you’re rearing to go! That’s a surefire way to burn out in 10 mins, become totally ashamed of the mess you’ve become and avoid training until your battered ego recovers. Be aware that your body needs time to adjust back to the level you were at, even after a short time. Take it easy for the first few lessons and see the improvement.  We don’t want you to hurt yourself either.

Sensei Sean and Karl
Sensei Sean and Karl; this takes practice

2. It’s not as bad as you think
Months and years of training doesn’t disappear in a few weeks. You may feel like you’ve lost all your fitness, but it’s really not that bad. You’ll be back where you were in only a few short lessons. It will feel like forever, but it’s really not.

3. Don’t give up
It can feel like all that hard work was for nothing, it’s so hard to have to start all over again. As per the previous tip, it’s not that bad, but it can seem like it is. Be persistent and keep at it, not only will your body improve, but your mental fortitude will also get stronger and that will come in handy in the long run.

Learning a new kata
These guys never quit

4. Be positive
We know you’re unhappy the first few lessons are so hard. That’s no reason to go telling everyone how much you suck, and going on and on about how hard it is for you. You’re doing a great thing for your health and fitness, it’s tough and you’re doing it. So be proud of yourself, be positive and encouraging to others.

5. Welcome everyone back
Yay, we’re back! It’s good to have a break, but it’s really great to be back with all your training buddies. We all look forward to seeing everyone again, so don’t let them down.

Seansei and Justo
Did you miss us?

6. Boot camp
Yes, that. A lot of people are terrified of boot camp, of looking stupid, or unfit or terrible. Higher grades live in fear of being shown up by lower grades. Boot camp is a physical and mental push to get your year started. It’s tough but it’s achievable. You CAN do it. The only one judging you is yourself. Everyone at boot camp works as a team to support and encourage each other, it’s the most enthusiastic group of students we see all year round. It’s a beautiful thing, and it’s not too late to join in.  Turn up for a session and give it a try.

Boot Camp 2015

Are you ready to boot camp? I’ll take you through 4 weeks of 1 hour training sessions outside in the sun, designed to build back the fitness you know you’ve lost over the holidays. Each week is progressively harder as the participants improve. You don’t need any particular fitness level or experience. Activities are timed, so each participant does as much as they can in the time limit given. In this way everyone goes at their own intensity and gets as much as they can out of the exercises.

Boot Camp is 4 weeks of intense outdoor fitness training for senior students. It’s hot. It’s painful. It’s character building.

Unlike normal classes, most of the exercises are group oriented. You will be part of a small team supporting and encouraging each other through the activities. It’s fantastic motivation and a great way to get to know your fellow students and share your strengths and weaknesses. Fitness and team building all in one.

If you can’t make all 4 weeks, come to as many as you can. Even one session is better than none. Those who make it through all 4 sessions end up with an absolute insane level of fitness and mental discipline and it’s worth the effort to stick with it. You’ll be glad you went.

We’ve had 40+ temperatures, we’ve had bush fires, we’ve had rain and thunderstorms. Boot Camp doesn’t stop for nature.

Zanshin Boot Camp 2015

John Knight Park
Belconnen
Saturdays 3-24th January
5pm – 6pm
Normal training fees apply

Bring a hat (a zantastic hat if you have one) and sunscreen, Wear comfortable light clothes and good sports shoes. No uniforms or belts required. Bring a water bottle as well.

Outdoor training at Calwell

We are running an outdoor training session at St Francis of Assisi Primary School in Calwell this Monday 15th December at 6:30pm for Juniors and 7:30pm for Seniors.  If you would like to come along in your Zanshin Uniform and participate we will be meeting up on the school oval, all students are welcome.  Make sure to wear good sports shoes. It’s a great way to finish off the last training session of the year.