Thursday, June 12, 2008

High Praise

This just in from Peter Lakatos, head of RKC Hungary, from his Krav Maga teacher, Eyal Yanilov, the senior-most man in Krav Maga in the world...

"Probably due incorrect weight lifting and use of KB I developed serious back pains, Had them for 2 months. I went through some treatments in Singapore and Israel to get rid of them, but they stayed. Then I met with Pavel and Mark in the RKC Instructors Course in Hungary. Some private tutelage with Pavel (techniques with the KB were corrected), a treatment with Mark and some training under the attentive eyes of them both and other RKC instructors the back pains vanished in a day and a half. In such training method the knowledge is valuable, and they have got it"
- Eyal Yanilov, IKMF chief instructor

Humbling, folks.... Damn humbling.

On the Positivity front:
This morning, I got to see Pavel again on the beach after not having seen him in over a month. I was working with a dear student who's prepping for the UCLA RKC and recovering from a host of medical issues. That student had a major breakthrough on the snatch today also. Another student (also an RKC candidate) also had a similar breakthrough earlier in the morning.

All of this after celebrating my 3rd wedding anniversary last night.

Good times, Folks! Good times.

6 comments:

Playing with Iron said...

Hi Doc,

Congratulations to you and Courtney!
Sheryl and I celebrate our 11th anniversary this Saturday.

BTW I won't be there on Sunday, I will be at a different Beach.
I am bringing my 24 kg to Huntington Beach for Father's Day.

Franz Snideman said...

Congrat's Mark!

and what a testimonial!!!

Rita Nemeth, said...

Dear Doc Cheng,
congratulations to you & Courtney and all the best for the next 50plus years!

I was glad to read the testimonial of Eyal, however, it did not surprise me a bit - on the contrary, I read it with great satisfaction and the proud, contented thought: "THIS man was my Team Leader at the RKC cert!"

Gabi said...

Wow, Doc, forget those few years of study in Filipino/Indonesian martial arts you said you'd need - you're obviously on the fast lane to become a Guru anyway ;) I'm smug to say I told you so :)))

Congrats to you & Courtney!

Iron Tamer said...

Rock on Doc & Courtney!

Boris said...

Congratulations Doc!