Archive for September, 2008

CONTACT Magazine part 2

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

So here are the links to the first two articles written for CONTACT magazine

These articles were written as an introduction to my ideas on military fitness and while a few things have changed they stand as a good jumping off point for anyone who needs to use their fitness for dangerous jobs.

Article 1 September 2005 – Are you Combat Fit?

Article 2 December 2005 – How to Ace any Fitness Test

"CONTACT" Magazine part 1

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

Before I launch into posting links to the articles i’d like to mention how my column in “CONTACT” came about.

In April 2005 (boy that seems like a long time ago!) I ran one of my first kettlebell workshops at the Royal Military College Duntroon in Canberra for some of the Australian Defence forces PTIs and unarmed combat instructors. Before driving down to Canberra I emailed the editor of CONTACT, Brian Hartigan and asked if he would be interested in covering the workshop.

I think at first he was a bit skeptical but he agreed to come out to the workshop and have a look for a possible story. After the workshop we had a bit of a talk and by the end of our meeting he’d offered me a column in the magazine!

The first article ran in September 2005 and since then I’ve written 13 articles (CONTACT is a quarterly) and Brian has kindly allowed me to republish all of the articles including the current ones.

If you are interested in anything to do with the Australian Army, Navy or Airforce then I highly recommend getting a subscription to the mag.

New Blog!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

I’ve been meaning to start a blog for a while but the last few months have been so crazy with travelling for workshops that I haven’t had the time to sit down and get one up and running!

Anyway, the plan is to supplement my regular newsletters with more nuggets of training info as well as posting links to interesting articles and sites that I find.

To get things rolling i’m going to be posting links over the next few weeks to the complete back catalog of articles I’ve written for “CONTACT” military magazine as well as EVERY SINGLE newsletter I’ve written over the last 3 years.