Friday, June 21, 2013

Officer's Report - 130620

 We woke the guys up at 0600 today and started the day off right - grappling!

Afterwards, we had our usual breakfast (protein shakes, yogurt, fruit and almond butter). Then we got in some grappling instruction and drills (the mount and the single leg takedown). We even got in a good CrossFit workout (8 rounds - 20 sec work / 10 sec rest - each of pull ups, push ups, sit ups and squats).

Then it was time to work with Igor Yakimov. World judo and Russian Sambo champion. Igor was trained by the Russian Army. He's a very, very colorful character:

We ate lunch (hamburgers and hot dogs) and had a session with Tom Reiff - a 7th degree black belt and a 20-year Navy man. Tom worked with the cadets on stick fighting. Specifically, the ordinary walking cane. There are literally 101 uses for a cane! Who knew?

Afterwards, we ate dinner (chicken sausages, tossed salad, carrots, blueberries and almond butter). Then the  guys had some down time. Some went swimming, some played basketball, some grappled (I did), and some simply rested. After cleaning up the facility we had another "Values & Vices" discussion. This time we talked about teamwork and encouragement - how iron sharpens iron. It was lights out at 2300. We have a long day ahead of us tomorrow.

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