Archive for July, 2009

Had a Great training session in BAHAMAS!!!

Auto Date Wednesday, July 22nd, 2009

Greetings. I am typing this email as I am on the plane flying back from the Bahamas. I had a great training session with the elite level competition team in the Bahamas.

Recently, I have been receiving a lot of congratulatory emails and kudos from many of you concerning my recent appointment as the Head Coach for the Cadet and Senior World Judo Championships for the Bahamian Judo Federation.  I appreciate all of your emails and if I haven’t replied to you personally its not because I didn’t want to. This time of my life is almost as hectic as it was when I was preparing Taraje Williams-Murray, Cara Heads and Brian Picklo for the Olympic Trials while working on my dissertation!

I certainly have a newfound respect for my former coach and 1984 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Eddie Liddie. There’s a lot more to the job than coaching throws, grips and tricks. I’ve always been meticulous in my approach to coaching but I’ve always been one of many coaches in a coaching situation and not the Head Coach. Knowing what to do and actually doing it are two different things. I welcome the challenge and the experience.

The beautiful thing about this coaching appointment is that everybody in the Bahamian Judo Federation wears many hats. So I get the opportunity not only to manage practices but also analyze video of the grassroots players in order to assess who is or is not ready to join the elite level team and also provide my input in the grassroots development program although that is not my area of focus for the Bahamian Judo Federation.  This coaching experience is worth its weight in Gold and has certainly cemented the cliché “you can learn something new every day.”

Being aware of the affective domain of 15 and 16 year olds and understanding how that differs from the “twenty-something” competitor is something that it takes years for some to understand. Thank God for my educational training which has provided more than an adequate amount of knowledge and when coupled with my competitive and prior coaching experiences has fast tracked my understanding of things that many senior coaches either bypass or just don’t know.

All in all I am so appreciative of those that have looked at the work that I’ve done not only in the grappling and MMA world but also the Judo World and recognized that Olympic or World Medals don’t make you a great coach nor provide you with the understanding of how to properly and appropriately disseminate and inculcate information in a fashion which is cognitively palatable to your target audience. This is a skill that is developed off the mat. You can have a dump truck of info in your mind. If you only have a tablespoon by which to issue it, your dump truck of information may be valuable to you but only a tablespoon of that is of worth to others. Not all have this problem but many do. Like those that earn a Ph.D. in biology and then start teaching college classes. That person has the knowledge but just doesn’t have the knowledge or pedagogy of teaching and thus usually learn how to coach and teach “on the fly”. This is usually covered up because former champions get the pick of the talent litter due to their competitive bios…. ;-)    (read Outliers and Talent is Overrated. You will love those two books).

In closing, I would greatly appreciate it, if you are a judo player or grappling/MMA competitor, that you would take a good look at my scouting reports product. I truly believe you will see exactly how you can break the competition down like a fraction and win more matches. I used the approach in Judo Scouting Reports when I was preparing Thiago Alves for his fight against Karo Parisyan and I use it for all my judo and grappling clients. My scouting reports product will give you the competitive edge you need. ))) http://www.JudoScoutingReports.com (((

Take care and have a great day.

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D, CSCS
2004 Olympian
BJJ Black Belt
World Class Strength Coach

Rhadi Ferguson In The News…..

Auto Date Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

Hello. I just wanted to let you know that I’m enjoying myself and working hard down here in the Bahamas preparing the Bahamian team.

If you’d like to know exactly what I’m prepping them for just check out the news article >>>

http://tinyurl.com/ktzteb

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I stumbled upon a website the other day by Gerald Lafon called http://www.BetterJudo.com There are some very good articles there for you to read if you are in the martial arts and more specifically a BJJ or Judo practitioner or coach.  Check it out, I’m sure you will agree that there are some things to be gained from this site.

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New Strength
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I just want to let you know that I have some new strength and conditioning videos available on my new website at http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

The site is almost done, but it is functional right now and will be complete in the near future. I took away all the flash and whiz-bang stuff and decided to get back to basics and make it content rich and elegant.

To see the new products that I have just for you please go here >>> http://rhadiferguson.com/Training.html

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Please make sure that you check me out on the various Social Networking outlets that I have available:  http://rhadiferguson.com/Social_Networking.html

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What’s Going On
With Rhadi
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As I said, before, I’m in the Bahamas and am training the Bahamian Judo Team. I’m really thinking about creating a new DVD now that I’m here concerning the merging on Brazilian Jiujitsu and Judo. I’ve learned so much over the years of how to combine the two arts effectively. If this is something that you’d be interested in please email me at info@rhadi.com and let me know exactly what you would like to know about combining the two arts or what concerns you have about the two arts. Such feedback would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.   info@rhadi.com

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I just wanted to let you know….. have a wonderful day today.

Sincerely,

Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian
World Class Strength Coach
http://www.RhadiFerguson.com

Huge Changes With Rhadi Ferguson

Auto Date Friday, July 17th, 2009

If some of you haven’t noticed, we been going through some huge changes.

Some of you have noticed that phone calls, emails and response rates to your questions and customer service issues have gotten even faster. This has been due to some small business restructuring and the hiring of two new assistants that I have who are making my life wonderful.

You will also notice that there are more p.h.r.e.e. things for you to experience and enjoy.

If you haven’t notice, please allow me to point them out to you.

1. The Body Weight Workout, is not p.h.r.e.e. all you have to do is go to http://www.TheBodyWeightWorkout.com and get your p.h.r.e.e. video at NO CHARGE.

2. I recently shot 3 DVDs entitled, Extreme Pushups, Extreme Situps and Extreme Squats. I’m sure many of you know that my Ph.D. Dissertation had a lot to do with pushups and pressing and these DVDs where shot during the time of my studies. I’m sure you will love these DVDs but before I offer any one of them to you I want you to be able to experience one of the DVDs first. For that reason I placed the WHOLE Extreme Squats DVD on Youtube in 14 segments which are approximately 5 minutes each, so that you may look at them, at your convenience.

3. Also in the next 30 days I will fully switch over to my new site which is still in Beta Testing mode right now.

That’s about it.

I certainly hope you all have a great weekend.

Take care,
Rhadi Ferguson, Ph.D., CSCS
2004 Olympian

Fight Better Now! Beat the Training Blues by Going HOME!

Auto Date Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

The training blues are brought on by training repeatedly at a difficult level without following a structured program. They are brought on by amateur fighters and grapplers who have the maxim “If you want to get good at (Martial Arts), the best way is to do (Martial Arts)” stamped into their psyche.

These training blues don’t occur right away, and this is what makes the progression so hard to identify until, BOOM! The blues hit you. Why are they hard to identify? Mostly it’s because your fitness level stays so high. You are moving, sweating, burning calories, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating properly and so nothing seems wrong . . . initially. And you just keep going harder and harder.

The only problem is that your body can no longer reap the benefits of training at this level, and you begin to have an internal battle with training hard versus not wanting to train. And the ego tells you that you must train, and you’ve heard the mantra “No pain, no gain,” and you begin to believe that it applies here, but it does not.

And before you know it, one of the following occurs:

· You attend training not mentally sharp and get hurt.

· You train too much and give yourself an upper respiratory infection (commonly known as a cold).

· You get frustrated and stop going to practice for awhile and then return thinking that you can pick up right where you left off and so put yourself at risk of getting hurt.

None of these are beneficial.

How to Beat the Training Blues Before They Start

Without having a professional coach, it’s hard to beat the blues, because you are not sure if you are beating the blues or just being soft. So to take care of that problem, you should do something that I find very helpful called the HOME approach.

The HOME approach stands for Hard, Off, Medium, Easy. That means that your training days are hard, off, medium, easy, hard, off, medium, easy, hard, off, and so on.

This approach is free and easy and will help you stay as injury free as possible. It will also keep your training spiced up and will help you beat the training blues.

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Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, PhD, is affectionately known as the Grappling Doctor for his ability to break down combat sports like a science. He is an Olympian in the sport of judo and a BJJ black belt. He is a world-renowned strength coach and has coached many elite and Olympic athletes. For more information, go to www.TheBodyWeightWorkout.com

Dr. Traci Ferguson, MD, is a board-certified internist in the Orlando metropolitan area. She is also a member of the USA Judo Medical Subcommittee and has advised various elite, Olympic, and MMA athletes.

Rhadi Ferguson, PhD, CSCS
2004 Olympian
4-Time National Judo Champion
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Dr. Rhadi Ferguson, Olympian and MMA Coach Has Been Selected as Head Coach for Two Prestigious Judo Events

Auto Date Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

News Release
Name:  Rhadi Ferguson
Phone: 561.929.8302
Website:
http://rhadiferguson.com

Judo Olympian, Former College Wrestler and
High School Wrestling Coach Selected as
Head Coach for Cadet and Senior
World Judo Championships

“Dr. Rhadi Ferguson Has Been Selected as
Head Coach for Two Prestigious Judo Events”

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson has just been appointed as the head coach of the Bahamian Delegation for the Cadet World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, as well as the Senior World Judo Championships in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.  Both events are very prestigious and well known in the world of Judo.

Dr. Ferguson did not receive this appointment by accident.  For years, he has been a well known member of the judo, strength and conditioning and grappling communities.  He is a 2004 Olympian and a four-time National Judo Champion.  In addition, he holds a black belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He is a highly recognizable force in the judo community because of these accomplishments.

Ferguson helped train world-renowned athletes such as former WWE Wrestler Bobby Lashley, MMA fighter and World Grappling Champion Jeff Monson, UFC standout Brandon Vera, 2-NCAA All American Wrestler Brian Picklo as well as many other athletes.  In addition, Ferguson helped nine athletes compete at the Olympic Trials in four different sports and coached two Olympic trial events, which were weightlifting and judo.  Due to his background with the Olympics, UFC, wrestling, grappling and world class training techniques, he was an obvious choice for the Cadet World and Senior World Championships. The President of the Bahamian Judo Federation said, “Dr. Ferguson is providing us with the knowledge that is going to take competitive Judo in the Bahamas to another level. What I really enjoy about Dr. Ferguson is his ability to understand coaching within the social and cultural context of The Bahamas. He didn’t come here and tell us what we needed to do. He listened first, gathered information and then provided us with a series of options per our desired outcome. His approach is professional and is one of the main reasons why he was selected to be on our coaching staff.”

In the middle of his busy coaching schedule, Dr. Ferguson also found time to help kids with wrestling.  Ferguson moved to Titusville and volunteered as the high school wrestling coach.  During his time as the wrestling coach, he made quite an impression on the Titusville High School Athletic Director Dan Diesel and was recommended to Dale Mays to speak with the senior class.  He is well known for his motivational speaking and inspired the kids of Titusville High.  Due to the inspirational nature of his speech, he has been asked to come back next year.  In addition, he is also in the selection pool as a possible speaker at next years graduation.

Ferguson said, “I enjoy spending time with young children and investing in their future.  I truly believe that there is educative value in play as well as great value in the development of self discipline through classroom and noble extracurricular pursuits.”

Along with his coaching and speaking engagements, Ferguson has also dedicated a great deal of time with his online business, where he sells various training, martial arts and motivational audio and video products.  In addition, he is available for speaking, training and coaching engagements.

Ferguson embraces his busy schedule, as it allows him to help people.  He stated, “Our family pays monetary tithes, but I also believe that there is a social tithe that we all must pay out of respect for each other.”  Ferguson fulfills his social tithe by helping others acquire the motivation and skills they need to succeed, whether it be in judo or other areas of life.

Dr. Rhadi Ferguson is a well known coach that has helped numerous people further their careers.  He received his PhD from Capella University and is now dedicating his time to coaching and consulting for the Cadet World Championships and the Senior World Judo Championships.  For more information on what he has to offer, visit

http://www.RhadiFerguson.com.

Contact:

Name:  Rhadi Ferguson
Phone: 561.929.8302
Email: info@rhadi.com

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2004 Olympian
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Auto Date Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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It’s the last day of our anniversary celebration, but the fireworks aren’t over ;-)

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2004 Olympian
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BJJ Black Belt
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