Tuesday, July 21, 2009

For P

The newspapers didn't pay their respects to him correctly: Daily News

After reading what they wrote, I felt sick. It's unnecessary! Was the person that wrote that trying to justify why he was killed?! P started to work out with us last year, better himself and leave his past behind. He was only a year older than me. Everyone has their issues and problems but he did not deserve this. He is a human being first and foremost. P was nothing but nice to me. I stayed up till 5am, missed college and work to make this for him. I never really cry but I shed tears making this for him. This is how we will pay respects to him:

I'm sorry to be writing bad news.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

6 Week Summer Training Program!

A one of a kind lifestyle fitness experience.

My friend Mark and I are doing a 6 week training program starting this Sat @ 9am. It costs $150 for the whole program.

All the info is HERE

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Livewire, Ilabaca, Phil Doyle and King in NYC!!!

Met up with these parkour and freerunning kings at TSP.

I met Livewire last time he was in New York, but it was more casual. We hung out, trained and explored the city. This time was full out pandemonium. They were filming for a new MTV show and appears that they held nothing back! I must say these guys are way more impressive to see in action in person than on video. INCREDIBLE!!!!

Footage to come!

Friday, July 10, 2009


First off, what is a dream? It's bigger than just a goal. Dreams are not as specific, measurable or even as realistic as goals. You can consider goals to be the steps along the way. Achieving a DREAM is the FINAL FULFILLMENT of your DESIRE.

I’ve been competing in athletics since I was a little boy. I had many dreams back then. One was to become an expert martial artist. At 17 years of age I reached expert level, started teaching and became a member of an elite martial arts demonstration team. Most recently my dream was to compete in Sasuke in Japan, which is the world’s toughest obstacle course. That is a dream that I did not accomplish, though I was still selected as a finalist.

I want to talk not just about achieving your dreams, but being GREAT while achieving your dreams. Three important things to keep in mind are the PASSION, the STEPS along the way and finally being PREPARED for the UNEXPECTED.

Now I said to be passionate, although it is not necessary, lets look at it this way. You’ve got two football teams that make it to the Super Bowl. One team has a monster for a coach that just screams at the team every practice for the entire season. Then you have the other team that has a great coach that praises and rewards everyone for all the hard work they put in. Both teams made it to the same place right, but which team would you rather be on? I know which one I would. The reason I said it’s not necessary to be passionate is because there are people out there that achieve their dreams but make it more about the end product and less about enjoying the actual journey. I personally would rather be loving the journey and reaching the dream. So don't forget to be passionate in order to be great while trying to achieve your dreams.

So hopefully you see how important it is to have a passion for what you are doing. Lets now talk about the steps along the way.

The very first thing to do is give yourself dates that you want to succeed by. This will help you stay on target. Be very specific; make sure it is measurable and attainable, as well as realistic and relevant with these steps. The journey can be exhausting at times and most people will wait till the end to celebrate, but if you don’t celebrate along the way you can burn out and never even get there. So what you want to do is reward yourself at the end of every milestone.

Finally, be prepared for the unexpected. This is a very crucial aspect of achieving your dreams. Sometimes along the way, it could even be right before you're about to achieve your dream or it could be the first day of the journey, something can happen that occurs as a crisis. It is important to hold onto the vision of your dream because you must see it to achieve it. Things don't always go as planned and many people fail at first. For example Thomas Hearns, the Welterweight Champ of the World with 5 titles all in different divisions, lost his first 10 amateur fights. They were his first fights too, so he had never even had the taste of victory, yet he still had the vision to become the Welterweight Champion of the World.

So remember to be passionate about what you are doing, celebrate your steps along the way and be prepared for the unexpected.

Work hard, but always find ways to make it fun.

-Rick Seedman

Monday, July 6, 2009

First Annual Bar-Commission Bar-B-Q weekend

was a success! So many people came out and we thank each and everyone of you for making this weekend so special!

It was a beautiful event. Zef, Jude, Rick and Sheriff arrived at 430am Saturday morning, on no sleep, to hold down the tables and didn't leave until 10pm. The next day we hit up TSP. Zef got the FULL PLANCHE HOLD! and then went over to Wingate to finish off the day. Long weekend full of no sleep, plenty of food, tons-o-fun and a whole lot of working out.

This vid is a thank you to all who were there, in person and in spirit.

Special thanks to Andy, Zef, Ana, Jude, Rick, Sheriff, Keith, Anthony, Jeffery, Rob, The Tech family, The Phorm family, The Lois family, The Grevenitis family, Redd, Allison, B-Rock, DOC and many more...