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ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA: OBC-BU SEPT 1/12

30 SEPTEMBER 2010... As always... the first session starts with a benchmark assessment. Click HERE for details of the Benchmark Assessment. There were many new faces in September session that began today.  Zulu or our evening session starts at 6:15pm until 7:15pm during fasting month or 6:45pm to 7:45pm after the fasting month.


Sarge Dann arrived from Australia yesterday on Sunday after graduating from the Hell Week and earlier today commanded the Alpha, Bravo and now the Zulu platoon. Just as we all thought Sarge Dann would burn out or fall sick from training-overdose.... he came back stronger and fitter!!

ROSE EMINI PAHAMIN... SURPRISE BIRTHDAY PARTY...

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24 August... Its made-in-Kelantan baby sister Rose Emini Pahamin birthday... Okaay.. 6 days belated birthday blog but nonetheless been abit unproductive without coffee, cigarettes and calories during the fasting month.

Nyna Mohsen, Rose Emini's bff created an event page... and a BBM Group msg to secretly invite approximately 30 of Rose Emini's best friends.. yaa.. somehow, she has too many best friends...

Those that replied and came for the birthday party includes.. ME (OF COURSE).. nawal Aini Zulkifli (of course), Nyna Mohsen (Of course), Ili Liyanna Baharon (of course), Ilyanna Aylin Ayob (of course).. alongside 28 others.

Only 4 invited but could not/did not attend.. Lizza Abdul Rahim (hubby in hospital), Ody Lana, Zil Hamzah, Marina Mokhtar...

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP: HELL WEEK DAY 6: THE RECKONING

HELL WEEK quote of the day.......
Sargent Ashton to recruits in seeing them pike into knee pushups..... "GET OFF YA KNEES!!! chief told you to take your shoes off at the fence....did he forget to tell you to take ya skirts off too????? GET OFF YA KNEES!!" (From Emily Brabon FB Status)


Day 6, the final day of the Hell Week was more demanding than the 5 days combined! More of an operation Dessert storm.. or it felt like it having had to trained in more than 50 degree slope of sand at the Wanda beach, Sands Dune without any flat surface and longer hours than any other days.

The warm-up session itself was similar to Delta session at our normal bootcamp training.  As a warm up, the platoon had to carry the boat and mock rifles from car park to the 'dessert' and immediately, climbed up the 50 degree upward-slope sand-hill with rifles stretched straight above the head.
In the same slope gradient, hell began with 2 lap of 100 meter boat race. Running in deeper than ankl…

REGISTER NOW FOR SEPTEMBER ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ BANDAR UTAMA

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After 1 week of break from the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP @ Bandar Utama, the session for September is now open for registration. The session starts on 30 August 2010 every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Click HERE for sessions time. For location Map click HERE.

With the Melbourne full 42,2km marathon on 10.10.10.... 10 October 2010 and the expected feast during Hari Raya as well as the Newton run, Penang Bridge Marathon, Singapore Standard Chartered Marathon we need to be prepared.... I mean... really need to train!! The combination of ATP, androgenic and anaerobic circuits inculcated into the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP program is designed to both improved athletic performances as well as to get the Couch potatoes into shape.

Click HERE to register... or call 017-3795988 for further information. Book early to reserve a place.

HOOYAH

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP: HELL WEEK DAY 5

DAY 5 at the HELL WEEK, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP redefines the actual meaning of Hell. Nothing beats the morning blues than endless repetitions of cardio cadence from Star Jump, Seal Jacks and pushups.  Then clock-running ala spec ops, 100 meter boat race (as in carrying the boat with arm stretched straight and run), another 100 meter boat race with boat on the shoulder, more piggy-bag the partner for 2 laps x 50 meter, drag the partner for another 2 laps x 50 meter but the worse was floating in deep freezing water without using the hand for 15 minutes. After that, the hell-weeker had to leapord crawl for 100 meter before performing a 'stand-ups' with boat (while lifting the boat, one knee down, both knee down and then stand up with one knee first then both). This was repeated for 20 repetitions before ending the day with 60 grunts.
Pictures compliment from Gunny Em.. the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Director of Operation..


ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP: HELL WEEK DAY 4

Its day 4 at the HELL WEEK, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP. There were no water-workout on Day 4 but an army Seal sort-of-in battle mode program. Each Hell-Weeker had to carry 15kg backpack, mock rifle, 5x 20kg jerry can, a stretcher and a 50kg dummy.

Then a fire & movement on sand with rifle for 200 meter..

These are snapshots of Day 4 at the Hell Week. Picture compliment from Gunny EM, ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Director of Operations. 


ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP: HELL WEEK DAY 3

DAY 3 at Hell Week, Sydney.... It gets tougher every day at Hell Week.

Activities on Day 2 in Hell,  includes almost 1 km of tyre drag (more like 2x laps of 400meter). The platoon was then divided into 5 pax per team carrying one team member into and out of the ice-cold water and walked 10 steps to dropped unto one knee for 4 sets (still carrying one team member) and repeated until all team members were carried into and out of the water and dropping on one knee for the whole 4 sets. Other kick-ass activities were drag & swap team mates and sea-shore workout with 40 reps of pushups, flutter kicks and situps. These workouts were performed in the water by the shore and the waves almost choked Sarge Dann. Shivering in cold, the day ended with 40 grunts and 2 huge laps running in the sand by the beach. 

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP HELL WEEK... DAY 1 & 2.....

Daing Daniel Fitri or SARGE DANN, the lead instructor at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA at Bandar Utama is the first Malaysian to attempt the HELL WEEK, the toughest course under the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP program. The participation to the Hell Week is by INVITATION ONLY. I was invited too but regretfully had to postpone to next year having already spend time away from work to attend the 2010 ASIA PACIFIC ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE that ended a day before the HELL WEEK (sorry Chief, Em).

The Hell Week starts at 5am before sunrise... in the dark... in winter... with temperature approximately 5 degree!!! Only Chief, Gunny and a few instructors are qualified to instruct the Hell Week. Similar to other ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP program, every instructors are assessed and re-assessed to ensure of their competency and quality. Instructor for the Hell Week are of the fittest... they are easily recognizable by their exclusive Black Hell Week Tshirt. Those that survived the Hell Week will be honored with …

THE GRAND FINALE: 2010 ASIA PACIFIC ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE IN SYDNEY

Its the last night in Sydney and here I am at the hotel blogging instead of out galavanting, site-seeing or clubbing... especially at the recommended Ivy or Establishment @ George street or Cargo bar at Darling Habour.. or the whole list of night spots to end the conference with.

This morning session was extra special... It was the Spec Ops (Special Operation) workout at 5:20am in the coldest weather. The Spec Ops workout is a circuit prepared in three classes. The first class are those circuits prepared by military special forces and professional fire fighter, second class are those prepared by ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Master Trainers or and the third, are circuits prepared by those that had 'graduated' from the Spec Ops.

We had the First-Class Special Ops circuit led by an Australian Elite special force!! The 90 minutes Spec Ops was indescribable. Two days ago, I fell sick (still am) training barefooted (without any shoe) in an ice-cold-sand-by-the-beach.... At the Spec Ops this mor…

SECOND DAY AT SYDNEY ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE

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21 AUGUST 2010. The second day at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP Conference began with a 12km run (optional)  from Coogee Beach to Bondi beach at 6am. We were awake at 4:30am... Sarge Dann carbo loaded with a slice of bread and Nutella while I deliberated to go running or otherwise. The flu came uninvited and the Conference had just began. I took a rain check to avoid the flu from worsening and stayed indoor blogging... while Sarge Dann went down alone.

By 7:40am, we were already at the Seaview B, Coogee Bay hotel for the Tactical Advantage Sports Specific Certification (TASSC). There were two sections of the TASSC. The first section was presented by David Murray. David Murray is a Master Trainer at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP and commands over a decade of experience as Exercise Science Advisor to professional AFL clubs in Collingwood, Carlton and Hawthorn. He holds a Bachelor of Education degree and a graduate Diploma in Physical Education over and above his 20 years of experience in sports specifi…

FIRST DAY AT SYDNEY BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE

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Its been 10 years since my last visit to Sydney. Waking up at 4:30am in the morning in Sydney was more challenging than it was back home. The weather was too cold for exercising but the first agenda at the Sydney ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONFERENCE was exactly just that... Bootcamp'ing at 5:40am, in at least 10 degree cold, barefooted and by the beach!!! It was a freezing experience...

There were 68 participants from franchisees and its instructors from all over under the command of Chief Brabon and Gunny Em. Senior Sarge Rob Coad, the person responsible to bring ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP to Malaysian shore was a recruit with me and alongside other senior instructors whom were here to attend the conference.

Our workout this morning at 5:40am was at the Duningham Park, Coogee Beach, located 5 minutes walking distance to where we stayed. There were three circuits prepared at the Coogee Beach predawn platoon with three equipments being used. The first circuit was with ropes, second using the mock …

2010 SYDNEY ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP GLOBAL CONFERENCE

All lead-instructors and franchisee of the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP worldwide will gather in Sydney from the 20 August 2010 to the 23 August 2010 for a global training, assessment and certification on Corps Training, Tactical Advantage, Spec Ops, Grinder and Tactical  Conditioning Bag training.

The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP annual conference is compulsory for instructors and franchisee to be competent in delivering the best quality service to recruits. The OBC representatives are expected to be fully occupied from as early as 5am to late evening from the first day of their arrival. 

MEETING WITH MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INDUSTRY

17 AUGUST 2010. PROTON EDAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION MALAYSIA (PEDA) & PROTON EDAR had our regular meeting with the MINISTRY OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE & INDUSTRY (MITI) at Government Offices Complex, Jalan Duta Kuala Lumpur, today.

The meeting was attended by:

Noor Wahida Noordin, MITI Director, Sectoral Policy 1
Ahmad Kamal Mohamad MITI Assistant Director. Sectoral Policy and Industrial Services
Mohamad Syukor Ibrahim, PROTON EDAR Chief Executive Officer
Armin Baniaz Pahamin, PEDA President
Sidik Abdul Hamid, PROTON EDAR General Manager
Azwan Yahya, PROTON EDAR HOD.

RAINING ZULU @ ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA AT BANDAR UTAMA

16 AUGUST 2010. Today was our third session during Ramadhan.. and the 10th session in August. The first day of Ramadhan began last week on Wednesday. It was..... very exhaustive especially with the additional 10 grunts compliment from late-comer Mohd Arif Mokhsein. The second session while fasting, we had another 10 Grunts from late-comer.. Err... me!!! I mean, its not that I wanted to pay-back Arif Mohsein but... I thought others too wanted Yam Chan SiuCheh's hot ass.

Surprisingly, the Late-Comer-King Raja Affandi Jamaluddin was very punctual when he is fasting.

Today's third session during Ramadhan was without any late-comers... Actually there was.. John Chuah!!! but somehow, John Chuah happily converted himself from a recruit into a.... paparazzi!!! and as a result.... we were rape with photos (pictures below was a compliment from him).

8th ZULU IN AUGUST @ ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA AT BANDAR UTAMA

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11 AUGUST 2010. Its the 1st day of Ramadhan... the first day of fasting and my first day working out at ZULU platoon.


The ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama launched its third platoon ZULU, this month in August especially for the Ramadhan. ZULU is our evening platoon that starts at 6:15pm to 7:15pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The time 6:15pm to 7:15pm was tailor-made for the muslims whom were fasting but did not want to break their training momentum.. yaa.. for idiots like me. After the fasting month, ZULU time will be re-adjust to 6:45pm to 7:45pm for those not-an-early-morning person.
Working out while fasting but before breaking-fast was an experience in itself. A whole day without cigarette, food, drinks and sex? before working out was very challenging but the body felt somewhat lighter... and the lung... stronger and less taxing without the tar & nicotin. But it felt harder to workout without the pre-workout drink such as NO-xplode or some nitric oxide energy d…

PROTON EDAR'S STRICT QUALITY CONTROL

1. There are now another layer of quality inspection and testing over and above the Quality Control (QC) check done at the Plant before distribution.
2. Every PROTON Exora and Saga have to undergo a strict inspection and testing before the vehicles are allowed to be delivered to customers. 
3. From the Shah Alam Plant, Konsortium Logistic Berhad was contracted to collect all vehicles from the plant and delivered to Sijankang. The Konsortium must observe a 3-points manual physical inspection before mobilising the vehicles up the trailer for delivery to the Central-Hub, Sijankang, Selangor.
4. The 3-Point inspections are: (1) DENTED (2) SCRATCHES (3) LOOSE ITEMS. All vehicles must passed the 3-point manual physical inspection before being transported to SIJANGKANG Central Hub.

ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama 2nd GRADUATION NIGHT

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The second ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama graduation party was held at the DUKE!!! Err.... not the DUKE highway but the DUKE Bar & Restaurant at Taman Tun Dr Ismail, Kuala Lumpur.

Why the DUKE? because of TWO GOOD reason.. (1) it is in our trade area for OBC-BU, and (2) because of chronysim.. we know the owner.



SHARING EXPERIENCES AT THE ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ BANDAR UTAMA

Our recruit's sharing their experience & passion after a whole month of being a recruits at the ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP MALAYSIA @ Bandar Utama

The first recruit was Ms LILIAN LEE......



2nd GEWINN LEAGUE, DRAGON TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

7 August 2010. Olympic Sports Arena, OCM Indoor Sports Complex. Aaraf Eid Pahamin Armin registered alongside 10 other participants from the DDF Taekwondo Academy to compete in the 2nd Gewinn League Taekwondo Championship.

This was Aaraf's second Taekwondo competition. The first competition that Aaraf compete was during the 5th Koko Crunch Junior Taekwondo championship in April 2010. As we arrived, we met Aaraf's previous opponent Putra Danial. Putra age 11, although very young but was very polite. He came to us and shook our hand. Putra Danial is a good fighter and had won various medals in previous competition. We wish him well for today's competition.

PARTHIPAN LETCHMANON & RAJ KUMAR- A GANGSTER TAEKWONDO COACH: GEWINN 2ND LEAGUE DRAGON TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIP 2010

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UPDATES: Raj Kumar was actually the aide/friend to the main gangster coach PARTHIPAN LETCHMANON. The main gangster coach was Parthipan Letchmanon, a 3rd Dan Taekwondo Coach and Raj Kumar is a 4th Dan Taekwondo Coach. Pursuant to the gangster-act, a meeting amongst all Taewkondo instructors at their Academy was held and the two gangster was given a first warning and a pardon because both of them claim they were provoked. A Coach armed with martial-art knowledge of that nature is similar to a gun-license holder waving his gun when he is being provoke..  acceptable?

Both of them had extend their apology to Dato Ahmad Fadzil and me but it is not as simple as apologizing after a public humiliation. My verdict: their Coaching license should be revoked for at least 6 months! being a Coach especially to children must portray an example akin of any other public figure.

7 August 2010. OCM Indoor Sports Complex, Gewinn 2nd league Dragon Taekwondo Championship 2010. COACH RAJ KUMAR (picture on …

MOUNT KINABALU: ORIGINAL BOOTCAMP CONQUERED THE HIGHEST PEAK

CHAPTER 1: THE PREPARATION & DEPARTURE

1 August 2010. Final check on items to bring for Mt Kinabalu expedition.. Raincoat, warm clothing, windbreaker, a bottle of drinking water, hat, gloves, extra thick socks, good torch light, toiletries, towel, personal items, trekking shoes, plastic bags to keep wet items, or in case of rain, energy bar/food (chocolate, nuts, raisins, glucose sweets) headache tablets, paper tissue, wet tissue, some plaster for cuts or blisters.