A while back we hooked up Sean Croxton at UndergroundWellness.com with an Indo Board so he could see what it’s all about. Here Sean and Josh take their Indo Board and a few other pieces of functional training equipment and hit the beach in San Diego.
Every summer Ocean Beach Surf and Skate, Ocean Experience Surf School and Indo Board partner with the San Diego Chapter of the Braille Institute to give visually impaired youth the chance to learn to surf. While we have been involved in introducing many differnt types people to the experience of riding waves, nothing quite compares to this. We are stoked that the Indo Board plays a crucial role in helping these visually impaired kids understand the basics of balance and prepares them for an experience that they will never forget. The surf instructors used the full range of Indo Board products before the surfers entered the water so that they simulate the instability that they would expereince once they were in the water and on their surfboards. The Indo Board Original (deck with roller underneath) and the Gigante Cushion (large cushion that is placed under a surfboard) played a critical role in helping the instructors assess important variables such as balance, posture and stability before the surfers entered the surf. This translated into great successes once the kids entered the water. Seeing the faces of kids, most of whom had never been in the ocean – much less on a surfboard, made this an incredibly gratifying experience for all involved. To learn more about the San Diego Chapter of the Braille Institute and the amazing work they do with visually impared youth, visit their Facebook Page.
On his way to becoming the reigning Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal has grappled with some of the worlds best wrestlers (during his career as a US Olympic Team wrestler) and battled some of the worlds best MMA fighters; but this may be his greatest challenge yet. King Mo is scheduled to take on the computer that controls the new EA Sports MMA video game. Here King Mo shows us just how he has prepared and that he is not taking this showdown lightly. Mo realizes just how sharp his balance skills need to be so he uses his Indo Board to make sure that nothing catches him off guard.
Yesterday we got a call from top MMA Trainer/Manager Ryan Parsons to come down to The Boxing Club in Carlsbad, CA and meet with Ryan and current Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Ryan wanted to set King Mo, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and his other fighters up with an Indo Board so that they could begin working on improving their balance, coordination, agility and core strength. Stay tuned for more pictures and videos of the King Mo and Mayhem using their Indo Boards.
In this photo, Coach Michael Golom of Advanced Sports Products LLC demonstrates and explains the importance of balance and core strength when a baseball player is up to bat. Photo taken at the American Baseball Coaches Convention in Dallas, Tx.