John "Vulcan" Seru, Wrestling legend, trainer,
motivator and actor - June 2017
"Vulcan" Seru, also known as 'The Fijian
Warrior", is one of the greatest Australian professional
wrestlers of all time.
Man, via our business association with John and his
wife, Christina, have secured this exclusive interview.
For those of you that know John, you are aware of
his greatness and significance in the industry. For
those of you who don't, you are in for an education!
out has been a way of life for you. How often do you
I have been weight training since my early 20's, to
assist my football involvement which I started as
a teenager. These days, I still train hard and consistently.
I'm lucky because I own and work in the gym, so I
have plenty of opportunity to train. There are a great
group of members here too, which I find motivating
to train alongside. I work out twice a day every day
but Sunday. Cardio fitness early in the morning followed
by a weight regime later in the day.
do you see the fitness industry has changed since
you began your career?
have been many changes in the fitness industry over
the last 30 years. I see all forms of fighting to
have really been a major direction in fitness training
gaining momentum in the last 10 years. Those of us
who have been around for a long time know that fads
come and go and everything is a cycle - the latest
thing in fitness is always something that has been
done before, just with a new slant. But Wrestling,
Boxing, Martial Arts - they are all extremely good
for conditioning. This type of training is great for
men and women of all fitness levels and compliments
performance in other sports.
did you learn to wrestle?
was fortunate enough to train at the famous and World-renown
Malenko's Wrestling Academy in Tampa, Florida USA.
I was in one of the last groups to be trained by THE
best and most respected of trainers, Professor Boris
Malenko, before he sadly passed away. As well, his
famous and respected sons, WCW and WWE Superstar Dean
Malenko and his brother, Shoot Wrestling Expert Joe
Malenko also trained me. Today there are so many gyms
around with various fitness programs that essentially
offer the same thing.
is Wrestling different from anything people have tried
wrestling is an art form - like teaching somebody
a trade. Once you know how to wrestle, you know for
life. Wrestling provides you with cardio fitness,
muscle endurance and all over body weight strength.
It is great to develop confidence and self-discipline.
gym 'Club Vulcan' is known for being a classic 'old
school' style gym. In a world of supermarket fitness
gyms, what makes Club Vulcan stand out?
great, friendly atmosphere - we know everyone who
trains here and everyone knows each other! We care
about you and your family. We are "old school"
by our friendly and attentive service, but we give
you the best of THE latest in fitness training. And
I work here myself - to design your program, oversee
your training and motivate you! We are A REAL GYM
WITH REAL RESULTS!
is it so importance to learn to wrestle via a professional
and credible trainer?
wrestling is a sport that incorporates a lot of athletic
ability, acrobatics and inherent strength. In order
to master the moves proficiently and avoid serious
injury, participants MUST:
build their fitness through regular and consistent
cardio training (at least 3 times a week minimum).
- build their strength through regular and consistent
weight training(at least 3 times a week minimum).
- practice and increase their flexibility by safely
stretching before and after training and before wrestling.
- selecting a legitimate Professional Wrestling School
with a proper experienced and fully trained Coach.
Wrestling is not just a sport per se.........there
is a story to be told. You need to learn the scientific
side of wrestling in order to tell the story properly.
Only a "real" pro-wrestling Coach can teach
you this. You will never be reach the top in Pro-Wrestling
without this proper training and education of the
techniques and moves.
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