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Sensei on the Spot!



This week’s Sensei is our very own kickboxing, drumming, Sensei Russell Cronk.

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1) How long have you been involved in martial arts?

“It’s now over 20 years – where has the time gone?! I remember when I first started training and had done a grand total of 2 weeks kickboxing… I was so happy because I felt could honestly tell people that I ‘did’ martial arts!”

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2) If you weren’t at TMAP where would you be?
“Playing the drums in a band. Check out this video of my drumming hero – P.C. Oops…”.

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3) What do you do in your spare time?

“I try to relax – it’s not easy!”

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4) What’s your favourite martial arts film?
“Kung Fu Hustle (except the soppy bits with his girlfriend)”

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5) What’s your favourite snack?

“Popcorn”.

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6) Is there a song/piece of music you HAVE to dance to?
“Hips don’t lie – Shakira – it’s a long story! Lol”.

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7) How many push ups can you really do?

“More than Sensei William, which is enough for me ;-) “.

8) What annoys you?

“Rudeness”.

9) Sail or fly?

“Either – (I’d sail instead of use a very busy airport every time!)”.

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10) What are your tips for staying TMAP fit?

“Don’t stop training – seriously!! Do less some days if your body is tired, but try to do something every day”.

11) If you had a superpower what would it be?

“The ability to fly”.

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12) What’s it like being a Sensei?

“Being a Sensei is a big responsibility which I take very seriously, but it’s also a lot of fun. I’m very lucky to be doing something I love”

13) What’s the best piece of advice for a beginner at TMAP?

“Ask questions and watch the Black Belts train. Instructors love to help people who are enthusiastic!”

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.And that sums up Sensei Russell’s answers!  If there is a Sensei or Senpai that you have a burning desire to know more about then leave a comment and we will track them down and get your answers!!

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